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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.

APRIL 2019
Thursday, April 18 -Hello everyone! It has been a few months since I posted on the site. You don't need to hear about my personal life; just be glad I'm still alive to give you the local news and fishing reports (big smiles inserted here). I will be working hard on updating the site and keeping up with all the hot fishing news. Billy H (aka the big kahuna of fishing reports) is the way to go with those cold month reports. He knows more about what's going on than the fish.

We have been remodeling our shop at the Boat Doctors - making room for all that new stuff. The rest of the new steel roof and building will be repainted shortly. The hotter news is the boatyards around here are starting to revitalize. Hedley Boatyard has 24 brand new docks! McDonough is getting brand new docks too! Scott has the town marina running great and everything is looking better here. Maxwell Station is really cranking with it's new bright light display that lights up the town all night. Covey's Cove has our favorite local bartender - Patty. We've got Roy boy whipping out those sandwiches over at East Side Market and Maxwell with the best fish fry in town. Time Out still has the best wings and Mariners will be rocking the steak dinners shortly. Big Ash BBQ should also be open soon. Besides all that, fishing is already good.

Captain Al Sauerland from Instigator Sportfishing is heading off the Penn Project this year in Olcott & Wilson. He's been working hard taking care of those fry with plenty of LOTSA members helping out.

Thrillseeker Captain Vince Pierleoni is out there every day catching those kings, browns and lakers. 716 Captain Matt Bedient just launched and is ready for some hot spring fishing. Summer School Captain Tom Pearse went out there trolling for kings yesterday afternoon and he has already been into kings nearing 20. Everything is close.

A few have been pier fishing and getting those browns. Eighteen Mile has some small perch action, northerns and whatever else is swimming by. Mixed browns, steelies/ bows at the dam. A lot of guys fishing the streams in Olcott and Wilson area. Lots of steelies and browns being caught. They are using a mixed bag of everything to catch their fish. Crawlers, red worms, minnows - live and salted, spikes, waxies and even sacs. I guess it depends on where you go and what you are looking for.

The Spring LOC starts up May 10th and runs till the 29th.

Western Lake Ontario is known for its world-class Salmon & Trout fishing

This website is designed to promote fishing in the Western Lake Ontario and Lower Niagara River. Sponsored by The Boat Doctors in Olcott. 716-778-8592 if you need more info and is our email address. Thanks to all who contribute to information to our website.

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