Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

June 1, 2016

After above-normal temperatures this past holiday weekend, temperatures are returning to a more seasonal levels and with some much needed rain in the forecast.  Fishing conditions should be great.

On Lake Alice, fishing has been very good.  Largemouth bass are in close, Bluegill and Crappie are spread out and some Walleye are being taken at night.

On the Erie Canal, Channel cats are being caught in the 3 to 5 pound class and fishing in the wide waters area is becoming very productive.

Lake Ontario is really turning on with mature salmon in the mix along with good size Steelhead and all the other species being taken. It’s summer in our cold water fishery.  The 200 to 250 feet of water area seems to be the most productive right now.  Junk lines are doing well with most bites coming in the top 40 feet of water, but then there is the occasional bite a bit deeper.

June 10th will be the kick off of the “King of the Oak” series on Lake Ontario with the Condor derby.  The “King of the Oak” series is a best 3 fish series and there are 4 events throughout the summer.

June 11th and 12th is the 4th annual Lake Ontario Oak Orchard Open Tournament.  The 5-Salmon and 5-Trout structure is unique to the tournaments on Lake Ontario and offers some great challenges.

From Point Breeze on Lake Ontario, the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA and the rest of Orleans County, Let’s make everyday a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.