Orleans County, NY
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April 3, 2018
Oak Orchard Creek - Freshwater Fishing Report
After pretty good rain at the end of last week, we dodged any significant precipitation through the weekend. Night time temps are dropping back into the 20's°F and that has tightened up the runoff. Flows in the Oak are high and stained with about 1'+ of visibility. For now, flows are slowly on the clear and turbine flows are likely to stay up around high through the week.
No impacts here in WNY from the latest snowstorm on the east coast. Forecast is for clear today (Monday) and showers tomorrow (Tuesday) and temps in the 40's near 50°F. There will be a chance of more significant rain Tuesday night and then a wind advisory Wednesday. Flows could be quickly back on the rise with overflow water and off color with anymore significant precipitation.
Anglers through last Saturday reported steelhead hook ups on the Oak and then it was pretty quiet Easter Sunday. The other area smaller tributaries have medium to slightly high flows with stained water color of 1 – 2 ft of visibility. Look for some fresh fish migrations looking to get to gravel areas to stage or spawn relatively quickly. No real big warm up seen in the near future forecast, so at least water temps shouldn't be spiking high anytime soon – helping to preserve the tributary action.
Land lubber casters at Point Breeze and small boat trollers are having action, finding nice green water within casting range or close in-shore.
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