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Orleans County Fishing Report 5/30/23

Orleans County Tourism
May 31, 2023
Lake Ontario - Freshwater Fishing Report

Everyone with some experience will tell you June can be a bit of a transition period and given the warmer, stagnant weather lately it seems that we are already there now for the end part of May. With any luck that will mean we'll move through this phase quickly with summer patterns and temp structure setting up sooner then later. Alewives are making a decent Oak Orchard rivermouth showing and will likely hang around until at least some serious offshore winds chase them back to deeper water. Pike and walleye casters and trollers can take advantage of the baitfish presence and even a couple brown trout have been hooked up by pier fishermen over the past couple days.

Wayne S. and his wife Nicole did an evening troll just before the holiday weekend and got the nice King in 70 fow on a wire diver with a spin doctor flasher/fly. With just a few hours to fish they found a few more small salmon and marked nice bait around 55 to 80 fow. But like most everyone else lately they found all the same kind of water from top to bottom without good temp, even out to 200 fow. Wayne spreads his program out when it's like that with 5 colors and 10 colors leadcore and one diver 180 out and one diver 100 out and riggers from 65 up to 25 fow.

It sounds like all around and even to the west there's lots of the same kind of water and fish that are well spread out among all those acres of water...

Cpt. B. Ashmore running the spiffy clean Fin-natic Bayliner fished dawn early on Memorial Day because he knew he'd have his best action early and then yep it shut down for him by mid morning. He fished over 80 fow and found a few high cohos to go along with a few deeper Kings. Lakers are there on the bottom too if you want to give them a go and the Captain also figured some browns had to be lurking on the ledge staying close to all the alewives he was marking. Cpt. Lou Borrelli of Get the Net Fishing Charters says the fishing has been challenging the past few days with scattered fish that are off the bite. He's hopeful the lake will set up nicely soon. You gotta' love an angler's optimism!

Target Species:

Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout

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Fantastic year round fishing on Lake Ontario and the tribs of Orleans County, New York for Chinook, Coho and Atlantic salmon, Lake, Brown and Steelhead trout, Northern pike, Large and Smallmouth bass, Carp and various other Panfish.

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Orleans County Tourism
14016 Route 31
Albion, NY 14411
Phone: 585-589-3103
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