Orleans County Fishing Report

Today is Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

The Erie Canal is in the process of being dewatered again which is providing good water flows in many of the tributaries within Orleans County. On the “Oak” there are still some salmon available for the right offering, mainly at the dam.

Brown trout and steelhead/rainbow trout are on the move with good waterflows.

The warmer temperatures of the past day or two have helped clear some of the snow and shore ice, providing some extra water flow.

Temperatures will continue their rollercoaster ride through this coming weekend but then return to more seasonal levels as winter will finally be upon us.

This is the time of year that taking a few extra minutes to review safety precautions and paying more attention to your surrounding conditions is of the utmost importance.

Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

This is the last fishing report before Christmas so let me take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you the happiest and safest of holidays, and a bright new year in 2018.

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.