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NYSDEC Fishing Report

August 11 to August 18, 2017

  Lake Ontario

The best trout and salmon action remains well offshore at depths over 400 feet, with good catches reported from west of Wilson to east of the Oak. Deep water anglers are catching a mix of steelhead and coho salmon in the top 100 feet of water, with the occasional mature king salmon mixed in. Spoons are a must if targeting steelhead. Run a mix of gear for a mix of salmonids. It's still a bit early to see mature kings staging closer to shore, but anglers did locate some mature kings off the Niagara Bar drop in 100 feet of water earlier this week. It won't be long and mature kings will start staging inside 150 of water off major tributary mouths.

  Lake Ontario Tributaries, Harbors and Piers

Warmwater species are plentiful in the harbors and slow moving sections of the tributary streams. Anglers can catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, bowfin, yellow perch, rock bass and other sunfish. You never know what you'll catch next.

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

August 9, 2017
Lake Ontario

The strong southwest winds over the weekend changed fishing for the better locally as far as the salmon was concerned. John Van Hoff of North Tonawanda hit the Niagara Bar drop off on Sunday and found the salmon stacked up on the ledge. He was fishing spin doctors and flies in 100 feet of water, 90 feet down on his riggers. He was also running dipsy divers back 270 on a 1-1/2 setting. Fish were definitely out of temp but the kings were still hungry. Out in Olcott, the deep water was still productive for silver fish, but steelhead was the top lure taker. Capt. Matt Yablonsky of Youngstown did well on Sunday mining steel using spoons 40 to 60 feet down over 400 to 500 feet of water.

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Matt Bedient
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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.

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