Fishing at West Kill, New York State

Information about fishing at West Kill, New York State. Find out about special fishing regulations, which fish species are present and exact locations and types of waterbody access.

Fishing spot information

West Kill Fish Species Present Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Brook Trout
Description of Fishery The West Kill flows for 11 miles before entering Schoharie Creek just below the village of Lexington. Wild trout are found throughout the stream, but they are most abundant in the upper 8 miles. Wild brown trout can be found in all sections of the stream, but rainbow trout are found mostly in the lower reaches, and brook trout numbers increase as one heads upstream. In addition, approximately 700 yearling brown trout are stocked in the lower 3 miles of stream.
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 and privilege. Fishing privileges may be available on some other private lands with permission of the land owner. Courtesy toward the land-owner and respect for their property will insure their continued use. These generalized location maps are ... ... Read more

Fish Species present

Brook Trout - Brown Trout* - Rainbow Trout

Additional Information

http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/pfrwestkill.pdf

Types of public access

Shore Fishing - Public Fishing Rights

Public fishing access owner

Public Easement

Additional comments

None

County

Greene

Locations