Trout Season Opens!

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Event Date(s): Sat, 04/01/2017 - 12:00am - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 10:00pm
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Trout Season opens in our area on April 1st!  The Enchanted Mountains provides some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities in the Cattaraugus Creek.  No matter if you're an avid angler or simply a fairweather fisherman (or woman) we have a place where you will surely be hooked! Don't have your license?  It's just $25 ($50 for non-resident) and is good for one full year from date of purchase! 

There are regulations for each County.  Know the length requirements and daily limits for each body of water you are fishing in by visit the DEC Read the blog for the 2017-18 Regulation Changes and updates from the Seneca Nation. 

Make sure to ask for the Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide when you get your license!
Here are places to get your license:

Business Name Street Zip Telephone
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 SALAMANCA CITY CLERK'S OFFICE 225 Wildwood Ave, Suite 3 14779 (716) 945-4620
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


For more information on fishing in Cattaraugus County, click here.
For a schedule of where trout will be stocked in Cattaraugus County, click here

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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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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