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Orleans County Fishing Report 2/28/23

Orleans County Tourism
February 28, 2023
Oak Orchard Creek - Freshwater Fishing Report

It looks like some of the weather we missed out on thru the earlier winter is coming now in the later winter. And maybe into the early spring! There was another couple inches of wet snow and something like a 0.25 inch of rain thru last night. Chance of rain showers thru the mid week on warming temps and an expected area-wide accumulating snow end of week on cooling temps. For now, flows in the Oak are moderate and slightly stained and no icing. Flows in the other area smaller tribs are low and mostly clear with some icy conditions.
With the mid week warm-up, look for flows to be on the rise and opening up some and going off color about thru the mid/end of week. We'll have to wait and see how much flows will change but it should bring flows up high but not blown. Any future accumulating snow and melt may do that.
Real light fishing pressure today, only one car observed in the parking spots on the Oak. Thru the past weekend we heard of guys getting steelhead hookups nearer the dam including a few good fish. Now some silver browns hooked up too, as has been the case on the smaller tribs like to the east. Downstream spots on the Oak for the past weekend may have been tougher on what was dropping and clearing flows, although we did not hear from many guys. Good chances for fresh fish action ahead for this beginning part of March especially as higher and more stained flows may come and go. It may just not be the big blowout event we're targeting, but smaller spates of water for now. Stay tuned and keep tabs on the weather and water flows and get out there when you can. Spring will offer up only so many cold water chances!

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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