reprinted from : http://gorp.away.com/gorp/location/ny/fis_hudv.htm
By Claire Pamplin
Fishing for the two species of black bass includes the lower portions of all of the Hudson's tributaries: Fishkill Creek, Wappinger Creek, Rondout Creek, Esopus Creek, Roeliff Jansen Kill, and Catskill Creek. The Hudson's tributaries also make fine trout fishing destinations, especially Esopus Creek. This clean, cold river whose source is in the Catskill Mountains contains brook and brown and rainbow trout. Catskill Creek is also a major trout stream. It flows through Schoharie, Albany, and Greene Counties before joining the Hudson at Saugerties, New York. Its many drops and cascades give it charm, beauty, and a number of deep pools harboring a strong population of native rainbow trout. At lower altitudes, warm-water species make their appearance and brown trout outnumber the rainbows.
Bash Bish Brook at Taconic State Park's Copake Falls Area is another great place for trout fishing.