Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Western New York

Lake Erie and tributaries: Perch are still hitting off Sturgeon
Point in 50 to 60 feet of water. Boaters weren’t doing as well off
Cattaraugus Creek, which was in good condition for trout at last

Lake Ontario and tributaries: More king salmon have made their
way to Burt Dam through Eighteen Mile Creek and with rain those
numbers will increase. If you’re looking for king salmon, egg sacs,
skein or egg imitations are the way to go in the creek, according
to Wes Walker at The Slippery Sinker. You can also cast for salmon
off the piers with spoons, spinners, Rat-L-Traps or fish with

Lower Niagara River: The salmon fishing in the Devil’s Hole area
has been spotty for boaters. Shore fishermen are picking some up in
the Devil’s Hole area, as well as further up the gorge around the
Whirlpool. Perch have been hitting off the sand docks.

Upper Niagara River: Perch and northern pike have been hitting
at the foot of Ontario Street near the lighthouse, according to
Heidi at Big Catch in Buffalo.

Chautauqua Lake: Walleyes are starting to hit in Upper
Dewittville Bay outside the weed lines in 10-12 feet of water. Use
a straight Rapala, No. 11 or 12, in perch or silver bass
colorations, according to Craig Robbins.

Bill Hilts, Jr.


(716) 679-ERIE.

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