Western New York Fishing Report – April 19th, 2013

Among the trout waters stocked this month 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).
Cattaraugus County: Great Valley Creek (Great Valley, Ellicottville), Wrights Creek (Humphrey), South Branch Cattaraugus Creek (East Otto), Mansfield Creek (Mansfield), Beaver Meadow Creek (Ellicottville), Connoisarauley Creek (Ashford), Bone Run (South Valley), North 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), Elton Creek (Freedom), Haskell Creek (Hinsdale).
Chautauqua County: Clay Pond (Poland), Goose Creek (North 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), East 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).
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).
Genesee County: Oatka Creek (Le Roy), Spring Brook (Byron), Dewitt Pond (Batavia).
Monroe County: Oatka Creek (Wheatland).
Ontario County: Canandaigua Outlet (Phelps, Manchester).

Lake Ontario and tributaries

Browns were being caught along the shoreline in front of Olcott. Stickbaits and heavy spoons like KO Wobblers were producing the most fish. Work the mud line in and out. Cast Little Cleos off the piers for trout, too, according to Wes Walker at The Slippery Sinker. The harbor was producing a few fish, including some perch. Wilson Harbor was also yielding some perch. There were still some trout hanging out in Eighteenmile Creek up at Burt Dam. Ditto for all tributaries along Lake Ontario, including the Oak Orchard River. The Spring Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby is not that far off, set for May 3-12. Register at area outlets or go online at www.loc.org.

Lake Erie and tributaries

Chautauqua and Canadaway creeks had trout in all the holes and fish were spread out. Avoid actively spawning fish and do not disturb the gravel nests.

Upper Niagara River

Trout stockings were set for April 15 at Oppenheim Park Pond on Niagara Falls Blvd. in Wheatfield and Hyde Park Lake in Niagara Falls. In addition, Gill Creek in Niagara Falls – the outflow of Hyde Park Lake –will also receive trout. Not a lot to report from the river itself.

Lower Niagara River

No report of smelt in any numbers in the river, but Creek Road Bait and Tackle is trying to stay on top of it. Call (716) 807-6111 for updates. The Niagara River Anglers group is working on organizing its salmon pen project in Youngstown and they are looking for volunteers. Call Steve Drabczyk at (716) 807-6248. Shore fishermen could be doing well along Artpark and Devil’s Hole.

Chautauqua Lake

Crappie catches were good in Burtis Bay and off Mayville. As the ice dissipates, look for action to continue, as well as in other traditional spring spots. Use minnows or a small jig tipped with a minnow.

Orleans County

Cooler temperatures and rain dominated the forecast, but that should bring Orleans County tributaries back up to medium flows with some color to the water and it should also bring in some fresh steelhead/rainbow trout. There have not been any reports of bullhead fishing starting up yet, but suckers have been on the increase lately. Perch fishing on the The Oak from the bridges area all the way to The Point is still on the rise. Along the shoreline of Lake Ontario and from the jetties, brown trout fishing has been very good to excellent when wave conditions permit. A brown trout of 24 pounds, 8 ounces has been weighed in at one of our local tackle shops.

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