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Erie Canal draining lures anglers

By: Benjamin Joe

LOCKPORT — The Erie Canal is currently being drained for its yearly winter maintenance. While that means the end of the recreational boating season, about mid-May to mid-October, it also signals something to local and visiting fishing enthusiasts.

Each year, the canal is drained through culverts into the tributaries flowing north to Lake Ontario. For the local angler that’s higher water in areas such as Burt Dam in Newfane off of 18 Mile Creek and that means more fish.

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