Cattaraugus Creek?

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2009/09/15 13:12:17 (permalink)

Cattaraugus Creek?

I would like to give the Cat a try this fall but iI've never fished it before. Where can I buy a Seneca license and how much is it? Or am I better off fishing upstream more on the public land?
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    jon_e_si
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/09/15 19:24:24 (permalink)
    Steelhead Streams in Western New York
    DEC Region 9 offers steelhead anglers an abundance of opportunities from the mighty lower Niagara River to Cattaraugus Creek, one of the premier streams in the state, to other smaller streams. These streams offer high quality lake-run steelhead fishing from November through April. The majority of the steelhead in these streams are the result of smolt stockings by DEC. There is some natural reproduction of steelhead that adds to the fishery, particularly in the Cattaraugus Creek system. Studies are ongoing to evaluate the contribution of these wild fish to the angler catch. Projects are being planned and implemented to increase the contribution of wild steelhead.
    Legend
    PRF: Public fishing rights, which are public rights-of-way through otherwise private land. Please be considerate of the landowners and their property. Yellow "Public Fishing Area" signs are posted along sections of streams with PFR. Maps are available for all streams with PFR.
    Need owner permission: In sections of these streams without PFR, you must obtain permission to fish from the landowner. Respect their property or you risk losing public access to these streams.
    Please note: small tributary streams to the major water listed here also get runs of steelhead. These streams can provide good fishing, but they are located on private lands and you must have landowner permission to fish them. Your fishing license is not a permit to trespass on private property!

    Public Access on Steelhead Streams in Cattaraugus County


    Water
    Section
    Public Access
    Miles

    Cattaraugus Creek
    (795 KB pdf file)
    Village of Gowanda to Springville Dam
    3.8 mi PFR, 6 mi in Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area, need owner permission on other sections
    20

    S. Branch Cattaraugus Creek
    (795 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to falls 2 miles upstream
    One mi in Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area
    2

    Connoisarauley Creek
    Mouth to falls 2 miles upstream
    Need owner permission
    2

    Public Access on Steelhead Streams in Chautauqua County


    Water
    Section
    Public Access
    Miles

    Canadaway Creek
    (612 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to falls at Laona
    0.9 mi PFR, other sections need owner permission
    6

    Cattaraugus Creek
    (795 KB pdf file)
    Virtually entire stream in Chautauqua County is located on the Seneca Indian Reservation. A Seneca license is required to fish on reservation lands.
    Seneca Nation license required.
    6

    Chautauqua Creek
    (651 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to Westfield waterworks dam. Special regulations apply - check regulation guide.
    1.5 mi PFR, other sections need owner permission
    5

    Silver Creek
    Mouth to upper Silver Creek Reservoir
    Need owner permission
    10

    Twenty Mile Creek
    PA state line to County Route 9.
    Need owner permission
    6

    Walnut Creek
    Mouth to falls in Forestville below Rt. 39
    Need owner permission
    7

    Public Access on Steelhead Streams in Erie County


    Water
    Section
    Public Access
    Miles

    Buffalo Creek
    Mouth to Blossom Dam.
    Need owner permission
    13

    Cattaraugus Creek
    (795 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to Springville Dam. Virtually the entire lower 14 miles in Erie County are located on the Seneca Indian Reservation. A Seneca license is required to fish on reservation lands.
    Seneca Nation license required on lower section, 0.5 mi Erie County Park land located at Dam, other sections need owner permission
    34

    Cayuga Creek
    Mouth to Como Park Lake
    Need owner permission
    9

    Cazenovia Creek and East and West Branches

    Mouth to dam in East Aurora just below Center St. on E. Branch, Falls at West Falls on W. Branch.
    Need owner permission
    25

    Clear Creek
    Mouth to falls above Bagdad Rd. Lower end located on the Seneca Indian Reservation. A Seneca license is required to fish on reservation lands. Special regulations apply - check regulation guide.
    Lower 6.0 mi on Seneca Indian Reservation, other sections need landowner permission.
    10

    Clear Creek, N. Br.
    Mouth to falls at Jennings Rd. Lower end located on the Seneca Indian Reservation. A Seneca license is required to fish on reservation lands. Special regulations apply - check regulation guide.
    Lower 0.4 mi on Seneca Indian Reservation, other sections need landowner permission.
    6

    Eighteen Mile Creek
    (736 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to falls 1.5 mi below Rt 62 bridge. Special regulations apply - check regulation guide.
    1.5 mi PFR, 1.5 miles on Erie County Park lands, other sections need landowner permission.
    7

