Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

Today is Wednesday November 30, 2016.

It looks like today will be the end of the above normal temperatures for a long time.  Rain mixed with snow is in the forecast for the rest of the week and into next week.

They are finally dewatering the Erie Canal.  Last week it seemed like they had started to dewater, but then it stopped as quickly as it started.

Water flows on the “Oak” remain at a moderate level with Browns and Steelhead moving thru the system. The lower portion of the “Oak’ is still providing some Perch fishing opportunities but as it has been for a while now, you have to sort thru the smaller ones to get a decent catch.

The other tributaries within Orleans County have lower flows, but still are offering some good fishing conditions.

Lake Alice is still providing Bluegills, Perch and some Bass, but levels continue to drop off.  Just a reminder that Bass season in New York closes today, so from now until the 3rd Saturday in June – it’s catch and release only.

Remember to watch for shore ice as night time temperatures dip below the freezing mark on a more regular basis.

Just think, only 20 more weeks until boating season starts!!!

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