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Monday, March 5, 2007

OSR #6-2007 Good Comes From Bad

After spending several warm sun filled terrific weeks in Florida, I returned home hoping that the worst was over. Well, it isn’t!! It is cold, snowy and just plain miserable, except if you like snowmobiling, snow shoeing, skiing or other enjoyable winter endeavors.  I do, however, get a warm feeling when I think about the fact that in just 6 weeks I will be back at it, fishing for browns and salmon on the wonderful waters of Eastern Lake Ontario. It appears that as it stands, the stars are aligned just right and conditions are perfect for an excellent spring fishing season. That is why I believe good things will happen as a result of the bad things now occurring all along the southern Lake Ontario shoreline...

Oswego harbor Lighthouse

What do I mean by this? Well, I'm going to tell-ya. It is all about the "water run off" that will happen when the tons of snow that now cover almost all of northern New York begins to melt. (If it ever does!) The "lamb" part of March will bring rising daytime temperatures and melting snow. Since there is a huge amount of snow holding plenty of moisture, we can look forward to the largest spring run off thaw that has occurred in several years. As the swollen tributaries empty into Lake Ontario the clear water of the past spring will become stained and murky providing the basic ingredient for superb brown trout catching. A couple of years ago we had similar conditions and browns and salmon were very cooperative. Given similar conditions, the excellent fishing will occur once again. What is the most important ingredient for catching "football" browns? Forget the lure, the line, the rod and reel, but remember the stained water.  It is the key to consistent success. If you want to "hammer" the browns, fish Eastern Lake Ontario this spring. It is going to be spectacular.

     I will be taking part in the Northeast Great Outdoors Show at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY on March 16, 17, and 18, 2007.  I hope you will stop by to talk and look forward to seeing my many friends. I would ask that if you are thinking about a spring trip please book ASAP as I only have a few dates open. Anyhow, book or no book, I still look forward to meeting you. Hope to see you there.

     Finally, one more thing. On July 28th, the inaugural Little Salmon River Challenge Tournament will take place. It will be headquartered out of Mike's Marina on the Little Salmon River; however you can fish from any Oswego port as long as a team member is at the weigh in to be held at Mike's starting at 2PM. Entry fee is $50.00 with an optional $10.00 per person charge for a post event party. Minimum team size is 2 anglers. You can weigh in your 6 largest fish. This is going to be a great event and I know that the folks at Mike's Marina will put on a dynamite show.

Posted By: Capn Gerry Bresadola @ 5:16:07 AM


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