Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline

May 26 - June 2, 2016

Hudson River

With water temperatures reaching 64-66 degrees the Striped Bass fishing is starting to slow down as they begin their journey back to the ocean. With that being said these fish will still be looking for a meal as they head out. Anglers are still reporting catching a few herring. Reports of some nice sized Channel Catfish in many sections of the river.
* 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.

Southeastern New York Spring Time Fishing!

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

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

Water to try - Ashokan Reservoir, Swinging Bridge Reservoir, East Branch Croton Reservoir, Rio Reservoir and Wallkill River (New Paltz Section, Hudson River.

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, Neversink Reservoir.

Trout Stocking

The following are trout waters that will be stocked as of May 26th.

Dutchess County

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

Putnam County

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

Westchester County

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

Orange County

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

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, Neversink River, Sandburg Creek, Chestnut Creek, Loch Sheldrake, Willowemoc Creek, Fir Brook, Mongaup Creek, Mongaup Falls Reservoir, Halfway Brook, Beaver Brook, Ten Mile River, East Branch Ten Mile River, White Lake, Lake Huntington, Neversink Reservoir.

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). 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.