Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

Lake Ontario Tributaries – Browns/Steelies

Today is Wednesday January 11, 2017.

The up and down temperatures continue, with us being in the warmer temperature part of the swing for now.

Rain of last night, and more rain and snow in the forecast should keep the water levels in all of the tributaries within Orleans County at moderate to slightly high levels. with water clarity at stained to slightly stained, through the rest of this week and into next week.

Most of our tributaries are at least partly open and should remain so with the warmer weather.

The bad news is that there is a lack of safe ice for ice fishermen to be on lakes and ponds, and that shouldn’t change for the better anytime in the near future.

The partial icing conditions also means that small boats cannot access the lower portion of the “Oak” at present.

The good news is that with the thawing conditions right now, both brown trout and steelhead are on the move throughout the system, with fresh fish entering the system.

Both natural and artificial baits are working well including wooly buggers and nymphs in a variety of colors, wax worms, salted minnows and spikes.

With the ever changing weather conditions please be mindful of your surrounding conditions as they may quickly change.

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.