Orleans County (New York) Fishing Report – Jan. 31, 2018

  • Oak Orchard River – Winter Steelhead News
  • Water Visibility

This week’s fishing report is from Ron Bierstine at Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge: “Something like 6 – 8 inches of light snow accumulated from yesterday and today.  Seasonal temps are in the forecast today and a little warmer tomorrow with colder temps forecast after that.  Flows in the Oak are down, real close to medium now or just slightly greater.  Should be a good opportunity to get nice drifts in now thru most of the river and the spots where previously the flows were pretty heavy.  Visibility is about 2+ feet.  With cold weather hanging in, flows could go lower and clearer.

Downstream slow water could be headed back to frozen with any prolonged cold weather.  A few guys out now having little better chances at hook-ups in the medium flows.  Some small to medium size steelhead are reported.  The other smaller tributaries are retreating quicker with moderate to medium flows and going toward clear.  Those flows will continue to retreat with cold weather and some spots are already icing back in.”

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