Bait & Tackle

Favorite Tackle of Orleans County

Trolling the Lake for trophy Salmon & Trout:

  • Dodger/Squid
  • Spin Doctor/Fly
  • Assorted Plugs: Rapala, Bomber, Rebel
  • Cut Bait
  • Spoon Patterns: Watermelon, Spook, Glow Frog, Dolphin

Spinfishing the Tribs for Salmon & Trout:

  • Artificial Eggs
  • Egg Sacks
  • Floating Jig with Mister Twister
  • Woolly Buggers (various colors)
  • Jig & Float

Selecting the right Flies

Flyfishing the Tribs:

  • Baby Rainbow-Steelhead
  • Frammus-Steelhead
  • Hares Ear Nymphs-Browns
  • Marks Carpetfly-Browns & Steelhead
  • Nuclear Roe Bugs-Brown

Note: For best results in the tributaries, be sure to drift lures & flies near the bottom.┬áIf you don’t drift them naturally, you won’t hook up!


Visit any one of the following bait and tackle shops and they will “hook you up!”

Captain’s Cove Resort & Marina
14339 Roosevelt Hwy
Waterport, NY 14571
Full service tackle shop carrying equipment for lake, river and fly fishing as well as marine accessories, full line of live bait, fishing licenses and derby tickets. Email
Narby’s Superette & Tackle
1292 Oak Orchard Road, Rt. 98
Kent, NY 14477
Hunting & Fishing licenses, Derby Tickets & Weigh-in Station, Down Rigger Tackle, Rods and Reels, Waders & Boots, Nets, Line & Lures, Fly Shop, Calls & Decoys, 24-hr Bait Machine! Open 7 days year round. Email
Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge
1764 Oak Orchard Rd.
Albion, NY 14411
Premium local pattern flies. Quality fly fishing equipment, conventional tributary drift tackle, float fishing gear and shoreline casting tackle. Up to date fishing conditions. Fishing licenses. Email
Sandy’s Oak Orchard Marina
1298 Oak Orchard Rd.
Waterport, NY 14571
Located between the 3 Bridges. Dock rentals, Boat/canoe/kayak rentals, Bait & Tackle, Boat Launch, Motor Rentals & more. Also a big party pontoon boat! Formerly Old Harry’s Place.

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