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Bill Hilts Jr. is a past president of the 
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Up to date fishing report for your weekend fishing;
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 2014   

Weekly Weekend Fishing Report and Weather Forecast [at top]           

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1.Lake Ontario and tributaries – As far as the salmon run in the tributaries, there’s been some improvement over last week. A modest increase was realized in 18 Mile Creek and other tribs are starting to see some more fish with the influx of fall weather. The best fishing has been for brown trout at Burt Dam with a few salmon and steelhead mixed in. Better fishing for salmon has not been at the dam but down the creek in the lower sections from boat or off the piers at night. Some night fishing has also been taking place out in the lake by anglers casting glow in the dark spoons or rattlebaits – anything that can get their attention. Trolling large J-13 Rapalas in the harbor early morning or just before dark is another good approach, as is drifting treated egg skein in some of the deeper holes. Smaller egg sacks or egg imitations will work on the trout, too.


2.Lower Niagara River – The lower river run seems to be slowing down a little but some good fishing still exists. Options are available from boat and shore for salmon, with a few trout also being reported. From shore, hiking into the gorge at the Whirlpool or Devil’s Hole are great options for those that like to rough it. The New York Power Authority fishing platform is another easier option to deal with thanks to a shuttle service that runs daily from 7 am to 5 pm from Lot C at the Visitor’s Center up above off Lewiston Road adjacent to Niagara University. Access is also available along Artpark, but most of that area is best for trout. Boaters can work the Devil’s Hole area for the best salmon options, drifting treated egg skein from three-way rigs. Just ask 16 year old Ben Bailey of Youngstown who was fishing with his dad Stephen last Sunday. Using some “magic eggs” from Creek Road Bait and Tackle, the young angler reeled in his first salmon – a 20-something pound king. With fishing pressure down from boats in Devil’s Hole, action has actually improved in the past week. Downriver, some bass action is still an option – especially around Fort Niagara and the Coast Guard station. Live bait, spinnerbaits or tubes will all catch fish this time of year.

< <<Picture of Ben Bailey with Lower Niagara River Salmon

3.Upper Niagara River – Bass fishing is still going strong in the upper river and musky action is starting to pick up a notch, too. For bass, live bait like shiners, crayfish and worm harnesses will all catch fish. Tubes, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastics will all catch fish as well. Local fly fishing expert Rick Kustich has been picking up a few musky up to 42 inches long on the fly by targeting the outside weed edges where the bottom drops off. Large tubes or body baits can also produce some fish this time of year. Some perch are being caught off Broderick Park and around the Ontario Street boat launch area on shiners.


4.Lake Erie and tributaries – Capt. Joe Fonzi of Gasport couldn’t wait to get back on the lake after some fantastic fishing before the high winds and storms that blew through. That could happen this weekend. Bass, walleye and perch were all on fire. Best bass was from 28 to 45 feet of water; best perch was 60-70 foot depths between between Cattaraugus Creek and Sturgeon Point; walleye could still be caught in those same general areas off Sturgeon Point and the Catt. In the tributaries, Cattaraugus Creek is still the best bet, all the way up to the dam in Springville. Other tributaries were low and clear. Casting the creek mouths at the lake with spoons or spinners should also catch you a few trout. Small stickbaits will also work.


5.Chautauqua Lake –Musky fishing on the lake continues to be some of the best in recent memory according to local guide Craig Robbins. Trolling outside weed edges with large perch-pattern stickbaits is the top approach right now but you can also catch these fish by drifting or casting, too. Walleye are hitting in the deeper holes around Chautauqua Institution’s Belle Tower and Upper Dewittville Bay. Jig with spoons, shiners or jigging Rapalas. You can also drift the weed edges with shiners to pick up some ‘eyes. Smallmouth bass fishing has improved at Warner’s Bar, Maples Springs and Long Point, as well as around Lakewood Bar. Largemouth can still be found around the docks and in other shallow water areas. Use topwaters, tube jigs or other plastics.


6.Finger Lakes-Inland Waters –

Oneida Lake – The cooling fall temperatures have started to help with the traditional shore walleye bite along the lake’s shoreline. Casting small stickbaits or crankbaits just before and after dark is starting to produce some nice walleye. Black and silver or blue and silver are good color combinations to start with. Yellow perch have been hitting in 15 feet of water around the lake. Bass can be found both in shallow and deep waters, keying in on young of the year gizzard shad and perch. The Lewis Point Fishing Access Site will open on Oct. 15.
 

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<<<<< This was the catch of the week with 9 year old Corey Fekete of Ransomville reeling in his first ever lake trout while fishing with dad and grandpa off Fort Niagara in 30-40 ft of water, dragging spoons (silver and black) Corey (just turned 9) caught this by himself but it was too big and jumpy for him to hold
 

 

 

 

<< << Pier casters are picking up browns in Olcott and Wilson, including Mark Vogt, Jr. of Newfane who landed a dandy 12 pounder.

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<<<<Patrick Beckman of Traverse City, Michigan was trolling between Wilson and the Niagara River in 130 feet of water when he hooked into a 29 pound, 11 ounce king salmon.

 

 

 

 

 

<<<<< Ed Klejdys of North Tonawanda is tops in the lake trout category with a 32 pound, four ounce Niagara Bar fish.

 

 

Patrick

Comerford [on right]  from E. Aurora - Darryl Day [on left] from St Catherines Ont.   Summer 2013 LOC Derby

Grand Prize LOC Winner John Tustin (L) with Sammy White. [Left Picture] 
Right Picture: Area anglers Marc Dunn (left), Matt Dunn (right) and Doug Parker II with the First Place LOC salmon

From a prior weeks Hilts Locator and its about dropshotting for bass: [Lake Erie] Capt. Jim Hanley sends word that just prior to the Labor Day weekend and the nasty weather he had experienced some of his best fishing of the year around Sturgeon Point, Myers Reef and Seneca Shoal. You could catch all the 14-15-inch smallmouth bass you wanted in 25 feet of water or you could slide out a bit deeper – out to 45 feet – to catch some bigger fish up to 5 pounds, six ounce for him. He had back to back days of 120 bass coming to the boat. Top bait was crayfish and Gulp green worms fished on a drop shot rig. « Go to Link


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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 Grand Island, a charter captain and guide for many years, died after a valiant bout with cancer. Doug was the president of the Niagara River Anglers Assn. for nearly a decade, with one of his big initiatives being the first pen rearing project for salmon in the county. He was one of those guys willing to go out on a limb to support what he believed in and always willing to help when work needed to be accomplished to help the sportfishery along. He was a big man with an even bigger heart and I’m proud to say that he was a friend of mine. We fished, hunted and shot together and he will be sorely missed by many. Bill Hilts Jr.

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