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.
A lot of you have already received our newsletter in the mail. If you
haven't and want to, email us your mailing address and we will add you
to are list. We just got done cleaning up the 4 feet of snow and now at
9 pm it is 12 below zero! Hopefully winter will ease its grip a little
in the near future. When conditions have been good, winter steelheading
has been good. We have had a good flurry of bookings in the last few
weeks and dates in April,August & October are already getting
scarce. I hope everyone is staying warm & safe so far this new year.
When you get a chance drop us a line
Steelhead fishing on the Salmon river
has not been red hot, but it has been fairly
steady. There has been a mix of darker fish upriver and a slow but steady flow of fresh, brighter fish migrating through the
|There has also been a wide variety of
sizes, from slobs pushing 20 pounds or more, to
small dime bright fish in the 1 to 2 pound class & everything
in between. Our slowest trip has been 2 hook ups and our best has
been 10. We did our damage casting sacs, but some days the pluggers have done very well. The steelhead have been very
particular to color on different days. So if your
not getting bites, keep changing till you find the
color of the day. The water level was perfect at 725 cfs for quite
a while, but dropped to 350 cfs a couple of days ago.
|The weather has been on the snowy side
with temps in the 20 to 30 degree range. And even
zero to the teens on clear nights. The forecast is to warm up near 40 towards the end of this week. The Oswego river has not
seen as many steelies yet, but has had a few. And
after a late salmon run, the Brown trout have been
keeping most fisherman happy. When the water levels are right,
the tribs north of the salmon river have been fishing well.
| We want to apologize for our
infrequently updated fishing report. After a very busy and successful
season, we are going to try and keep it updated. Stay tuned to
our website for our new photo album of the season.
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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