The Fishcap Report, August 8-17


Fishcap News

The Bassmaster Elite Series Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River takes place August 8-11, in Waddington. Launch takes place each morning at 6:30 a.m.

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This week's fishing forecast...

Lake Ontario

Bass fishing again has been pretty good.  Some are having trouble finding them but when they do it's good. Crabs have been best bait for most but minnows work well.

Some of the best spots have been Bass Island, Gull Island, Calf Island spit, little Galloo, gas buoy and Horse Island.  Best depths have been 15-40 feet of water.

Perch fishing has been productive in many areas. Chaumont Bay, Cherry Island, Black River Bay, six town, White's Bay and sailboat moorings in Henderson Harbor were some of the best spots.  Small worm tipped jigs were good but straight worms and bass minnows produced well.

St. Lawrence River

On the river and tributaries – Grasse and Oswegatchie rivers – bass hitting in shallow calm areas on frog patterns fished near the surface.

Freshwater drum being caught in large numbers by walleye anglers; use minnows in 30 feet of water, on the bottom.

Muskies have shifted pattern to shallower waters, using small to medium sized muskie baits, shallow running divers.

Black Lake

Bass turned on to frog bite.

For this week’s fishing report, thanks to angler and FISHCAP coordinator Don Meissner; St. Lawrence County bass angler Chris Flint,

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This week's picture: Alex Hammond (left) and Austin Scott (right), of The Acoustic Brothers band, Waddington, show some of the bass they caught fishing at Leisman Point on the St. Lawrence River.  The Acoustic Brothers will be performing for the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Thursday, August 8 from 5-7 PM at Whittaker Park.





Sunday, December 11, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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