This week’s fishing report is from Ron Bierstine from Oak Orchard Tackle and Lodge, February 19, 2019.
We’re back to more wintry weather after a few inches of snow throughout Monday night. Cold temperatures are forecast through the mid week with a warming trend toward the weekend and a chance of rain showers Wednesday.
For now, flows are all dropping and clearing. Flows in the Oak are about medium or maybe just one notch less with mostly clear water color of 2 – 3 ft of visibility. Fishing pressure is light and there is no significant icing conditions. The other area smaller tributaries have moderate flows and mostly clear water color. With dropping flows and cold temps hanging in, there could be some renewed icing in spots on the smaller tributaries.
Look for a few fresh fish from earlier higher water now pooled up in deeper holes or near the dam or in downstream, slow & deep water spots. The next shot of higher flows should lead to some fresh steelhead migrations and late winter/spring action. Larger waterways like the Niagara are back in business and the Genesee should be close to a decent fishable window too.
Provided by Ron Bierstine, Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge.
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