Orleans County Fishing Report for December 26, 2017

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 sports shows and a very busy season is in the works with 6 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 everyone of you will continue 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, let’s make everyday a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.