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This week’s fishing report is from Ron Bierstine, Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge:

Christmas rain brought all the trib flows up with stained water color.  Forecast thru this week remaining after today is for warm temps in the 40’s°F.  Chance of an inch or so of area wide snow tonight on the Lake Ontario plain with 2-3 inches expected to the south.  That will subsequently melt.  Consider how wet it’s been for months now, the high water tables, saturated fields and brim full swamp headwater supplies and you’ll come to realize the “typical” slow rise and quick fall of trib levels is going to occur more like quick rise and slow fall.  Canal seasonal feed and winter drainage water is done or nearly done and the trib levels remain up thanks to the natural run of the river contributions.  Flows in the Oak are slightly high with 1 – 2 ft of stained visibility.  A good head of turbine water lending fishy water and cover for fish to be anywhere in the water course they would want to be.  As a few post holiday reports come in it sounds like guys have had some better steelhead action.  By steelhead standards the flows we have now are real nice and could move some fresh fish upstream.  The other area smaller tribs have slightly high flows with stained visibility of about 1 foot.  Those waterways do seem to be slowly back on the retreat.  Look for post spawn browns to be redistributed thru the waterways and the chance for some fresher steelhead.  All the waterways are wide open to fish with no icing to worry about for now.  Fishing pressure is light to moderate with what looks like a few guys here and there probably enjoying holiday time off.  Chance of legitimate winter weather and temps coming on by next week.