Today is Tuesday December 12, 2017.
Well the crews must have finished their work on the Erie Canal because the canal has been refilled to check the repairs.
Once everything passes inspection the system should be dewatered again for the winter.
For the tributaries within Orleans County this means added water flow until possibly the end of December this year.
Right now, water levels are good to very good with 2 feet or better visibility.
Fish are spread throughout the tributary system and decent numbers of both brown trout and steelhead/rainbow trout are being reported.
On the lower stretches of the “Oak” perch fishing has been fairly consistent.
Interestingly perch caught at the Point has Gobies in them and perch caught farther up stream had items in them colored orange.
Finally, with winter starting on December 22nd, this means that the white stuff that is on the ground now is just leaves that have turned from red to orange to yellow to brown and finally to white.
From Point Breeze on Lake Ontario, the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA and the rest of Orleans County, let’s make everyday a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.
Courtesy of Orleans County Tourism