The Basherkill Fishing Platform allows casting access right at the water control structure for the "Basha Kill" wetland, where it flows into the Basher Kill (stream). The actual water level difference here is approximately 6". The Pine Kill (a quality small wild trout stream) enters via a braided channel both above and below this structure, depending on flow conditions. The Pine Kill MAY contribute some early season wild trout (primarily brown trout) to the receiving Basher Kill/Basha Kill WMA, where they will survive until the receiving water warms up in the summer.
Accessible fishing platform on the Basherkill
One brown trout was surveyed in the Basha Kill wetland in this vicinity in 2008 and there is anecdotal evidence of other trout being caught in the area. Otherwise, the Basha Kill contains largemouth bass, chain pickerel, panfish, and bowfin. Seasonally, gizzard shad have been found in the Basha Kill, schools of them have been observed at this location in the past.
The site has a designated accessible parking space and short access route to the pier. There is no pit privy at this location.
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Off NY Rte. 209, 5 miles South of US Rte. 17. From Rte. 209, take Otisville Rd. 0.5 miles to the east, turn left and proceed north 0.8 miles on South Rd.