Today is Wednesday July 19, 2017.
Rain is in the forecast off and on through the end of next week but it sounds like more of a quick shower or two than the downpours we have been experiencing lately.
Good news is that temperatures are more summer like over the next week or so.
Lake Ontario water levels are dropping and hopefully this trend will continue.
Some really good news is that the launch ramps on the west side of Oak Orchard River has re-opened for use and this should take some of the pressure off the east side launch rams and the parking lot.
Another great piece of news is that a 31-pound 10-ounce salmon was weighed in yesterday at Narby’s yesterday and is now the Grand Prize leader.
The leaderboard for the LOC Summer Derby is starting to look like the old days as far as weights go.
On Lake Ontario off Orleans County fishing has gone from good to exceptional over the last week.
Fishing in the 100 to 250 feet of water range is where most of the action is taking place and riggers, copper rigs and lead lines set from 65 to 90 feet down are seeing most of the action.
Spoons are back in the mix of lures used but the meat rigs and flasher/fly combinations are still seeing most of the action.
The derby runs through the end of this month so there’s still time to enter and get in on some of the great cash prizes that are up for grabs.
On the lower stretches of the “Oak”, Lake Alice and the Erie Canal, conditions are return to more summer like conditions and catches.
Bass are still the main catch but you never know what that next cast may bring.
The Erie Canal Fishing Derby ended This past Sunday with some great catches showing up on the leader board.
From Point Breeze on Lake Ontario, the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing
Town USA and the rest of Orleans County, let’s make everyday a great fishing day
right here in Orleans County.