West Canada Creek Fly Fishing
The 2nd most popular fly fishing river in New York.
Friday 29 July 2016 05:45 GMT
East of Rome near Barneveld, the West Canada Creek has 26 miles of trophy trout fly fishing stream open yearround known for brown trout up to 18 inches long. The headwaters of the West Canada Creek are in the southeastern Adirondacks in Hamilton County and are known for stocked brook trout. The entire length running through Hamilton County, Herkimer County and Oneida County offers good fly fishing opportunities.
The best fly fishing on West Canada Creek is considered to begin at Trenton Falls and run downstream for 2.5 miles to the confluence with Cincinatti Creek. There are large deep pools and riffle sections. Keep in mind that there is a dam at Trenton Falls and there can be unexpected releases. Use caution when wading. There is plenty of access along SR28.
In addition, on the West Canada Creek from Hinckley Dam to Herkimer, there are plenty of brown trout.
Overall, West Canada Creek is the 2nd most popular fly fishing river of all 32 fly fishing spots in New York. Several of the better fly fishing rivers are nearby West Canada Creek including West Branch Ausable River, Batten Kill River, Boquet River, Upper Hudson River and Saranac River.