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OCTOBER 2020

FISHING REPORT AND NEWS


Monday, October 19th Ė There is a light rain in Olcott today with cooler temps. The waterways around here are so low it is surely needed. We are at the ďwill take anythingĒ point on that one. Fishing is definitely matching the style of 2020. Everything is truly unusual and unlike any other year I have seen it.

The best fishing in Olcott is at Burt Dam/Fishermenís Park. Itís not like Oak Orchard where they magically got a water flow released from the canal and we are on some sort of waiting list. Niagara fish matter too. Like it is not bad enough they are swimming into a dam and have nowhere to migrate almost anywhere in these parts of the world; in some areas the water is so low they are literally sticking out of the water trying to swim. That is disturbing. With all the water in our area, youíd think they could share a little with Niagara County.

That last sentence could lead me into a very specific report, but letís talk fishing. Politics arenít my cup of tea. Donít worry though, we have some very good people are working on the water issue and if anyone gets some action out of this, it will be them. People worldwide come to fish the area and we would love to see them go home with a smile.

Burt Dam has low water and plenty of fish. Eggs, beads, woolys, flies, etc, all working good. Colors have been changing like the leaves. This week it seems like Christmas colors have been quite hot. There are people that sit in their cars around 3 am and wait to get in that parking lot. Itís kind of like WalMart on Black Friday, but our greeter is Scott and he is awesome.

We do hear a lot of weird things about Burt Dam but yesterdays takes the cake. A few people said they were fishing when the DEC and other police arrived. They werenít sure what happened and just minded their own fishness. A few hours later we were told that guys were spear fishing in Burt Dam. Two were actually fishing with 3 pronged spears aka (pitchforks?). Iím not certain, but a third was taken in as an accessory. Now, Iím not certain if they had loincloths on, or possibly getting into Halloween character as Poseidon but geesh.

Piers and harbor have been oddly quiet for weeks. A few varieties of fish have been caught in Olcott harbor when they get something to bite. Catfish, pike, perch and an occasional salmon are what we have heard.

Wilson has something hot going on near Tuscarora at Twelve Mile. Johnson Creek is up and down and crowded. We keep hearing about the Oak fishing being the hottest ever thanks to that new water flow. We have plenty of lodging and restaurants open in the area Have a great day.





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Fort Niagara State Park
716-745-7273

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OLCOTT

Hedley Boat Co.
(716)778-7771

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(716) 946-3979

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(716) 778-5462

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716-795-3885

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Bootleggers Cove Marina
716-751-6466

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716 751 9202

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716-751-6361



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