A group of dedicated anglers will return to the Salmon River on May 7 – not to fish, but to pick up trash and debris – for their second annual Salmon River Cleanup. The Lake Ontario Tributary Anglers Council will meet at 10 a.m. at Fox Hollow Lodge, 2740 State Route 13.
Lake Ontario ranks as the most productive salmonid fishery in the Lower 48 States. In fact, the world record coho salmon, a species native to the Pacific Ocean, was caught in the Salmon River near the village of Pulaski.
Recognizing the value of this precious resource, the authorities have set aside a couple short sections for fly-fishing, catch and release only, giving trophy salmonids the chance to survive and thrive after their encounter with man; and drawing anglers from all over the world to indulge in the possibilities.
This is just one of many great photos taken at the annual Women’s Fly Fishing Seminar, held at Pineville on the Salmon River on Saturday.Â Women who love to fish got expert help in the difficult art of fly fishing.
Jessica Burt took this photo for the Oswego County Department of Promotions and Tourism, which shared them with us.
Go to the Oswego County Tourism Facebook page to see all the great pictures from this event.
River guides from Altmar and Boylston faces fines and even the possible loss of their guide licenses after an alleged fight with a fisherman from Ithaca along the Salmon River earlier this month.
Talented Oswego High School and Oswego Middle School artists continue to be rewarded for their excellent work. Once again the Oswego City School District has an impressive display of student art exhibiting at the Oswego County Art Competition held at the Salmon River Fine Arts Center in Pulaski.
The RudyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s B Mite squad lost a pair of games in recent action in Oswego.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing brought 15 wounded soldiers and veterans to the Salmon River for the most exciting water treatment of all: fly fishing — the art of casting colorful, all but weightless flies tied of yarns, feathers and threads to trophy salmon and trout.
There will be activities, seminars, and demonstrations throughout the day. Salmon River Corridor outdoor recreational opportunities will be highlighted in each program. Activities, programs and demonstrations will be geared towards hands on activities for youth and families. The open house will be held rain or shine, and admission is free.
Lake Ontario once held the largest concentration of freshwater Atlantic salmon in the world. Overfishing, deforestation, pollution and damming of tributaries all but killed off the fish by the late 1800’s. The fish survived in the rivers of New England for decades longer, but when a fish called the alewife was accidentally introduced to the region’s waters, the Atlantic salmon died off.