Today is Tuesday December 12, 2017.
Well the crews must have finished their work on the Erie Canal and the canal has been refilled to check the repairs. Once everything passes inspection the system should be dewatered again for the winter. For the tributaries within Orleans County this means added water flow until possibly the end of December this year.
Fish are spread throughout the tributary system and decent numbers of both brown trout and steelhead/rainbow trout are being reported. Right now, water levels are good to very good with 2 feet or better visibility.
On the lower stretches of the “Oak,” perch fishing has been fairly consistent. Interestingly, perch caught at Point Breeze have Gobies in them and perch caught farther upstream had items (forage) in them colored orange.
Finally, with winter starting on December 22nd, this means that the white stuff that is on the ground now is just leaves that have turned from red to orange to yellow to brown and finally to white