Fishing Eastern New York Guide Book

by Spider Rybaak (Falcon Guides)
Fishing Eastern New York  by Spider Rybaak

364pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0762711000

From vast glacial lakes and powerful rivers, to gentle mountain brooks and city creeks where trout chase moths under streetlights, Eastern New York boasts some of the best fishing in the country. Troll for trophy salmon or muskies; fly fish for monster steelhead, brown trout, largemouth bass, and northern pike; jig for world-class lake trout and walleyes; or simply dunk worms for bullheads, sunfish, or perch. Amidst all this variety, how do anglers know when and where to fish, how to get there, and what kind of fly, lure, and tackle will reel in the catch? The answers are all here in Fishing Eastern New York. With this guide, local angler and author Spider Rybaak shares his intimate knowledge of more than 240 prime fishing sites.

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Trails from the "Fishing Eastern New York" Guide Book
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... Preview: Located on a high meadow, surrounded by forest and marsh, the 153-acre Balsam Pond averages 5 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 10 feet. More often than not, a stiff, cold wind sweeps over the plac ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Norwich, NY - Fishing
... Preview: The crown jewel of the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area, this swamp-like 800-acre impoundment averages about 4 feet deep and is loaded with weed lines, lily pads, and bog and cattail mats. Key speci ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Monticello, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Spawned in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the New York leg of this world-famous trout stream is about 30 miles long. Ranging from 80 to 100 feet wide, crossed in spots by wooden bridges, it runs thro ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Shushan, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Mentioned in every book ever written about fly fishing in the Catskills, and in just about every study ever done on fly fishing, this legendary river is arguably the most popular trout stream in the w ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Roscoe, NY - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Running for more than 100 miles, this river contains three distinct fisheries. The upper section pours out of the western Adirondack Mountains and supports cold-water species. The middle section, from ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Lowville, NY - Fishing
... Preview: The 430-acre lower reservoir averages 100 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 125 feet. The 360-acre upper reservoir averages 100 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 125 feet. Both are filled and lo ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Gilboa, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Tumbling down from the east slopes of the Adirondacks, the Boquet River flows for about 38 miles and feeds Lake Champlain east of Willsboro. The 643-acre Lincoln Pond averages 15 feet deep and has a m ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Wadhams, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Almost totally undeveloped, the 81-acre Boy Scout Clear Pond is skirted by marsh and woods. It averages 28 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 63 feet. Meacham Lake covers 1,203 acres, averages 36 fe ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Santa Clara, NY - Fishing
... Preview: This 1,900-acre lake averages 33 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 44 feet. Its east and west sides are heavily developed with cottages. Cold and clear, the 4,200-acre Otsego Lake averages 82 feet ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Cooperstown, NY - Fishing
... Preview: The 3,170-acre Carry Falls Reservoir averages 18 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 50 feet; its shoreline is almost entirely forested. The 704-acre Stark Falls Reservoir averages 24 feet deep and h ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
South Colton, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Stretching for 60 miles, this canal averages 12 feet deep and connects Lake Champlain with the Hudson River. Key species: Smallmouth bass and catfish. From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Schuylerville, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Perched high in the northeastern corner of the Adirondacks in the shadow of Lyon, Johnson, and Ellenburg Mountains, the 1,606-acre Chazy Lake averages 33 feet deep, drops to a maximum depth of 72 feet ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Mooers, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Built in the 1830s to connect the Erie Canal with Binghamton, Chenango Canal went out of service in 1877. Much of it has been filled in, but numerous short stretches, fed by springs and brooks, slice ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Bouckville, NY - Fly-Fishing
... Preview: Formed by the convergence of several brooks between Morrisville and Hamilton, this stream snakes through pastures, croplands, and woodlots on its 70-something-mile trip to the Susquehanna River. Its ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Binghamton, NY - Fishing
... Preview: The 65-acre Chittning Pond averages 7 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 14 feet. Stretching from southern Herkimer County to its mouth on the Susquehanna River at Sidney, a distance of roughly 75 m ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Bridgewater, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Bubbling up from the heart of the island, the 6-mile-long, spring-fed Connetquot River’s route is a refreshing strip of wildness in a seemingly endless suburb. The Nissequogue River springs up from th ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Islandia, NY - Fishing
... Preview: The 659-acre Cossayuna Lake averages 12 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 25 feet. Totally surrounded by a state park, the 128-acre Moreau Lake averages 32 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 50 f ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Fort Edward, NY - Fishing
... Preview: The 6,975-acre Cranberry Lake averages 6 feet deep, has a maximum depth of 38 feet, and has so many nooks and crannies that if you straightened out its shoreline it would stretch for 55 miles. The nor ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Newton Falls, NY - Fishing
... Preview: The West Branch Tioughnioga River is the outlet of Tully Lake. It flows south for about 10 miles, filling and draining several small ponds and lakes before joining the East Branch in Cortland to form ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Cortland, NY - Fishing
... Preview: Springing from Winnisock Lake, just a few yards north of the divide separating the Delaware and Hudson River drainages, Esopus Creek flows for about 20 miles and feeds the Ashokan Reservoir. About a t ... From the guidebook "Fishing Eastern New York"
Phoenicia, NY - Fishing