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ArkoFebruary 16th, 2013, 9:34 pm
Posts: 1I am looking at a house which is situated above the lower Rondout Sream in High Falls, NY. Can anyone tell me if this portion of the Rondout is known to have a trout population?
WbranchFebruary 16th, 2013, 10:10 pm
York & Starlight PA

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I don't have first hand knowledge but I do fish in the Catskills and typically most every headwater stream still has wild native brook trout and going further downstream you will likely encounter wild and possibly stocked brwon trout. This link should give you alot of information.

http://www.catskillstreams.org/pdfs/rondoutsmp_summary.pdf
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TroutnutFebruary 18th, 2013, 2:47 am
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Bellevue, WA

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I don't know for sure, but I kind of doubt it. Rondout Creek is supposed to be a trout stream upstream from the reservoir, and I have some pictures of it here:

http://www.troutnut.com/trout-fly-fishing-stream/31/Rondout-Creek-New_York-pictures

I fished it once, not very hard (about half an hour in a high traffic area, I didn't have much time to explore), and I saw no sign of trout. But the books say they're there.

I don't remember what the books say about the river downstream from the reservoir, but I would guess that far down there probably aren't many trout. That's just a guess, though. Maybe check with the DEC or a local fly shop for better advice.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
WbranchFebruary 18th, 2013, 9:17 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2628
Well after looking at those beautiful pictures you'd think for sure it had native brook trout in it. Was that public land or had you asked permission to fish it?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
TroutnutFebruary 18th, 2013, 9:21 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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I think there was a public campground next to that spot, if I recall. It was a while ago and I wasn't there for very long.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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