Niagara Gazette


May 24, 2013

Fish Forecast for May 24, 2013


Niagara Gazette — 5. Chautauqua Lake

Walleye trollers are picking up a few fish under low light conditions (dawn and dusk) with orange and yellow worm harnesses. Work the weed edges in Dewittville Bay. A few are also being caught in Bemus and Burtis bays. In the early catch and release bass season, some big fish are being caught off Warners Bar in 12 to 18 feet of water on a four inch plastic worm in black and purple. Some bigger crappie are being reeled in from Lakewood Bar. Fish the morning with a slip bobber, 1/32 ounce jig head and a minnow. Start in 10 feet of water.

6. Finger Lakes-Inland Waters

Letchworth State Park – The first instruction event of the year for the kids will be taking place this weekend at Letchworth State Park on Saturday, May 25 with the annual Learn to Fish Picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find out more information for this free event, contact the park at 585-493-3600.

Lake Alice – Bluegill fishing has been improving according to Mike Waterhouse. Crappie fishing remains slow but a few fish have been caught.

Bill Hilts Jr. is the outdoor sports specialist with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation. Contact him at

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