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.
|FISHING REPORT 11/20/2001
November 20, 2001
|From late October to nearly mid November
our trophy Brown trout trips were again very successful &
productive. Producing great catches & smiling fisherman!! Some days
the areas we fished were limited to do dry conditions, but thanks to
hydro-generation & increased flows as the season progressed
everything worked out well. Low, clear water called for eggs &
bright egg patterns in the early morning, giving way to smaller &
more natural colored stonefly's, caddis etc. as the day progressed. Low,
clear water called for eggs & bright egg patterns in the early
morning, giving way to smaller & more natural colored stonefly's,
caddis etc. as the day progressed.
Joanne with a spawning brown caught and released on November 10,
Fitz from CT is happily surprised with a nice rainbow
during his Brown trout trip.
|We had a fairly even mix of Salmon,
Browns & Rainbows to start, going to more Browns & Bows as the
season progressed. Being almost booked for next year already is the best
statement on the season!! Over the last 8 or 9 days we have switched
exclusively to float trips on the Salmon river for the mighty
Steelhead!! Water flow was great when we got started, between 700 &
900 cfs. Since then it has tailed off to the current 335 cfs. The
fishing has been very steady, The upper end of the river (Altmar to
Pineville) has been holding the most fish & fisherman. We have been
working the middle of the river (Pineville to Rt. 2a)
|We have been finding Steelies each day
& have had the river to ourselves for the most part. We have had
success with egg sacs & small glow bugs. Other guides we know back
trolling with plugs also have had success. The weather has been
phenomenal with temps from 30 to 60 degrees, keeping the water temp in
the mid forties. As I am writing this report it is raining hard outside,
hopefully it will increase the water flow & color further
stimulating the fish!!!!
After missing a year or two, Randy Monk captures a nice
Sam juffe & son Zach from NJ teamed up for this nice
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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