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OCTOBER 2018

FISHING REPORT & NEWS

Thursday, October 18th - We have incoming and the first run has started.
Fish jumping all over the place down the creek and at the dam. Red and oranges are hot egg colors. This is all news since yesterday afternoon. Salmon are coming in now according to the very happy people fishing the piers this morning. Salmon, browns and steelhead are being caught at Fisherman's Park. Pier fishing fire tiger colors are smoking hot. Oranges, purples and pinks are good right now. Those fish started coming in because they heard "Bill the Fish Cleaning Dude" arrived at Fisherman's Park (the dam). Whenever Bill arrives, in come those fish. That's a fact. Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 17th - So,we are beginning to hear of a good run of kings at the dam today. That varies from some earlier who said fishing wasn't that great. Not sure how good anything is yet but we will keep you updated as soon as we find out. There were some earlier who said there are no fish, now they are saying there are. So how can I give a good report on just that info? Will be updating. Have a great day.

Saturday, October 13 - It was 42 degrees and raining in Olcott this morning. You would think that there was a good concert down at Fisherman's Park this morning, as the line of cars waiting to get in was hefty according to a few people. It wasn't as busy as most thought it would be though. After sitting in their cars for 3 hours waiting for daylight, several people said the parking lot is half full. Some returned from fishing there this morning and say they are going to Oak Orchard where apparently it is the hottest. Yesterday some said the dam wasn't kicking up much action yet; others say they were catching two or three fish. It is a "maybe" today for my report. Put on those waders and slide on down the hill there and check it out. Egg sacs and skein, Oranges and reds are hot all over the place. The salmon run has not started yet, but it is coming any time.

Fishing by boat in Eighteen Mile is really good. Skein, wax worms and jigging spikes are good hitters. People that want to avoid the crowds are enjoying some good fishing in the harbor. There are some good salmon holes in there that are great for a good day fishing.

There are some great charters running up the Lower Niagara. We have guides for Eighteen Mile if you don't have a boat. Also, the pier heads in Wilson have been productive, when you could get out there this week. Some have been checking that out, looking for some browns.

There are still a lot heading down to Johnson Creek and Oak Orchard this weekend where fishing has been hot. We will keep you updated. Have fun.

Friday, October 12 - The cold air and current has arrived and it looks like prime fishing weather. Although we don't know exactly how good this morning is - that weather is here and I am thinking it is time for some great fishing.
Last year it was October 15th when it started to rock heavy duty. With all this wind and cooler air, the lake flipped and they should be biting good today. We don't know details yet, but I will be keeping you posted throughout the days. Have a good one.

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