Today is Thursday, April 26, 2018. This week’s fishing report is from Tues., April 24 from Ron Bierstine at Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge:
Nice spring weather is hanging in with warmer temps through the beginning part of this week. Flows in the Oak are hanging in at high with lots of upstream supply. Look for flows to stay up or possibly go higher with overflow water with any significant precipitation. Water color is slowly clearing with about 1 foot + of visibility.
For the last of the consistent steelhead action, the conditions are what they are in the Oak. If, by the time flows will be significantly lower and clearer, look for warmer temps and post spawn or drop backs moving downstream and not so many fresh fish moving upstream. Water temps with the near forecast will be moving through the 50’s°F. For now, fishing pressure remains real light with just a handful of guys on the waterway and not a lot of reports back so far this week.
Through this past weekend, guys who got a drift or swing down and slow had some hook ups. Even a couple of hook ups of hard fighting fish in warmer water temps is worth the effort. The other smaller tributaries have medium flows and just slightly stained water color. Look for scattered steelhead and drop backs and the chance for some lake run browns or rainbows. Any future significant precipitation could raise flows up in those smaller waterways too.
Current View of Lake Ontario from the Oak Orchard Lighthouse, Point Breeze, NY
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