Guided Fly Fishing on the Conhocton River
New York State Licensed Guide #4407
Join me on the beautiful Conhocton River for some enjoyable fly fishing.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned angler, I know you’ll enjoy fishing
this jewel of New York’s southern tier. Large areas of public fishing access
provide a variety of stream conditions. You can fish for a combination of
stocked and wild trout, or visit the two special regulation areas which are
not stocked, allowing you to try your skill on wild, stream-bred brown trout.
Conhocton River fly fishing begins in earnest when water temperatures
make the trout active enough to chase the bugs! This usually means mid-
April and the Hendrickson hatch, although earlier fishing can be good
over blue quills and blue winged olives. On the other hand, late southern
tier winters can push everything ahead into May! Every year is different.
Give me call or email. I'll be honest about the current conditions.
RATES: Half Day (approx. 4 hrs.) $ 125.00 for 1 angler
150.00 for 2 anglers
Full Day (approx. 8 hrs.) $200.00 for 1 angler
250.00 for 2 anglers
Evening Hatch Special! Have a limited amount of time
to fish? Join me for approximately 3 hrs. of fishing the
Conhocton’s evening hatches and spinner falls, from about
6 p.m. to dusk.
Evening Hatch Rate - $100.00 for 1 angler
125.00 for 2 anglers
Fully rigged St. Croix fly rods with Rio Lines are available, but you can
certainly bring your own. Also, bring your own flies or try some of mine.
You’ll need your own waders or hip boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug
repellent, camera, and rain gear. Be sure you have your New York Fishing
Call 607-776-4968 or email email@example.com for availability.
There are numerous fishing charters on Keuka Lake offering trolling for
trout. If you're interested in doing that, please contact me and I can give
you a list of licensed charter guides. However, if you're interested in trying
your hand at fly fishing for bass, or just a day of fishing with fly or
conventional tackle for whatever bites, you should consider a trip with me
on my boat. In addition to being a New York Licensed Fishing Guide, I also
hold a U.S.C.G. Captain's License, and a NY Joint Pilot and Engineer
License (the New York inland waters equivalent of a Coast Guard Captain
License). My boat, a 19 ft. center console Carolina Skiff, running an
Evinrude E-tec 90 hp motor, is fully inspected and approved as a public
vessel. I can comfortably fish three adults or two adults and up to two
WHERE: Trips are available on Keuka Lake, Lamoka Lake, and Waneta
WHEN: Trips are available 7 days a week from mid-May into mid-
September. These lakes tend to have quite a bit of boat traffic,
especially weekends. If possible, I like to fish late afternoons and
evenings, or early morning to early afternoon. Weekdays have
lighter recreational boat traffic.
RATES: 4 hrs. - $ 250.00 for up to 3 Adults or 2 Adults and up to 2 Children
8 hrs. - $ 400.00 for up to 3 Adults or 2 Adults and up to 2 Children
THE FISHING: As I said above, there are numerous charters offering
downriggers, side planers, and all the other equipment for
trolling for trout. I'm offering an alternative for the fly fishing
enthusiast, or just someone who may be on vacation and not
have access to a boat and wants to do some bass fishing or just take
a wife or child fishing for a few hours on the lake. We can look for
smallmouth on rocky points, or try for largemouth in the weeds.
Maybe you'd like to throw some big plugs (or flies!) for the
Waneta Lake muskies. Maybe you just want to have some fun
with bluegills and perch on small twister tail jigs. We can also try
jigging for lake trout in Keuka. I'll try to accommodate whatever
type of fishing you want to try.
I offer fully rigged St. Croix fly rods with Rio Lines, or spinning
and baitcasting outfits if preferred, as well as flies and other
artificial baits. I generally don't use live bait, but I'll supply worms
if a younger child is involved. The equipment also comes with all
the instruction you may need for an enjoyable outing.
All bass and musky fishing is catch and release. Take a picture of your
trophy and get a fiberglass mount done - they're beautiful and
they last forever!
You're welcome to keep any bluegills, perch, pickerel, or other
panfish, up to the legal limit. If we go jigging for lake trout,
you may want to keep some of them.
WHAT YOU BRING: Sunscreen, Appropriate clothing, Camera, Rain
Gear, Your rods and other tackle, if you prefer. Be sure you have
a New York Fishing License!
WEATHER: Judging the safety of the weather is my call. I won't put my
clients or myself in danger. Thunderstorms, heavy rain, or strong
winds may cause the cancellation of the trip. If we can't go out
because of bad weather, you can reschedule.
TO BOOK A TRIP: Call: (607) 776-4968
or (607) 742-9137
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Another Keuka smallmouth falls for a Clouser!
Randy from Johnstown, PA
Guided Fly and Light Tackle Fishing on
Keuka, Lamoka, and Waneta Lakes