Hello - It is May 16th and the weather is looking really good today along with the fishing. I haven't been able to get online in a few days to update the site but expect to be back shortly with full reports. Haven't been in Olcott in a few days - but what I heard this morning is the fishing was great yesterday. That isn't much info - but it is all I heard. I'll try to get more posted shortly as soon as I can. Have a great day.
Good Morning, it is Thursday, May 9th and a little foggy and cooler out today. It is going to be raining off and on until Sunday . There are plenty of people in town fishing the tournaments and yesterday was tough for most of them. Those big ones just hanging out on the bottom and it wasn’t as productive as it usually is in the early part of May. Many struggled out there going inside and out trying to get the right temps. The temp breaks were quite disoriented – not giving up any really good hot spots. The good news is the fish are moving up and should start biting well just in time for the weekend – so far – I hear that should start today. There is a lot of hush hush during these tournaments and finding the right bait has been tricky. Some of the guys did really well, into some good size browns and lakers – not too much of a bite on the kings. The catches weren’t easy though, they had to spend a lot of extra time out there to get the fish they did. I only heard of a couple boxing out – and they spent anywhere from 10 to 14 hours fishing to get them.
Olcott got pounded with rain yesterday. It was coming down in buckets. After the rains, just east of Olcott must be a huge temp break with warmer air – as just past Krull Park to the power plant was thick fog. There are plenty fishing off Wilson to Four Mile and from Four Mile to the Niagara Bar. If you are here for the weekend, following the parade might not be a great idea since so few have been on the big ones. They have seen the huge hooks there – not the bites. Try to find your own hot spots away from the crowds. The Wilson Invitational is going to be going on along with the LOC. Everyone was spoiled last spring, where the fish basically jumped in the boat. Now, this makes for great tournament style fishing as they have to work for them. It should be a fun weekend. The big kings are out here – it’s your job to get them to bite. Purple and black with glow, Glow green, Dark Green, Raspberry have been hot colors. Most are just using their own secret weapon – homemade taped up spoons to look like an NBK or 42nd spoon and all kinds of top secret combos. Have a great day!
Good Morning, it is Tuesday, May 7 and the weather is fantastic today. It is going up to 78 degrees inland, can’t tell you what the shoreline and temps on the lake will be. Most spent the weekend fishing and so far this week – it is quiet on the west end. There aren’t too many people around. Fishing has been decent. There are a lot of kings just sitting on the bottom. Colors have stayed the same, greens, chartuese, glow green, black, silver and orange. Copper and wire is working real well. Browns are abundant inside waters. It’s a good time to get out there and avoid the weekend traffic jams on the water. Everyone is heading west for the big ones. That has been the ticket for all those hooks. The fish should start biting a lot better anytime now as we are due for some rain and cooler temps the next few days. For the LOC, lake trout are no longer included in the grand prize, but they have their own class for the weigh ins. A grand prize king is $15,000.
The Wilson Invitational is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. It should be a great week of fishing coming up . Have a great day.
Hello everyone – It’s about time to wake up this website….a little overdue – though we are back and ready to give you all the info and news we can. It is Sunday, May 5th, and 6:03 am. It is also Day 3 of the Spring LOC and there are plenty of people fishing this weekend. The lake is still quite cold – a lot of 46 degree water – which means the air much colder too – so don those hoodies. The lake has been decent, some east winds picked up Friday, Saturday a little northeast chop – and the fish are stubborn.
That doesn’t stop the hundreds of boats stretched out from Wilson to the bar looking for that $!5,000 prize. The biggest entry yesterday came from Justin Monin of Lewiston fishing out of Wilson and it weighed in at a 27.10. There are plenty fishing off the red can at the Niagara Bar. There are big hooks (according to many, huge hooks) in those waters 40 to 90 ft – but they just aren’t biting. Many are trying everything they have to land one – and not having any luck getting them to bite. The fish are down deep , loads of hooks at 40-90 fow – and then there are some working the 90-120 area. Some are getting a better bite 180-220. No matter where it is – the fish are deep. A lot are running planer boards, some outriggers and the cluster of boats is making it congested in that whole area. The guys who ran east had no luck yesterday. A few days ago it was the red barn where all the action was (they were slamming them) now it all seems to be further west. Browns were plentiful inside from Olcott to a bit past the red barn. Flies, spoons and Spin Doctors are seemingly the ticket in getting them to bite. Many using NBK’s, greens (chartreuse), green glow, orange and black, have been the productive colors.
The ProAm tournaments are now online to enter a the
There are sweet prizes for fishing both Oak Orchard and Niagara for the top 3 entering the for the cup. First is $20,000, second is $10,000 and third is $5,000. The old saying 2 is better than 1 might be what you are looking for when entering the ProAms this year. Good luck landing that big one and have a great day.