Orleans County Fishing Report

Today is Wednesday May 17, 2017.

The next few days will have temperatures in the 80’s and then drop back to more seasonal temperatures.

Fishing on Lake Ontario has been up and down but more up than down.

In close Brown trout seem to be the catch while out just a little deeper it is a mixture of Lake trout near the bottom in 80 feet of water and then Coho salmon and Chinooks in the upper portions.

I have one report of a 22-pound Atlantic salmon being taken a few days ago.

On the lower stretches of the “Oak” the Perch bite has been fairly consistent as well as some early bass action but bass season doesn’t open until the third Saturday in June, so for now it’s catch and release.

On Lake Alice fishing is picking up with catches of Rock Bass, Perch, Bluegills and Crappie all being taken even though the lake is still slightly high and dirty.

I know that many ports are in rough shape due to the high-water levels but all of the marinas within Orleans County have been putting in overtime raising their docks and are open and ready to offer the full service that you have come to expect from them.

In short, the open sign is lit for all boaters and fishermen alike.

Captain’s Cove has lost their tackle shop at the bottom of the hill but fear not, the new shop at the top of the hill will be open in the next few weeks.

Last Sunday Bald Eagle Marina hosted the LOC Spring Derby Awards Ceremony which was well attended.

If you get a chance, visit them to see what a great job they have done bringing that facility up to date with all services available.

Speaking of Bald Eagle Marina, with their opening again the Oak Orchard Open has changed their name to Orleans County Open to include Bald Eagle Marina.

You will now have the choice of fishing out of either port in Orleans County for this great event which takes place on June 10th and 11th this year.

Also, the Condor Derby will take place on June 9th.

It’s amazing what can be done when a community works together towards a common goal.

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.