Perhaps it is the fickle unpredictability of a trout fish that lends the mystique of trout fishing as something like going after the Holy Grail. Those who fish describe it as a magical, yet exhilarating experience, bathed in tranquil scenery and clean water.
The Hudson Valley has excellent trout-fishing streams and creeks including the Esopus Creek which runs a good length of Ulster County and feeds into the Ashokan Reservoir. State environmental officials have stocked more than 4 million fish this year, including 2.3 million catchable-size fish and nearly 2 million yearlings that will grow and be catchable in the future.
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Click on this link (http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/101552.html) for more information about outdoor recreation and exploring the Ashokan Reservoir, including a list of all the species of fish that swim in its waters.