Orleans County/Lake Ontario Fishing Report – Dec. 26, 2017

  • Winter is Here, Temps in Single Digits, use CAUTION
  • Look for Browns, Steelies in Deep Pools
  • Erie Canal Repairs and Dewatering Complete

The Today is Tuesday December 26, 2017.

The winter season is now in full swing with us having a very white Christmas.  Temperatures will dip into the teens during the day and single digits at night.

The Erie Canal crews have completed their work and also the dewatering process, which gave some of our tributaries an extra boost of water for the tributary season.

Both brown trout and rainbow/steelhead trout are heading toward the deeper pools and areas of open waters.

Although fishing pressure is on the light side, there are still plenty of good fishing opportunities available.

Please remember that icing conditions can deteriorate very quickly this time of year, so be mindful of your surrounding conditions.

The New Year will also bring a new season for outdoor sport shows and a very busy season is in the works with six shows in the plan for 2018.

The end of this year will also bring the end of my time as Sportfishing Coordinator of Orleans County.

It has been my extreme pleasure to serve in this position for the last 12 years, but it has also become time to move on and enjoy retirement with all of the new opportunities that it has to offer.

I only hope that each and every one of you will continue with all of the great fishing opportunities that Lake Ontario and its tributaries within Orleans County have to offer.

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