Canadaway Creek Canadaway Creek Steelhead Section
Description of Fishery Canadaway Creek, located near Dunkirk and Fredonia in Chautauqua County, supports an excellent Lake Erie steelhead run from the creek mouth upstream to Laona Falls, a total of over 6 miles of stream. Steelhead can be found in the creek from mid-October into early May. There are 0.6 miles of public access on the DEC fishing access site off Route 5 and 0.2 miles of additional public fishing rights easements. The upper section of Canadaway Creek offers inland brown trout fishing opportunities. Near the Hamlet of Griswold, there are 1.6 miles of public fishing access within DEC Canadaway Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The section within the WMA is stocked with 400 yearling and 100 two-year old brown trout each spring.
Trout Fishing Regulations Mouth to first impassable falls: Trout and salmon; open all year, 12 inch minimum size, daily limit 3 per person.
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)...
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