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Thursday, December 10, 2015

I'M BAAAAAAK!!!!!!!!!

Well fellow anglers, I am happy to say I'm baaaack! After medical repairs to my "Adonis type physique" I am ready to return to the fishing arena known as Lake Ontario, I guess it would be an understatement when I say I am more excited to return to the fishing battles that lie ahead, than I have ever been in years past, Having missed the last two months of the lake season, if you know me, you will certainly agree that fishing has been an important part of my life for the past 30+ years, That is why I am ready to set sail, commence trolling and catch a hell of a lot of fish.

Being a member of the Cold Steel fishing team made my two-month hiatus a whole lot more tolerable, Capt, Tom Burke and Capt, Andy Bliss on the Cold Steel and my fishing partner Capt, Zack Rayno made sure that the months of August and September went off without a hitch, It's good to have teamed with the likes of Tom, Andy, and of course Capt, Zack, While Tom is a seasoned veteran on the water, Zack had to take over Captains duties that included a myriad of new responsibilities, In essence he had to pay attention to the front of the boat as well as the back, This young man certainly rose to the task at hand, He did an outstanding job, T hanks to all of you guys!

Ok, enough about the past, now on to the future, In all the years I have fished Lake Ontario waters, usually the fishing was spectacular, some years the fishing was just good and sometimes the angling results were... I guess I will say it, kinda tough, What you need to know is that even in the tough years, the fishing is still pretty darn good, but you do have to work a little harder, That is how a world class fishery works, Everything is relative and that is why an off year in a world class fishery can provide plenty of angling action, I'm saying this because I hope 2016 will return us to the spectacular type of scenario that we are in the habit of experiencing, I am saying this because when you come fishing on LO you will usually experience very good results, That's just the way it is, some years the fishing can be great, some years it is good, and some years the fishing can be tough, However, as the saying goes, "when the going gets tough, the tough get going",

Two abnormally cold winters produced significant ice cover on the lake, When spring arrived we found that frigid water was significant, I am hopeful that we experience a normal or average winter that results in lake temperature and wind patterns conducive to quality recruitment of stocked fish, In addition, normal winter temperatures should result in a robust baitfish population that possesses high caloric levels that result in chunky trout and salmon, As usual, Mother Nature remains in control and we are at her mercy, Good conditions provide plenty of good fishing, By the way, so far the month of December 2015 has served up some spring like weather with temps in the 50's, This makes me smile,

At the end of the fishing season on the lake, Capt Tom Burke has each vessel delivered to expert boat mechanics for a thorough maintenance checkup, After 6 solid months of use it is important to check things out and where repairs and improvements may be necessary, they are completed before the vessels are winterized and stored for the snowy months, This year the Dixie Dandy received new carberators and a state of the art electronic ignition system for each engine, This is just another reason why you might want to consider using the Cold Steel Charter Fleet as our equipment is kept in tiptop shape,

The 2016 season will once again see Capt,Tom and Capt, Andy aboard the Cold Steel with Capt, Zack and myself manning the Dixie Dandy, Since we work closely with one another you can expect to have a quality charter experience, In other words we catch fish and oh yeah, we have fun doing it, About 3 decades ago when I started charter fishing we communicated via a marine radio because there was no such thing as a cell phone, While we still use the radio for weather and Coast Guard updates, fishing information is usually passed on via text messaging, I make it a point when our clients see Capt, Zack typing messages on his phone to explain that he is not texting a lady friend (well maybe sometimes), Rather he is either receiving text full of fishing information or sending text to other boats that we are working with, When you give good information you get good information in return,

The Eastern Basin fishery offers a variety of trout and salmon fishing depending on when you choose to fish, Trout and salmon are available all season long, Brown trout fishing starts in April and they remain available in the months of May through September, Lakers provide good fishing starting in April, Steelhead will attack a lure practically all year long with June/July usually the best months to hook into this acrobatic fish, Coho like to appear in the August/September time frame, They are a school fish and when they show up they provide fast and furious catching, The "boss" fish of the lake known as the Chinook salmon is another species that is available just about all season long with July, August and September serving up the most action, This hard fighting creature is probably the most sought after "big boy" of the lake, That is why we also call the species the King salmon, It is truly a magnificent fighter,

Remember the Lake Ontario fishery continues to maintain its world class status, This is due to a state of the art stocking program and quality research performed on the newly acquired, state of the art Kaho research vessel, Wild fish reproduction seems to be occurring on a yearly basis providing potential for enhanced rod and reel action, Couple this with stakeholder input and the work of the NYSDEC and Federal Lake scientists, and you will see why our World-Class fishery continues to thrive,



Posted By: Capn Gerry Bresadola @ 11:11:04 AM


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