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NYSDEC Fishing Report

October 13 to October 27, 2017

Attention anglers: Lake trout season is closed as of October 1st, on the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Lake trout season will reopen on those waters on January 1st.

  Lake Ontario Tributaries, Harbors and Piers

Not much boating activity on Lake Ontario lately, however nearshore trollers still have opportunity to catch staging king salmon, along with brown trout and steelhead. Areas in proximity to tributary mouths are a good bet, near dawn and dusk. Another option on calmer days is to anchor during low light periods in 15-30 feet of water off tributary mouths, and cast spoons, spinners or stickbaits. Be sure you are outside casting range of pier anglers.

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

October 18, 2017

Plenty of salmon and trout are available in 18 Mile Creek at Burt Dam according to Wes Walker at The Slippery Sinker. Salmon are still hanging in the harbor and off the piers. A northeast wind will prevent fishing the latter. However, when you can get back out there to cast some hardware immediately following the blow, you can do well according to Mark Plennert of Niagara Falls. He enjoyed success on salmon and trout Friday after the last storm event. Fishing was on fire, tossing blue and silver spoons. When he returned Saturday, it slowed back up again. More brown trout have started to show up in the creek according to Scott Scheffler with Fisherman's Park. The Oak Orchard River should be busy this week with the Archers Club Annual Catch and Release fly fishing tournament going on through Friday. Fish are spread throughout the river there, too.

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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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