Western New York Fishing Report – June 28th, 2013
Lake Ontario and tributaries:Wes Walker at The Slippery Sinker in Olcott weighed in two 22-pound kings that were caught in 80 feet of water in front of the harbor – one on a spoon and another on a flasher-fly. Fishing was decent in the 70- to 120-foot range, with smaller fish being caught in the top 50 feet of water and mature kings coming from below 60 feet. A few browns have been caught off the piers. At Burt Dam, reports were good for bass, carp and rock bass.
Lake Erie and tributaries: Bass and walleye action has picked up nicely in areas like the windmills and around Seneca Shoal in 25 to 40 feet of water. Capt. Ernie Calandrelli of Lewiston was doing well on bass tight to the walls with crayfish. Meyers Reef is another good spot for bass. Walleye were hitting spinners and a worm, again around structure but in the 25- t0 40-foot depth range. Sturgeon Point perch fishing continued to be good in the 50- to 60-foot range; 50 to 65 feet off Cattaraugus Creek.
Upper Niagara River: Shore anglers along Broderick Park, Squaw Island and Ontario Street launch area were catching a mix of perch and rock bass. Bass were available from the head of the river to Strawberry Island.
Lower Niagara River: Moss has started to show up in the Niagara River, causing some problems for drifters and casters.
Chautauqua Lake: Target bass around shallow structures like boat docks, rocky shoals, lilypads and breakwalls. Spinnerbaits, topwaters and plastic worms will all catch fish.
Orleans County: On Lake Ontario, Mother Nature seems to be settling down somewhat and allowing the lake to finally start setting up. Fish can start finding their preferred temperature zones, and a more consistent fishery should be emerging. Recent reports show a good mixed bag of fish being taken in the 80- to 150-foot range, mostly on magnum-sized spoons off downriggers. Inland waters of Orleans County waters are starting to clear after heavy rains. That means bluegill and crappie action should pick up on Lake Alice. Both smallmouth and largemouth bass catches are also on the upswing on all inland waters.