The Latest Information for Launch Sites, Marinas and Charter Services Listed Below
Some steelhead were caught in Maxwell Creek yesterday during the MLK holiday. They came from the south side of Lake Road. They hit egg sacs…the real eggs.
The other creeks in the county have an excellent flow of water and most streamside shores are clear of snow. That can change with local lake effect dumping snow in different locations, however today they are clear.
Salmon Creek in Pultneyville has seen steelhead action. Be respectful of private property as access points are limited. Fish under the bridge.
At the mouth of Bear Creek some browns and steelhead were caught casting out bright red Kastmaster spoons.
Some anglers took advantage of Monday’s warmer temps and launched at Port Bay. The perch were caught off the points on the east side of the bay. We are still experiencing the transition time for bay fishing. Colder temps are coming this week and if we don’t get snow cover and the winds are calm, ice will form. Four-to-five-inch solid ice is what we need, so next week might be the beginning of ice fishing.
A colder week is predicted and the ice making machine will start. The Widewaters area is the best place to drill holes.
Keep informed from the NYS Canal web for changes and restrictions with canal waters.
Safety Precautions from DEC
While enjoying the outdoors, please continue to follow the CDC/New York State Department of Health guidelines (leaves DEC’s website) for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19:
When fishing, DEC recommends avoiding busy waters and following the guidelines on DEC’s website about fishing responsibly in New York State. If an angler arrives at a parking lot and there are several cars, they should consider going to another parking lot. If an angler is fishing upstream, they should fish downstream of the other angler or consider fishing another day. Anglers fishing from boats should be able to maintain at least six feet of distance between one another. For more information about the benefits of being outdoors safely and responsibly, go to DEC’s website.
New York State is open for fishing and DEC encourages anglers to recreate locally at a nearby waterbody. New York’s lakes and streams offer great opportunities for fishing in a wide array of settings across the state. Even during the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors and connecting with nature while angling in New York’s waters is a great way to help maintain mental and physical health.