A field guide to fishing one of New York’s top ten trout streams, the
features 96 pages of information, photographs, illustrations, charts and maps designed to help anglers catch monster trout and river smallmouths — on lures, flies and bait. Twenty pages of maps pinpoint fishing hotspots, public fishing areas, parking areas, highways, roads, foot trails, bridges, dams, campsites and sport shops.
Although the author has more than 30 years experience fishing this 76-mile long stream, he consulted old journals and reports, walked and talked with old-timers and young outdoor adventurers who know the water well, picked the brains of fisheries biologists, and even took a helicopter flight to gain a unique perspective of this 76-mile upstate river.
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The nice thing about this 96-page soft cover book, is that it leaves no stone unturned. It describes in detail the unique qualities of both the upper and lower sections, as well as its many tributaries. In addition there are chapters devoted to studies of trout, bass, fallfish and walleye along with chapters on where and how to catch fish. My only regret is that there isn’t a book like this for every stream. Times Union, Albany, NYPaul Keesler’s “Guide to Fishing West Canada Creek and Its Tributaries” is solid reading for the adventurous outdoors angler.
The Buffalo News, Buffalo NY
Keesler shares over 35-years of experience on the West Canada in this 96-page publication. Twenty of these pages are devoted to maps of the lower and upper river, each pinpointing fishing hotspots and access areas. It’s a 76-mile journey through one of New York’s top 10 premier trout streams that you will enjoy. The Daily Gazette, Saratoga Springs, NY
This book is sprinkled with history and anecdotes that thoughtful anglers will appreciate Observer Dispatch, Utica, NY
The maps of the lower river (pages 36-46) are easy to read and provide a great deal of information that is not available from other sources. The maps of the upper river (pages 56-63) are another matter. Because these map panels were printed to the edge of the page and were not boxed, they are very confusing. The information, including the boundaries of private and public lands on each panel, is accurate, however, an area map is required to make heads or tails of this map section.
Fishing Season and Limits (page 76)
Third Saturday in June through November 30 (not March 15)