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Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his (Credit: Faye Murman)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his grandson, Sebastian Smith, 7, of Manhattan, at Leonard Park in Mount Kisco. (June 14, 2012)

Fishing in the Hudson Valley

Fishing is plentiful in Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley. Here are spots perfect for a relaxing day on the water.

From left, Siobhan Devereaux and her fiance, Luis
(Credit: Photo by Angela Gaul)

From left, Siobhan Devereaux and her fiance, Luis Xhixhabesi, both of Dumont, N.J., fish in Rockland Lake State Park in Valley Cottage. (June 1, 2012)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his grandson, Sebastian Smith, 7, of Manhattan, at Leonard Park in Mount Kisco. (June 14, 2012)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his grandson, Sebastian Smith, 7, of Manhattan, at Leonard Park in Mount Kisco. (June 14, 2012)

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Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his grandson, Sebastian Smith, 7, of Manhattan, at Leonard Park in Mount Kisco. (June 14, 2012)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his grandson, Sebastian Smith, 7, of Manhattan, at Leonard Park in Mount Kisco. (June 14, 2012)

In-season fishing is permitted in Swan Lake and
(Credit: Faye Murman)

In-season fishing is permitted in Swan Lake and the Pocantico River, both located in the 1,400-acre Rockefeller State Park. You might catch small and large mouth bass, trout, sunfish, perch, pickerel and carp.

If fishing in Pleasantville's Rockefeller Lake State Park,
(Credit: Faye Murman)

If fishing in Pleasantville's Rockefeller Lake State Park, suggested bait includes night crawlers, mealworms, breadcrumbs and artificial lures.

From left, Siobhan Devereaux and her fianc� Luis
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

From left, Siobhan Devereaux and her fianc� Luis Xhixhabesi, both of Dumont, N.J., fish in Rockland Lake State Park in Congers. (June 1, 2012)

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People fish near the Walkway Over The Hudson
(Credit: Chris Serico)

People fish near the Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

Pete Kilpatrick, 31, the Bronx, fishes along the
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Pete Kilpatrick, 31, the Bronx, fishes along the Hudson River in Tarrytown.

Pete Kilpatrick, 31, the Bronx, removes a hook
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Pete Kilpatrick, 31, the Bronx, removes a hook from a White Perch before relasing back into the Hudson River in Tarrytown.

Pete Kilpatrick, 31, the Bronx, fishes along the
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Pete Kilpatrick, 31, the Bronx, fishes along the Hudson River in Tarrytown.

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