The Fishcap Report: May 9-16


The Fishcap report for May 9-16, 2013

Fishcap News

- FISHCAP, a public-private partnership promoting the St. Lawrence River Valley as “the fishing capital of the world,” was awarded top honors by the New York State Tourism and Visitors Association at NYSTVA’s annual conference this week in Niagara Falls.

This week's fishing forecast...

Lake Ontario

- Best brown trout and lake trout fishing has been off Stony Creek, Ray's Bay, Sawyer's Bay and Stony Point.

- Michigan Stinger Spoons have been best lure off planer boards and downriggers down 6-10 feet in 12-25 feet of water.

- Best colors are combinations chartreuse and red or most “glo” greens.

- Walleye started slow over opening weekend with a few being caught. Black River Bay and Chaumont Bay are best areas to try.

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

Black Lake

- Black Crappie bite is excellent. Fish are moving into spawning grounds and can be caught in 1-2 feet of water. One inch tube jigs or 1/8 ounce crankbaits are catching numbers of fish in the back of the bays.

Thanks to St. Lawrence County pro angler Chris Flint; a full report and photos along with specific baits and colors can be found at

St. lawrence River

- Go for walleyes at mouth of Oswegatchie River, Ogdensburg. “Really biting.”

Thanks to Hosmer’s Marina, Ogdensburg,

St. Regis River

- The trout fishing should be red hot on the St. Regis River near Nicholville in St. Lawrence County: the good folks at the DEC released more than 1730 brown trout there this week. These were beautiful fish in the 2-year-old class.

Thanks to angler and FISHCAP board member Bob Giordano.

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


-  Rapsody Rod Pro and charter captain Dean Meckes guided Pat Poleto to this nice walleye on the St Lawrence River on May 4, opening day for walleye angling.

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