- Lake Ontario has Very High Water
- Fishing is Good on Lake, in Trib’s
- Lake Alice is Off-color, but Lots of Fish
Today is Wednesday, April 26, 2017.
The rain keeps coming and the lake level keeps rising. Property owners along Lake Ontario are bracing for even higher water and hoping that we don’t get a strong wind from any northerly direction.
Let’s start with the inland waters report.
Lake Alice hasn’t totally cleared of muddy water yet, but it is offering some great opportunities for Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, Rock Bass, White Bass, Bullhead and Channel Cats.
The Lake Ontario tributaries still have some Steelhead and an occasional Brown trout along with suckers, perch, bass, pike and Bullhead.
On Lake Ontario, great catches of Brown trout, Coho’s and some Steelhead are being reported, along with Lake Trout that are out deeper. There’s even a few reports about Chinook Salmon being caught.
Those fishing the big lake should be ever mindful of the great amount of debris that the Lake Ontario high water conditions have deposited in the lake, some of which you can see and some that is just below the surface.
Monday, the DEC stocked 7,000 Steelhead up by Captain’s Cove and then 133,160 Chinook Salmon at Lake Breeze Marina. The salmon were supposed to be held in pens, but the decision was made to direct stock them due to the high temperature in the “Oak” with the protection provided by the muddy water conditions. This was a hard decision to make but in my opinion it was the very best decision that could have been made.
A week from this Friday will be the opening of the Spring LOC Derby which will run through May 14th this year.
With the fishing conditions being what they are, we should see some great weights on the leaderboard.
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.