West Canada Creek Fly Fishing

The 2nd most popular fly fishing river in New York.

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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.

West Canada Creek Fly Fishing Map



Local Contact(s):  NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS; Guide to Fishing West Canada Creek and Its Tributaries by M. Paul Keesler.

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

Best Season:  Any

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/47504.html

GPS:  43.271151, -75.159359

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  20755

West Canada Creek Fly Fishing Map


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