Fish Creek Access
| Access to the East
of Fish Creek is limited to bridges that cross over the river as there
are no official public access sites. The river upstream from
Taberg to the
Rome Reservoir flows through a gorge with near vertical walls of 70
feet or more. Geologists think that the gorge was formed by the outflow
from melting glaciers of the last Ice Age.
The East Branch at high water is a dangerous river and is classified as a Class 3 white water river. The gradient of the river in places is about 100 feet per mile. Take care when entering the gorge as one can be easily trapped with no exit even with summer flows.
The club stocks Atlantic salmon upstream from Rome Reservoir and we have had reports of large salmon being caught there. It appears that some salmon will mature in Rome Reservoir rather than attempt to go further down stream.
The club also stocks Atlantic salmon in the East Branch below Kessinger Dam and the west Branch below McConnellsville. Those fish will and have migrated down to Oneida lake and return when large enough.
Some areas of interest are pointed out here on a map as follows: