Prospecting for Wild Trout on Small Catskills Streams
By Rob Jagodzinski, Irvington, NY
Here are a few streams for starters:
2. The upper East Branch of the Delaware River: The river above Pepacton Reservoir is small to medium water. Try the stretch between Margaretville and the reservoir for solitude.
3. The Beaverkill Covered Bridge Campsite: About a mile of the upper Beaverkill flows through this state campground, which is open to the public from May through September. Surrounded by privately held river sections, the stream within the campground contains wild and stocked browns and native brookies. It’s several miles north of Livingston Manor off Beaverkill Road.
4. The Esopus Creek headwaters above Olivera: It’s small water here, but some of it is open to the public through easements and some intersects with state land. Wild brookies dominate.
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