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NYSDEC Fishing Report

May 26 to June 9, 2017

  Lake Ontario

All of the Niagara County launches are open in some capacity to motorboat launching except Golden Hill State Park. The north launch at Fort Niagara State Park is open, but the launch bulkheads are a few inches underwater. You will need knee high boots and a someone to help. There is limited launching at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park. The launch bulkheads are 10 inches under water and inaccessible. Waders are needed to launch directly in center of launch. Boaters on Lake Ontario should be on the look-out for floating debris at all times.

Anglers fishing last weekend's salmon tournament saw excellent fishing, all returning with full boxes of king salmon, coho salmon and lake trout. King salmon are showing well off Niagara County and are scattered between 80-250 feet of water. Spoons, flasher-fly combos and meat rigs are working well run 80-150 feet down. Coho salmon are riding high in the water column and readily hitting spoons run in top 40 feet. With the good salmon bite, not many anglers have been targeting brown trout. Browns should still be available inside 25 feet of water.

  Lake Ontario Tributaries, Harbors and Piers

The area tributaries are high and muddy, harbors are muddy and pier sites are dangerous due to high and rough water. Fishing is on hold in those areas.

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

June 7, 2017

Lake Ontario

Yes, water levels are high on the lake and yes, there is a state of emergency along the lake shore. Yes, you do have to take some precautions due to floating debris and yes, you do have to be careful coming into port if the winds are wrong. Is the fishing good? Yes! Salmon and trout fishing continues to be good to very good when Mother Nature isn't too crazy out there with wind. Good reports have come in from both Wilson and Olcott, with best baits being spoons and flasher-fly combinations. One combo that Capt. Matt Yablonsky of Wet Net Charters couldn't resist was a flasher with the new A-Tom-Mik stud fly and he had to try it because of all the hype. The lure produced several nice king salmon to make him a believer. Many of the boats going out have been working from 150 feet of water out to 300 feet of water.

Lake Ontario tributaries

The area tributaries are high and muddy, harbors are muddy and pier sites are dangerous due to high and rough water. Fishing is on hold in those areas.

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Matt Bedient
Licensed Captain

Ollcott, NY

Captain Matt says...

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

'716 Sport Fishing' is about getting out and seeing the reactions from people getting their first Lake Salmon or Lake Trout, ever! There's nothing quite like it."
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