Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Dec. 19, 2017

  • Salmon Still Can be Found at Waterport Dam
  • Trib Fishing is Good
  • Winter Fishing, Be safe, Watch for Shore Ice

The Erie Canal is in the process of being dewatered again, which is providing good water flows in many of the tributaries within Orleans County.

On the “Oak” there are still some salmon available for the right offering, mainly at the dam.

Brown trout and steelhead/rainbow trout are on the move with the good water flow.

The warmer temperatures of the past day or two have helped clear some of the snow and shore ice, providing more safe access and some extra water flow.

Temperatures will continue their roller coaster ride through this coming weekend, but then return to more seasonal levels as winter will finally be upon us.

This is the time of year that taking a few extra minutes to review safety precautions and paying more attention to your surrounding conditions, this is of the utmost importance.  Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

This is the last fishing report before Christmas, so let me take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you the happiest and safest of holidays, and a bright new year in 2018.

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