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Sunset at Point Breeze

Welcome to Spring

By Mike Waterhouse
Orleans County
Sportfishing Coordinator

Posted May 24, 2017

Rain off and on will not help the water level in Lake Ontario any time soon.

According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Lake Ontario water level is still more than 30 inches above normal for this time of year, but the level is not expected to go any higher over the next week.

Does this mean that we may start seeing a drop in water levels in the very near future?

When boats get out on Lake Ontario, good catches of both Chinook salmon and lake trout are being reported out in 250 to 300 feet of water, but watch out for those white sand bags that are floating out there in the trash line.

Just a reminder that the Orleans County Open Tournament will be held on June 10 and 11 this year, with the Condor Derby taking place on June 9.

This year, there are two great ports to fish out of, Point Breeze and Bald Eagle Marina. You really don’t want to miss out on this great event.

The water level on Lake Alice has started to drop, and the water clarity is improving by the day. White bass seem to be plentiful, especially around the Kenyonville Bridge area.

Rock bass, bluegill, crappie, yellow perch and bass are harder to come by, but decent catches can be had if you’re willing to work for them.

From Point Breeze on Lake Ontario, the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA, and the rest of Orleans County, let’s make every day a great fishing day right here in Orleans County.

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