Fishing Report: Orleans County, New York

  • Lake Ontario Trib’s: High, Smaller Tribs are Better
  • Spring Conditions are Near

Today is Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Daytime temperatures in the mid to high 40’s and night time lows in the high 30’s will melt whatever snowpack that is left.

The snowmelt has caused the “Oak” water flow to be high and dirty for the time being.  The turbine is channel going full bore.

The smaller tributaries within Orleans County are at much more fishable levels with stained water and are producing some good to very good fishing conditions.

Steelhead are providing most of the fishing action on the tributaries and should continue to do so for another week or so.

The “Oak” flows should start receding by the end of the week and clarity will return to stained conditions.

This is the time of year that the change from tributary to lake fishing occurs as evidenced by Brown Trout fishing beginning on the big lake.  This will soon be followed by the other cold water species.

It won’t be long before the marinas are alive with activity as boat owners ready their craft for another great season.

Lake Alice is still riled up, but should also calm down and should start producing most of the warm water species in the very near future.

Please don’t forget that this Saturday is the day to help out assembling the pens for the pen rearing project that takes place at Ernest’s Lake Breeze Marina.

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.