Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

Lake Ontario, Lake Alice, Erie Canal

Today is Wednesday December 21, 2016.

Welcome to the first day of winter!

The colder than normal temperatures over the last week or so have started forming ice on portions of Lake Alice, but don’t break out the ice fishing gear quiet yet.  Warming temperatures for the rest of this week and into next week will weaken what ice there is to the point of being totally unsafe to be on.

The warming trend should be a benefit to flows in our tributaries with the melting of our present snow pack, but I’m not sure just how long that will last.

On the Oak there is still open water from the dam thru the Archer’s Club area and beyond with fair to good fishing conditions.  Catches of both Brown trout and Steelhead are still being reported.

The other tributaries within Orleans County are reporting low water and icing conditions, but that may change with the warmer weather.

With Christmas being this Sunday fishing pressure should be extremely low.

Speaking of the holidays may you and yours enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday season.

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.