We have had a lot of residual ice left over from this winter in the Eastern end of Lake Ontario. This has impacted the start of the season so we moved the boat to Mexico, NY temporarily until the ice and fishing conditions improve in Henderson.
Over the weekend we had a great couple of days with Mr. and Mrs Patrick McCormick, along with their parents. The first day out had us catching the first king of the year, as well as a 16 and 14 lb Brown. Sunday saw us limiting out with the browns by 11:00 am. The second day everyone was in full swing and no coaching was necessary. Had a lot of action, and a lot of laughs! I hope to see you guys again!
We also had Bill Adams party from Janesville, NY. Day started out slow but we ended up eventually finding them and finished just one short of our limit.
The fish have been staging in the trench and off both the north and south dunes. Flasher flys have been work best at 2.0 - 2.3 knots. Fish have been corkscrewed to the bottom due to the warm water lately. However, some colder water has moved in making the fish a more active.
This last weekend I had the pleasure of working with Lots A Limits charters on a group from Long Island on Saturday August 17th. Made a new friend "Red" who works for AT&T, and also has a great back yard BBQ service. Had a great time with his team of guys, alot of laughs, and yes we even managed to catch a few fish as well. Took us awhile to find the fish but when we did we had alot of doubles and even a few triples. BTW....THAT'S WHY I ALWAYS suggest a FULL day trip....in case the fishing is tough....it gives us time to look and find the more active fish. We ended up limiting out on the trout within a few hours. Thanks to both Tim Meador, and Red for a great day.
Sunday (8/18/13) we took out Mike McMannis. He just wanted to focus on getting a few salmon for his son before he goes off to college this fall. Mike has been fishing with me for years and we alwaysd look forward to having him on the boat. We did manage a few salmon and a couple of browns. We marked thousands of salmon but the warm water had them lying on the bottom and not very active.
I was very busy over the course of the 4th of July Holiday !
Thanks to both "old" and some "new" customers. Fish were biting! Browns were in 40 - 50 feet of water, anywhere between 15 - to 30 feet down of the riggers. Warrior spoons and stingers were taking most of the fish.
We also, tied into some salmon this weekend both off Calf Island and in the Shipping Lanes in between Gallo and the Duck islands. Salmon were taken on dipsey divers back 200 feet, with flasher fly combos, and off the riggers.
Please note the pictures I took from the Phillip Oliver Party....kids love fishing! And when they spend a day on the water reeling in some monstrous trout the end result sometimes is a nice nap on the way in after the trip.
Trout fishing for Browns, Lakers and Steelhead has remained exceptional this year, especially of the lighthouse on the finger. Limit catches so far this year have been the norm….not the exception.
We recently took 4th place in the local derby the last week of July. “Bucky” won a fabulous Labatt refrigerator, and a Okuma Rod and Reel worth thousands!
Over the weekend the strong south and south / southeast winds have pushed the salmon into the trench. Yesterday (8/15/10) the trench was full of fish from the pump house all the way up to the lighthouse. Flasher flys were best trolling very slow.
Below are some of our customers with there catches. I like seeing everyone come back year after year with me, and even the new faces. It’s been a blast!!
NOW LETS GO RIP SOME LIPS and catch some SALMON!
Fishing has been very steady the last few weeks. The trout fishing remains very good! The “mature” salmon are getting hard to come by. A lot of juevinule / jacks being caught but not the nice large Kings we were catching just a few weeks ago. A lot of bait in the area I’m fishing. I just think it will be a matter of time before the big salmon find this bait and the bite will be on again!!
Most fish are coming off the lighthouse and the haystack in 150 – 110 feet of water. Spoons in both Warriors, Stingers and NK’s are all working!
Had several parties over the past weekend from Modular Comfort Systems, and Dominic (Nick) Avetalla. All parties experienced some great fishing for trout and salmon. A lot of Rod action!!
You know what they say….a picture is worth a million words. And yes we are still catching steelhead as well!! Most of the action was off the wall in front of the Stoney Point lighthouse in 110 – 140 feet of water. There is a lot of bait here as well.