Today is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
This Halloween the trick is to make the perfect cast with that special fly to that very special spot and catch that ever elusive fish you have been dreaming about for years.
This fall has been an absolute bonus year for both Lake Ontario and the tributaries of Orleans County.
Those with small boats are still doing well in the near shore waters of Lake Ontario while all of our tributaries within Orleans County are alive and producing an abundance of the cold-water species.
Salmon are still entering the tributaries from the lake in good numbers and the brown trout and rainbow/steelhead trout are starting to really pick up in numbers.
With temperatures falling to more seasonal levels and water flows at excellent levels, great fishing is in the forecast well into the future this year.
The Erie Canal has yet to start their dewatering process so good water flows should continue well into the winter months.
On the lower stretches of the “Oak” Perch fishing has been good and reports have an occasional Northern Pike being taken along with a bass or two in the mix.
On Lake Alice it’s been mostly bass in the upper stretches.
I haven’t had any reports from the Erie Canal but I have to believe that at least bass are still active.
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.