Fishing Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Cattaraugus Creek - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Orvis Buffalo's Tip of the Week

Keep an eye on water temps. If they are below 68 give it a go, we are seeing some good temps and there should be some jacks coming in. Temps are going to start heading back up to the 80 mark so watch the water temps please!

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Map of Cattaraugus Creek

Water Flow Data

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Alberto Rey

5-Day Outlook as of 9/28/23

Sun and nice weather, wish there was some rain to report but there is no rain for the foreseeable future.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/28/23

- Streamer fishing with leech or baitfish patterns are the best way of targeting fish. Although using indicator rigs with a bigger stonefly and an egg fly will also produce some fish!

Local Species Available Spring, Summer, Fall

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    Brown Trout and Steelhead

Orvis Buffalo's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Olive, Black, White, 4-10
Senyo's AI Intruder sculpin and rainbow sz 1
Conehead Bunny Muddler White, Brown, Olive 4-10
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph Natural, olive, Blac 10-16
Phesant Tail Natural, Golden, Oli 12-16
Holy Grail Natural, Olive, Blac 12-16
Shaky Worm Pink, Red, Brown 12
Vitso's Psycho Spawn pink, chartruese, orange 12-16
crystal meth chartruese and orange 12
egg sucking leech black, olive 4-10

Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer

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Orvis Buffalo's Recommended Gear

Description: About Cattaraugus Creek

Nearest Airport:

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)


caddis, stoneflies

Best Time to Fish:

First and last light

Best Stretch:

RT. 5 & 20 bridge to Scoby Dam

Best Access: