Orleans County Fishing Report for October 24, 2017

Today is Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
The temperature yo-yo continues with the temperatures looking more like late September than late October.
Runs of all of the cold-water species are on again and off again on all of the tributaries within Orleans County.
That’s not to say that there is any shortage of any of the cold-water species in our tributaries, they are not the bigger runs that one would normally see this time of year.
Temperatures will be above average into late next week and beyond.
What this means to me and others is that the tributary season will be extended this year and that is great news.
Another positive part of this whole weather thing is that people with boats still in the water have been having great success in the near shore waters of Lake Ontario off Orleans County.
All of the inland streams and lakes have been fairly quiet right now but bass fishing is still doing well, especially on the upper reaches of Lake Alice.
Please don’t forget that bass season closes on November 3oth this year so bass catch and release starts on December 1st.
Perch are being caught on the lower Stretches of the “Oak”.
The Catch and Release Fly Fishing Derby at the St. Mary’s Archers Club was once again a great success with some fantastic fish being weighed in, some great food being served, some great prizes being awarded and some great new friends being made.
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.