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 through central New York’s southern tier.
The most popular section runs through Bouckville and feeds Oriskany Creek about 1.5 miles north of the village. Wide, shallow, lined by brush, and carpeted with waving fields of weeds, it is ideal habitat for brown trout. Oriskany Creek flows for about 25 miles through Madison and Oneida Counties and feeds the Mohawk River between Utica and Rome. Key species: Brown trout.
Bouckville, NY - Fly-Fishing