Coldsteel Archived Fishing Report
Dates: 04/01/05 TO 04/20/05
Fishing Report 4/20/05
with us for steelies on the river, Brooks B. from Cape Vincent, NY wanted to give the
lakeshore a try. With the Oswego river running high all spring, we have had nice stained
water along the nearby shoreline to provide good fishing conditions. The normal
Fishing Report 4/18/05
As of midnight tonight the Salmon river will drop to 285 cfs. With these lower flows and extremely warm & sunny days. Water temps will be rising through the 50's causing most of the dropback steelhead to leave the river. Right now there are steelies spread throughout the river. Anyone wanting to catch a couple better try now!! With these conditions the action may not last much longer.
Salmon river area web links
USGS water level Salmon river at Pineville-
USGS water level Oswego river at lock 7-
USGS water level N. Sandy creek at Adams-
|I had Capt. Troy from High Adventure working
with me today with the Armitage crew from New England. Being crowded on the river we
headed for the Oswego harbor area and had a steady pick. The variety so far this spring
has been impressive with Browns, Rainbows & Coho's. Smithwicks, Thundersticks &
Rapala's have all worked. Black/silver & black/silver/orange belly have been our best
colors. Working in 5 to 25 feet of water.
The morning started with this huge brown!!!
Continued with this super fighting Rainbow
And continued with a run of Coho's like this one below.
|Mike Schetter from Fishkill, NY with a nice Brown FISHING REPORT 4/16/05 Mike Schetter with a pretty Rainbow|
|With the water levels on the Salmon river
getting very low we headed for the Oswego harbor lakeshore and found quite a variety of
fish. Trolling stickbaits from the driftboat in 5 to 20 feet of water produced trout &
salmon. Early results are making it look like its going to be a
banner lake season. We are already seeing a variety of species & very good size for
April. Brown trout & Coho salmon look especially good! CALL Today to lock in a few
prime fishing days aboard "Cold Steel" this summer!!!
Mike & Martin from NH with a couple of nice Browns(left)
John & Brenda from PA with a gorgeous Atlantic(bottom left)
And a nice pair of Browns while fishing with Capt. Andy.
FISHING REPORT 4/1/05 to 4/8/05
|Father Rod Gilpatrick tries to show the boys how its done, capturing this hen while fishing friend Brad looks on.|
|Now that my 1st mate on the lake Capt. Andy Bliss has
been running allot of his own river trips(Chasin Tail Adventures) we will be using mine as
well as his reports to keep you updated. This works well since I fish the Salmon river
more and he fishes the Oswego river more. Also works well because as a bachelor(hope his
girlfriend doesn't read this!) he fishes at times when I am tied up with family or other
Kevin and Travis from PA with a big male steelie from the Oswego river. A combo of egg sacs under floats, traditional drift fishing(bottom bouncing) and plugs have all produced fish. Colors have varied under very changeable March conditions.
|After making a trip to the tackle shop for better all weather
gear. A warmer, drier & happier angler displays a nice hen steelie in full spwning
colors. This fish hit a Luhr Jensen Hot shot trolled on a near shore seam under very high
Bill Carpenter from Marshfield,
MA with a nice hen Steelie
|As we head into the April 9-10 weekend, fishing seems ready to
break wide open. Water levels are dropping to perfect medium conditions, water temps are
on the rise and the river should have good #'s of spawning and post spawn fish available
to cast at.
The Gilpatrick boys from Cornish Maine with a pretty steelie
|Todd & Roger landed this
nice Oswego hen with Chasin Tail Ad. after a great fight.