Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

Today is Wednesday November 9, 2016.

More seasonable temperatures with off and on again rain throughout the next few days should keep fishing conditions in great shape.

There are a good number of salmon throughout all the tributaries within Orleans County, including a fair number of Atlantic salmon.

Numbers in the upstream areas including the dam on the “Oak” are probably at a peak or close to it.  Brown trout and steelhead numbers are increasing every day.  On the lower stretches of the “Oak,” perch and bass are still being taken, but again a lot of smaller ones in the mix.  Fishing in Johnson Creek has really picked up in the last few days at least for salmon.

The hot baits right now include everything, worms too, but black and green in the artificial baits, especially Stone Flies, are doing extremely well.

Lake Alice is still providing some Perch and Bass, but in smaller sizes.

Remember that the Erie Canal closes on November 20th this year and then the de-watering process will begin shortly after that.

Please take a few moments this Friday, Veterans Day, to thank a veteran for their service to our country, for they are the reason that we have the freedoms that we enjoy today.

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