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NEW YORK: Orleans County – Inland Waters Bass Fishing Seems to be Hot

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Fishing on Lake Ontario off the shores of Orleans County has never been better.

Average sizes of Chinook salmon, Brown trout and Steelhead/Rainbow trout are above average for this time of year with most fishermen enjoying their daily catch limit.

The rain of last week has helped settle things down into more normal summer conditions.

There are fish scattered from 100 feet of water all the way out to past the 33 line.

The bigger Kings seem to be from the 31 to 33 line with good mixed bags of fish from the 31 line on in. Riggers from 60 to 80 feet down and dipsys 180 to 220 feet back seem to be having the most action.  Some of the patterns mentioned are Gators, Glo purples, Purple clowns, 42 second gold and Ghosts.

On the inland waters of Orleans County Bass fishing seems to be hot on all of the waters.

On Lake Alice Bluegills are being taken in very good size and numbers from the Waterport Bridge.

Glenwood Lake is producing good numbers and sizes of Catfish along with Carp, Bass and Rock bass.

Back on Lake Ontario, the near shore weed beds seem to be overrun with Gobies at the present so Perch and Bass fishing is slow.

Finally don’t forget that the Orleans County Rotary Club Derby starts this Saturday August 4th and runs through Sunday August 19th.

Let’s make everyday a great fishing day, right here in Orleans County.

Mike Waterhouse
Olreans County Tourism
p: 585-589-3103


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NEW YORK: Salmon River – White, Blue & Pink Egg Sacks are the Top Baits

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Steelhead fishing is remains amazing. The fish gods continue to shine on area anglers. The salmon river is loaded with a mix of fresh and dark fish and they are spread out from top to bottom. Water flows are about perfect for boats and bankies and although it looks like winter has finally arrived it still is not that bad.

White, blue & pink egg sacks are the top baits followed by 10mm beads in glow roe and white lightning and the plug bite has been good as well. The slightly stained water is keeping the fish active and the fish ones just keep coming in.

The Oswego River is loaded with browns and the fishing behind the hotels has been really good. White jigs tipped with a minnow will do the damage there.I

Ice fisherman have been disappointed thus far but I believe that will change soon. Please be careful on that early thin ice. It is just a fish and there is no reason to take the chance.

Capt. Troy Creasy
High Adventure Sportfishing
p: 315-298-2410


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NEW YORK: Fishing is Very Good to Exceptional for Coho Salmon, Brown, Steelhead & Rainbow Trout

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Today is Monday December 12, 2011. Well here we are in the second full week of December and the only place anyone in Orleans County is Ice fishing is in their freezer.

With the mid week temperatures predicted to be in the low 50’s, I wouldn’t be breaking out the ice fishing gear yet.

Fishing on the open waters of the tributaries within Orleans County is at very good to exceptional level for Brown trout, Coho salmon and Steelhead/Rainbow trout fishing. The delayed release of water from the Erie Canal and the rains that we have had over the past week or so is keeping the water levels of all of our tributaries at good to slightly above level. Water clarity remains at a slightly stained state which makes for tremendous tributary fishing. The mid week prediction of more rain means that this trend should continue through at least the end of the year if not longer.

All seems quite on the smaller lakes within the county and the only other positive fishing note seems to be fairly good catches of Perch from the bridges area of the oak all the way North to the Point. This is the time of year that you can always find that stretch of water for you to enjoy with no one else on around to share it with.

Let’s make everyday a great fishing day, right here in Orleans County.

Mike Waterhouse
Olreans County Tourism
p: 585-589-3103


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NEW YORK: With Clearer Water Lure Colors will Change

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The anticipated rain of the past week was little if any. As a result all of the tributaries within Orleans County have flows that are moderate to slightly low and visibility working its way to mostly clear. Even with that, there are very good numbers of both Brown and Rainbow/Steelhead trout being taken along with an occasional Chinook.

The wind conditions have caused the trash gates at the power project on the Oak to be clogged with leaves at a greater frequency, so changes in the flow patterns will occur more often. Also with the clearer water, lure colors will change from the predominant chartreuse and Orange patterns to the other patterns in the spectrum. With the promise of at least some rain today and tonight, some improvement to existing conditions may occur in respect to water levels and visibility.

