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Welcome to our all in one site for all your fishing, boating, weather and event needs for Western Lake Ontario and the surrounding areas.
Western Lake Ontario is known for its world-class Salmon & Trout fishing

FISHING REPORT & NEWS
SPRING 2017

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Friday, May 19 - Good Morning, it is a little breezy this morning and temps are a lot cooler than the last two days. There is a strong current out there on the lake today.
Weather had called for 1 foot or less all week and changed that with 30 to 50 mph winds yesterday and a rock and roller day Wednesday. Die hards were out there fishing and those kings were picky eaters.
They seem to favor the old standby color combo of orange, green, chartreuse,
white with black - mixed veggie, Lemon ice flavors were the one thing working the best for quite a few. Where the fish are - who knows with these winds. It seems to change hourly right now. Water levels are still really high and Olcott is still the place to launch if you are going out on the lake for the day. Have a great day.

Wednesday, May 17 Correction - It is a little bouncy out there with small rollers. It seems there is a lot of action about a mile or two east of Wilson until about 10:30 am, then what? Red barn east toward and into Olcott - same 60 to 80 is jumping with some kind of joy. Either that or the boats are having a parade today. -

It's getting warmer every day and the lake is still in a good mood. There are tournaments right through till Sunday - so what, where and how is still on the table. Most are fishing down between Wilson and the Niagara Bar. It seems to be the best spot for picking up those kings. There is nothing too new on the fishing info side since most are fishing tournaments, zipper lips are in hot action around here.
It's one of those "if I told you, I'd have to kill you" weeks for most. It can actually be more fun to watch them try to get info out of each other.. Have fun, good luck and all that.

Monday, May 15 - Hello, it looks like the lake is going to be calm for the entire week. The temps are getting warmer and the biggest thing around here these days is the water levels. Lake Ontario is higher than it has been in 157 years and there has been a lot of shoreline erosion. Olcott Beach Closed for 2017 The launches in Wilson are still closed as far as I know. Olcott launch is up and running. The crew there installed wood pallets on both sides of the launch to make it easier not to get your feet wet.Take your high boots if you are launching anywhere. Olcott has floating docks and everything is running just fine right now. If launching anywhere else on Lake Ontario or the tribs, calling them might be a good idea.

Fishing was really good at the Niagara Bar the last few days. There are mostly tournament and charters fishing currently. The weather and waters have just been keeping people away. This week may change that outlook as the temps turn warmer and the waves are supposed to stay under a foot.

Have a great day.
            Olcott lost a good man last weekend. Our condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Rod Hedley's Obituary

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