Cattaraugus Creek, Hosmer & Spring Brooks Cattaraugus Creek
Description of Fishery Cattaraugus Creek originates at Java Lake in southwestern Wyoming County and flows westerly, becoming the border between Cattaraugus and Erie Counties. There are 13.8 miles of public fishing rights easements on this stream. Each spring, more than 18 miles of Cattaraugus Creek (from East Arcade downstream to the Town Line Road Bridge) are stocked with 12,200 yearling brown trout and 1,950 two-year-old brown trout. In addition, the stream has healthy populations of wild brown and rainbow trout, with recent DEC surveys estimating their combined numbers at 630 adult trout per stream mile. Though not stocked, Hosmer Brook has plenty to offer the angler, containing an estimated 700 wild brown and rainbow trout per mile. Spring Brook, a small Cattaraugus Creek tributary in Wyoming County also has wild brown and rainbow trout, as well as some wild brook trout. Hosmer Brook has 1.6 miles of public fishing rights easements and Spring Brook has 0.8 miles.
Trout Fishing Regulations
About Public Fishing Rights Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) are permanent easements purchased by the NYSDEC from willing l...
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