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Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline

May 29 - June 5, 2014

Hudson River

Striped bass fishing is starting to slow down. Anglers are still reporting catching a few herring.
*Remember it is illegal to target largemouth and smallmouth bass on the tidal Hudson River during the closed season of December 1 through the Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June.

Region 3 Spring Time Fishing!

If you are a freshwater angler, this time of year gives you so many options and fish are biting everywhere! Below are some locations to try for individual species:

Trout:
Croton Watershed - These tailwater fisheries produce good fishing all year round.
NYC DEP Reservoirs - 21 Reservoirs open to fishing.
Wappingers Creek - Over 10,000 trout stocked every spring.
Catskill Streams - These famous trout streams produce great fishing with some excellent scenery.

Walleye:
Top Waters include - East Branch Croton Reservoir, Swinging Bridge Reservoir, Rio Reservoir and Wallkill River (New Paltz Section)

Bass:
Big bass can be found in many waterbodies in the Region, here are some of the best: New Croton Reservoir, Muscoot Reservoir, Middle Branch Reservoir, Sylvan Lake, Ashokan Reservoir.

Trout Stocking

The following are trout waters that have been stocked as of May 29th.

Dutchess County

Fishkill Creek, Sprout Creek, Roeliff Jansen Kill, Mill Pond Brook, Iron Mine Pond, Crum Elbow Creek, Sawkill, Ten Mile River, Whaley Lake Brook, Webatuck Creek, Wappingers Creek, Sylvan Lake, Swamp River, Upton Lake.

Putnam County

Croton River East Branch, Croton River West Branch, Croton Falls Reservoir, Diverting Reservoir, West Branch Reservoir, Peekskill Hollow Brook, Shrub Oak Brook, Pelton Pond, Stillwater Pond, Foundry Brook, Lake Gilead, Lake Gleneida, Bog Brook Reservoir.

Westchester County

Kensico Reservoir, Stone Hill River, Mianus River, Amawalk Inlet, Amawalk Reservoir, Peekskill Hollow Brook, Waccabuc River, Titicus Outlet, Croton River, Amawalk Outlet, Titicus Reservoir, Cross River Reservoir Outlet, Cross River Reservoir, Muscoot Reservoir, Pocantico River.

Orange County

Shawangunk Kill, Neversink River, Shingle Kill, Rutgers Creek, Ramapo River, Moodna Creek, Hessian Lake, Askoti Lake, Skanatati Lake, Island Pond, Walton Lake, Round Lake, Wawayanda Creek, Woodbury Creek, Ringwood River, Blue Lake.

Rockland County

Ramapo River, Minisceongo Creek, Minisceongo Creek North Branch, Mahwah River, Stony Brook, Pascack Brook, Cedar Pond Brook, Sparkill Creek.

Sullivan County

Mongaup Falls Reservoir, Halfway Brook, Beaver Brook, Ten Mile River, Ten Mile River East Branch, Mongaup River, Mongaup River East Branch, Mongaup River West Branch, Mongaup River Middle Branch, Neversink River, Sandburg Creek, Chestnut Creek, Loch Sheldrake, Beaver Kill, Little Beaverkill, Callicoon Creek, Callicoon Creek East Branch, Callicoon Creek North Branch, Willowemoc Creek, Fir Brook, Mongaup Creek..

Ulster County

Sandburg Creek, Beer Kill, Beer Kill West Branch, Mill Brook, Rochester Creek, Plattekill Creek, Sawkill Creek, Yager Stream, Rondout Creek, Verkeeder Kill, Holliday Creek, Black Creek, Vernooy Kill, Esopus Creek, Woodland Valley Stream, Pine Hill Lake, Ashokan Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir, Stony Kill.

Angler Diarists Needed

The New York State Region 3 Unit will be looking for anglers to participate in a angler diary program for Kensico Reservoir (Trout and Salmon). The information gathered through the angler diary program is extremely useful for helping to better manage the fishery. For more information please contact Ryan Coulter at 845-256-2204.

To apply for a NYC DEP Watershed Access Permit use the link located on the right column under Links Leaving DEC's Website.

If you need more fishing information or would like to contribute to the fishing report/post a picture of your catch, please call Ryan Coulter; 845-256-2204 or email Region 3 fishery.