New York State Fish - Brook Trout

New York State Fish: Brook TroutThe brook trout was adopted as the State fish in 1975.

Found in hundreds of lakes and ponds in the Adirondack Mountains and scattered in cool, clear streams throughout the State, the native brook trout, called brookies or speckles, provide fine angling and the best of eating.

Note: the State Marine or Salt-water Fish is the striped bass (Morone Saxatilis)

New York Sate Salt-Water Fish: Striped Bass


The illustration of a Brook Trout and the Striped Bass are from Atlas of Inland Fishes (2016).

Last Updated: October 11, 2019