This time of year hunting seems to take a priority with many so fishing reports are fewer. The good news is that this can mean that your favorite fishing hole may be completely devoid of another human being and just waiting for your arrival. With the unseasonably warm weather, Perch fishing has been spotty at best. Lake Alice is still producing some decent catches of Bluegill and Crappie from the Waterport Bridge to the dam but less than the past several weeks.

Let’s make everyday a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.

Mike Waterhouse
Olreans County Tourism
p: 585-589-3103

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NEW YORK: Lake Alice – Crappie Fishing is Still Good at the Waterport Bridge

Monday, November 7th, 2011

The weather for the rest of this week and the beginning of next week looks very favorable for some great fishing opportunities.

Walleye fishing on Glenwood Lake seems to be peaking with some good size Walleyes being taken.

Both Bluegill and Crappie fishing is still good at the Waterport Bridge on Lake Alice but slowly dropping off.

Perch fishing on Oak Orchard River is still spotty at best.
Now for the really great news.

Fishing for Brown trout has greatly picked up even though there are still good numbers of Chinook salmon in the mix.

Add to that the fact that Steelhead are beginning their migration into our rivers and streams and fishing is very good to great.
This is true of Sandy, Marsh and Johnson Creeks throughout their entire run and on Oak Orchard River all the way up to the dam.
Some people with small boats are still trolling the lake right off Oak Orchard River with good success.

Work should be wrapping up in the next few days at the Waterport Power Station which will just leave some clean-up activities in that area.
For our fishing friends on the Eastern seaboard, the lights are on and the fishing is great—come join us.

Let’s make everyday a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.

Mike Waterhouse
Olreans County Tourism
p: 585-589-3103


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NEW YORK: Suggested Patterns are Comets, Nymphs, Large Stoneflies & Streamers

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Well in spite the low water we are having a season that you dream about. The fishing is nothing short of incredible.
At day’s end many many of my long time clients say to me, Troy: This was the best day of fishing we have ever had.
All the fish are now scattered top to bottom, with more coming in the bottom end each day.

The spawning grounds throughout the salmon river is loaded with kings, Coho’s and steelhead. Too many steelhead for this time of year, as they are getting beat on, but it is what it is.

Ellis Cove, Frazier’s Run, The upper Trestle and the gravel above the Sportsman pool are all holding good numbers of spawning salmon. The fishing in the lower end of the river is steady with good numbers of kings and steelhead moving through there yesterday.

Suggested patterns are comets, nymphs, large stoneflies and streamers. For all of the bait fisherman, blue, pink and chartreuse egg sacs have been the preferred colors of choice.

The cool temperatures coming will help to survival of released fish. The water has been near 60 and the fish struggle for oxygen. Please land them quick and release them as fast as possible.

Stephanie from Fat Nancy’s West said that fish are spread throughout the river and the fishing is great. The water level is running about 4,500cfs. Look for the most action from the Utica St. bridge to the dam. Egg sacs, skein, wooly buggers and egg pattern flies, are working well. A good number of steelhead have been reported throughout the river and anglers are finding some walleye at night.

On Oneida Lake Perch fishing is very good. Fish in the shallows, in the weeds, around the weeds and in deep water; it all seems to be working with fathead minnows being the choice bait. Nightcasting for walleyes has not materialized although an occasional one has been jigged up in deep water. The water temperature is 60 degrees and things will pick up as the temperature drops into the mid 50s.

Capt. Troy Creasy
High Adventure Sportfishing
p: 315-298-2410


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NEW YORK: Meat rigs, J-plugs & Large Flasher-fly Combos are Your Best Lures

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Fishing on Lake Ontario has slowed as the lake season wraps up.

There are still fish being taken right around the piers and break wall early in the morning and early evening. Meat rigs, J-plugs and large flasher-fly combinations are your best lures at those times. There are still some fresher fish being taken in the 100 foot of depth range for those who still have boats in the water.

This is the time of year when the tributaries really come alive and provide some great action.

Johnson Creek is providing Salmon action all the way up to the dam at Lyndonville as well as Northern pike and Carp. On the Oak it seems to be an abundance of a broad variety of fish. Salmon are all the way up to the dam along with some Steelhead and Brown Trout.

There is plenty of good action at the point and at the bridges area for Salmon and Northern pike.

