I was born, my father was in the marina business, which meant working 7
days a week during the summer. So when my mother was sick & tired
of me and it was my fathers turn to watch me, it usually meant going to
work with him. Since he was very busy, I frequently found myself tied to
the end of a dock and left with a fishing pole & some bait. Although
I realize many liberals and slick lawyers would label this as child abuse
nowadays, I can't say I minded! Ever since, my love for fishing and the
outdoors has remained strong.
I will use this page to bring you
fishing reports, update you on upcoming events, and inform you on issues
important to our fishery. Also watch for pictures & reports on our
latest fishing trips!
I will apologize to everyone in
advance, when we get to busy times in our fishing schedule, I know the
web site won't be as up to date as we would all like.
May 24, 2002
|Fishing on Lake Ontario, out of the port of
Oswego has been very good whenever the weather has cooperated. Brown
trout have made up the bulk of the catch. They are very close to shore,
from the harbor, to 3 miles east & west of the harbor.
| There has been a ton of baitfish,
which makes for great fishing & large fish. The Browns have been
averaging 3 to 6 pounds with fish in the 8 to 15 pound range caught
daily. We have been catching them on surface lines & downriggers
from 3 to 12 feet down.
|Stick-baits on the surface and spoons on
the riggers. Colors have been, black/silver, black/silver-orange belly,
blue/silver & fire tiger. Use the natural colors in the clearer
water & the brighter ones in the colored water. The weather has been
cold & windy, but is taking a turn for the better NOW!!
|We have a good amount of available charters
for the tail end of may through mid June. Call today for available dates
& to take advantage of this great fishing!!!
here for details and pictures from the 2001 Pro-Am tournament
Cormorant's may be on the run!
New York congressmen John McHugh will testify on cormorant overpopulation
before the House Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries Conservation.
McHugh has introduced a bill that
would establish a cormorant hunting season to control the bird that is
"wreaking havoc all across this nation" he said.
All I can tell you from personal
observations is that for a number of years the cormorant population seemed
to grow & grow, with a large number taking up residence on the Oswego
harbor breakwalls on a daily basis. Last year after a few took the law
into their own hands and shot a small percentage of the birds, there was
a noticable difference in cormorant sightings. Not only was their population
down slightly, but they obviously no longer felt comfortable flying &
feeding to close to humans. This year with no one bothering them, they
have been back with a vengeance. Many times this spring we were trolling
within 50 yards of huge flocks of the birds!
Like everything in nature cormorants
serve a purpose and should not be eliminated. However their numbers should
not be allowed to get out of control either.
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