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Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline

June 11 - June 18, 2015

Below are some great Region 3 fishing locations to try for this time of year:

Hudson River - The striped bass run has come to an end but anglers did still catch some smaller ones this past weekend. * 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. The season will open on Saturday, June 20 this year.

Bass Fishing: 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 and Rondout Reservoir.

NYC DEP Reservoirs - With the water temperatures rising the fish in these water bodies are getting active in the shallow water! These waterbodies hold healthy populations of both cold and warm water fish populations.

Catskill Trout Streams - The action on the famous trout streams including the Willowemoc, Beaver Kill and Esopus Creek are starting to heat up! See the Public Fishing Rights Maps for Southeaster NY for access locations.

All trout waters have been stocked as of June 11th:

Dutchess County

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

Putnam County

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

Westchester County

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

Orange County

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

Rockland County

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

Ulster County

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

Sullivan County

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

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.