Little Conewango & Elm Creeks About Public Fishing Rights
Description of Fishery Little Conewango Creek flows through the Village of Randolph and joins Conewango Creek in western Cattaraugus County. There are 8.0 miles of public fishing rights easements on Little Conewango Creek. Nearby Randolph State Fish Hatchery stocks Little Conewango Creek with 2,650 yearling brown trout and 200 two-year-old brown trout each spring. The stream also has a small population of wild brown trout. Elm Creek drains into Little Conewango Creek just upstream of Randolph. There are 0.4 miles of public fishing rights easements on Elm Creek, with an additional 0.5 miles of public access in Randolph Village Park. Elm Creek is not stocked with trout, however it supports an excellent population of wild brown trout. Recent DEC surveys showed a wild brown trout population of 927 adult fish per mile of stream. Since 2006, Elm Creek has been managed with a year-round fishing season. From October 16 to March 31, fishing is restricted to catch and release only, artificial lures only.
Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) are permanent easements purchased by the NYSDEC from willing landowners, giving ...
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