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Orleans County (New York) Fishing Report – August 23, 2022

Inside water remains slow out of the Oak. Target 130 feet or less. There are a few salmon in there stuck to bottom to be had but you must work hard and long to get them to bite. The brown trout bite has been best on the inside water.

Offshore fishing is decent from the 27 north line to the Canadian border at the 38 north line. As of Sunday, there has been a 2-mile patch of green Niagara River water out there moving around and holding steelhead and salmon.

Also notable is it’s the time of year that fish are colored up and biting out of their normal temperature zone, says Ross. He caught two kings in 72-degree water this past week. What’s worked for them is spoons on the riggers and flasher-flies on divers. Copper lines with meat rigs are also working.

It appears covering more water rather than working small areas has been best for catching salmon and steelhead offshore. Riggers were 35 to 60 feet down.


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