2012 Whitewater Rafting Season

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Event Date(s): Sat, 03/17/2012 - 9:00am - Thu, 05/10/2012 - 2:00pm
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Rafting on Cattaraugus Creek

The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens in March with the spring runoff and lasts until late May or early June as the water level becomes too low.

The best white water action can normally be had through April, depending of course on the amount of rainfall. May, as the water level begins to recede, can generally be counted on to provide the more scenic, warmer and serene trips.  May showers, however, can bring about a sudden rise in water levels.

Reservations

Reservations are required.

To book your whitewater adventure, or for more information contact:  

  • Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting   1-800-724-0696 or e-mail raftzvc [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Adventure Calls Outfitters, Inc.   1-888-270-2410  or e-mail adcalls [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Catt Rafting Adventures   716-866-1461 or e-mail info [at] cattraftingadventures [dot] com

You can also check out their websites www.ZoarValleyRafting.com  or www.Adventure-Calls.com  or CattRaftingAdventures.com

This event will be held at:

Zoar Valley
S. Water Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
42° 27' 45.3852" N, 78° 56' 4.5924" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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