Upper Fall Creek Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Springing from the highlands of southern Cayuga County, this creek wiggles downhill for approximately 25 miles to feed Cayuga Lake in Ithaca. This section only covers the headwaters on the inland stretch of the stream. The last mile or so is totally dependent on Cayuga Lake and is covered in site 107E.
The state annually stocks 2,000 brook trout averaging 9 inches into the Cayuga County section of stream. The vast majority are caught in the first month of the season by locals using worms and salted minnows. Those lucky enough to settle into logjams, undercut banks, or holes inaccessible to humans do well in the cool, oxygenated water and easily reach between 12 and 16 inches. These veterans invariably move back upstream in autumn to spawn and find ideal habitat close to the road, where they overwinter, providing anglers with wonderful surprises the following spring."