Sandy (aka. North Sandy) Creek Fish Species Present
About Public Fishing Rights
Description of Fishery Sandy Creek is a medium sized tributary to Lake Ontario via Floodwood Pond just south of Southwick Beach State Park. Substantial runs of Chinook Salmon occur from September through November. Steelhead appear in the creek during November and remain until the spawning season is over in April. Public Fishing Rights can be found in the lower 5 miles of the creek with additional access on Lakeview Wildlife Management Area downstream of Route 3. While this creek doesn’t offer the same runs as the more popular Salmon River to the south, it provides an alternative to the crowds that often visit that river.
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 permi...
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