If you are going to fish Oatka I would suggest you check the regs closely. Depending on the stretch of water you fish you could be in a catch-n-release section as well as a section that doesn't allow bait. There are also size limitations if keeping fish. It's one of the reasons catch and release is so popular - a lot less hassle than trying to remember whether you can legally keep a fish and it helps preserve the resource too. FWIW some of the Oatka is considered "blue ribbon" water and some of the best trout fishing in NYS. I don't fish all that often but when I do I primarily fly fish and the Oatka is one of my go-to streams.
Good to know, I'll look into it deeper.
I also want to add that I have used my Walmart Theory of fishing to great results.
If you go to an area that you are unfamiliar with, go to the local Walmart fishing section (they are usually really good) and buy the pre-loaded mini tackle boxes filled with an assortment of lures. They tell you what they will catch and give you at least one of something that will work.
My theory is that a big corporation like Walmart has full teams of people to determine what products are moving. If something doesn't sell, they take it off the shelf. So, basically, what you are seeing on the shelves is what is working in that region. You'll notice that the all-in-ones in Niagara Falls aren't the same as the ones in Canandaigua or Willmington, NC.
I haven't been disappointed by them yet.
Now that's an interesting idea. I bet you're right.
I think it's Oatka but it might actually be just a bit north on the Genny from where Oatka feeds in. I know there's a NYS DEC marked spot right under the bridge on Scottsville West Henrietta Rd. There's also one on Rt. 251 just south of there.