Pouring out of the high reaches of Tug Hill Plateau, the East Branch of Fish Creek drops about 1,600 feet on its circuitous 30-mile trip to its juncture with the West Branch, a mile south of the village of Blossvale. Fast, wide, relatively shallow, and punctuated by countless pools and channels, this freestone stream resembles a western river more than an eastern creek. Tirelessly running through the “Hill,” it cuts Central New York’s most spellbinding gulf, a druidic setting where sheer cliffs tower anywhere from 20 to 50 feet above the water, offering a truly wild fishing experience. Key species: Brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout
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