The Enchanted Mountains offers anglers plenty of fishing opportunities. You will eagerly await the opening of trout season in the spring or wait for the warm days of summer to cast your line in a quiet, peaceful stream and watch the clouds float along. For the hardier sportsperson, try ice fishing on our lakes during one of those sunny, brilliant wintry days.
Stream and Creek Fishing:
One of our most popular is Cattaraugus Creek, which borders our county on the north, and has been listed in the top 10 Steelhead Fishing sites by fishing magazines. Other creeks that offer great trout fishing include Clear Creek, Ischua Creek, and Mansfield Creek.
Map and Guide for Steelhead Fishing in Cattaraugus Creek.
Or read more about this topic with the Guide to Steelhead Fishing in WNY.
The Top Inland Trout Streams in Cattaraugus County.
Fishing in the lakes of Cattaraugus County can offer year round fun. We have Case Lake, Harwood Lake, New Albion Lake, Lime Lake, Quaker Lake, and Red House Lake.
Read one fisherman's experience on Quaker Lake in Allegany State Park.
Fishing Guide for Small Lakes in Cattaraugus County.
Our lakes, streams and creeks (over 62 sites!) are stocked with fish raised at the Randolph Fish Hatchery, a division of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Note: If you are fishing on a Seneca Nation of Indians Reservation you need a SNI Fishing license but you do not need a NYS Fishing License on a SNI Reservation.
Find other Special Fishing Regulations for Cattaraugus County, including size, daily limits and methods.
Don't have a fishing license?
There are two places to take the family fishing without a license and you pay admission.
- Lake Lane Fishing and Hunting Getaway - They offer bass, bullhead, perch, bluegill and various trout.
- Rawson Valley Aqua Farm - Come fish for trout, bass, perch and catfish in a relaxing atmosphere.
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|Cattaraugus||TOWN OF ALLEGANY||52 W Main St||14706||(716) 373-0120|
|Cattaraugus||TOWN OF NEW ALBION||14 Main St||14719||(716) 257-3661|
|Conewango Valley||TOWN OF LEON||12195 Leon New Albion Rd||14726||(716) 296-8132|
|Delavan||TOWN OF YORKSHIRE||82 Main St||14042||(716) 492-1640|
|East Otto||TOWN OF EAST OTTO||9134 Bowen Rd||14729||(716) 257-9182|
|Franklinville||TOWN OF FARMERSVILLE||8963 Lake Ave||14737||(716) 676-3030|
|Franklinville||TOWN OF FRANKLINVILLE||11 Park Square||14737||(716) 676-3077|
|Frewsburg||TOWN OF SOUTH VALLEY||569 W Perimeter Rd||14738||(716) 354-2335|
|Great Valley||TOWN OF HUMPHREY||4875 Humprey Rd||14741||(716) 945-4008|
|Gowanda||TOWN OF PERSIA||8 W Main||14070||(716) 532-4042|
|Hinsdale||TOWN OF HINSDALE||4129 Rte 16 N||14743||(716) 372-3918|
|Limestone||TOWN OF CARROLLTON||640 Main St Ste 1||14753||(716) 925-8842|
|Little Valley||TOWN OF MANSFIELD||7691 Toad Hollow Rd||14755||(716) 257-9288|
|Little Valley||TOWN OF NAPOLI||4672 Allegany Rd||14755||(716) 938-6836|
|Little Valley||TOWN OF LITTLE VALLEY||201 Third St||14755||(716) 938-6441|
|Machias||TOWN OF MACHIAS||3483 Roszyk Hill Rd||14101||(716) 353-8207|
|Olean||K-MART CORP||2801 W State St||14760||(716) 373-2220|
|Olean||CITY OF OLEAN||101 E State St||14760||(716) 376-5604|
|Olean||WAL-MART STORES INC.||1869 Plaza Drive||14760||(716) 373-2781|
|Olean||WHITETAIL LLC||1102 W State St||14760||(716) 373-2144|
|Otto||TOWN OF OTTO||9139 Cemetery Hill||14766||(716) 257-3623|
|Perrysburg||TOWN OF PERRYSBURG||10460 Peckhill Rd||14129||(716) 532-4090|
|Portsville||TOWN OF PORTSVILLE||1102 Portville-Olean Rd||14770||(716) 933-6658|
|Randolph||TOWN OF RANDOLPH||1 Bank St||14772||(716) 358-9701|
|Salamanca||PARKVIEW SUPERMARKET||545 Broad Street||14779||(716) 945-2731|
|Sandusky||TOWN OF FREEDOM||1188 Eagle St||14133||(716) 492-0961|
|Steamburg||TOWN OF COLDSPRING||2604 Lebanon Rd||14783||(716) 354-5752|
|West Valley||TOWN OF ASHFORD||9377 Rte 240||14171||(716) 942-6016|