Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

• Lake Ontario Tributaries Flowing
• Ice is gone, Some Boats in Water

Today is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Its spring, which will be followed later this week by winter and then either next week or the week after by spring again.

Word has it that the Welland Canal is due to open very soon which will put this opening as one of the earliest ever.

The ice is now just a memory, so the ice fishermen have lost yet another year to warmer weather.

Over this past weekend, fishing was good to very good on both Johnson Creek and the “Oak,” with good numbers of both brown trout and steelhead being caught.

From what I’m told, egg sacs seemed to be the secret weapon of choice.

On the lower stretches of the “Oak” Perch are being taken, but you still have to sort through them to get a good catch.

All of the ice is off Lake Alice and fishermen are catching Bluegill, Perch and some Crappie off the Kenyonville Bridge. Again you have to sort through the smaller ones for a decent catch.

On Lake Ontario, when the winds are kind, smaller boats are working the discharges of our tributaries and producing brown trout, steelhead and an occasional Coho.

Just think, only 64 more days until the first day of the Spring LOC Derby!

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