Port Bay anglers are discovering perch off the points and close on the channel. Anglers had been catching pan fish in close proximity to Widewaters in Newark. The ice is 8 inches thick. Just beware the canal even now has existing rather than all ice is uniform.
HONEOYE LAKE: Lake is icing around. Presently it goes from skin to four-5 inches and the standard seems to vary concerning articles of white and black ice and slush.
*OWASCO LAKE: Anglers are catching perch around the north end on the lake applying fathead minnows and minnow-like, swimbaits. To the swimbaits, get them near to, or on The underside and reel gradual, sometimes jigging them. Also hitting, are pike on spoons and rockbass on tubes. Anglers have pointed out some decent bass action. The bullhead bite is nice on the Inlet at the south close. Some black crappie are currently being caught around the south stop.
OTISCO LAKE: Challenging water anglers carry on their wait around. The key lake stays open but an area within the north stop, along the dam reviews about three inches of ice.
*WAYNE COUNTY BAYS: Ice is forming on the Bays and There is certainly as many as 8 inches. Snow has diluted the caliber of ice getting formed in certain destinations so watch out. The action on Sodus is more than with the docks out from Katlynn Marina (the old trestle spot).
*HONEOYE LAKE: Not great ice lakewide but enough good ice, up to 7 inches, for anglers to enjoy some fishing. The lake is manufacturing some good panfish from the shallows and as ice thickness increases, they’ll be capable to get out to deeper h2o and catch far more of the blended bag.
*SKANEATELES LAKE: Anglers fishing along shore are obtaining a mixed bag of rock bass, yellow perch and an occasional rainbow. Search for smallmouth bass in ten to 35 ft of water with perch-colored Rapalas, tube baits, topwaters, and wacky-rigged Senko-style baits. Some anglers will also be acquiring results dropshotting. Rock bass are biting in a similar regions and on precisely the same baits. Some bullhead and black crappie are still currently being caught to the south end.
*SENECA LAKE: Spiny drinking water fleas are decreasing but can nonetheless be a nuisance when trolling. Fishing with heavier line (twenty pound-test additionally) often assists since it collects less fleas. Another choice is always to vertical jig in lieu of trolling. Browns and Atlantic salmon are hitting stickbaits, streamers and spoons trolled in close proximity to surface all the way down to forty toes. Excellent colors to test silver and black, silver and blue or silver and chartreuse. Shore anglers have been receiving brown trout just in advance of dark on live bait and also on stickbaits fished near the floor. Some brown trout and landlocked salmon are available in close proximity to big creek mouths. Reminder: capture limit on western Finger Lakes, beginning with Seneca Lake, is a single rainbow a day. Seek out good lake trout fishing to the lake. Test trolling in 50 to 80 fow above a 90 to 200 foot bottom, with flasher-flys in green or white, stickbaits or black and purple spoons. Working Dipseys back two hundred to 250 ft is a good start line.
SALMON RIVER: There have been some steelhead being taken from the reduced and middle sections, with egg-imitating flies or pink and blue egg sacs manufacturing fish. Equally coho and chinook salmon are, also, becoming caught. Anglers have described stepping into some steelhead during the Lower Fly Zone with egg styles and flesh flies creating the most beneficial effects. Anglers in the Upper Fly Zone have already been getting a combination of kings and steelhead with egg patterns, flesh flies, egg sucking leeches and woolly buggers creating the ideal benefits. Within the mid to lessen conclusion of your river nearly all anglers at the moment are concentrating on steelhead and a variety of methods happen to be productive.
