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Fly Fishing Canadaway Creek New York
Canadaway Creek is home of one of Lake Erie's
steelhead runs. It's a medium size tributary of the lake
located near Dunkirk and Fredonia New York. Steelhead
range from the mouth of the creek upstream to Laona
Falls, a total of just over six miles from the lake. Fly
fishing Canadaway Creek at the right time of the year
can be great. Steelhead are in the Canadaway Creek
from the middle of October until early May.
Public access is provided by a Dept. of Conservation
fishing access area located off of Route #5. There's just
over half mile of access in this location plus an
additional .2 miles of public fishing rights easements.
Most of the steelhead are of average size, ranging from
four to twelve pounds but occasionally larger ones are
The upper section of Canadaway Creek offers brown
trout fishing opportunities. The Canadaway Creek
Wildlife Management Area has 1.6 miles of public fishing
access. This section of the creek is stocked with
sizeable brown trout each Spring. This area is located
near the little community of Griswold.
From the mouth of the creek on Lake Erie, trout and
salmon season is open year-round. Above the falls to
the headwaters of Canadaway Creek trout season
opens April 1 and closes on October 15.
Most of the fly fishing for steelhead is done using the
traditional wet fly swing method. Spey rods and Spey
flies are becoming more popular. Salmon egg patterns
and nymphs also work well in Canadaway Creek.
Fly fishing Canadaway Creek in the early season is best
for trout. Steelhead season ranges from early Fall to
Brown trout are stocked in upper Canadaway Creek
each spring. Steelhead fishing last until about the first of
The fishing can be tough during the hot summer
months. The water is too warm for cold water species
Autumn starts the steelhead season and it continues
into the winter months.
Winter time is the best time for steelhead fishing.
January and February can have some days that the
water gets too cold and the steelhead become tough to
catch but most of the time, fishing is good.
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