Western New York Fishing Report – May 3rd, 2013
Among the trout waters stocked recently are:
Allegany County: Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee River (Wellsville, Amity), Dyke Creek (Andover), Cryder Creek (Independence), Caneadea Creek (Rushford), Allen Lake (Allen), Black Creek (West Almond), Canaseraga Creek (Burns), California Hollow Brook (Bolivar), Hunt Creek (Alma), Root Creek (Bolivar), Belmont Rod and Gun Club Pond (West Almond), Vandermark Creek (Scio, Ward), Chenunda Creek (Willing).
Cattaraugus County: Great Valley Creek (Great Valley, Ellicottville), Wrights Creek (Humphrey), S. Branch Cattaraugus Creek (East Otto), Mansfield Creek (Mansfield), Beaver Meadow Creek (Ellicottville), Connoisarauley Creek (Ashford), Bone Run (South Valley), N. Branch Sawmill Run (South Valley), Guernsey Run (South Valley), Little Conewango Creek (Conewango), Paisley Park Pond (Randolph), Bay State Brook (Red House), Quaker Run (Cold Spring), Red House Brook (Red House), Science Lake (Red House), Birch Run Pond (Allegany), Rice Brook (Carrollton), Quaker Run (Cold Spring), Case Lake (Franklinville), New Albion Lake (New Albion), Harwood Lake (Farmersville), Crandall Pond (Ashford), County Ponds A&B (Randolph), Five Mile Creek (Allegany), Perrysburg Conservation Club Pond (Dayton), Lake Flavia (Dayton), Quaker Lake (Elko), Red House Lake (Red House), Elton Creek (Freedom), Haskell Creek (Hinsdale), Ischua Creek (Franklinville), Franklinville Retention Pond (Franklinville), Maples Club Pond (Otto), Olean Creek (Olean).
Chautauqua County: Clay Pond (Poland), Goose Creek (N. Harmony, Harmony), Bear Lake Outlet (Stockton), Cassadaga Creek (Stockton), West Branch Conewango Creek (Villenova), Farrington Hollow Brook (Cherry Creek), Canadaway Creek (Arkwright), Mill Creek (Gerry).
Erie County: Cattaraugus Creek (Yorkshire), Little Buffalo Creek (Lancaster, Marilla), Eighteenmile Creek (Boston Town Park), E. Branch Cazenovia Creek (Emery Park, Aurora Town Park), Como Park Lake (Lancaster), Sprague Brook Park Ponds (Concord), Main Park Pond (Village of Clarence). Ellicott Creek (Amherst).
Genesee County: Oatka Creek (Le Roy), Spring Brook (Byron), Dewitt Pond (Batavia).
Livingston County: Little Dansville Creek (Nunda).
Monroe County: Oatka Creek (Wheatland). Irondequoit Creek (Brighton, Perinton, Pittsford, Penfield).
Niagara County: Oppenheim Park Pond (Wheatfield), Hyde Park Lake (Wheatfield), Gill Creek (Wheatfield).
Ontario County: Canandaigua Outlet (Phelps, Manchester).
Wyoming County: Little Tonawanda Creek (Middlebury), Tonawanda Creek (Orangeville), Buffalo Creek (Java), Beaver Meadow Creek (Java), Cattaraugus Creek (Java), East Koy Creek (Gainesville), Oatka Creek (Warsaw), Perry Park Pond (Perry), Letchworth Park Pond (Genesee Falls).
Lake Ontario and tributaries
Boat trollers have been working along the mud line to take brown trout and coho salmon. Pier action slowed a bit with the muddier conditions, but a few fish were still being caught on spoons.
Lake Erie and tributaries
Cattaraugus Creek was too muddy as of late last month. Harbors at Dunkirk and Barcelona have been producing a few trout but water clarity has been an issue there, too.
Upper Niagara River
Some good-sized perch were being taken at the Holiday Inn Marina on Grand Island. Other marinas and bays around the island and along River Road were producing a mix of panfish.
Lower Niagara River
Action continued to be for a mix of steelhead, lake trout and brown trout. Shore fishermen were also reeling in trout off Artpark, Devil’s Hole and the Whirlpool.
Ashville and Bemus Bays were producing good catches of crappie in 5-8 feet of water, according to local guide Craig Robbins. Shoreline anglers are doing well in morning from shore and in the canals around Lakewood, Ashville and Bemus Bays. Bullheads were available in the canals and from shore at night.
DEC last month stocked 34,800 steelhead/rainbow trout fingerlings in the tributaries of Orleans County – 21,000 into Oak Orchard River, 6,700 into Johnson Creek and 7,100 into Marsh Creek.
At last check, flows were at a moderate level, with stained water giving 1-2 feet of visibility. Suckers were on the increase but even with that persistent anglers were reporting some good hookups with bigger rainbows.
Bullhead fishing was finally on the upswing in both Marsh Creek and Oak Orchard River. Perch fishing on the Oak was still good from the bridges area all the way to the Point.
Brown trout fishing along the Lake Ontario shoreline has been exceptional.