Western New York Fishing Report – June 1st, 2012
Lake Ontario and tributaries
King salmon action continued to be good but was starting to slow down as fish scatter. Brown trout were in shallower waters, inside 50 feet.
Lake Erie and tributaries
Darrin Schwenkbeck of Varysburg had an incredible day on smallmouth bass last month using jerkbaits on fish that were coming up onto the spawning areas, reporting in excess of 150 fish on Rattlin’ Rogue-type stick baits.
Upper Niagara River
Yellow and white perch were being caught off Broderick Park, Squaw Island and the Ontario Street launch area.
Lower Niagara River
Bass were starting to turn on a bit more readily.
Smallmouth bass were hitting nicely in the flats off Mayville. Perch action continued to be very good as well.
On both Oak Orchard River and Johnson Creek bass fishing was very good heading into the traditional opener. Northern pike were being taken on both the upper and lower Oak Orchard River. Walleye were being taken at the point, mostly at night, trolling with deep-diving baits (10 to 12 feet down).