The Fishcap Report for May 16-23, 2013


Fishcap News May 16-23

On the St. Lawrence, smallmouth bass are now moving into spawning beds. Anyone catching a bass while fishing for walleyes should release them very quickly and even move to another spot to avoid damaging this bass fishery. Bass season opens the third Saturday in June.

Bass fishing is becoming a major plus for the area – as evidenced by the upcoming Bassmaster Elite Series tournament slated for Waddington in August.

This week's fishing forecast...

Lake Ontario

Best spots for walleye are Black River Bay, Three Mile Bay and Point Peninsula. Best depths have been 25 to 60 feet of water using deep diving Husky Jerks in blue-silver and black-silver.

Brown trout fishing is good around Southwicks Beach, Stony Creek and Sawyer's Bay. Michigan Stinger spoons are best in black-silver, orange-silver and chartreuse-red. Best depths have been in 6-15 feet of water.

Lake trout fishing is good off Clark's Point, Stony Point and high rocks - best depths have been 15-60 feet of water and same lures as brown trout.

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

St. Lawrence River

Walleyes are being taken in deep water off the troll and with jigs tipped with worms. Spend the day casting for northerns in the Red Mills area of the St. Lawrence River; they are really starting to bite.

Thanks to Hosmer’s Marina, Ogdensburg, and to Dave Shea, Sports Editor, Ogdensburg Journal,

Oswegatchie River

Walleyes are being taken by casting off shore in Ogdensburg.

Find out more about fishing the St. Lawrence River Valley at

(Photo - In Ogdensburg, Dan Skamperle displays a nice walleye catch with his son Antone at last Saturday's weigh-in for the St. Lawrence Valley Sportsmen's Club Walleye Derby. The SLVSC will host its seventh annual Bass Derby on June 15.)




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