Information for Fly-fishing the Salmon River—West Canada Creek—Cayuga Lake Tributaries—Sauquoit Creek—Oriskany Creek
The upper fly-fishing only zone is a 0.6 mile marked section above the Salmon river hatchery, there is a parking lot on county route 22. It opens April 1st and closes November 30th.
The lower fly-fishing only zone is from the Route 52 bridge upstream to the marked boundary. It opens September 15th and Closes May 15th.
Map of Salmon River Area
The Salmon River is dam controlled and water levels can rise quickly! A toll free number has been established allowing you to check the planned water releases from the dam (1-800-452-1742 Site code #365123).
West Canada Creek
Year-round Section. The portion from Trenton Falls to the mouth of the Cincinnati Creek is the year round fly fishing section. The West Canada, Central New York's premier trout stream, continues flowing south through a picturesque valley to the Mohawk River at Herkimer. The season opens on the rest of the creek from Cincinnati Creek to Herkimer on April first.
Map of West Canada Area
The West Canada is dam controlled and water levels can rise quickly! A toll free number has been established allowing you to check the planned water releases from the dam (1-800-452-1742 Site code #365124).
Water Levels: Cubic Feet Per Second(CFS)
High Greater than 1000 is high water
Medium 400 - 1000
Low Less than 400
Cayuga Lake Tributaries
Fall Creek—Six Mile—Cayuga Inlet—Salmon Creek
The Finger Lakes Tributary fishing season is from April 1st to December 31st
The Sauquoit Creek is not open all year anymore.
It is now open only form April first to November 30th from
Pinnacle Road in Sauquoit downstream to Mohawk River. It The rest on the creek is open from April 1st to October 15th.
Winter Fly-fishing is now available from route 315 bridge in Deansboro downstream to the Mohawk river. This area will be open from October 31 through March 31 with catch and release no-kill policy. Make sure you return any fish you catch back to the stream immediately.
Normal trout regulations are still in effect from April 1 through October
15. That means you can keep five trout of any size in one day.