Chautauqua Creek , New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Alberto Rey
Fly Fishing Map of Chautauqua Creek, NY
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Chautauqua Creek , New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Water has come back up but the creek was good for the past couple of days. It should be fishable on Thursday through the weekend. There are more steelhead that have moved up throughout the creek but not many big pods yet. Slow twitching presentation with larger white or dark streamers will most effective except in clear water when smaller flies will work best. Incorporate a bit of red somewhere on your streamers to imitate a wounded baitfish. Try a larger brighter egg and an attractor and tie a small less colorful egg or nymph as a trailer. Keep walking to find aggressive fish. Don't spend too much time in any one place. Look for deep pools and tail sections moving with currents moving at walking pace.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Chautauqua Creek is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: see gauge below

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: whenever you can but before the full sun is on the water.

Best stretch: Throughout the stream.

Best access point: There are various access points throughout the stream.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: steelhead, trout, bass

Fishing season: all year round

Nearest airport: Erie International Airport or Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Chautauqua Creek Description

Chautauqua Creek is a beautiful stream that starts in Sherman and flows through a primeval forest in a gorge that’s nestled in Mayville off of Hannum Road. It then continues downstream through a steep ravine through a nudist colony outside of Westfield off of Taylor Road. As it flows into Westfield, it runs into a catch and release section before more development is noticed near its banks. The stream then ...

Techniques & Tips

Swing streamers through pools with white streamers and then switch to darker ones. Nymphs and eggs on light tippet ( 5-7 lb flouro) works particularly well in the fall and in clear water.

7-Day Forecast

Cooler temps and more rain/snow this week. More steelhead should move in !!! Remember to respect the river, the fish and your fellow anglers! Good luck!


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