    S. Branch Eighteen Mile Creek - (736 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to Kroomes Mills falls above Church Road.
    0.1 mi PFR, 1 mi on Erie County Park lands, other sections need landowner permission
    6

    Spooner Brook
    Mouth to Concord Road. Special regulations apply - check regulation guide.
    Need owner permission
    5

    Public Access on Steelhead Streams in Niagara County


    Water
    Section
    Public Access
    Miles

    Eighteen Mile Creek
    Mouth to Burt Dam
    Most of stream on Town property
    2

    Keg Creek
    (573 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to 3 miles upstream
    0.1 mi PFR, other sections need landowner permission
    3

    Niagara River
    Mouth to Whirlpool Area
    Several state parks, fishing platform at Niagara Power Authority turbines
    11

    Twelve Mile Creek
    (758 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to Fitch Road

    2.2 mi PFR, other sections need landowner permission
    5

    Twelve Mile Creek, East Branch
    (758 KB pdf file)
    Mouth to Braley Road
    4.0 mi PFR, other sections need landowner permission
    7
    Other Links of Interest
    Current stream flow in Cattaraugus Creek
    Current stream flow in Buffalo Creek
    Current stream flow in Cayuga Creek
    Fish Passage at the Springville Dam - NYSDEC (606 KB pdf file)
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    fishbreath
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/09/16 08:53:12 (permalink)
    A Seneca license just went up to $45 . Easiest place to get one is at the Seneca Service Mart , a large purple convenience store on routes 5 and 20 . Lots of good places all along the Cat from the lake up to Springville.
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/09/16 12:07:17 (permalink)
    Ok, thanks.
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/09/22 12:00:11 (permalink)
    There seems to be an abundance of places. is there areas where the crowds are fewer than say around Erie?
    Going to Erie is fine but the crowds are a bit much at times
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/09/25 18:07:12 (permalink)
    Freaking interweb hot spotters.

    Lyrical
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/09/28 11:36:52 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: lunker49

    There seems to be an abundance of places. is there areas where the crowds are fewer than say around Erie?
    Going to Erie is fine but the crowds are a bit much at times

     
    Then go explore the catt.    The nature of the catt would never allow for the hoards of people Erie has.  
     
    Reason maybe -
     
    You have to do too much fishing and not enough catching.  :) 
     
    The catt is not a bathtub.  :)
     
    You can't see the fish, usually  :)  
     
    You'll likely have to walk a bit.  :)
     
    Spoonfed info. isn't really out there.  :)
     
    Best of luck.

    My reports and advice are for everyone to enjoy, not just the paying customers.
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/10/02 11:00:16 (permalink)
    silverkype thanks for the info I am used to fishing a place where fish arent caught by the tubfuls -the allegheny river and the part about walking and no crowds thrill me. i always wanted to fish another spot i just catch and release anyway but it sounds great i like a challenge.
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/10/02 13:10:26 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: fishbreath

    A Seneca license just went up to $45 . Easiest place to get one is at the Seneca Service Mart , a large purple convenience store on routes 5 and 20 . Lots of good places all along the Cat from the lake up to Springville.

    ...and NY non-resident jumped from $40 to $70!!! Let's tea-bag Gov. Patterson.
    Was that out loud?
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/10/03 02:40:30 (permalink)
    Sounds like my kind of place to,  I walk my butt off at the salmon river to get away,  been at it there for 27 years up there, love the dsr in late oct. 
    That Catt sure sounds inviting,  when in the fall do there really get going there?
    that Indian res, sound like my kind of get away spot, are there areas there where yo can get away an not see a ton of folks.
    anyone here fish it much. would love to get some info on that area before I make the trip from here in Raleigh NC,

    my email is sheinzelmann@nc.rr.com

    ps if anyone needs any info on NC fishing just let me know, 
    I fish the Roanoke for stripers in the spring, and harkers albies in the fall.
    and everything inbetween. lol

    Have a great day an good fishing
    Steve

    ORIGINAL: lunker49

    silverkype thanks for the info I am used to fishing a place where fish arent caught by the tubfuls -the allegheny river and the part about walking and no crowds thrill me. i always wanted to fish another spot i just catch and release anyway but it sounds great i like a challenge.
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    jon_e_si
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/10/05 05:10:22 (permalink)

    I fish the Roanoke for stripers in the spring, and harkers albies in the fall.


    ???What are albies???
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    RE: Cattaraugus Creek? 2009/10/07 07:58:47 (permalink)
    harkers island n.c. false albacore ''little tuna''
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