This week's fishing forecast...
Fishing is “incredible” now in the Salmon, with pods of 100 to 1000 fish gathering at the river mouth near Port Ontario to move up river. Wherever you are, fishing dependent on when and how fast the fish move upstream. Egg sacs are working best.
At Pulaski, fish striking Number 4 chartreuse or black flies. Swing into the current from a position (angler’s) between 11 and 2 o’clock.
Night bite terrific trolling just outside Port Ontario at 6- to 15-foot depths. Use any color glow spoons.
Drop shots also working in shallow water – use more of a horizontal presentation rather than vertical, “hopping” the bait back to the boat.
Near islands off Henderson Bay, good fishing for bass in eight to 15 feet of water.
Walleyes in good numbers off Herrick Shoal, in 10 to 15 feet of water; use Mister Twisters.
For this week’s Fishing Report, thanks to angler and FISHCAP coordinator Don Meissner; Fat Nancy’s Bait Shop; 1000 Islands Bait Shop; and Gander Mountain.
For more on fishing in the St. Lawrence River Valley, go to www.fishcap.net.
This week's picture: Brad Paradis brought in a seven pound, eight ounce smallmouth at last Sunday’s NNY Bassmasters Club Championship at Waddington. The fish came within 12 ounces of the state record and was the largest bass ever weighed in, in the club’s history. Paradis snagged the lunker in the St. Lawrence near Morristown.
Friday, February 12, 2016, Watertown, NY