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NYSDEC Fishing Report

March 24 to March 31, 2017

  Lake Ontario

Harbors are again ice free and open to the lake. Brown trout should be available inside 20 feet of water.

  Lake Ontario Tributaries, Harbors and Piers

Eighteenmile Creek is currently running a little high and stained, with about 8 inches of visibility. Prior to the flow spike, decent numbers of fresh steelhead were reportedly moving in. More fish could move in on the tail of this higher water event as well. Oak Orchard Creek is slightly high and stained with about 2 feet of visibility. Almost all of the freestone streams are currently high and muddy. Keg Creek is one exception with only slight color, but light numbers of fish. Egg sacs, egg flies, trout beads and grub-tipped marabou jigs are good trout offerings.

Ice coverings on piers are melting away. Olcott Harbor's east pier is ice-free, while the west pier is still covered. Ice status of other piers is unknown. Spring casting for trout is often productive at pier sites.

NYS Fishing Reports courtesy New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. Visit them at NYSDEC

Fishing Report from Bill Hilts

Lake Ontario and tributaries

MARCH 25, 2017

With the opening of the inland trout and salmon season just around the corner on April 1, it's important to note that the Department of Environmental Conservation's fish hatchery personnel have been keeping busy. In fact, they are ahead of schedule thanks to the relatively mild winter we've enjoyed.

Lake Ontario tributaries

Burt Dam and 18 Mile Creek were producing fish consistently, both pre- and post-spawn steelhead according to Wes Walker at The Slippery Sinker. Brown trout are still around, too. According to Walker, egg sacs and grubs were working on the pre-spawn steelies; worms and minnows were working on the post spawn fish. A few have been caught on jigs. Some perch fishermen have been taking a few fish from Olcott and Wilson harbors, but there was some chunk ice around keeping boaters from making it out into the lake. That should be gone this week.

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Matt Bedient
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Ollcott, NY

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"I've been fishing Lake Ontario since before I can even remember with my Father. I fish every day, year round, rain or shine.

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