STEELHEAD AT THE CAT

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2008/01/13 07:27:57 (permalink)

STEELHEAD AT THE CAT

LIVE NEAR PITTSBURGH AND LOOKING FOR GUYS WHO FISH THE CAT AND OTHER NY STREAMS. WOULD LIKE TO FISH W/ OR GET ANY INFO ON THESE WATERS. LIKE TO FISH DURING THE WEEK TO AVOID CROWDS. THANKS.
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    hivue05
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/01/13 16:49:00 (permalink)
    the cat is big water, and is blown out most of every winter. once the ground freezes again
    it will be fishable. a lot of access is controlled by the seneca nation. you must purchase a
    reservation license. vandalism can be a problem. i have never had any myself,but have talked to many others who had damage and theft. on the up side, the fishing can be quite good. no sight fishing over a 100 fish, fish are well spread out.
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    masterangler
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/01/13 17:16:41 (permalink)
    thanks. how is it form gowanda up to springville at the tail race?  clearer?   is the vandalism restictted to the reservation?
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    fishbreath
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/01/13 17:45:53 (permalink)
    Vandalism just isn't what it used to be, the locals seem pretty content since the gambling money started rolling in. In the unlikely event that the Rez is fishable someday this winter, it would still be smart to use your head; don't park in the middle of a bunch of drinking teenagers or something similarly stupid like leaving valuables in plain view in your car..
    Access can be tough above the rez., heavily posted or long walks . there are some good areas, a decent map or gps can put you on them. Sometimes one end of the Catt can be clearer than others, but watch the flows. If it's running over 600 or 700 cfs, it's probably not fishable, but it can be clear at 800 or muddy at 400, you just never know. Once the ground freezes, usually the water follows suit. Realistically, don't plan on the Catt in winter. You could get lucky and catch a decent day but odds are against it.
    post edited by fishbreath - 2008/01/13 17:47:28
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    spoonchucker
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/01/14 16:23:54 (permalink)
    "The Catt" is a mythical place like Neverland, or Atlantis. There's no such thing.

    Get Informed, Get Involved, And Make A Difference.

    Step Up, or Step Aside


    The next time you say "Somebody should do something", remember that YOU are somebody.

    GL
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    bogator
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/01/16 18:25:00 (permalink)
    was there today, mocha, mocha, mocha. best to find other water
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    smoltguy
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/01/17 09:30:30 (permalink)
    And with the cold blast pending, it will go from mud to ice in a blink of an eye.  The Catt is rarely decent during the winter and early spring.
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/01/31 20:22:12 (permalink)
    This may help.  http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?04213500  Anything under 500cfs  Enjoy
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/02/03 15:36:24 (permalink)
    sounds like a tough place plan a trip from a distance.

    I have become comfortably numb
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    steelydaze
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    RE: STEELHEAD AT THE CAT 2008/02/04 19:36:40 (permalink)
    Check the nydec website.
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