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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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It has occurred to me that as I add to my library of fishing blogs I may have created a cyber fishing "magazine" of sorts, or perhaps it is a blogazine. It is a little different than conventional publications in that I am the author of all the input and thus any opinions are all mine be they good or bad. My intent is to provide information that I hope will be interesting to those of you who choose to participate in a quality lake ontario fishing charter experience. Whether you are a "hardcore fisherman" or a occasional angler, my blogs will cover items that are relevant.

I feel it is in your and my best interest to keep you informed regarding the goings on within the Lake Ontario fishery. Maintaining a quality salmon and trout fishery is at the apex of the "what's important" scale. If you are coming to fish you should at least have a pretty good idea as to what is going on within the fishery. Therefore, I choose to cover items that have a very direct impact on just what you might expect when you join us on our charter boat. I believe it is nice to know what is going on whether it is water level situations, stocking issues, regulation proposals and a myriad of other related subjects that might have a very direct effect regarding the quality of your charter trip.

   There are probably thousands of web sites devoted to charter fishing. All of them include hanging fish pictures, contact information, personal claims of glory, boat photos and all of them look real nice, my site included. But how do you really know the difference between services. Actually you don't since the data is basically the same from site to site. Oh sure some sites have a more appealing look than others, however, when you scrape through the "glitz" they are all the same. I feel my blogs say something about me and my charter business, and I hope you agree. Information is nice, but good, pertinent information is even better. Here is an example of information that might be of interest to you.

    The NYS Dept. Of Environmental Conservation, (ENCON) has announced that sport fishing venues in Oswego County will be receiving $5,000,000.00 to be spent on the following projects within the county. Did I say 5 mil.? The funds will be portioned as follows: 2.2 million to study and upgrade trout and salmon production at the Salmon River Hatchery, $500.000 for Salmon River bank improvements, and $100,000.00 for new aquariums and displays at the Salmon River Hatchery, including an underwater camera to view migrating salmon as they return to their place of birth. This is going to be an eye popping view for those visiting the Hatchery during the spawning run.
    In addition, ENCON will purchase a state of the art fish marking system for 1.5 million and provide $100,000 for a new "I Love NY Great Lakes Fishing" brochure. This is fantastic news for our fishery and its future. It is a tremendous commitment to maintaining lofty fishing standards, and as a user of the fishery it is great news for you. The funds come from an environmental damage settlement with the Occidental Petroleum Company. ( remember Hooker Chemical and Love Canel?, BINGO!) The American Sport Fishing Association estimates that Great Lakes fishing in NYS generates 370 million in annual revenues and generates over 3,000 jobs. Now that is a pretty big industry. How many 370 million dollar industries have abandoned upstate NY for other places such as Asia, and its Pacific Rim countries? I can think of a few. Our fishing industry will remain viable as we sail into the future.

    I take the time to bring you news like this because you are important to my success. I like to write and believe it or not some have told me that they like my efforts. "Ain't that a hoot?" 
    As I have said many times, "it's great to be a Lake Ontario troller." Stay tuned, because there is more to come! Seems like I need to come up with a name for my blogazine. We'll see.

Posted By: Capn Gerry Bresadola @ 4:18:00 AM


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