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Western Lake Ontario is known for its world-class Salmon & Trout fishing

FISHING REPORT & NEWS
SEPTEMBER 2017



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.

Monday, September 18 - It's about time I made it back to the internet. Today makes one full month since I was out of commission for a while. I am back at work and enjoying that extra hour of sleep every morning. Our business hours at the Boat Doctors have changed and we are now open at 6 am, instead of 5.

The weekend weather was incredible. It was in the 80's every day and there were a lot of boaters out there enjoying the September summer weather. Fishing wasn't as productive due to the high temps. They were a little pickier this weekend. Most everyone really enjoyed their time on the lake and it didn't matter. We all know what comes after September.

Most have been starting out pounding the pierheads early in the am, and that didn't seem to work very well this weekend, so everyone ran out a bit deeper. Some went all the way out to 400 to 500 for steelhead and kings. It seems the evening bite was much better last night than it was during the day. Some kings around 30 were caught in 60 to 80 fow - and that made for some happy anglers. J Plugs are a hot commodity inside right now.

A couple of teenage kings were caught off the piers and 18 mile was not productive at all. It was just too hot. Besides the fact that the creek needs a good flow to get anything going ; those rains just aren't here yet. That is a good thing for those of us with a lot of lawn to cut. It's just nice to see all the happy people out enjoying Lake Ontario on these calm days. We didn't have enough of them this summer. So many people are just enjoying fishing for fun. Now we're talking. Have a great day.

           

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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.







 
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