Trout Streams of Western New York
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Trout Streams of Western New York


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J. Michael Kelly

Western New York State is home to some of the finest trout fishing in the United States, from major rivers with massive brown trout to the most intimate streams home to wild brookies.  This book about angling for trout in the Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Southern Tier regions provides beginners and local experts alike with the essential ingredients for great fishing, including clear directions to more than 50 top-notch streams in six counties and Allegany State Park, which may be the best-kept and most overlooked angling destination in New York State.  Kelly brings his angling mastery to large trout waters like the serpentine Ischua Creek north of Olean, the upper Genesee River and its no-kill area near Wellsville and the scenic, wild-fish-only Wiscoy Creek in southern Wyoming County,  and many more, with precise instructions on where, when and how to catch fish with both fly and spinning tackle.   The most effective techniques and equipment are covered in full, along with go-to flies for the fly fisherman. And he enlists amateurs and experts alike to join a conservation crusade on behalf of natural resources which need, above all else, some well-motivated friends.

Any trout fisherman,  new to the region or an experienced local resident, will find TROUT STREAMS OF WESTERN NEW YORK essential reading.

J. Michael Kelly was the outdoors columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard for sixteen years and has contributed thousands of articles for a wide variety of outdoors publications. He is also the author of FISHING THE FINGER LAKES and TROUT STREAMS OF CENTRAL NEW YORK and is a 23-time first-place winner of awards from the NY State Outdoor Writers Association. He lives in Marcellus, NY.

“Kelly has done it again with another fact-filled book about trout fishing in New York State,  placing  the spotlight on some truly fine stream angling for inland trout.    This book belongs on every angler’s bookshelf and contains a wealth of information for anyone wishing to broaden their trout fishing horizons in western New York. “

–William R. Hilts,

Former President, Outdoor Writers Assn of America


“Maybe Mike Kelly is a writer who fishes; maybe he’s a angler who writes. Regardless, Trout Streams of Western New York offers up a ton of great information you can take to the bank – the streambank. His exhaustive research will lead you to great days on the water, and the book’s user-friendly format will accelerate your learning curve for these fine waters. I’ll have a copy in my truck.”

–– Steve Piatt, editor, New York Outdoor News


“This is a well-researched, must-read for all types and levels of anglers. Kelly wet his line on most of these waterways, in addition to getting the inside scoop from state Department of Environmental Conservation fisheries experts and local anglers.  The best time of year to fish them? What to use? Kelly tells all.”

–David Figura, outdoors writer for Post-Standard


“Kelly provides a “field guide” to fishing the outstanding trout streams of western counties, including the locations of public fishing stretches.  The hot topics of trout management, how to locate trophy trout, and nymphing tips, complete a book that takes you trout fishing any season. “

–Rod Cochran, outdoor writer and life member, NY State Outdoor Writers’ Association