Fishing at Catharine Creek, New York State

Information about fishing at Catharine Creek, New York State. Find out about special fishing regulations, which fish species are present and exact locations and types of waterbody access.

Fishing spot information

Description of Fishery Catharine Creek originates in northern Chemung County and flows in a northerly direction until it empties into Seneca Lake at Watkins Glen. Catharine Creek is best known for its annual migration of wild rainbow trout in the Spring. Thousands of anglers each year descend on Catharine Creek to try and catch beautiful lake run rainbow trout. Finger Lakes tributary regulations apply. Please consult the New York Freshwater Fishing Official Regulations Guide.
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 the land owner. Courtesy toward the land-owner and respect for their property will insure their continued use. These generalized location maps are intended to aid anglers in finding PFR segments and are not survey quality. Width of displayed PFR may be wid... ... Read more

Fish Species present

Rainbow Trout

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Types of public access

Shore Fishing - Public Fishing Rights

Public fishing access owner

Public Easement

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