Cattaraugus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Cattaraugus Creek, NY
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Cattaraugus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cattaraugus Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Alberto Rey

Water flow:

Visibility: 15 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch: Seneca Nation Lands

Best access point: Route 438

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Steelhead

Fishing season: Fall

Nearest airport: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

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Cattaraugus Description

Lower Cattaraugus Creek, NY

Each year from October through April, the Cattaraugus Creek sees one of the most prolific runs of Steelhead in the entire Lake Erie region. Steelhead averaging 5-8 pounds with some fish reaching 13 pounds ascend the creek on a mission to find adequate ground in which to spawn. From its mouth in Irving upstream 34 miles to the Springville Dam, the Cattaraugus is more ...

Techniques & Tips

For successful nymphing, use a 9ft 3X flourocarbon leader and an indicator, preferably a thingamabobber. Swinging flies with polyleaders in the morning hours can produce some nice takes!

7-Day Forecast

Look for fishing to improve as water levels receed.

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