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CAulettaAugust 17th, 2011, 7:16 pm
Westchester County, NY

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This is my first post, so I wanted to make it at least a slightly useful one. I noticed there is no thread for the Croton River (West Branch & East Branch), so, by creating one that's about as useful as this post will get. I don't know how much of you fish this river, but I'd like to hear if you do.

Last week I picked a spot near the West Branch outlet, just south of the Route 6 bridge. It was early morning, raining cats and dogs, but I hadn't been out for a while so figured I'd give it a go. The path from the bridge was very overgrown, probably due to all the rain we've had lately in NY, so I had to bush-whack my way in from the road.

This time of year there are not many folks in this area, so I had the whole river to myself. One of the most peaceful and beautiful spots that I go to.

The fish were elusive though, water temps and levels were higher than I'd like. I didn't catch anything except trees for three hours and then snagged a nice brookie on a small ant (I love terrestrials this time of year). He got my hopes up, but that proved to be it for the day. I'm hoping to head back this week, but may need to head to the reservoirs if the temperatures stay high.
TroutnutAugust 18th, 2011, 4:37 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Welcome to the forum! I've been near that area but never had a chance to fish it.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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