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Catch More Fish with Swimbaits

Catch More Fish with Swimbaits

Jun 17, 2015 - In today’s market place there are countless models to choose from and the prices vary from as little as $4 for a pack of five to as much as $20 - $45 for two or three baits. I’m somewhat of moderate and try to stay in that $4 - $10 price range, so if a pike bites me off I won’t feel so bad about it.
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Catching Big Fish in Lake Ontario

Catching Big Fish in Lake Ontario

Jun 17, 2015 - With the popularity of copper lines increasing in recent years, this is a perfect way to get your bait offering out away from the boat. “Copper lines run from a planer board or down the chute consistently catch my biggest kings every year. I’ve also found that running fewer lines in the water can lead you to catching bigger fish in the long run.”
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Fish the “Hot Zone” for Great Combo Fishing-Mid Summer!

Fish the “Hot Zone” for Great Combo Fishing-Mid Summer!

Jun 17, 2015 - Imagine a wonderland of Lake Ontario fishing where Kings, Lakers, Browns and Steelhead all exist in the same general area- just stratified at different levels of the water column! For years, I have been talking to fishermen about the “Shipping Lanes” of Lake Ontario.
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Fisheries Studies Help Manage Lake Resources

Fisheries Studies Help Manage Lake Resources

Jun 17, 2015 - Imagine trolling out in Lake Ontario and catching a tagged fish! Not unlike waterfowlers seeking out banded ducks or geese, it’s like finding a prize in Cracker Jack (for those of you old enough to remember that) or winning at Tim Horton’s by rolling up the rim with a cup of Joe.
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Fishing Early Season Salmon

Fishing Early Season Salmon

Jun 17, 2015 - The question is what caused the change in the salmon migration habits. We always had some sort of made up theory that would fit the movement. However, we now know these early salmon runs are made up of wild salmon. How do we know this? We’ve known for years that the Salmon River has been producing large numbers of young of the year Chinook salmon.
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Out with the Old in with the New

Out with the Old in with the New

Jun 17, 2015 - For over than 20 years I’ve been plying the waters of Lake Ontario for kings, steelhead and brown trout. When it came to trolling bait, I have used the old school brine of mixing salt and water .
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Outstanding Oatka Creek Fishing

Outstanding Oatka Creek Fishing

Jun 17, 2015 - Often fishermen are given a tip about the latest trout hot spot. Sometimes the tip leads to a hefty stringer of fish and camera full of pictures. Other times the trip to that spot turns out to be nothing more than an exercise in frustration.
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Summer Fishing in Henderson Harbor

Summer Fishing in Henderson Harbor

Jun 17, 2015 - Novice fishermen ask: where are some of the best places to find a variety of fish? One of the best places to start would be the trench, just outside Henderson Harbor between the mainland and Stony Island.
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Summer Fishing on the Tribs

Summer Fishing on the Tribs

Jun 17, 2015 - The Lake Ontario tributaries have created a trophy fishery, providing a solid economic boost to that region of New York. Angling on the tributaries draws anglers from all over the Northeast and Canada-- for every season but one.
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SUMMERTIME FINGER LAKE TROUT

SUMMERTIME FINGER LAKE TROUT

Jun 17, 2015 - Lake trout is one of the most sought after game fish in the Finger Lakes and can be found in eight of the eleven lakes. The summer months are an excellent time to catch lake trout from these lakes. Some of the lakes produce large fish, while others have greater numbers of fish.
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THE WHISTLER

THE WHISTLER

Jun 17, 2015 - This pattern fishes the same as a streamer or wooly bugger, Upward, across stream/river cast with a figure eight, strip retrieve or just on a swing. On still water (lakes or ponds) make your cast and let the fly sink to different depths and retrieve with a slow or fast strip. Large and Small Mouth Bass can’t resist this fly.
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We need more Zachs!

We need more Zachs!

Jun 17, 2015 - If you believe all of today’s youth are only interested in computers and cell phones I wish I could introduce you to Zach Taylor, a senior at Central Columbia High School near Bloomsburg Pa.
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2014 Was a Strange Year on Lake Ontario

2014 Was a Strange Year on Lake Ontario

Mar 17, 2015 - Questions Raised for 2015
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Calling Turkeys with Box Calls

Calling Turkeys with Box Calls

Mar 17, 2015 - The un-sung HERO of turkey hunting game calls is the Box Call! Can you believe it? Well in dedicated turkey hunting circles, that statement is the Gospel.
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Choosing the Right Hook

Choosing the Right Hook

Mar 17, 2015 - When I’m out fishing or browsing my local tackle shop, oftentimes I’m asked, “How do you know what’s the right hook to use?” To answer that question isn’t as simple as it might first sound
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Eastern Basin Lake Ontario Walleye Fishing

Eastern Basin Lake Ontario Walleye Fishing

Mar 17, 2015 - Walleye fishing in Lake Ontario’s Eastern Basin was the best we have seen in the last 10 years!
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Fishing Keg Creek

Mar 17, 2015 - The Comfortable Burt Dam Alternative
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From The Helm Spring 2015

Mar 17, 2015 - By now I think everyone has heard about our situation with weak and dying steelhead throughout the tributaries, if not this will bring you up to speed.
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Lake Ontario News

Mar 17, 2015 - Ontario Water Levels Continue to Top Conservation Issues
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Lyman Boats

Lyman Boats

Mar 17, 2015 - Today, the Lyman boat is a heavily varnished, highly buffed, do-not-touch show craft. Back in the late 50’s and 60’s the Lyman was the “go to boat’ for fishing.
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