Chittenango Creek

“The river that divides and flows North”

Chittenango Falls State Park:



New York State allows year-round fishing on certain parts of Chittenango Creek, located near Syracuse, NY.  With the unseasonably warm weather yesterday, I had the opportunity to fish the gorgeous Chittenango Creek well downstream of the falls in the catch and release section.  You will notice that this creek is very swift and somewhat murky.  Fishing nymphs was difficult because of the fast water and leaves floating everywhere, though one small brown did take a rainbow warrior.

Fast, discolored water permits you to fish closer to the trout without spooking them.  Wooly buggers, fished down and across and with plenty of weight, proved successful on this outing – even dangling an olive colored bugger in a seam six feet from my body yielded trout.  I was impressed by the number of trout in this creek – 4 landed and 3 missed in about 3 hours of fishing.


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