Cattaraugus County Fall Foliage Report for weekend of September 27-29, 2019

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The Fall Colors are here!  This weekend and the next will be a great weekend for a trip to the Enchanted Mountains!  Fall Colors are seen at about 35% - 50% for the weekend of September 27-29, 2019.  The colors are coming on fast and the majority of trees are starting to show what color they will be.  There is a lot of orange becoming prominent! 

The roads are lined with beautiful asters, goldenrods, and milkweed and sunflowers are in full swing at area farms. 

For apple picking don't forget Cottage Orchard is having an open house on September 28th with live bluegrass music! 

For places in our County to see the beautiful colors of Fall, please read the Must See Fall Foliage Destinations blog!

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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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