Upper NY Lake Ontario Tributary Fishing Update.

Posted on November 19th, 2013

With good recent trout action and a favourable weather forecast, it looks like a great weekend to fish the Lake Ontario tributaries. Regular deer season also opened on Saturday, so angling pressure may actually decrease on the streams this weekend! All of the creeks are currently in decent fishing shape, offering plenty of options.

  • Eighteenmile Creek has slightly high flow with a stain and about 6 inches of visibility.
  • Oak Orchard Creek also has slightly high flow, but better visibility.
  • Johnson, Sandy and Marsh Creeks have moderate to lower flow with clearing conditions. Both branches of Twelvemile Creek have lower, stained flow.Trout now dominate catches in all of the streams. Eighteenmile and Oak Orchard Creeks lead the way with good catches of brown trout with modest numbers of steelhead and king salmon mixed in. Even some fresh kings. The other streams have decent numbers of trout spread throughout. Egg sacs, single eggs, trout beads, bugger patterns, streamer patterns and grub-tipped marabou jigs are good bets for brown trout and steelhead. For those new to steelhead fishing, the New York Department of Environmental Conseration has a great page on tributary fishing tips that includes informaotion on equipment, baits & fishing techniques, http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/62202.html .

When weather permits, casting spoons for brown trout and steelhead is still a good bet for pier anglers at Wilson, Olcott, Oak Orchard and the Genesee River. Some brown trout and rainbow trout have also been caught from the Route 425 pier near Wilson recently.

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