Irondequoit Creek Description of Fishery
About Public Fishing Rights
Irondequoit Creek flows through Ontario and Monroe counties emptying into Irondequoit Bay on Lake Ontario. Irondequoit Creek is one of the best rainbow trout (steelhead) streams in New York State. Although it has only a small amount of Public Fishing Rights Areas purchased by the NYSDEC, numerous city, town and county parks offer additional access sites on Irondequoit Creek. Each year the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) stocks 27,500 rainbow trout (steelhead) and 7,600 brown trout including over 1,500 two year old fish. Monroe County also stocks brown trout into the portion of Irondequoit Creek within Powder Mill Park. Wild brown trout are found upstream of Powder Mill Park. Lake Ontario tributary regulations apply. Please consult the New York Freshwater Fishing Regulations.
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 t...
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