ALBANY — Oak Orchard Creek in Orleans County and Sandy Creek in Monroe County can be featured in an episode of the NBC Sports activities program “On the Water: Angling Adventures” the New York State Canal Company stated Friday.
The Canal Company stated the episode options the Reimagine the Canals initiative. The tv present highlighted the profitable launch of a pilot program that strategically used water from the Erie Canal to boost already famend fishing alternatives in Western New York in the course of the fall of 2020.
By means of the Reimagine the Canals program, the Canal Company elevated regulated water releases into the 2 streams from September to early December final 12 months. As seen in the course of the episode, the upper flows efficiently enticed extra brown trout, steelhead, and Atlantic and Pacific salmon populations to run up these streams, enhancing circumstances for the fish and increasing alternatives for native and visiting anglers.
Filmed final fall, the episode additionally features a take a look at the historical past of the waterway with canal historian Artwork Cohn, a ship journey by way of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal onto Seneca Lake to troll late season lake trout, and a go to to one among New York’s hidden fishing gems the place anglers come from everywhere in the world to focus on the frequent carp that swim within the Erie Canal’s lakes and locks.