ERIE.GOV | Your information resource from the government of Erie County, New York

County Executive Elected Officials County Departments Living In Erie County Visiting Erie County Growing your business in Erie County State and regional municipalities

Hot Spot Fishing Maps available through Legislator Hardwick’s office


Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Outreach will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9 at City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St., Tonawanda. Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4...

The 2015 election ended at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.  What some call the “silly season” was over.  Now that it is behind us, I would like to share some thoughts on this year’s election, as well as...

Erie County has been designated a Purple Heart County, honoring those who were killed or wounded during combat of war and awarded this distinguished honor. The first sign marking this designation was unveiled Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 during a...

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law at the Oct. 22, 2015 session that amends and improves the Erie County Code of Ethics. The amendments now ensure that every elected official will fill out the ethics disclosure form for...

There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough!  Every time a student from Erie County attends a community college in another New York State county we get a bill from that county.  For students attending Niagara County...

oneilj - Posted on 13 May 2011

Hot Spot

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda/Grand Island, announced that the 2011 Hot Spot Fishing Map is now available through his office. The map is made possible by the Erie and Niagara County’s Sportfishing Promotion Programs, with assistance from the Erie and Niagara County Fisheries Advisory Boards.


To request a free copy of the map, please contact Legislator Hardwick’s Legislative Office at (716) 873-3438 or email kevin.hardwick@erie.gov.  


The fishing guide offers useful information on the following:

       • Local fishing tips and list of consistent areas to find a good day’s fishing

       • Fish descriptions

       • List of Erie County charter captains and campsites

       • Major boat launch sites and marinas

       • Shore fishing sites

       • Regional fishing clubs and Websites of interest

       • License fees

       • Emergency numbers

       • Lake Erie Fishing Hotline


For map updates, please visit www.erie.gov/hotspot.


“The residents of Tonawanda and Grand Island have easy access to many great fishing spots in Erie and Niagara County. This map helps pinpoint the best locations, and provides a lot of other useful tools to make fishing in this region successful and enjoyable,” Legislator Hardwick said. “Request your free map today and soon you’ll taking many terrific fishing outings.”