Butternut Creek Fish Species Present Brown Trout
Description of Fishery Butternut Creek flows for 37 miles before entering the Unadilla River downstream of Mt. Upton. The lower 15 miles supports a warmwater fishery dominated by largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, chain pickerel, rock bass, and yellow perch. The trout population in the 16 mile reach upstream of Morris is supplemented with the stocking of approximately 3,400 yearling and 225 two year old brown trout. The wild brown and brook trout populations are adversely impacted by the many beaver dams on this low gradient stream. Brook trout are abundant in the upper reaches of Butternut Creek and in many of its tributaries.
About Public Fishing Rights Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) are permanent easements purchased by the NYSDEC from willing landowners, giving anglers the right to fish and walk along the bank (usually a 33’ strip on one or both banks of the stream). This right is for the purpose of fishing only and no other purpose. Treat the land with respect to insure the continuation of this right and privilege. Fishing privileges may be available on some other private lands with permission of th...
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