Western New York State is home to some of the finest trout fishing in the United States, from major rivers with massive brown trout to the most intimate streams home to wild brookies. This book about angling for trout in the Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Southern Tier regions provides beginners and local experts alike with the essential ingredients for great fishing, including clear directions to more than 50 top-notch streams in six counties and Allegany State Park, which may be the best-kept and most overlooked angling destination in New York State. Kelly brings his angling mastery to large trout waters like the serpentine Ischua Creek north of Olean, the upper Genesee River and its no-kill area near Wellsville and the scenic, wild-fish-only Wiscoy Creek in southern Wyoming County, and many more, with precise instructions on where, when and how to catch fish with both fly and spinning tackle. The most effective techniques and equipment are covered in full, along with go-to flies for the fly fisherman. And he enlists amateurs and experts alike to join a conservation crusade on behalf of natural resources which need, above all else, some well-motivated friends.
J. Michael Kelly was the outdoors columnist for the Syracuse Post-Standard for sixteen years and has contributed thousands of articles for a wide variety of outdoors publications. He is also the author of FISHING THE FINGER LAKES and TROUT STREAMS OF CENTRAL NEW YORK and is a 23-time first-place winner of awards from the NY State Outdoor Writers Association. He lives in Marcellus, NY.