On Sunday we finally caught a break with the weather, no wind, a mix of sun and clouds along with temperatures in the mid 20’s for most of the day. The one day warm up was great while it lasted, but the return of sub zero temp’s are expected for Monday. Slush ice was a factor in the lower end of the river and did not clear. The upper end of the river in Altmar has not been getting slush ice and is where most anglers are fishing on a daily basis. Yesterday we got mixed reports from anglers stopping into the shop, some groups got into fish, while others had a slow day with no actioin. With the recent cold temp’s most anglers have been fishing late morning through early afternoon which has been the warmest part of the day. In the upper end of the river anglers are fishing the Lower Fly Zone, Schoolhouse Pool, Wire Hole, Ellis Cove, Bovines, Trestle Pool, Refrigerator and Pineville.
In March three meetings are scheduled for the “State of Lake Ontario” Fisheries biologists from the state DEC, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources biologists will make presentations, including updates on the status of trout and salmon fisheries, forage fish, stocking programs and fisheries management plans in the lake and its tributaries. The meetings are from 6:30 to 9 pm.
MARCH 2nd: Chester Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY.
MARCH 10th: DEC Training Academy (the old Portly Angler Motel), 24 CT RT 2A, Pulaski NY.
MARCH 16: Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 4487 Lake Ave, Lockport NY.
Steelhead Stone in purple, red, orange. size 8.
Sparkle stone in black, size 10.
Steelhead Hammer in black, purple, blue. size 8.
Glo-bugs in oregon cheese, blue, pink and chart. size 10
Rubber leg stone in black or brown, size 10.
Woolly Buggers in black, olive, white and brown. size 4-8
Black flashback nymph. size 6
Kaufman stone. size 6
Beadhead black stone. size 6-10.
Wiggle stone in blue, chart, pink and peacock. size 10
Steak-N-Eggs in orange, pink, chart. size 10.
Sucker spawn in pink, blue, chart, white and peachy king. size 8