Captain's LogWhen 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.

                                                                                    -Captain Tom

April 3, 2002
From Mid march to early April the steelhead fishing has been good. The weather has been warmer than usual for the most part. The water level has been medium to high & early spawned out fish have been making up the bulk of the catch. 

Mark Steiger from PA catches a nice one only minutes into the trip. Nice way to start!

Gil Barrett from Mass. enjoys the weather change, 5 degrees last year almost 70 this year. And it paid off!!

Smaller tributaries like North & South Sandy creeks have also been fishing well. There are a lot of fish on the Salmon river at the hatchery & upper reaches of the river. 
Meaning we should have very good fishing for the rest of the month as they make there way back down the river after spawning. As the water temps rise, these fish will be feeding voraciously!! 

Gil's partner Gino Maggi jr grabs a nice one too!

Mark's son Dennis comes back with one of his own

The Lake fishing should be starting to pick up very soon also.

-Capt. Tom


Click 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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