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  1. Record-breaking cold and other adverse conditions have put a hamper on fishing action in Western New York. The lower Niagara River was too stained to fish on Tuesday but there is hope for the weekend if not before. However, extreme cold may keep people from being on the water or casting the shorelines in the Niagara. Just before this most recent cold snap, some walleye were hitting jigs both above and below Niagara Falls. Perch were hitting in some of the marinas in the upper river and trout were cooperating below the falls from Devil’s Hole to the Niagara Bar. MagLips and Kwikfish lures were working off three-way rigs. Egg sacs also produced some steelhead, browns and a mixed bag of other fish species. In the tributaries of Lake Ontario, the only hope was 18 Mile Creek at Burt Dam but flow has been slow. By the time you read this, there will probably be ice to the trestle at Fisherman’s Park. The only good news could be for hard water anglers. Wilson and Olcott harbors could have some safe ice by the weekend, but make sure there is at least 4 inches. Follow all of the safety protocols. The New Year is here on Monday which means that lake trout season will be underway in the lower Niagara River, the walleye limit in those same lower river waters will be one per person and the new license year in the Province of Ontario waters will be in effect. From a competitive fishing standpoint, the New York State Winter Classic Fishing Tournament will be going on (starting Jan. 1st) for the next two months until February 28th. Check out www.nyswinterclassic.com for details. At the same time, Capt. Bob’s Outdoors in Clarence has a derby going on Jan. 2 through March 15. You will need to stop down to the Main Street store to register. In three weeks the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo will be held at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls January 19th to the 21st. The three-day event is a must-attend if you want to learn more about fish and fishing. With 70-some speakers and over 120 different seminars to choose from, the education during this event is second to none on the Great Lakes. Bass fans will be clamoring over the likes of Bass Elite pros Shaw Grigsby and Mark Menendez. Walleye chasers will be able to learn from Mark Romanack, Lance Valentine, Sam Cappelli, Joe Fonzi and Don Ruppert. For salmon there’s Dan Keating, Mark McClutchey, Greg Amiel, Matt Yablonsky and Rick Hajecki. In the trout arena, there’s Frank Campbell, Danny Colville, and Drew Nisbet . And the sold-out show floor has 150 top quality exhibitors, too. Check out www.niagarafishingexpo.com for all of the details. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  2. The Buffalo News provides updates and information on a variety of outdoor-related topics. See below for details! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides details about fishing conditions on several bodies of water in this edition of “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. Included are reports from Lake Ontario and tributaries, Lake Erie tributaries, the Niagara River, and Chautauqua Lake, as well as updates on the New York State Winter Classic, Capt. Bob’s Winter Derby, and ice fishing. According to the article, “Long term cold weather has arrived, getting ice fishermen eager and stream anglers looking for any place with open water. The beginning of the New Year means some regulations changes as well as the start of a couple important fishing contests.” Click here to read more! Reflections on 2017 from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides reflections on 2017 in this article from The Buffalo News called “From fish to fowl to big-game hunts… ah, the memories.” Included are thoughts from Bill and others on the fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities from the past year. Click here to see! “Catches and Hunts of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides photos and details about several fish caught in this edition of “Catches and Hunts of the Week.” Click here to see! The Buffalo News Reports on Upcoming Regulation Changes Bill Hilts Jr. provides details about some upcoming adjustments in this article from The Buffalo News called “Lower Niagara Regulation Changes for Early 2018.” Information is provided about the lower Niagara River as well as Lake Ontario. Click here to learn more! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides dates and details for several upcoming outdoor related events in this edition of the “Outdoors Calendar.” Information is included for events between now and January 21. Click here to read more!
