Orleans County Fishing Report for December 5, 2017

Today is Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Well it looks like the vacation from winter like weather may be over with rain and snow in the forecast over the next week or two.

With the on and off rain today, tributary levels and clarity of the tributaries within Orleans County should remain at slightly high to high levels and visibility should stay at around 2 feet.

Decent catches of both brown trout and steelhead/rainbow trout are being reported along with an occasional late run salmon thrown into the mix.

Fly patterns remain with stone flies in black, brown or green, Woolie buggers. egg sucking leeches and egg pattern flies.

Live baits being mentioned are wax worms, spikes and good old night crawlers.

Things seem to be quiet on the lower stretches of the “Oak” but on Lake Alice catches of most of the species are being reported.

The Erie Canal is still partially watered while crews work on some areas that could be a problem if not attended to.

From Point Breeze on Lake Ontario, the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA and the rest of Orleans County, let’s make every day a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.