New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released the draft of a management plan for Upper Cattaraugus Creek fisheries for public comment.
The draft plan provides a roadmap for fisheries management following the planned fish passage project at the Springville Dam. DEC is accepting public comments on the draft plan until Jan. 25.
“Cattaraugus Creek provides some of the most diverse trout fishing experiences in New York state,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “Lower Cattaraugus Creek is regarded as one of the premier destinations in North America for steelhead anglers, and upper Cattaraugus Creek provides excellent angling opportunities for resident rainbow and brown trout. This plan seeks to enhance Cattaraugus Creek as a premier destination in Western New York for a year-round, high-quality sport fishery.”