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Wild Trout Streams

No trout stocking takes place in the sections of streams listed below

Since these streams are not stocked and are supported wholly by wild trout populations, you are urged to practice careful catch-and-release on most of the trout you catch in these waters. Over-harvest of these wild trout will negatively affect yours and other anglers fishing in future years.

Legend

Species: BT - Brown trout, RT - Rainbow trout, ST - Brook trout

PFR: 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.

Streams in Allegany County with Wild Trout
Water Section Public Access Species Miles
Ford Brook Mouth to headwaters Need owner permission BT, ST 2
Fulmer Valley Brook Mouth to headwaters Need owner permission BT, ST 3
Rush Creek Mouth to New Hudson Rd Need owner permission, ½ mile on State Forest Land RT 3
Spring Mills Creek Mouth to headwaters Need owner permission ST 2
Wiscoy Creek (PDF) Mouth to Wyoming County line 3.2 miles PFR BT 6
Streams in Cattaraugus County with Wild Trout
Water Section Public Access Species Miles
Bee Hunter Creek (PDF) Mouth to headwaters In Allegany State Park ST 2
Clear Creek (Arcade) (PDF) Wyoming County line to upper Rte 98 bridge 4.5 miles PFR RT, BT 5
Coon Run (PDF) Mouth to Pennsylvania line In Allegany State Park ST, BT 1
Elm Creek (PDF) Mouth to 1 mile above Rte 394 0.4 mile PFR BT 3
Elton Creek (PDF) Delevan to Village of Elton 5.4 miles PFR BT, RT 5
English Creek (PDF) Mouth to headwaters In Allegany State Park ST, BT 2
Fenton (Mud) Creek Rte 62 crossing to Town Hill Rd Need owner permission BT, RT 3
Lime Lake Outlet (PDF) Mouth to Lime Lake 4.4 miles PFR BT, RT 5
Limestone Brook (PDF) Mouth to headwaters Lower end need owner permission, upper in Allegany State Park ST, BT 3
Mansfield Creek (PDF) Two miles below Eddyville to headwaters 6.3 miles PFR BT, RT 5
McIntosh Creek (PDF) Mouth to headwaters In Allegany State Park ST 2
McKinstry Creek (PDF) Mouth to headwaters 4.2 miles PFR BT, RT 4
Rice Brook (PDF) First ford to headwaters In Allegany State Park BT, ST 3
Stoddard Brook (PDF) Campground to headwaters In Allegany State Park ST, BT 2
Wolf Run (PDF) Pennsylvania line downstream 1 mile In Allegany State Park ST, BT 1
Streams in Chautauqua County with Wild Trout
Water Section Public Access Species Miles
Cherry Creek Mouth to Boutwell's Gulf Need owner permission BT 2
Clear Creek (Ellington) (PDF) Mouth to Cockaigne ski area 10.4 miles PFR BT, RT 10
Prendergast Creek Mouth to Wing Creek Need owner permission BT 2
Streams in Erie County with Wild Trout
Water Section Public Access Species Miles
Hosmer (Sardinia) Brook (PDF) Mouth to ½ mile above Genesee Rd 1.6 miles PFR BT, RT 2.5
Spring Brook Rte 39 to ½ mile above North Street Need owner permission ST 1.5
Streams in Wyoming County with Wild Trout
Water Section Public Access Species Miles
Clear Creek (Arcade) (PDF) Mouth upstream to Cattaraugus County line 0.6 mile PFR BT, RT 2
Flynn (Spring) Brook (PDF) Mouth to ½ mile above Sullivan Rd 0.8 mile PFR BT, ST 2
Trout Brook (PDF) Mouth to Hillside Rd 0.8 mile PFR, lower end you need owner permission BT, ST 3
Wiscoy Creek, North Branch (PDF) Mouth to Hobday Rd 0.9 mile PFR BT 3
Wiscoy Creek (PDF) Allegany County line to headwaters 9.4 miles PFR BT 13