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 1, 2002
|Other than a few days with very high water,
the steelhead fishing has been & continues to be terrific!!! The
first week in May will probably be the last really good week, as we are
starting to see more & more male steelhead which usually drop out of
the river last.
|We had a great day today in the middle of
the river using egg sacs & spinning outfits. The fish are
becoming more rested after spawning and are starting to fight extremely
|We've had to chase many down with the
driftboat before they spool us!!! The lake fishing is just starting to
get hot, & the brown trout are very good size with the average being
5 pounds but with many in the 8 to 14 pound range.
|There are again some spring kings around,
making for very exciting fishing. We still have dates open for the lake,
so call today. Don't miss out on a fun day on this great lake, with
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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