Fly Fishing Western New York and North Western Pennsylvania is possible year-round for a wide variety of species. There are peak times for all and with our Great Lakes region a wide diversity of cold and warm water possibilities.
January-March: Steelhead, brown, rainbow, and brook trout.
April: Steelhead, brown, rainbow, brook trout, musky, and pike.
May-September: Brown, rainbow, brook trout, musky, pike, carp, and smallmouth bass.
September: Brown, rainbow, brook trout, musky, pike, carp, smallmouth bass, steelhead, and salmon.
October-November: Brown, rainbow, brook trout, musky, pike, steelhead, salmon, lake trout, and lake-run brown trout.
December: Brown, rainbow, brook trout, steelhead, and salmon.
Year-round fishing opportunities for a wide variety of inland and lake run, cold and warm water species.
Licensed in Pennsylvania as well as New York we fish inland rivers as big as the Lower Niagara to small native brook trout streams. Steelhead in the Zoar Valley Gorge of Cattaraugus Creek including float trips on the Allegheny and Clarion River for trout and Upper Allegheny River, and its tributaries, for musky, pike, smallmouth bass and carp. There are many options for the wade angler, as well as float trips.
Spring: A mix of cool and wet weather brings on the spring hatches and big browns come out to play.
Summer: Warm and humid. Excellent for terrestrial fishing, chucking large streamers for musky and dry-fly prospecting for native brookies.
Fall: Cool to cold. A great time of year to catch our lake-run fish of Erie and Ontario.
Winter: Cold and snowy. Steelhead and trout are the target species during the winter months.