  3. The Buffalo News provides information about a variety of topics that are of interest to outdoor enthusiasts. See below for this week's topics. The Buffalo News Reports on the Need for Respect for Niagara River Lake Trout Bill Hilts Jr. reports on the status of lake trout in the Niagara River in this article from The Buffalo News, stating that “Lake trout once prowled these Lake Ontario waters with an attitude, a native species that was highly regarded among fishing circles, as well as sought after among commercial operations. However, when native lake trout were wiped out from the system, they were replaced with stocked fish.” Click here to read more! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides updates on the fishing condition on a number of bodies of water including Lake Ontario and tributaries, the Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, and Lake Erie and tributaries in this edition of “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. In addition, results from Capt. Bob’s Derby are included. Click here to read more! “Scattershots” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides updates on a number of topics of interest to outdoor enthusiasts in this edition of “Scattershots” from The Buffalo News. Click here to see! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides dates and details about several upcoming events for those interested in the outdoors in this edition of the “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News. Dates are included for events between now and January 14th. Click here to see!
  4. While weather forecasters are calling for a white Christmas followed by a blast of Arctic air from the North Country, anglers right now have been limited in where they can get a line wet. High winds, rain and snow melt contributed to muddy conditions in the Niagara River both above and below Niagara Falls. Shore fishermen should be the first to be able to target trout in the lower river from the Whirlpool to Artpark. Jigs, egg sacs or egg imitations like trout beads fished under a float are good options for drifters. Casters can use spoons, spinners or jigs to hook up with a steelhead or brown trout. Lake trout are still around, too. Remember that laker season opens on January 1. January 1 is also the start of a special walleye regulation. The daily limit drops from three to one until March 15 to help protect spawning females. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  5. Back-to-back storms in Western New York had an impact on some of the fishing opportunities last week and weather continues to influence where and when you can fish. As this report is being written, it is 15 degrees out with a wind chill in the single digits. It is cold! The high winds last week led to terrible conditions in the Niagara River. As of mid-week, though, shore casters were using egg sacs to take some nice steelhead in the gorge area with three feet of visibility. Other baits worthy of consideration are spinners, trout beads and even wobble baits like Kwikfish or MagLips. Boaters should be able to get out this weekend if the weather cooperates. Egg sacs, those same wobbling baits and beads will all work from a three-way rig as you drift from Devil's Hole down to the Niagara Bar - not one big drift but a series of smaller drifts. Before the water muddied up, they were doing pretty good on brown trout around the Coast Guard drift and out on the Niagara Bar. Lake trout season is open on the Canadian side of the river. It opens in New York on Jan. 1, 2018. Musky season in the lower river and Lake Ontario closes Dec. 15 so essentially that is over for the year until the season reopens the third Saturday in June. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  6. The Buffalo News provides updates and information on a wide variety of topics for those interested in the outdoors this week! See below for details! “Catches of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News features photos and stories about some of this week’s best catches in this edition of “Catches of the Week.” Click here to see! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides up-to-date details about fishing conditions on Lake Ontario, the Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, and Lake Erie and its tributaries in this week’s “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. According to the article, “Winter finally arrived in Western New York, accentuated nationally through last Sunday’s Buffalo Bills snow fight. There’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned lake effect snow storm to play in. For fishing success you will need to find open water or water that is not too stained to fish. It may be a challenge.” Click here to see! Gift Ideas from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides his thoughts on presents for those interested in outdoor activities in this article from The Buffalo News called “Gift ideas for the dedicated (and not-so-dedicated) outdoorsperson.” Ideas presented include gift cards to local or national stores, DVDs, reading material, or time at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo (www.niagarafishingexpo.com), set for Jan. 19-21 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Click here to read more! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides dates and details for a number of upcoming events in this edition of the “Outdoors Calendar.” Dates are included for now through January 14th. Click here to see!
