This past October (2020), “On the Water” Media Group host, Chris Megan with his film crew from East Falmouth, MA were accompanied by NYS Canal Corporation’s Bill Sweitzer visiting Orleans County. They were exploring world class fishing opportunities along the Erie Canal and tributaries, such as the Oak Orchard River, as part of the Reimagine the Canals program. The episode, “Giant Brown Trout and Carp along the Historic Erie Canal“, aired April 2021 on a Direct TV station and can be viewed in its entirety below or on Youtube.
It shares a bit of history about the Erie Canal and its impact on the fishing industry in our tributaries. Watch the interview with Ron Bierstine of Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge and fishing for Brown Trout at the Oak at 12 minutes in. Thank you, all that made this happen!