Fishing

NYSDEC just released the 2015 Chemung River Angler Survey, the first such survey to be conducted in many years. The full report can be found at the bottom of this page. Please click on "download."

Bait, Tackle and Fly Shops

Nickle Creek Bait and Tackle Shop, Elmira, NY
The Bait Shop, Horseheads, NY, 607-732-3292

Hills,Valleys, & Streams, 1600 Cedar St., Elmira. (607) 767-6253, HVS@stny.rr.com or on line at www.hvsoutdoors.com 

Pinewood Flies, Pine Valley, NY
Hesselson's, Elmira Heights, NY, 607-733-4665

Great resources:
John Lively's Southern Tier Fishing site
Southern Tier Sportsman
Twin Tiers Five Rivers Chapter of the Federation of Fly Fishers
DEC Region 8 Fishing Hotline
DEC fishing license information (NYS offers free fishing the last full weekend of June each year. For two days, no fishing licenses are required)

The waters of the Chemung River are dominated by Smallmouth Bass and Walleye. There are also Largemouth Bass, Bullheads, Carp, and Muskie. Prime fishing is during the summer and fall, but Walleye and Muskie are active into December.

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