  7. A good old-fashioned snow storm hit Western New York this week. In fact, it’s still going on south of Buffalo. So far, it hasn’t touched Niagara Falls USA with snow … but it did impact water conditions in the Niagara River. Rain and high winds hit first, creating a muddy mess in the Niagara River that was quite severe. Just prior to the change, though, the Niagara River was on fire with a focus on steelhead but offering anglers a mixed bag of fish all the way around – from Devil’s Hole to the Niagara Bar. Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charter Service was using MagLip plugs in 3.0 size to take steelhead, brown trout, lake trout, Atlantic salmon, walleye and Coho salmon just prior to the storm. The plugs were fished off three-way rigs. Along Artpark and in Devil’s Hole, boat drifters were also using egg sacs and beads to take trout. Shore fishermen have been picking up trout, too, but it had slowed a bit. With the storm still going on, we don’t know if anyone will be able to fish by the weekend. We may see some of the white stuff by then, too. Water temperatures were still in the low 40’s. In the John Henning Memorial Musky Tournament, Frank Alcorn of Pennsylvania won the Niagara Musky event last Sunday with a fat 47-inch muskellunge trolling with a Legend perchbait. Also just prior to the storm, Mike Rzucidlo of Niagara Falls used egg sacs and spinners to take some small trout in the smooth water before the upper rapids area just before the water plummets over the falls. Remember that lake trout season is closed in the lower river and bass season is now catch and release only all around the state (except Lake Erie). Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  8. The Buffalo News provides updates about the latest outdoor-related events in this series of articles. See below for details! The Buffalo News Highlights the Salmon River Bill Hilts Jr. discusses New York’s Salmon River in this article from The Buffalo News. He provides a recap of his recent fishing trip there stating that, “ If you’ve never fished the Salmon River, it should be on your bucket list.” Click here to read more! “Catches of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides photos and stories about many of the fish caught this week in this edition of “Catches of the Week.” Click here to see! The Buffalo News Provides Details about the Winter Classic Bill Hilts Jr. provides details about the New York State Winter Classic Fishing Tournament in this article from The Buffalo News. The tournament runs from January 1, 2018 and ends on February 28, 2018. Click here for more information! “The Fishing Beat” in The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides updates and details on the fishing scene in the region in this edition of “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. Bodies of water discussed include Lake Ontario tributaries, the Niagara River, Lake Erie tributaries, and Chautauqua Lake. Also included are details about Capt. Bob’s Outdoors Fishing Derby and the John Henning Memorial Musky Tournament. Click here to see! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides dates and details for a number of outdoor-related events in this edition of the “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News. Dates are included from now through January 1. Click here to see!
  9. At the time of this report, it was starting to rain. After a very windy day yesterday, the wind and/or rain combo could negatively affect water clarity in places like the Niagara River or some of the smaller streams off Lake Ontario. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t catch fish. The lower Niagara River was stained yesterday but a few captains decided to give it a go since their customers were already in town. Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Newfane managed to hit double digit trout – half steelhead and half lake trout – using egg sacs off three-way rigs. Use bright colored baits when the water is stained. MagLips and Kwikfish in silver and chartreuse will also work when drifting from a boat. When the water is stained, though, there is no guarantee you can catch fish from a boat. Shore fishermen can actually do a little better than the boaters in that some cleaner water can sometimes be found closer to the shoreline. Egg sacs or egg imitations work well, as do spoons and spinners. You need something to get the attention of the fish. Today is the final day of the musky season in most of the state. However, the lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario are both open until Dec. 15. To take advantage of the extra couple of weeks of action, the Niagara Musky Association will be holding the John Henning Memorial Lower River Musky Tournament on Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’ll have to see if Mother Nature – and the fish – cooperate for the anglers. Dec. 1 is the opening of lake trout season in the lower river and Lake Ontario for the Province of Ontario. New York’s laker season opens on Jan. 1, 2018. If you do catch a lake trout, be sure to release it quickly and unharmed. The NYPA Fishing Platform, as well as the other NYPA fishing access points like the reservoir and water intakes, will be closing down for the season after Dec. 3. They will not re-open until the spring. Speaking of the platform, Mike Rzucidlo of Niagara Falls caught a 16 pound salmon on 8 pound test line earlier this week and it took him an hour and 20 minutes to reel in! Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  10. The Buffalo News provides a variety of information of interest to outdoor enthusiasts in its latest editions. See below for details! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides updates and details about current fishing conditions on a number of bodies of water in this week’s “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. Updates from the Lake Ontario tributaries, Niagara River, Lake Erie tributaries, Lake Erie off Ohio, inland trout, and Chautauqua Lake are included in this week’s report. Click here to see! The Buffalo News Reports that "NYPA Fishing Platform Set to Close for Season" Bill Hilts Jr. provides details on the New York Power Authority’s fishing platform in the Lower Niagara River, stating that it is scheduled to close December 3rd in this article from The Buffalo News. He also provides contact information if you’d like more details. Click here to see! "Outdoors Calendar" from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides dates and details for several upcoming events in this edition of the "Outdoors Calendar." Information is provided about events between now and December 26th. Click here to see!
