Fishing Season: October-April

Chautaqua Creek - NY

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

58

The Lodge at Glendorn's Tip of the Week

Plenty of fish are spread out throughout the system so study tax maps to scout for public water and access points. Having multiple access points and fishing spots will give you flexibility to fish upstream or downstream depending on conditions.

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Map of Chautaqua Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

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5-Day Outlook as of 12/3/21

Water levels should be higher to start the weekend, then slowly lower until Monday. Additional precipitation is expected around the beginning of next week. These excellent water levels should bring in even more fresh fish.

Techniques & Tips as of 12/3/21

Indicator Fishing: Rigging- Using a 9ft 3X leader, add roughly 2.5 feet of 4x tippet using a triple surgeons knot. When tying the knot leave a long tag end from your tippet section to tie your upper nymph to. Fish a heavier weighted nymph as your bottom fly and a slightly smaller and lighter nymph or egg as your upper fly. Adjust your Indicator to 1 or 1.5 times the depth of the water that you are fishing depending on the speed of the water. Swinging Flies: The most important aspect of swinging flies on this river system is locating pools and deep runs that are appropriate for swinging. Look for long deep riffles and deeper pools with few obstructions. Once you have located an acceptable pool, choose your sink tip based on the conditions. Starting off with a lighter tip section might be the best way to get a feel for the water that you are fishing.

Current Conditions as of 12/3/21

Water levels should be higher to start the weekend, then slowly lower until Monday. Additional precipitation is expected around the beginning of next week. These excellent water levels should bring in even more fresh fish.

Local Species Available October-April

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    Steelhead

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    Smallmouth Bass

The Lodge at Glendorn's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Lynch's Double Dot Egg N/A 8,10,12
TH Duracell Jig N/A 12,14
Orvis CJ Nymph N/A 12,14
Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ Olive, Black, White 10, 12
Senyo's AI Intruder Copper, Olive 4, 6
Zonker White, Black, Olive 4, 6

Lynch's Double Dot Egg

You're sure to attract attention with this vibrant egg fly pattern.

The Lodge at Glendorn's Recommended Gear

Description: About Chautaqua Creek

Near Dunkirk Harbor off of Rt. 5 in Western New York.

Nearest Airport:

Buffalo, NY

Hatches:

none at this time.

Best Time to Fish:

Mornings

Best Stretch:

Rt. 5 Bridge to first impassible point by migrating fish.

Best Access:

Rt. 5 Bridge