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Orleans County Fishing Report 2/14/23

Orleans County Tourism
February 14, 2023
Oak Orchard Creek - Freshwater Fishing Report

Flows in the Oak are clearing slowly and hanging in somewhere between medium and slightly high. Water color has improved to about 1 plus feet of visibility. Upstream swamp headwater supplies seem brim full so look for flows to be pretty well maintained and on a continued slow clearing. Any future precipitation could raise flows and bring back dirty water color. So for now the drifting and swinging conditions look pretty good. So far we are probably looking at some fish from earlier higher water and new fish trickling in on medium-ish flows instead of one bigger batch of fish on a blow out event. Stay tuned though for any future high water that could really perk things up. The other area smaller tribs have medium flows and slightly stained water color. Good drifting and swinging chances there too with warming water temps and the chance for some fresh fish. There could be fresh steelhead, fresh silver browns or drop back fish. Water temps for now are already in the the high 30'sF on the Oak and probably going higher with the forecasted warmup thru the end of this week. Chance of rain and colder temps and windy conditions for the end of the week but back to relatively mild temps again by the weekend. Fishing pressure is over-the-all pretty light and manageable. With no real winter to come out of and trib and open lake water temps all on the warmer side, who knows for sure how the steelhead gods will play things out over the next couple months?!

Target Species:

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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