Fishing at Clear Creek (Arcade), New York State

Information about fishing at Clear Creek (Arcade), 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 Originating in the town of Freedom in northeast Cattaraugus County, Clear Creek flows northwest into Wyoming County and joins Cattaraugus Creek in the Village of Arcade. There are 5.5 miles of public fishing rights easements on this stream. Clear Creek has healthy reproducing populations of wild brown and rainbow trout. The creek has not been stocked with trout since 1992. Recent DEC surveys estimate the population of adult wild brown trout to be 617 fish per stream mile and the population of adult wild rainbow trout to be 1,182 fish per stream mile. In the most recent survey, the largest brown trout sampled was 18.3 inches, while the largest rainbow trout was 11.3 inches.
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 ... ... Read more

Fish Species present

Brown Trout - Rainbow Trout

Additional Information

Special Regulations

Types of public access

Shore Fishing - Public Fishing Rights

Public fishing access owner

Public Easement

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