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Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline

June 2019

The Neversink River and Willowemoc Creek will receive a surplus brown trout stocking the week of 6/10/19

Hudson River

The black bass season kicks off this weekend 6/15 and the largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing should be really good. Typically this time of year the water temperatures are still relatively cool and big fish of each species show themselves. For smallmouth bass look for main river points, "suck holes" and sweeps. Popular baits include spinnerbaits and crankbaits. For largemouth bass look towards creek mouths and weed beds. Popular baits include senkos and topwater frogs.

Bass Fishing

Big bass can be found in most waterbodies in the Region, here are some good locations to try: Ashokan Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir, Chodikee Lake, Rondout Creek, Wallkill River, Onteora Lake, Toronto Reservoir, Swinging Bridge Reservoir, Round Lake, Greenwood Lake, Sylvan Lake, Stissing Pond, Middle Branch Reservoir, Croton Falls Reservoir, White Pond, Muscoot Reservoir and New Croton Reservoir.

Walleye Fishing

Top waters include: East Branch Reservoir, Swinging Bridge Reservoir, Rio Reservoir, Wallkill River (New Paltz Section) and Greenwood Lake

NYC Reservoir Trout Fishing


NYC DEP Reservoirs continue to produce some great catches. For boating and shoreline access permits please contact the NYC DEP. Some of the top picks include: LakeAshokan, Cross River, Muscoot, Croton Falls, Titicus, West Branch, Rondout and Neversink Reservoirs

Region 3 Trout Stocking!

The hatchery staff has completed the stocking of all Region 3 water. 2019 Spring Trout Stocking Numbers Below are waterbodies that have been stocked:

Westchester County - 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, Amawalk Reservoir, Pocantico River, Muscoot Reservoir, Titicus Reservoir, Kensico Reservoir.

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

Orange County - Ramapo River, Moodna Creek, Shawangunk Kill, Neversink River, Shingle Kill, Rutgers Creek, Walton Lake, Round Lake, 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.

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

Ulster County - Plattekill Creek, Sawkill Creek, Yager Stream, Rondout Creek, Verkeeder Kill, Holliday Creek, Black Creek, Sandburg Creek, Beer Kill, West Branch Beer Kill, Mill Brook, Rochester 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, Neversink River, Sandburg Creek, Chestnut Creek, Loch Sheldrake, Beaver Kill, Little Beaver Kill, Mongaup Falls Reservoir, Halfway Brook, Beaver Brook, Ten Mile River, East Branch Ten Mile River, Willowemoc Creek, Fir Brook, Mongaup Creek, White Lake, Neversink Reservoir. Neversink River and Willowemoc Creek will be receiving a surplus stocking of brown trout the week of 6/10

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.