*SENECA LAKE: Spiny drinking water fleas are reducing but can still be described as a nuisance when trolling. Fishing with heavier line (twenty pound-take a look at as well as) from time to time helps as it collects less fleas. Another option is always to vertical jig rather than trolling. Browns and Atlantic salmon are hitting stickbaits, streamers and spoons trolled near surface right down to forty toes. Very good colours to test silver and black, silver and blue or silver and chartreuse. Shore anglers had been having brown trout just ahead of dark on Reside bait as well as on stickbaits fished near the surface. Some brown trout and landlocked salmon can be found in close proximity to major creek mouths. Reminder: catch limit on western Finger Lakes, commencing with Seneca Lake, is one rainbow every day. Try to find fair lake trout fishing on the lake. Try out trolling in 50 to eighty fow more than a ninety to 200 foot bottom, with flasher-flys in green or white, stickbaits or black and purple spoons. Operating Dipseys back again two hundred to 250 toes is a great starting point.
*LAKE ONTARIO - WEST – TRIBS: Most Lake Ontario tributaries are in great fishing shape. Eighteenmile Creek features a reasonable, muddy circulation. Burt anglers report modest catches of steelhead and brown trout, with the the last in the year's coho salmon. Oak Orchard Creek has reasonable flow with a light stain and upwards of two feet of visibility. Oak Orchard anglers are catching a decent mixture of steelhead and brown trout. Johnson, Sandy and Marsh Creeks have average flows and are superior trout possibilities. Egg sacs, one eggs, trout beads and egg pattern flies are great trout offerings. For that fly anglers check out stone flies in black, brown or environmentally friendly, Woolie buggers and egg sucking leeches. Yellow perch motion has slowed during the reduced extend of Oak Orchard Creek but has picked up from the Wilson and Olcott Harbors. Lake Alice continue to has some great bass fishing during the higher stretches exactly where the boat visitors is far lighter and the crappie motion is picking up. For people new to stream fishing for steelhead, see the Steelhead Fishing in Lake Ontario Tributaries web site To find out more. The harbors and lower, sluggish-transferring sections of Eighteenmile Creek, Oak Orchard Creek, Sandy Creek and Genesee River are options for trout and salmon. Nearly all these sections are only accessible by boat. Trolling with large stickbaits (wherever attainable) or casting stickbaits, spoons and spinners are superior bets.
WANETA/LAMOKA LAKES: Attempt for bluegills making use of worms, rubber worms, crabs and spinnerbaits. Also attempt for yellow best site perch with minnows fished in 15 fow. Crappies are hitting tiny minnows and jigs in the canal in between the lakes. On Lamoka Lake fishing is sluggish. For greatest results test a bobber at about three toes up even though fishing in six fow.
*Lessen NIAGARA RIVER: Due to superior wind and wave motion on Lake Erie, lower river waters are heavily stained these days. It is going to take no less than a pair times for waters to settle out (without the need of further wind). Beforehand, drifters have been executing well during the Devils Hole and Artpark Drifts for a mix of trout and also the occasional late salmon. Steelhead at the moment are the top target, but catches also consist of a lot of lake trout. Remember the fact that lake trout time is shut until eventually January 1st, so all incidentally caught lakers must be swiftly introduced. 3-way base bouncing rigs with Kwikfish lures, egg sacs or Reside shiners get the job done properly for trout. Shore anglers entice trout bites with egg sacs, egg pattern flies, shiners, jigs with plastics, spoons and spinners. Boaters focusing on smallmouth bass are undertaking effectively from Lewiston for the river mouth.
LAKE ERIE: Windy weather conditions has minimal outings around the open lake this previous week. When situations have permitted, anglers have been catching reasonable figures of yellow perch, such as the occasional Restrict capture, off Cattaraugus Creek to Evangola Condition Park in 55 – sixty five fow. Perch faculties are little, scattered and finicky, so count on to operate for them. Some emerald shiners are available at Broderick Park, but dippers have had to operate for them. Other little minnows or salted shiners may even function. Anglers are still catching walleye from Cattaraugus Creek towards the Pennsylvania line in 50 - 70 fow. The open-lake fishing period was winding down, but walleye were still readily available. Barcelona and Dunkirk trollers have found good walleye action in 80 to one hundred ft of h2o, While using the occasional steelhead blended in. Out of Cattaraugus Creek, the walleye bite was very best in 70-eighty five toes of drinking water.