Cattaraugus Creek & Eighteen Mile Creek (Lake Erie Triburaries), in Upper NY all iced-up!

Posted on December 20th, 2010

[nggallery id=397]I thought I would take a few hours to personally check-out the conditions of the famous Cataraugus & Eighteen Mile Creek that flow into Lake Erie in Upper NY.  To my surprise, both are iced-up pretty well.  There is limited open water and it is dangerous to try and fish it properly, even in waders.  I headed all the way up to the Springville, NY dam on the Cattaraugus, but conditions were just as bad there.  I let my pup Mulligan walk out on the ice, but kept a close watch on her and held her leash tight.  There were no steelheaders out on either tributary so I have a feeling that unless temperatures go above freezing (which I doubt right now), they will freeze over completely.  Maybe it will be time soon for me to get my ice fishing gear out!!

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