Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline
April 20 - April 27, 2017
Water temperatures are currently around 50-52 degrees. Herring have been spotted in all sections of the river. With water temperatures rising, anglers should start to have success jigging herring with sabiki rigs. As we know, when the herring arrive the striped bass are not too far behind. Anglers have been catching some stripers in the 30 inch size range (mostly males) in all sections of the river. The larger fish should be arriving shortly!
*Striped Bass Regulation North of the GW Bridge - 1 fish between 18 and 28 inches or 1 fish larger than 40 inches - daily limit of 1 fish per day
Trout Stocking 2017
The DEC hatchery staff is working hard to get as many waters stocked as possible. Please re-visit this page for the most up to date stocking information in Region 3. 2017 Spring Trout Stocking List
The following are trout waters that will be stocked as of April 22nd.
Fishkill Creek, Sprout Creek, Ten Mile River, Webatuck Creek, Swamp River, Wappingers Creek, Roeliff Jansen Kill, Crum Elbow Creek, Sawkill
East Branch Croton River, West Branch Croton River, Croton Falls Reservoir, West Branch Reservoir, Peekskill Hollow Brook, Shrub Oak Brook, Pelton Pond, Stillwater Pond, Foundry Brook.
Neversink River, Shingle Kill, Shawangunk Kill, Walton Lake, Round Lake, Wawayanda Creek, Rutgers Creek, Ramapo River, Moodna Creek, Hessian Lake, Askoti Lake, Skanatati Lake, Island Pond
Ramapo River, Minisceongo Creek, North Branch Minisceongo Creek, Mahwah River, Stony Brook, Pascack Brook, Cedar Pond Brook, Sparkill Creek
Callicoon Creek, East Branch Callicoon Creek, North Branch Callicoon Creek, Neversink Reservoir, Beaver Kill, Little Beaverkill, Willowemoc Creek, Fir Brook, Mongaup Creek
Rondout Creek, Verkeeder Kill, Holliday Creek, Black Creek, Ashokan Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir, Plattekill Creek, Sawkill Creek, Yager Stream, Sandburg Creek, Beer Kill, West Branch Beer Kill, Mill Brook, Rochester Creek
Stone Hill River, Mianus River, Amawalk Inlet, Peekskill Hollow Brook, Waccabuc River, Titicus River, Croton River, Amawalk Outlet, Cross River Reservoir Outlet, Cross River Reservoir, Kensico Reservoir, Titicus Reservoir
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.