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Croton River
Name: Croton River
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Species: Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout
Location Details: The Croton River is a river in southern New York that begins where the East and West Branches of the Croton River meet a little ways downstream from the Croton Falls Reservoir. Shortly downstream, the Croton River, along with its tributary, the Muscoot River, flow into the Muscoot Reservoir, and after flowing through that, it empties into the New Croton Reservoir, which feeds the New Croton Aqueduct supplying water to New York City. Excess water leaves the spillway at the New Croton Dam, and finally empties into the Hudson River at Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The East Branch is perhaps one of the best known trout streams in the Croton Watershed system, and close enough to New York City and its suburbs to make it accessible. An easy ride of about one hour from Manhattan contributes to its popularity with the urban fly fisher. The size of its trout can be impressive. You can find the monsters you're looking for in its deep pools, like Phoebe Hole, not an easy task, mind you, but certainly possible. What can be most enjoyable is the challenge of discovering trout resting behind the rocks, along the shady banks, under fallen logs. Most likely it will be a brown, but rainbows are not uncommon. The East Branch of the Croton River is a "classic suburban trout fishing experience.
Wiki Excerpt:The Croton River (pronounced /?crow-t?n/) is a river in southern New York that begins where the East and West Branches of the Croton River meet a little ways downstream from the Croton Falls Reservoir. Shortly downstream, the Croton River, along with its tributary, the Muscoot River, flow into the Muscoot Reservoir, and after flowing through that, it empties into the New Croton Reservoir, which feeds the New Croton Aqueduct supplying water to New York City. Excess water leaves the spillway at the New Croton Dam, and finally empties into the Hudson River at Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
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vinny60
A challanging time to fish this river is from mid-August to September during the "Trico" hatch. Of course, you need to be on the river by daybreak, but it's an fantastic experience! More typically, early in the season, you can try your luck on the surface with Blue-winged Olives or Blue Duns in sizes 16-18. If that doesn't produce the hoped for results, it may be necessary to resort to weighted wet flies, streamers, or nymphs. Some flies to try are the Muddler Minnows, and the black stonefly . As summer progresses, the hatches become more plentiful and varied. From the end of May to well into June it's the time to experiment with your Pale Evening and Sulphur Dunns, along with the Adams. In July the caddis and the terrestrial are more productive.
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Longitude/Latitude: -73.6635437, 41.34647369
Baits, Lures, & Flies: The following baits, lures, and flies are popular near this location.
Casting & Trolling Spoon;22:
GREEN SPOON ADDED GREEN GRUB
CASTING SPOON WITH GREEN GRUB
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Crankbait:
crankbait shallow runner shad
Topwater Bait:
TOPWATER POPPER SHAD
RAPALA POPPER BLACK & SILVER RED FEATHER HOOK !!!
RAPLA TOPWATER BLACK & SILVER
REPELA TOPWATER BLACK & SILVER FEATHER HOOK
VERY NICE PICKERAL ON TOPWATER GREAT FIGHT
CHUG BUG & SPINNERBAIT
Chug Bug
STILL WATER TOPWATER POPPER
STILL WATER TOP WATER
RAPALA TOPWATER POPPER SLIVER & BLACK !!
RAPALA TOPWATER POPPER
TOPWATER BLACK & SILVER POPPER
STILLWATER TOPWATER
POPPER SILVER & BLACK
POPPER
BLACK & SILVER POPPER
GHOST TOPWATER POPPER
TOPWATER POPPER
topwater pencil
Lipless Bait:
L TRAP CRAWFISH
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Nearby Locations:The following locations are within 5 miles of here.
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Last Edited By:vinny60 on 09/07/09 05:54 PM
Originally Created By:overstdr on 02/24/08 01:20 AM

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