Lake Ontario and tributaries
The Chinook salmon started to turn on between the Niagara Bar and Wilson last weekend, just in time for the start of the Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby that kicks off Friday and runs through May 20. Capt. Bob Songin of Reel Excitement Charters running out of Wilson reports good action on kings, Coho salmon and lake trout in 70 to 100 feet of water. Get your spoons or spin doctors and flies down 55 to 65 feet of water with your riggers and divers. Green and gold were hot colors, but it all depends on the day. Tributaries were producing a mixed bag as well earlier in the week. It looks like it’s the end of the trout fishing as the stream waters continue to warm, but they are quickly being replaced by active bass and the occasional northern pike.