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Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline

March 26 - April 2, 2015

Trout Stocking

Like last season we experienced a very cold winter which can make for difficult early season angling. Traditionally Southeastern NY will warm up earlier than the rest of the state and DEC's trout hatchery program will start stocking catchable-size trout in late March and early April. With the spring thaw being delayed our trout hatchery staff are having to plan accordingly. Please use extra caution if planning to go fishing if the water is high and cold. Please re-visit this page for the most up to date trout stocking information in Region 3.

The following are trout waters that will be stocked for opening day of trout season April 1st.

Dutchess County

Fishkill Creek, Sprout Creek, Roeliff Jansen Kill, Crum Elbow Creek, Sawkill, Ten Mile River, Webatuck Creek, Swamp River, Wappingers Creek.

Putnam County

East Branch Croton River, West Branch Croton River, Diverting Reservoir, West Branch Reservoir.

Westchester County

Stone Hill River, Mianus River, Amawalk Inlet, Peekskill Hollow Brook, Waccabuc River, Titicus River, Croton River, Amawalk Outlet.

Orange County

Ramapo River, Moodna Creek, Shawangunk Kill, Rutgers Creek.

Rockland County

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

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.