Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

Lake Ontario King Salmon fishing has been great from Oak Orchard Creek to the Niagara Bar this year. Photo by Wet Net Charters

Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

Lake Ontario King Salmon fishing has been great from Oak Orchard Creek to the Niagara Bar this year.  Photo by Wet Net Charters
Lake Ontario King Salmon fishing has been great from Oak Orchard Creek to the Niagara Bar this year. Photo by Wet Net Charters

Today is Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

I thought that this was supposed to be fall, but with the temperatures in the 70’s, I guess Mother Nature is up to one of her tricks again.  The rain that we received last night wasn’t enough to make any big change to the water flows within the tributaries within Orleans County.

Cooler temperatures and more precipitation are in the forecast for later this week, but how much rain is yet to be seen.  Right now improved water flow would go a long way to greatly improve the fishing on all of the waters of Orleans County.

The good news is that there are Chinook, Coho and Atlantic salmon scattered throughout all of our tributaries as well as Brown trout and Steelhead.  The problem is that they are not there yet in the numbers due to the warm water conditions.  Hopefully this will change with the next cool down which should occur later this week.

Today is the start of the St. Mary’s Archer’s Club Catch and Release Derby.  For all of you who missed out on the opportunity to sign up, there is always next year to join the fun, and have great fishing, food, friends and prizes.

On Lake Alice they are still catching Bluegills off the Waterport Bridge but fewer than last week.  Bass are still fairly active throughout the lake especially in the upstream areas.

Perch fishing is starting to become more active on the lower stretches of the “Oak,” but there are a lot of smaller ones in the mix, which is a good sign for future populations.

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

Email: sportfishing@orleansny.com