Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

Today is Wednesday December 14, 2016.


The first day of winter isn’t until December 21st, but by the end of this week, we will have wind chill factors well below zero.  Lake Erie snow on Thursday and then Lake Ontario snow on Friday are in the forecast.

All of the tributaries within Orleans County are fully open right now, but this could be short lived with the forecast.

Fishing for Brown trout and Steelhead has been good to very good as the last of the Erie Canal water is introduced into our waterways, especially the Steelhead.  A number of large Steelhead, over 10 pounds, have been taken.

Fishing pressure is light to very light and with the upcoming cold snap should get even lighter.

Rumor has it that there have been some good catches of yellow perch taken on the lower portions of the “Oak” recently between the point and the Parkway Bridges.

On Lake Alice things are quiet right now, but by the end of this week, ice should get a good start and it may not be long before some solid water fishing is available.

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.