High Adventure Sportfishing Report
<p>Right now the Salmon River is in great shape and is very fishable for any style of fishing. It is running 750 plus some run-off, but with the warm temps and rain in the forecast, I would think it will be on the rise over the next few days.
Experienced anglers have reported a mixed bag of both dark and fresh fish. The bite has been slow, but there are a few fish if you are willing to work for them. Beads, night crawlers, wax worms, egg sacs and flies are working well.
The Oswego Harbor is producing some nice catches of brown trout as well a few rainbows and drop back steelhead. This river is rising fast and will blow out before most of you read this report.
Although we have had some slightly warmer days, the ice on sandy pond is good thanks to the cold nights. The perch bite has been good with small bait such as minnows working well. Remember that the pike season will close on the 15th.
Please be careful over the next few days as the heavy rain we are forecast to get will cause a lot of water to pool on top of the ice. If temps stay as predicted we will be wrapping up the 2010 ice fishing season very soon. Please use your head and be very careful!
The lakeshore fishing for brown trout will go into high gear now as the small streams flood and push colored water into the lake. Boaters are scrambling as spring is arriving early this year! If this is global warming I like it!!
As for my personal trips lately my guests have been on a roller coaster ride seeing numerous places and a variety of techniques.
I am bouncing from Oswego to the salmon, to the small streams. I floated the upper, middle and bottom end. I fished the estuary and Altmar all of this in the last week. I hate doing the same thing everyday and I really dislike sitting in one spot just poking at the same fish.
Most days I have been able to make the right move and we have had some good catches of steelhead and BT's, but yesterday was not one of them. Everyone seemed to be complaining about a slow bite but some people did get into them, I guess that is why we call it fishing.
Jay Caldwell decided to take his first trip in NY with me and he picked the right day Sorry I had to hide the spots but I had too. Ther still are few secrets left.
Frank Clarke continues to pick the right days and he invited Jim along up on his weekend adventure. We made the move to the harbor and it was a good one. We caught a pile, with a nice mix of browns and steelhead including a few good size ones. There was a lot of boat traffic but only a few of us were having action.
Kevin Bierne had a good day on the salmon as the weather was great and we had a nice steady pick all day. He is coming back for more later in the month.
David & Jim floated the bottom end with me and we picked at them from Town to the lake A few spawnouts, some silver fish and some browns. A beautiful day and nice ride down through the DSR. Sorry batteries were dead on the camera.
Tony & Rob joined me for their first trip down the Salmon River I had my camera but as you can see there are no pictures. They fished really hard all day and it was a long day, only to come up with a few fish on and none to the net. My toughest day of the year thus far Bummer!
Here is what I have left for the 2010 Spring trout river season.
March 20, 21, 25, 26.
I have other guides with available dates in April, so feel free to give us a call.
See you out there, Troy
About The Author: Captain Troy Creasy
Company: High Adventure Sportfishing
Area Reporting: Lake Ontario and the Salmon River
Bio: Captain Troy Creasy is a full-time dedicated professional, who has been pursuing trout and salmon for 21 years. He is on the water year round and will provide you with a complete charter service. High Adventure Sportfishing is proud to use only the best equipment available. Captain Troy is a member of the Scotty, Daiwa, Luhr Jensen, and GLoomis Pro Staff. Along with winning several major derbies, and guiding one of his clients to the state record Chinook Salmon in 1991, Captain Troy is always on the cutting edge of what makes this great fishery tick. Combine all of this with a pleasant personality, references from 15 states, thousands of happy customers, and it is easy to see why High Adventure Sportfishing should be your choice for Lake Ontario trophy fishing.