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August 15, 2017
Lake Ontario - Freshwater Fishing Report
Today is Tuesday August 15, 2017.
By request the Orleans County Hotline Report will now be updated every Tuesday instead of Wednesday.
First, the location of the Rotary Derby Awards Ceremony this Sunday has been changed from the Carlton Rec Hall to the Black North.
Hope to see all of you there for a great time and I know that great food and drink will be available.
After a slow start to the derby this year, the leader board is filling up with some fantastic catches in all of the categories, and there's still time to enter and be one of those on the leader board at the awards ceremony.
Hit and miss showers are in the weather forecast over the next week, so let's hope for more miss and less hit.
The mid water fishing, around the 200 feet of water mark, has started to come on with mostly salmon in the catches.
The off-shore fishing has moved out to almost the border and is producing a good mixed bag of both salmon and steelhead.
The baits being used are all over the place so the best advice I can give is to use what you have the greatest confidence in and then change as needed.
Please remember that we now have two great ports to fish out of and two great charter fleets for you to book trip with, Point Breeze and Bald Eagle Creek Marina.
The marinas at Point Breeze have been working all season long to provide the very best of service while fighting the high-water conditions as has the great crew at Bald Eagle Creek Marina.
On Lake Alice, around the Waterport Bridge, catches of Bluegill are good but a lot of smaller fish in the mix.
Please remember that those smaller fish are the future catches so put them back to grow into next year's catch.
Bass fishing on Lake Alice remains good to very good in the upper reaches.
On the lower stretches of the "Oak" a good mixed bag of the warm water species is being taken.
One gentleman I know of says that Gar pike fishing in this area are just about the best anywhere.
From Point Breeze on Lake Ontario, the World Fishing Network's Ultimate Fishing
Town USA and the rest of Orleans County, let's make everyday a great fishing day
right here in Orleans County.
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