Trout Season is here, all the local streams are stocked and open!!!!!

We finally made it April 1st, all the local trout streams are stocked and open for fishing. Make sure you have your license & watershed access permit up to date. It was a very slow week of fishing, both spin & fly fisherman were mostly leaving the stream without hooking up. Water temps are still very cold, it’s going to take a bit for the bite to turn on. Flows are pretty good, insect activity has been fairly quiet, this week the rain should help improve the conditons for hopefully a decent weekend of fishing. We have all the fly & spin equiptment you need to get going, the store is stocked up with all new product. We also have Live Bait-shiners of all sizes, crawlers, trout worms, and grubs. The reservoir fishing is still mostly off limits from the boat, DEP recently sent out a notice basically saying that you cannot use your boat until ALL the ice has melted off the reservoir. However, there has been a good amount of open water for the shoreline fisherman, so put on your waders and starting chucking some metal lures or bait from a point or wadeable flat area. If you need us, call us at 914.666.8091 or 914.763.6083. We are open 7 days a week, let’s hope the 2015 season heats up fast!



Wow this guy is on fire!!!!!! Our good friend Billy Fletcher is puttin’ the wood to multi-species hardwater style!!!! WE think he found the magic fish scent attractant-what is this maker’s mark stuff anyway???


The last two weeks has produced nice solid ice, with the majority of reservoirs locked up tight. Croton falls has been the stubborn one, the main section is still iffy. Cross River, Titicus, East,West Branch, Sodom are all good to go, just remember the middle, deeper sections should be test drilled as you work your way out. We are still stocked to the gills with all the ice equiptment you need-augers, tip-ups, sleds, jigging rods/reels, lures, and of course LIVE BAIT and all types of grubs. Hours 7-5pm mondays, 7-6pm tue-friday, 6am-5pm sat and sun. Hope to see you soon!!!



January 11th 2015-There is good news for the hardwater angler-We got ice!!!!!  Certain sections of the Muscoot reservoir have locked up nicely, most local ponds and smaller bodies of water are good to go. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!!!!  Drill some test holes first, do not proceed unless you have 3-4″ of ice. Our good friend Gregory Fries taps into some good action this past weekend, let’s hope for cold nights to keep it frozen!!!! We have all the supplies you need to get into ice fishing-Tip Ups, Auger’s, Jigging Rod/Reels, lures, and of course LIVE BAIT plus Mealworms, Waxworms, Spikes & Mousies. Call us for winter hours during week and weekends. We are open 7 days of week. Visit our facebook page for daily updates!!!!




Summertime Lunkers-Bass of all types and Sizes!!!

Well we haven’t been too busy updating our website, the facebook page is very active if you are looking for daily updates. Here’s a few fresh & saltwater bass beauties!! Largemouth, Smallmouth & Striped Bass have been comin’ over the rails lately as the summer fishing season is in full swing!!!

Early spring fishing starting to get better by the day!!!!








We had a very slow, cold start to the fishing season, hopefully tuesday night’s ice mess is the official end of winter! That being said, there are plenty of people out on the streams and reservoir giving it the ‘ol college try with some moderate success. Thanks to David Liao for weighing in this 8+ lb brown trout caught last sunday trolling with a swimbait-nice fish! Also, Ryan “Rastaman” Cronin with a nice wallkill river walleye…….Alexander Berton with a nice early season largemouth on the fly rod-can anyone say crayfish pattern?  The crappie die hards have been weighing in some nice fish in the past week, we carry the fathead minnows and small shiners to fish for the Slabs…….The local streams have been running a little bit on the high side, but the streamer and nymph fishing tactics seem to be paying off for those who are hearty enough to stay in the water for a few hours. Small black stonefly dry flies and midges have been teasing up some fish on the surface, but we are waiting for some warmer, “buggier” weather to pop the topwater game open…….We have seen a lot of reservoir fisherman easing into the 2014 season, cleaning out the boats and getting their game tight for early season trout on the troll or bait……EASTER WEEKEND HOURS:  FRIDAY 4/18  6AM-6PM, SATURDAY 4/19  5:30-5PM, EASTER SUNDAY 5:30-12 NOON. We have all sizes of shiners, plus nightcrawlers and trout worms. We also just loaded up on wax and mealworms. We hope for sawbellies within the next 2 weeks. Call us for the latest fishing reports at 914.666.8091 or 914.763.6083.

Trout Stream Driving Tours, Beginner Fly Fishing Schools & General Fishing Lessons!

Croton Watershed Trout stream Driving Tour’s scheduled for next Sa from 10am-1pm. (We will schedule additional tours, we can also do individual tours around your schedule)

Trout Stream Driving Tours 

Join us for a 3-hour guided tour of our local watershed trout streams.  Meet us at the store, jump in our trucks and off we go to visit most most of the great local trout waters located within 20 minutes of our Cross River location. We will show you where to park and stream access points, as well as some of the local hotspots we know. You will need a current NY state fishing license & watershed access permit to take the tour. Wear boots and dress for the weather, we will be getting in/out of the truck all day. Fee is $100 per person, the tour runs from 10am-1pm.(give extra time in case we run late) We can take 4 people per tour, spaces tend to fill up quickly so book today. Call 914.666.8091 or email us at

Call us for more information & scheduling for our 4-hour beginner fly fishing school and general fishing lessons that start in late April!! We provide small group & individual lessons for anglers of all ages and experience levels. Weekday & weekend instruction, we can work around any schedule!!!

Opening Day is finally here, Old Man Winter is history!

Let’s all celebrate the start of another fishing season by telling Old Man winter to hit the road! Trout season is finally open, the ice has started to open up on most of the reservoir’s with shoreline open water fishing possible on many reservoir’s. Be careful when considering launching your boat on reservoir’s that still hold ice, that’s a big no no in the eyes of the NYC DEP. As of 4/1, Kensico Reservoir is open to boaters, with most of the other northern waters still iced up. Call the Mahopac boat management office 914.232.1309 for more ice-out guidelines.

The trout streams within the watershed are mostly stocked and open for fishing. All fisherman should check to make sure your license and watershed access permit are current. We are fully stocked with all freshwater, fly & spin fishing tackle and waders you need. Our Live Bait tanks are loaded with shiners of all sizes, sawbellies will hopefully be available at the end of the month. We have spikes, wax & mealworms in the grub department, troutworms and nightcrawlers are also fresh in the fridge.

We hope to see you soon, the warm weather looks to be here at last.

Tight Lines!

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