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We had been trolling all morning with standard flasher/fly combinations, and the action had been reasonably fast until about 9 am. The entire fleet was running 8 inch flashers with flies that were trolled 21 inches behind.

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Lake Ontario’s Native Salmon Return to Oswego County

OSWEGO COUNTY, NY - Back in the early years of the 19th century, Lake Ontario had the greatest population of landlocked Atlantic salmon in the world. So many ran the tributaries each fall to spawn, men could drive horse-drawn wagons into the streams and spear or net a load full. Housewives would wade in up to their knees and catch salmon dinners in their aprons.

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Venison Kabobs


Grilled salmon

1 lb. venison steak or roast
1 each – green, red, and yellow pepper
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup Italian dressing

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 8 min.


  1.  Cut venison into one inch cubes.
  2. Place venison in glass dish and cover with white vinegar.  Let stand two hours.
  3. Pour off vinegar and replace with Italian dressing.  Marinate two hours.
  4. Cut peppers into one inch pieces.
  5. Assemble kabobs on mini metal skewers. (or soak wooden ones in water)
  6. Broil kabobs two minutes on each side

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