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Bill Hilts Jr. is a past president of the 
New York State Outdoor Writers Association.
In addition to the above, Hilts is an avid outdoorsman, 
an outdoor writer who has contributed articles to numerous 
national and local magazines, newspapers, and other publications. 
Hilts is also responsible for Niagara County Tourism Sportfishing Programs.
He freelances from his home in Sanborn N.Y.  
Hilts was inducted in the New York State 
Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame in the Spring of 2007! 

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THIS BILL HILTS Jr. WEEKEND FISHING FORECAST
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Up to date fishing report for your weekend fishing;
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11 2016   

Weekly Weekend Fishing Report and Weather Forecast [at top]           

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 -- Local fishing action is really starting to heat up again after things shut down after muddy water in the Niagara River and high, turbid conditions in 18 Mile Creek made for some tough fishing last weekend. Despite the less than ideal conditions, some nice fish still came to the scales during the Niagara River Anglers Association’s Roger Tobey Memorial Steelhead Contest out of Lewiston. Because of the muddy conditions in the river, some anglers opted to fish the tributaries and the winner was a repeat performer. Bob Rustowicz of Cheektowaga used a small egg sac in the Oak Orchard River to take home the top prize this year with a 12.22 pound steelie. He also won in 2006. Second place was Matt Roche of Cleveland, Ohio with a 10.18 pound Niagara River fish while fishing with Capt. Joe Czyrny. Third place was Francis Slovakia of Kentucky with a 9.50 pound lower river trout, caught while fishing with Capt. Jim Rores. Big brown trout was caught by Ken Jackson, Jr. of Sanborn, a 5.58 pound 18 Mile Creek fish. Bigger browns came Sunday from 18 Mile Creek according to a report from All in the Same Boat in Newfane. Brian Przybyl of West Seneca reeled in some nice browns on Sunday from the Burt Dam area – one tipping the scales at 13 pounds and a second checking in at 11 pounds. He was using a chartreuse bead tipped with a 3-inch steelhead worm. With frigid temperatures in the forecast this weekend, it will create some problems for all fishing opportunities, be it the streams, the piers or the lake. Bad luck if you were banking on the Free Fishing Days weekend that DEC announced for Feb. 13-14 to promote ice fishing opportunities. Not too much safe ice around this year. DEC has finally announced the date for the State of Lake Ontario meeting locally, set for March 3 at Lockport’s Cornell Cooperative Extension.

2. Lower Niagara River -- A 16-1/2 pound brown came from Troy Zokey of Pennsylvania while fishing with Capt. Matt Yablonsky of Wet Net Charters. Fishing was a little slow on Sunday but the action slowly started to improve on Monday and they picked their way through steelhead and lake trout most of the day. Capt. Jim Rores was reporting some excellent success earlier in the week using minnows and one day reportedly hooked up with over 20 trout for the day. That said, the condition of the water is susceptible to quick changes when a storm blows in due to the fact that Lake Erie is completely open. Water temperature at the beginning of the week was 36 degrees in the lake. Water clarity can change overnight. When water does become murky, shore fishermen can do well by casting spoons or spinners. Eggs or egg imitations tight to the shoreline where the water is a bit clearer can also improve your chances at hooking up. Looking for a safe boating course? The local Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding a safe boating class on March 12 and April 2 at Fort Niagara from 9 am to 5 pm. This is a required course for jet skis operators as well anyone born after 1996 who wants to drive a boat. Call 954-3453 to register.

3. Upper Niagara River – Casting spoons and spinners off Broderick Park is still an option but with the cold snap there could be some ice chunks to contend with if you want to try and tackle a trout or two. Look for water temps in the lake to drop a few degrees from the 36 degree mark at the time of this report.

4. Lake Erie and tributaries – High, muddy water flows were reported in the tributaries last weekend and the recent cold snap will probably contribute to shelf ice along the shoreline and slush. Lake effect snow was also in the forecast with up to a foot of white stuff being predicted south of Buffalo. It will certainly make for tough conditions this free fishing weekend.

5. Chautauqua Lake – Despite reports showing some marginal ice conditions, some people have been heading out onto the lake. Extreme caution is advised. The southern basin of the lake seems to be your best bet, especially around Rock and Grass islands. Also off the Mayville launch to the north around the flats in 8 to 10 feet of water. For walleye, try off Long Point in 20-32 feet of water with a small black jig tipped off with a salted minnow according to Craig Robbins. Be careful out there.

6. Finger lakes-Inland Waters –

Oneida Lake – There was questionable ice conditions being reported last weekend, but with the recent cold snap the New York State Ice Pro-Am Team Event slated for Saturday, Feb. 13 is a go according to Tim Thomas you organizes these events. The only restriction will be that this will be a walking only contest with no motorized vehicles. You are encouraged to preregister for this contest. Find out more info at www.nysiceproam.com. We’ll have to see how well they do. There were no reports last week due to unsafe ice.

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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
 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                     

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

 

 









Dropshotting for bass:
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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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