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Scene Around Town: Gone Fishin’

Photo by Jessica Burt, via Oswego County Tourism Facebook page.

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.  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.

Two Arrested After Fight on Salmon River

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.

OHS Student Earns Salmon River Honors

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.

Public Invited To 14th Annual Salmon River Hatchery Open House

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.

Salmon Species Returns To Salmon River For The First Time In A Century

An Atlantic salmon, photographed in a zoo in Norway. Photo by Hans-Petter Fjeld <a href=

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.

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