  11. The Buffalo News shares photos and stories of some of this week’s best catches in this edition of “Catches of the Week.” Click here to see photos and details about each catch.
  12. In Lake Ontario tributaries, there have been good numbers of fish and not too many fishermen at Burt Dam and the Fisherman’s Park area of 18 Mile Creek. The final day of charging at the park will be today. Good numbers of fresh Coho salmon are still working their way up to the dam with eggs, egg imitations (like trout beads), and jigs tipped with wax worms all working under a float. Live bait could catch some fish, too. Move around to find the active fish. Four mile and 12 Mile were both high and muddy on Tuesday. No report out of Keg Creek but that had fish last week. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  13. The Buffalo News provides a wide variety of helpful information this week. See below for details and links to several stories of interest “Catches of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News shares pictures and details of some of this week’s best catches in this edition of “Catches of the Week.” Click here to see! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides the latest information about fishing conditions in this edition of “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. Included are details about Lake Ontario and tributaries, the Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, and Lake Erie and tributaries. Click here to see! “Devil’s Hole Stairs Opened” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. shares the news that the stairs at Devil’s Hole, which were supposed to be closed for renovations until Spring 2018, are now open in this article from The Buffalo News. Click here to see details about this project of interest to anglers and hunters alike! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides dates and details for several outdoor-related events in this edition of the “Outdoors Calendar.” The calendar features information for events now through December 17th. Click here to see!
  14. There’s another storm blowing in this weekend but Niagara County could luck out on some of the rain and white stuff should it arrive. Keep your fingers crossed! This just in from state parks: The stairs into the Niagara Gorge at Devil’s Hole State Park will be reopened on Saturday, November 18 after having been closed all summer so that they could be rebuilt. The stairs had been expected to be closed until Spring 2018. This is great news for shore fishermen who like to cast for trout in the Devil’s Hole area. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  15. The Buffalo News provides a wealth of information and updates for this interested in the outdoors! See below for links and details! The Buffalo News Highlights New Sea Grant Video Bill Hilts Jr. provides important information in this article from The Buffalo News titled “New York Sea Grant video highlights salmon fishery.” According to the article, “The video delves into the value of the fishery and also discusses how Cornell University researchers and NY Sea Grant personnel are using modern technology to monitor salmon movement and behavior.” Click here to see! The Buffalo News Features Former Sabre Who Wrote Writing Fishing Book Bill Hilts Jr. tells the story of Jim Lorentz, who “spent his last six NHL seasons wearing No. 8 with the Buffalo Sabres back in the early to middle 1970s, enjoying his best seasons as a player” in this article from The Buffalo News called “Former Sabre Jim Lorentz finds the net with fishing book.” The article details Lorentz’s long history as a fisherman and the publishing of his book called “The Atlantic Salmon: Moody and Mysterious.” Click here to read more! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides updates on the latest happenings on the water in this week’s “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. In particular there are tips and tricks for musky anglers and late autumn fishing. Bodies of water featured include Lake Ontario, the Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, Lake Erie, and tributaries. Click here to see! “Catches of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides photos and stories behind some of this week’s best catches in this edition of “Catches of the Week.” Click here to see!
