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In the US, get a fishing license, it should come with a book that describes the kind of fish you are allowed to catch and the ones that must be released. It will have fairly comprehensive listing of which fish are in which bodies of water. It should include good quality illustrations of the fish you might encounter and how to tell them apart from similar ...


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Here are a few sources I found, in order from most user-friendly to most technical. iNaturalist has data about where fish were actually observed. Anyone can post geo-located pictures of organisms they've observed and get help identifying them. They currently have 2,475 observations of fish in New York state, which unfortunately is a little sparse. You can ...


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I can't speak for NY, but in TN we have a government produced document (PDF) that lists which species are present in the state and where they might be found as a generality. I don't know if there is any publicly available mappable data, but I would be willing to bet that the local wild-life resources agency will have fairly detailed data for fish stock ...


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