Oatka Creek Description of Fishery
About Public Fishing Rights
Oatka Creek is a freestone stream located in Monroe and Genesee Counties. The 1.7 mile section of stream running through Oatka Creek County Park, located in the Town of Wheatland, is prized for it’s wild brown trout fishery. The Oatka is inhabited primarily by brown trout, but don’t be surprised if you catch a warm water game fish such as black bass or northern pike. Each year the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) stocks 11,200 brown trout, primarily along Oatka Trail Road in Genesee County and the Scottsville Village Park in Monroe County. Oataka Creek is managed under special regulations; please review the Special Regulations by County for Region 8 (Monroe and Genesee Counties) 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....
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