  16. Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 from Destination Niagara USA After some intense weather over the weekend and cold weather blowing in the end of this week, you will have to pick and choose how and where you want to fish. Niagara Falls USA waters fared better than most in Western New York, just in time for the Veteran’s Day Free Fishing Day on Nov. 11. In honor of our veterans, Nov. 11 is a designated free fishing day in the state. It means you don’t need to purchase a license for that day. However, you still have to abide by the fishing regulations! In the lower Niagara River, the water turned to mud and chased away the boaters until waters start to clear a little. Capt. John DeLorenzo of Niagara Falls got a jump on the Veteran’s Day celebration by taking out a mother and son through Western New York Heroes, when the weather was decent last Saturday. WNY Heroes is a non-profit veteran’s assistance organization. Along for the ride was Tim Finney of Wheatfield, who was helping DeLorenzo, Danielle Nichols and her 9 year old son Ty. They caught two nice steelhead up to 11 pounds and lake trout up to 40 inches for the morning. Best bait was a chartreuse trout bead fished on a three-way rig. Other captains working the drifts were doing well on MagLips and Kwikfish. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  17. Updates from Buffalo The Buffalo News provides a wide variety of information of interest to outdoor enthusiasts in this week’s edition. See below for details! “Catches and Hunts of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides photos and details about some of this week’s best catches in this edition of “Catches and Hunts of the Week.” Click here to see! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides updates on the fishing scene on a number of bodies of water including Lake Ontario and tributaries, the Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, and Lake Erie and tributaries. According to the article, “It may be difficult to find a fishing spot the next few days, thanks to some untimely weather events that brought us heavy rain and plenty of wind. To make matters worse, a cold front will be supplying us with some arctic air that will cover us with the coldest temperatures of the season. Nov. 12 is a free fishing day in honor of veterans.” Click here to learn more! “Fishing outings help veterans' families” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. tells the story of the healing power of a fishing trip in this article from The Buffalo News. According to the article, “Time helps heal. So does a good old-fashioned lower Niagara River fishing outing. Western New York Heroes, a not-for-profit group serving the needs of area veterans and their families, teamed up with Capt. John DeLorenzo of Niagara Falls and Tim Finney of Wheatfield to take out Danielle Nichols and her 9-year old-son Ty last weekend. The two lost their husband/father in a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crash.” Click here to read more! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides dates and details for several outdoor-related events in this edition of the “Outdoors Calendar.” Included are events between now and November 25th. Click here to see! “A Sportsman's Tale: An Alaskan salmon caught on the fly” from The Buffalo News Hollie Hanley tells the story of an angler’s experience fishing in Alaska (the first time she used a fly rod and the first time she’s caught a salmon) as well as fishing locally, where her father is a charter captain. Click here to read more!
  18. Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Nov. 2, 2017 from Destination Niagara USA Weather conditions certainly impacted the fishing this past week. High winds and rain resulted in water temperatures dropping 5 degrees since last weekend. That said, it could be just what the fish doctor ordered to force a transition into the next phase of fall fishing. In the Upper Niagara River, the last month of musky fishing action improved with the adverse weather, just in time for the Niagara Musky Association’s Tim Wittek Memorial Catch and Release Tournament on Nov. 5 out of the launch ramp area at the foot of Sheridan from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. To get your blood circulating again, there will be a post-tourney chili fest at the foot of Sheridan in Tonawanda. Cost is $25 to enter this catch-and-release “iron man” tournament. Call Scott McKee at 225-3816 for more information. If you just want to find our more information about fall musky fishing in the Niagara, stop in at the NMA monthly meeting at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., Tonawanda on Tuesday night (Nov. 7) starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Marc Arena with Red October Baits. Water conditions were murky this week thanks to the wind. The lower river musky season extends to Dec. 15. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  19. Updates from Buffalo The Buffalo News provides updates and details about a number of outdoor-related topics in this week’s edition. See the articles below. “Catches and Hunts of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides pictures and details about some of this week’s best happenings in this week’s “Catches and Hunts of the Week.” Included is a variety of species in several different locations. Click here to see! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides details about the fishing scene on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Chautauqua Lake, and a variety of tributaries in this week’s “The Fishing Beat.” According to the article, “Adverse weather conditions will have a negative effect this week on fishing, affecting the next few days, too. Hopefully things will settle down by the weekend. With bucks shifting into “rut” mode for bowhunters (including crossbow on Saturday), it should free up some shoreline real estate in the tributaries.” Click here to see!
