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Orleans County Fishing Report 9/12/23

Orleans County Tourism
September 12, 2023
Lake Ontario - Freshwater Fishing Report

Everyday angling pressure is falling off some around the Orleans County waters. This is a result of some charters beginning to pull for the season and a bit of a lull between the open Lake anglers and soon to come tributary pursuits. If any consistent staging action like around the wall at the Oak Orchard Rivermouth comes on we may see a perk up in the trolling action. Some landlubbers on the piers are already casting for those first few Kings early or late in the day or at night and have so far found just a few hits. Anytime now especially with a bit of a cool down and chance for NW winds for this mid and end week the rivermouth action could heat up. Then we'll look to see if any concentrations of fish move in and stage like in the lower river holding spots. So much depends upon the weather and more consistent cooler weather or a spate of water.

In the Lake the 60 - 80 fow and for others the 80 - 100 fow continues to be productive for mature Kings in the 12 - 25 lb range. And some boaters are still opting for the offshore action and are finding some Kings and steelhead out there. According to Captain J. Oravec (CJO) straight off the port to 6 miles east off the Little Flats trolling flashers/flies and cut bait rigs off riggers and wire dipseys has been productive. Both the charters and rec anglers have been doing well. There's been some outstanding bonus fish like a 15 lb steelhead, browns up to 14 lbs and some Atlantics sprinkled in. CJO has had one of his best years for numbers of good Atlantics hooked. "There's been lots of fun times off the Oak! The spoon bite has been key! Keep an eye out for rainy weather Kings ready to move into the shallows and the pier head casting soon to start up."

Stay tuned for fall, winter, spring tributary action for Kings, cohos, browns, Atlantics and steelhead!

Target Species:

Salmon, Steelhead, 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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