Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

Today is Wednesday November 16, 2016.

The weather rollercoaster will be very wild this week with temperatures possibly setting a new high on Friday and then the possibility of snow by Sunday.  I wonder what else Mother Nature can throw into the mix?

Fishing on the tributaries within Orleans County remains at a higher level than normal partially due to the warmer than normal fall so far.

There are still some fresh salmon entering the system along with an ever increasing number of Brown Trout, Steelhead and a fair number of Atlantic Salmon.

Flows on the “Oak” are at a moderate level with clear water and the other tributaries are at low flows with clear water.  On the lower stretches of the “Oak” Perch and Smallmouth bass are still being caught by sizes remain on the small side.  Parking and meals at the Archer’s Club has ended for the season, but you can still access the area by walking down the hill.

Lake Alice is still giving up Bass and Bluegills, but the numbers are decreasing as time goes by.

With gun hunting season opening in our area on Saturday and the Thanksgiving holiday next week, fishing pressure should slack off for a period of time.

The Erie Canal will close this Sunday (November 20) at 5 PM and then dewatering should start later in the week unless there is some work that needs to be done that requires the canal to remain watered for a short period of time.

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