Trout Season on our Tribs by Kevin Oxford

Selecting the right FliesFavorite 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

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. If 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