Cattaraugus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Orvis Buffalo
Fly Fishing Map of Cattaraugus Creek, NY
Bookmark and Share
Cattaraugus Creek, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
If rains occur this week Cattaraugus Creek wil muddy up fast. Look for smaller Lake Erie streams such as Canadaway, and Eighteenmile to clear first.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cattaraugus Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Alberto Rey

Water flow:

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 44 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Early and late

Best stretch: Seneca Nation Lands - Gowanda - Springville

Best access point: Route 438 throught the seneca reservation and Zoar Valley Multiple Use area. Alderidge Street Bridge. Springville Dam

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Steelhead

Fishing season: Fall

Nearest airport: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

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.

7-Day Forecast

Look for water conditions around 300CFS for best fishing. Water is running high!

Add Your Fishing Report