Esopus Creek Fly Fishing

The 4th most popular fly fishing river in New York.

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North of Poughkeepsie near Kingston, the Esopus Creek is known as a tough place to land trout, but they are wild trout! You can expect to find some big rainbow trout and brown trout just above Ashokan Reservoir. Expect to find runs in the Spring and again in the Fall. The Esopus Creek is a freestone creek running between the Schoharie Reservoir to the Ashokan Reservoir. It can be challenging to fish since the creek is usually muddy and alittle cloudy.

The Esopus Creek is typically fished from Winnisook to the start of the Ashokan Reservoir.

Its best fished during the week to avoid kayakers and other river users, or get out early in the morning.

Overall, Esopus Creek is the 4th most popular fly fishing river of all 32 fly fishing spots in New York. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby Esopus Creek including Beaver Kill River, Neversink River, East Branch Delaware River, West Branch Delaware River, Willowemoc Creek and Delaware River.


Local Contact(s):  NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To New York" from Eric Newman

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Esopus Creek Fly Fishing Review

GPS:  42.203472, -74.203763

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  20088

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