  20. Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Oct. 26, 2017 – brought to you by Destination Niagara USA There are many fishing activities going on right now so you will have to pick and choose what you want to do. For example, salmon fishing is good in Olcott right now at 18 Mile Creek and the lower Niagara River still has a mix of king salmon, Coho salmon and steelhead. If you want trout, you can catch them wherever there is good water flow. The most popular areas are the Niagara River and 18 Mile Creek, but you can do well after a rain in some of the smaller streams, too. Fishermen were picking up some trout in places like Keg and 12 Mile Creeks last week. Anglers are getting a few perch on Lake Erie and there are some bass around as well. There are lots of fish to cast for if you so choose. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com.
  21. Updates and Information from Buffalo The Buffalo News provides a wealth of information and updates for those interested in the outdoors. See below for details! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides fishing reports for Lake Ontario and its tributaries, Chautauqua Lake, Lake Erie, and the Niagara River in this week’s edition of “The Fishing Beat: The steelies are coming” from The Buffalo News. As the article states, “The leaves are starting to fly and more and more hunting seasons are falling into place. Tough decisions need to be made. Salmon fishing in the Niagara River is becoming more of a challenge but Lake Ontario tributaries are still seeing good numbers of fish including some trout. Lake Erie tributaries, while lacking in salmon (although a few are being caught), are seeing plenty of steelhead around.” Click here to see the rest of the article! “Catches and Hunts of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides pictures and details about some of the best fish caught in this edition of “Catches and Hunts of the Week.” Click here to see! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News provides dates and details for a number of upcoming events of interest to outdoor enthusiasts in this edition of its “Outdoors Calendar.” Featured events run from now through November 14th. Click here to see!
  22. Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, Oct. 19 from Destination Niagara USA There are plenty of fish around to be caught! Scott Scheffler, Marina Director for the Town of Newfane and heading up Fisherman’s Park at Burt Dam/18 Mile Creek, reports that some dandy brown trout are starting to show up in the creek a bit more readily. It’s a nice complement to the salmon and steelhead that are already on the scene. Fresh fish can be found in all of the deeper holes further down towards the harbor and fish are still being caught off the piers and in the lake. When there’s a northeast wind, you can’t fish the piers at all because of the waves. However, when those winds subside, get out there and start casting spoons, spinners, rattlebaits, stickbaits or whatever. The fishing usually turns on! Another popular method is to use treated egg skein under a float. You can anchor or drift from a boat, too. Over in Wilson, they are still picking up some perch off the piers, as well as some nice trout. Use spinners and spoons for trout; minnows for the perch. Don’t rule out lake fishing either. If the weather cooperates – and it will be this weekend – don’t be afraid to try trolling for salmon and trout off the creek mouths or even out deep. There are plenty of fish to be caught! Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com!
  23. Updates and Information from Buffalo The Buffalo News provides a wide variety of details for those interested in the outdoors in this week's edition. See below for details! “State’s Outdoor Writer’s Group Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary” featured in The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. highlights a group of writers celebrating their 50-year anniversary in this article from The Buffalo News. As stated in the article, “A group of dedicated and passionate media professionals devoted to the outdoors – the New York State Outdoor Writers Association – celebrated its golden anniversary last weekend in the same area the group convened for the first time five decades ago, Lake George in Warren County. While there have been many changes through the years, both with the area and the organization, there was one constant that rang true with each passing year … William R. Hilts (Bill, Sr.), one of the founding members.” Click here to read more! “Catches and Hunts of the Week” from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News shares pictures and stories about some of this week’s best catches. Click here to see more! “The Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides details about the fishing scene on Lake Ontario and other bodies of water including Lake Erie, the Niagara River, and Chautauqua Lake in this week’s “Fishing Beat” from The Buffalo News. Click here to see more! “Scattershots” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides updates about a variety of outdoor related topics in this week’s “Scattershots” from The Buffalo News. This week’s topics include the release of Ducks Unlimited license plates, Brook trout being featured at a meeting coming up on October 31st, and the DEC’s search for public comments on a draft Lake Sturgeon Recovery Plan. Click here to see! “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides dates and details about a number of upcoming events in this week’s “Outdoors Calendar” from The Buffalo News. The calendar includes details about upcoming derbies, club meetings, and informational events for those interested in the outdoors between now and November 5th. Click here to see!
  24. Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for Thursday, Oct. 12 from Destination Niagara USA Recent rains earlier in the week triggered a big slug of salmon and trout into many of the Lake Ontario tributaries like 18 Mile Creek in Newfane. While the water is a bit high from all the rain, conditions should be good in a day or two. There’s plenty of fish in the system for anglers to catch. Scott Scheffler, Marina Director for the Town of Newfane and heading up Fisherman’s Park at Burt Dam, also noted that they have been using a Ranger ATV to haul people to and from the fishing areas, a benefit for those fishermen who could use a little helping hand for access. Fresh fish can be found in all of the deeper holes further down towards the harbor and fish are still being caught off the piers and in the lake according to Wes Walker at The Slippery Sinker. At least when there isn’t northeast or northwest wind chasing anglers off the piers. Casting spoons, spinners or stickbaits are all good approaches off the piers or from anchored boats. Another popular method is to use treated egg skein under a float. You can anchor or drift. Over in Wilson, Terry Swann of Wilson sends word they are picking up some perch off the piers, as well as some nice trout. Use spinners and spoons for trout; live bait for the perch. The lower river salmon action has been continuing on a consistent clip to the delight of boat fishermen and shoreline anglers. Casting glow in the dark spinners and Little Gem spoons under low light conditions work best. Rat-L-Traps can also produce salmon, but some brown trout started showing up in the gorge this past week according to Mike Rzucidlo of Niagara Falls and they hit the rattlebaits and spinners. One angler, who preferred to remain nameless (because he called in sick) was 10 for 16 on salmon (9 kings and a coho) while fishing with his father in the gorge. Treated egg skein fished under a float did the trick. That was from shore! Sounds like some more fresh fish hit the river. The fishing platform has not been as productive as years past for some reason. Fish are available there. It won’t be long before lake trout start showing up to spawn. Remember that the season is closed now until the end of the year. In the upper Niagara River, bass and walleye are still available. For musky, water temperatures are still in issue as Lake Erie is still 67 degrees, the warmest its ever been for this time of year. A lot of work has been accomplished on the 2018 version of the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Dates will be Jan. 19-21. Mark your calendar. Check the website out at www.niagarafishingexpo.com.
  25. This Week’s Updates from Buffalo The Buffalo News provides a wealth of information for outdoor enthusiasts in this week’s edition. Click the links below to see. "The Fishing Beat" from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides an update on the fishing conditions throughout the region in this week’s "The Fishing Beat" from The Buffalo News. In addition to Lake Ontario reports there is information from the Niagara River, Lake Erie and its tributaries, and Chautauqua Lake. According to the report, “There’s plenty of fish in the system for anglers to catch.” Click here to read more! "Scattershot" from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. gives a variety of information useful for outdoor enthusiasts in this week’s "Scattershots" from The Buffalo News. Key information for anglers includes water safety tips now that the cooler weather is approaching. Other details include an upcoming event about what to do if you find an injured animal, information about lottery drawing guidelines, and details about trapping permits. Click here to read more! "Outdoors Calendar" from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. provides dates and details for a number of upcoming events now through November 4th in this edition of the "Outdoors Calendar" from The Buffalo News. Click here to see! "Catches and Hunts of the Week" from The Buffalo News This gallery from The Buffalo News shows some of the best catches from the past week! View the gallery to see a variety of steelhead, salmon, and much more! Click here to see!