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Fishing in the Hudson Valley

Howard Smith, of Flushing, Queens, fishes with his

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

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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)

People fish near the Walkway Over The Hudson
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

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

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

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

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