Northeast of Newburgh, the 27 mile Willowemoc Creek is a hidden secret trout fishing stream. It flows into the Beaver Kill river and tends to control the temp and flow of that latter river. It is known for its wild and stocked trout.
The fly fishing on the Willowemoc Creek tends to be broken down into three sections. The upper section of the Willowemoc runs from Fir Brook down to the Village of Willowemoc. The middle section follows from the Village of Willowemoc to Livingston Manor, and the lower section continues below Livingston Manor to where it meets the Beaverkill at Junction Pool in Roscoe.
The upper section is typically 10 to 15 feet wide and has fish from 6 to 12 inches long. This is a cool and shady section.
The middle section is wider ranging from 20 to 50 feet wide. There is a equal number of brown trout and brook trout ranging from 8 to 10 inches long. There are plenty of public access points along this stretch.
The lower section is the widest with up to 100 foot wide stretches. There are both large pools and riffles to explore. Pretty much the entire stretch is open to the public.
The fly fishing access to the Willowemoc Creek is from the parallel SR17 via exits at Roscoe and Livingston Manor.
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Overall, Willowemoc Creek is the 11th most popular fly fishing river of all 32 fly fishing spots in New York.