Hello, it is Thursday September 3rd and a hot one again. Get through todayís humidity and the weekend is expected to be much more bearable. There is some hot action on the lake today with bigger browns and steelhead being caught right out of Olcott. The bigger kings have been coming off the bar currently and there are quite a few doing their green can , red can thing. Cut bait and spoons seem to be the hottest thing today. Purple mirage and whites are hot. Chartreuse always is. Green and gold are still hot colors.
The inside bite hasnít been kicking too well during this heat wave. It should get a lot better when the temps cool off for the weekend, starting tomorrow. Offshore also has some nice steelies and kings Ė Where and how far down are up to you to find out. With the 25K on the line here, people are not going to give up the goods on those hotspots yet. Have a great day!
Good Morning, it is Wednesday, September 2 and looks like another great day to get out there and do some fishing. Fishing has been on again, off again here with the hot humid weather. It was a slow bite in the morning and picked up around 11 am yesterday. There are some fishing out front of Olcott and haven't seemed to get those big one to bite yet today. There are a few trolling the Niagara Bar and having a decent time. Colors down there have been green and gold. Mike Panarello of Pittsburgh caught a 29.01 king ( the 500 dollar big fish of the day in the LOC) on the N and D Cut bait. The 28.07 fish that was leading at the other end of the lake was also caught on the same bait. When those kings aren't biting too well, get out your meat. A few are going out for the browns today. Browns are on a two day carryover and worth 600 dollars today. Have a great day!
Good Morning, it is Tuesday, September 1st Ė and what a fantastic day to be on the lake. Fishing is starting to turn on now and most are catching fish. Itís the last week of the LOC and Glenn Bird is still smiling. He won 1st place in the salmon division in the Fish Odyssey and is leading the LOC with a 30.11 king for that $25,000.
The fishing reports are variable. Some are slamming them at the Niagara Bar and getting a lot of mature kings and big lakers. Some say it isn't that great. Some are tooling around right out front of Olcott and doing well. Some are really loving 350 to 450. I am not sure how the inside bite is currently. It was off on off on this weekend. There are really nice browns anywhere from 60 to 220 straight out, north and east. Some have been fishing the red barn area and havenít heard too much in the way of action there. It is going to be around 90 and humid the rest of the week so the big ones must be hiding in the cooler water. Green and gold has been really hot. Gold mag spoons Ė green and gold flies, green and gold mag spoons - N & D Cut bait is really working well. People that are getting no bites on anything else are getting their hits on the Pacific Herring strips and nothing else. The bait is holding up well and they are sold out at the rest of the lake. It took off down there and everyone sold out. Creek Road Bait & Tackle in Lewiston has some and The Boat Doctors right now. This isnít a sales push. Itís a fact, the stuff just works. They aren't only catching kings on it. It's catching steelies and browns too. It's the bait that's made in America. Check where your bait is from when you buy it, you'd be surprised.
There were people that caught kings and browns off the piers this weekend. I didnít hear of any yesterday. Wes at Slippery Sinker has those Cleos that just work for everything pier related. I have like 2 Cleos here - so if you are pier fishing Ė stop at his place first (ha ha). Itís a great day for some derby fishing.
The Fish Odyssey Grand Prize winner was Nick Perry of Newfane. He happens to be one of the first mates on the White Mule. Stalker is now out there fishing and is looking to get a bigger brown than Bob Cinelli and Vince Pierleoni. These charter captains crack me up. Competition is a good thing and Olcott has that on itís resume. The White Mule team won $3,650 in the Odyssey this year. Next year it will be in its 40th year and promises to be huge.
There arenít too many out there fishing today , so get out there and do some fishing. Have a great day!