Saw a huge trout 25 to 30 inches come completely out of the water on the Cohocton River Sept 17th. Heard a report of a 27 incher caught in the late spring or early summer.
Over 150 juvenile (wild) trout were caught by a small group of Hornell, NY fishers. I asked a fisheries biologist if the wild trout are more likely to survive the winter than the stockies and he said "probably".
Looks like the fish came through the summer doldrums ok. After an exceptionally cool spring, summer heat was also excessive.
Cayuta Creek has held good numbers of fish through the summer. Don't know much about the wild fish there but there is natural reproduction in some feeder streams.