Gar pike are being taken in the lower reaches of the Oak along with some Perch that are starting in from the lake. Of course the Smallmouth bass and pan fish are plentiful all along the lower portion of the Oak.

On the Erie Canal good catches of Smallmouth bass and Walleye along with moderate catches of Crappie are being reported.

Lake Alice still seems to be the hotspot for Bluegills and the stretch of the Oak between Lake Alice and Glenwood Lake is still producing good numbers of Smallmouth bass.

No matter what fresh water fish you would like to target, you can find it all in Orleans County.

Let’s make everyday a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.

Mike Waterhouse
Olreans County Tourism
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NEW YORK: Lake Ontario – Best Rigs Have Been…

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Lake Ontario has been on fire the last two weeks.

Salmon are showing up in big numbers preparing for their fall spawning runs. The fish have been staging in 50-150′ of water from 5 miles west of Oswego to the mouth of the Salmon River.

Best rigs have been:

Flashers: Pro Trolls in pig Pen, Green, Ice House, White Green dot, Chrome, Chacita, White Mt. Dew

Spin Doc: White Green Dot, White Mt. Dew, White Killer, Capt. Valium

Flies: Shredded Hammer, Blue Glo Hammer, Live Lime Mirage, Mirage, Pro Am, Green Glo

J-plugs: Green Glo, Sapsucker, Silver Bullet

Oswego Fishing… Fishing on the Lake should remain good for the next 2 weeks.

Capt. Andy Bliss
Chasin’ Tail Adventures
p: 315-591-4578


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NEW YORK: 30 lb Mahi Hit the Short Rod Baited with Mackeral

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

We had the roy braun party out for a day of sharking.

We had nice calm seas with winds N/W at 10 kts. We set up just north of a 20 fathom wreck and set up our chum slick and set out our baits. Within minutes we had blues invade the slick then they disappeared. We thought a shark might be in the slick. We see the deep bait get hit then we see a mahi jumping out of the water. It was on the deep rod. Jim made quick work of that 20 lb fish. Then we had a jack crevelle come in. We caught on a light spinning rod it weighed 10 lbs.

Then after putting out a new can of chum we had a 30 lb mahi hit the short rod baited with mackeral. Nice bull mahi for such close inshore waters. No sharks came in we beat it out of there before the thunderstorms beat us up. A nice day on the water was had by all.

Tight lines!

Capt. Dennis
FAIR CHASE II
D. C. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES inc.
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NEW YORK: Want Walleye? Fish Deeper Water, Troll Purple & Black Hot-n-Tots

Monday, August 1st, 2011

July was nothing more than a blur last year I seemed to miss June and this year I made sure that did not happen, but July has passed us by and the crazy time is really upon us now.

From The Shipping Lanes all the way to Sodus Bay large numbers of king salmon are being found in 200 to 600 feet of water. While we usually get a taste of good salmon fishing in July, This year the entire month has been red hot. Double figure catches with a mix of salmon, lakers and steelhead are being reported daily by many captains out of Oswego.

For Chinooks, work 300 to 650 feet of water. Fish 80 to 125 down. Run Pro-Troll flashers in white and green along with Atomik flies in Big fin glow, glow, hammer, sweetpea in the sun and never forget the old TG Fly!
Troll 2.0 to 2.3 mph at the ball! Find 42 degree water and cover everything from that temperature right up to were it breaks into the 60’s.

We did get a good taste of big wind several days last week and as usual it cost us a few trips and scattered the fish. A few days of stable weather and everything falls back into place.

When the winds scatter the salmon we simply slip into 70 to 105 feet of water and the brown trout have been happy to cooperate. We are taking some real good ones and occasionally there is a salmon holding in the short water as well.

Fishing on Oneida Lake is still excellent, especially on the west end of the lake. You can catch pickerel, bass, catfish and perch. If you want walleye fish in deeper water, troll purple and black Hot-n-Tots and jr. thundersticks at a depth of 25-38 ft.

Now is a great time to schedule a lake charter. The kids are out of school, the fishing is excellent and area captains are available for lake charters. The big boys are here, so where are you? Come and get them!

This is Captain Troy Creasy, Good Fishing.

Capt. Troy Creasy
High Adventure Sportfishing
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