Schoharie Creek and East Kill Fish Species Present Brown Trout
Description of Fishery Schoharie Creek flows for 86 miles through three counties before entering the Mohawk River at the village of Fort Hunter. The upper 27 miles above Schoharie Reservoir, all in Greene County, are considered trout water, with a fish barrier dam at mile 60. Below the reservoir, Schoharie Creek is considered warm water with bass and walleye. Wild trout exist throughout the Greene County portion of Schoharie Creek, but are not abundant except for the headwaters: the upper 4 miles of the stream. Many of the small tributaries contain brook trout. From the barrier dam at Prattsville upstream to the village of Elka Park, 22 miles, the stream is stocked with 16,300 yearling and 1,600 two year old brown trout.
About Public Fishing Rights 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...
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