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.

Chautauqua Lake

Smallmouth bass were hitting nicely in the flats off Mayville. Perch action continued to be very good as well.

Orleans County

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).

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