Follow @olcottfishing
     









DEC ONLINE LICENSE CENTER
PRINT YOUR LICENSE HERE

The DEC has a fishing license hotline number available Mon-Friday from 8:30 to 4:30. You can call this number and get an instant fishing license confirmation number with a credit card.

1-866-933-2257
DEC FISHING REGULATIONS


FISHING HOTLINES

Orleans County (585) 589-3220
Lake Erie - Dunkirk (716) 679-ERIE DEC
Lake Erie - Buffalo (716) 855-FISH DEC
Niagara County (877)FALLS US

EMAIL BILL HILTS


Follow olcottfishing on Twitter






Welcome to our all in one site for all your fishing, boating, weather and event needs for Western Lake Ontario and the surrounding areas.
Bill Hilts Fishing Forecast
Western Lake Ontario is known for its world-class Salmon & Trout fishing

FISHING REPORT & NEWS
AUGUST 2017

August is the month when kings can reach upward to 40 pounds and those tournaments are in full swing. It's the month for big fish and a chance to win big money here at southshore west Lake Ontario -
Come check us out!


TIP: If you are still seeing an old report on the page, hit the refresh button and the new report should pop up! The refresh button looks like this on your pc or phone.

Wednesday, August 16 - Good morning,
it is still dark out with a northeast breeze. I can hear the lake up on Lake Rd.
It's calling for 1 to 3's but sure sounds a more exciting than that. Hopefully the wind helps put all the great fishing right where you want them. Yesterday, fishing was fantastic out there for people trolling the 26 to 32 lines. It's a haul, but was worth it and all the charters did really well. A few rec guys said they were just shy of catching their limits and had a great time. This northeast chop might just move some things around, so it's not worth giving you any tips that might not work later today.

This is that one weekend a year with the triple tournament hit on the west end. The Fish Odyssey is for Orleans, Erie and Niagara counties - Kids fish free. The Orleans is winding down to its final weekend here - Saturday ,and Sunday and we all know what starts this Friday -
the Fall LOC (the one with the $25,000 fish) . This Friday is also the ladies Reelin' for a Cure - a one day tournament for ladies. (no you can't fish it if you "feel" like a lady on Friday Jeff!) Hope you all have a great time.

Tuesday, August 15 - The lake looks good this morning and there are some showers and thunderstorms happening over in Canada. It looks like they will be more of a view than a hit on the current 5:15 am radar screen. That should make those fish bite. Yesterday, they bit a lot better than the previous two days.

The hot action is where you'd least expect it in August - at the Niagara Bar. They have been catching a lot of kings there in the late teens to mid 20's weight range. Most are coming right off the ledge. But wait - right out in front of Olcott in 150 fow last night - someone got a 31 pounder. One happy guy - he's having that one mounted. Biggest fish he ever caught in his life. Soo...with the big LOC, Orleans and Fish Odyssey this Saturday and Sunday, what are your plans?

Offshore here - fishing was real good yesterday - most captains got their customers limits of fish. Plenty of steelhead, some cohos, a few kings and even deep water browns.

Offshore they are heading out about as far as you can go before you hit Canada - The 28 to 32 lines on a south north troll. Those big guys are 90 feet down so get ready to do some cranking and reeling. There are plenty of hot spots out there and a lot of bait .
It's a huge lake , so going straight out isn't always the meal ticket.
West and east out of Wilson are both good offshore areas and the same goes for Olcott right now. It's a big lake and we have a lot of great charters fishing Niagara to Olcott right now. Purple/black/silver and caramel/chartruese were hot colors yesterday.

There is some amazing perch fishing along the shoreline. The high water made that change up and people are claiming they are catching bigger perch than they have ever seen.Have a great day.


           
View or Print 2017 Fishing Regulations Guide
olcottfishing@live.com

KIDS FISHING DERBY
THE FALL LOC DERBY BEGINS FRIDAY AUGUST 15 AND RUNS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1, 2003. THERE IS A $20,000 GRAND PRIZE KING SALMON & PLENTY MORE INCLUDING A YOUTH DIVISION AND SEVERAL CLASSES OF FISH.

AUGUST TOURNAMENTS

ORLEANS COUNTY FISHING DERBY
August 5-20
Over $10,000 in cash & prizes


FALL LOC DERBY
August 18- Sept. 4
$68,900 Cash Payout

REELIN' FOR A CURE
Friday, August 18
Womens Tournament for cancer research

FISH ODYSSEY
August 19-27
Over $10,000 in cash & prizes






 
This website is designed to promote fishing in the Western Lake Ontario and Lower Niagara River. Sponsored by The Boat Doctors in Olcott. 716-778-8592 if you need more info and olcottfishing@live.com is our email address. Thanks to all who contribute to information to our website.




Thank you for visiting our site.
Website maintained and sponsored by The Boat Doctors
Olcott, NY