Fishing Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Cattaraugus Creek - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Orvis Buffalo's Tip of the Week

Catt is in good shape the smallmouth fishing should continue to be good. Keep fishing crayfish, leech or baitfish patterns.

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Map of Cattaraugus Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Alberto Rey

5-Day Outlook as of 8/1/22

We have some scattered rain coming throughout the week. So just keep an eye out on the forecast before you go out!

Techniques & Tips as of 8/1/22

Indicator nymphing will always be productive. Nymphs are always working great (stoneflies, p. tails, hares ear, prince nymphs). Although if you like fishing streamers, this is the time of year to do it. Warmer water temps will make those fresh run fish incredibly aggressive. Big fresh fish will eat swung flies incredibly aggressive.

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: