Bill Hilts Weekly Weekend Fish Locator
"Most informative and up to date outdoors website on the planet"
Please patronize our website sponsors ~ They are
the ones that pay the bills for the Outdoors
Want to catch more trout and salmon?
Pautzke Baits & Cure
VOTE IN OUR MINI-POLL
Outdoors Niagara Camo
Bill Hilts Jr. is a past president of
THIS BILL HILTS Jr. WEEKEND FISHING
IS UPDATED EVERY WEEK FOR YOUR WEEKEND FISHING!
Thanks to everyone that supports this
On this page is the complete, uncut, unabridged, unedited version of the weekend fishing forecast
Note: Hilts SUNDAY Outdoor Column appears on this website HERE
Click Here to go to Pautzke Baits webpage on Outdoors Niagara -
that will lead you to their website Pautzke Bait Company is a major sponsor of Outdoors
webpage on Outdoors Niagara -
that will lead you to their website
Pautzke Bait Company is a major sponsor of Outdoors Niagara
Up to date fishing
report for your weekend fishing;
An outdoor show on LCTV (Time Warner Cable Channel 22; Phone number is 716-434-1733; www.lctv.net is on Wednesdays at 4 pm called “The Outdoor Beat”, bringing aboard local experts on area outdoor activities. It will be live for call-in and also air several other times on Thursday and the weekend. Check it out!
1. Lake Ontario and tributaries – We finally saw some west wind blow some fish into local waters, but it wasn’t easy fishing for the Pro-Am tournament last weekend for sure. According to Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Team Thrillseeker (who placed in the money yet again for the Professional Division), transition time in the lake is rapidly approaching with the super warm weather arriving this weekend. Combine that with four straight days of calm weather before the recent winds at mid-week. There are some quality king salmon around but there is no set pattern for a consistent bite. You can find fish (kings, lakers and steelhead) in 80 to 300 feet of water, from 20 to 100 feet down. It’s been a mix of techniques and baits working. One approach that has worked better for bigger kings has been a flasher with cut bait. N&D is one brand type that keeps surfacing around fishing circles as a good brand according to Karen Evarts at The Boat Doctors. One interesting note is that the fish have been moving around with the more favorable west and southwest winds. Last Saturday, tournament teams out of Wilson and Olcott all headed west in pursuit of salmon.
Capt. Jim Gordon of Olcott, who was not
fishing in the tournament, headed straight out of his home port of Olcott to
take a dozen nice kings for customers just a mile or two straight north. No
one did that good in the tournament that day. In the 32nd annual Lake
Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament held May 20 to 22 out of Wilson and
Olcott, it was the Shark Tank team led by Capt. Greg Gehrig of Oswego
leading the way with an impressive score of 599 points in the Classic
Division and 391 in the Trophy Division – based on 10 points per fish and a
point per pound – to win the tournament. They also won the ITO flies big
fish for the contest with a 24 pound king salmon. For their efforts, they
won more than $29,000. Second place was Capt. Rich Hajecki and his Yankee
Troller team out of Rochester. They were just 10 points behind the winners
in the Classic or 12 fish category. They won $8,000. Third place in Trophy
was Dirty Goose led by Capt. Casey Prisco with 341 points. Fourth place was
Team Thrillseeker led by Capt. Vince Pierleoni of Newfane with 338. Third
place Classic Division team was Thrillseeker with 505 points. Fourth was
Free Spirit with 498 points led by Capt. Paul Czarnecki of Waterford, PA. In
the Amateur Open on Day One it was Abe DeBadts of Rochester and his Fishin’
Physician Assistant team with a score of 88.49 points. Winner of Day 2 was
Greg Wiacek of Lockport and his Fisherman’s Daughter team with a score of
72.52 points. For Day Three, it was Mean Machine and Kyle Hovak of North
Tonawanda taking the day with a score of 80.10 points. However it wasn't
enough to win the Amateur Open Cup for the best two days of fishing
combined. That was reserved for Anonymous led by John Muehl of Maryland, NY
who scored 150 points over two days. Next contest is the Oak Orchard Open
set for June 10-12 out of Point Breeze. The 1st Annual Reelin’ for a Cure is
set for August 19 out of Niagara County, an event that will get the ladies
out fishing on Lake Ontario and competing for fun prizes while at the same
time raising funds for cancer research. For more info call Stephanie
Pierleoni at 481-6388.
ATTENTION WINTER STEELHEADER'S! ~
Note from Outdoors
Drop Shotting the
Finger Lakes Hotspot Fishing Website! Go Here
Go To Straight Talk "Straight From
CHARTER A BOAT!
above column is as it appears here is seen in the
Be an Outdoors
TO LINKS ON THIS WEBSITE
ALL ABOUT ► Blue Pike
Bait Supply & Outdoors
Go to the Official DEC Press release regarding the VHS Disease in fish
Niagara River Cabela's Masters Walleye Tournament story in photos HERE
NEW! Finger Lakes Fishing Website! Check it out here! Finger Lakes Fishing Fishing reports & weather at the Fingers
Photos and story on the Lewiston Launch Ramp repairs and replacement October 23 2009 startup Go Here ~ Exclusively on Outdoors Niagara!
For LOC photos & stories from the Niagara River/Lake Ontario/Youngstown area go to: LOC Derby on Outdoors Niagara Stories & Photos exclusively on Outdoors Niagara!
for Lewiston Louie's picture and story
Go here for Lewiston Louie's picture and story►ONLY ON OUTDOORS
New Finger Lakes Hotspot Fishing Website! Go Here
Walleye Fishing Clubs - New York Walleye and Southtowns Walleye Associations
ALL THESE COLUMNS ARE UPDATED REGULARLY:
Hilts Weekend Fish Locator /
Go to Bill Hilts Outdoors Sunday Column /
Go to Joe Ognibene's "Outdoor Scene"/
Go to Will Elliott's "Fishing Line" /
Go To Bill Josephs "Straight From the Field"
Go to Mike Gillis "Outdoors in Niagara Experiences"
Bob Confer's Outdoors
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13 2009 - We must preface this report with some sad
news. One of the local giants in the sportfishing
industry passed away this week. Capt. Doug Stein of
DEC FISHING LINE INFORMATION: GO HERE
Go To Outdoors Niagara Home