Cayuta and McCorn Creeks About Public Fishing Rights
Description of Fishery Cayuta Creek, also known locally as Shepherds Creek, originates at Cayuta Lake in Schuyler County, flows southeast through northeastern Chemung County and eventually joins the Susquehanna River near the Town of Waverly in Tioga County. Cayuta Creek contains primarily brown trout, both stocked and wild, and offers excellent trout fishing opportunities. Cayuta Creek is managed under special regulations; please review the Special Regulations by County for Region 8 (Chemung and Schuyler County) in the Fishing Regulations Guide for more details.
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. Thes...
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