is located on Oak Orchard Road (Route 98) just north of Albion, New York. The
shop is centrally located to the best western New York Great Lakes tributaries
including the Oak Orchard River, Johnson Creek, Eighteen Mile Creek, Marsh Creek,
Niagara River, and Genesee River. Other unnamed tribs draw trout and salmon too.
With the exception of the Niagara River, which is about an hour's drive away,
all the tributaries are an easy, short drive from .
Because of the diversity
of tribs to fish, there is always some productive water during the fall, winter
Want to "hunt" huge Browns amid the spectacular Fall
foliage and agreeable weather? Western New York tributaries, especially the Oak
Orchard River, are renowned for World Class brown trout angling. Fair hooked King
Salmon over 30 pounds will also test an angler's tackle and mettle during the
salmon fishing in the upstream gravel reaches usually gets underway near the end
of September peaking through October and sometimes lasts into November. Cohos
can extend the run even further. Angling for Brown Trout peaks at the end of October
and through November, even lasting through December. With consistent flows, some
browns even winter over in the tributaries. Steelhead, Rainbows and Atlantic Salmon
can be caught throughout the Fall season and are an extra special thrill during
this warm water season.
you're too excited to wait for the action in October, then come cast and retreive
a spoon, plug or fly in the lower Oak Orchard River sections and the rivermouth.
Arm jarring strikes will be your reward. These are the freshest salmon of all
and can be caught by the beginning of September and sometimes the end of August.
AND SPRING FISHING
Steelhead, one of the most sought after gamefish, is the prized quarry during
cold-water periods. They will leave you wondering how any fish could battle so
hard in cold water, and will readily take a well presented fly drifted through
likely holes and runs.
Steelhead linger in the tributaries from Fall migrations, but they generally enter
the tributaries on high water periods from November through April. Peak runs are
usually January, February, or March with spawning occurring in March and April.
Savvy anglers contact the shop or check this website to keep tabs on weather and
flow conditions (click here) for successful Steelhead
who just can't give up on the trout action come April, the larger tribs can contain
steelhead right through May. Runoff conditions will often dictate your success.
And to extend your big trout fix even longer, there is great Lake Ontario shoreline
action beginning about late March and through May. Casting spoons, plugs and flies
will yield strikes from brown trout especially, and even some steelhead, coho
salmon & smallmouth bass.
area is fast becoming known as one
of the country's premier fishing regions
and is an extraordinary trophy trout and salmon hotspot.