Carrollton, New York

The Town of Carrollton is on the south border of the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.  The town was first settled around 1822 and formed in 1842 from the Town of Great Valley.  In 1877, the Village of Limestone set itself off from the town by incorporating as a village.  In 2011, this community reverted to being a hamlet within the town because voters agreed to dissolve the village in 2009.

Carrollton's population according to the 2000 census is 1,410.  The town has a total area of 42.3 square miles and 0.02% is water.  The Allegheny River flows through the town and the Southern Tier Expressway crosses the north part of the town, and US Route 219 passes north-south through the town, joining New York State Route 417 north of the Allegheny River.

Places

Photo of Bradford Junction Launch onto Allegheny River. Photo by Bob Fischer

Boat launch.  Very steep dirt road leading to water.  No facilities.  Limited parking.

Travel Guide

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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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