The Fishcap Report, May 30 - June 6


Fishcap News Week of May 30 - June 6

After the cold and wet weather this past week, fishing pro and Fishcap advisory board member Chris Flint shared these observations and tips:

“Because of the cold front and heavy rains we received, you can expect levels to be slightly high on many of our local bodies of water. The water temperature dropped several degrees during this cold front.

"This does not mean the fishing will be bad but anglers will need to slow down their presentations and work for bites. That means anglers will have to soak their baits a little longer and give those fish a chance to react; they are cold and somewhat lethargic after the cold front.

"With the weather breaking and warming again, fishing later in the day after the sun has been out will likely be your best bet.”

This week's fishing forecast...

Lake Ontario

Brown trout fishing is good off Stony Creek, Southwicks Beach and Sawyer's Bay. Michigan stingers in blue-silver, orange-silver and black silver will work in 8-20 feet of water. Lake trout fishing is good off the Stony Point finger using cowbells and spin & glo's in glo-green fishing 120-135 feet of water.

Thanks to Capt. Bob Dick, Moby Dick Charters, Henderson Harbor;

Oswegatchie River

Walleye fishing in the mouth of the Oswegatchie up past the bridge by Hosmer's Marina remains  good. Numbers of fish are still being caught with many being the perfect table fare size. Anglers are catching walleye with stickbaits and jigs tipped with a minnow or a worm in the area of Hosmer’s Marina to where the Oswegatchie meets the St. Lawrence River.

Thanks to St. Lawrence County angler Chris Flint; for full reports, photos and more information on baits and colors visit

St. Lawrence River

Fine perch catches reported near Oak Point. Perch are moving out of the bays and into deep water where they can be taken on worms or minnows. Great action for youngsters and great table fare for all ages.

For more on fishing in the St. Lawrence River Valley, go to

Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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