August Fishing In NY State


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   Fishing state wide is excellent all month. Fresh and saltwater fishing is at its peak. One would be hard pressed to pick a favorite spot in August. Just get out and enjoy the rest of the summer. In New York's coastal waters anglers will be targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, Shark, Marlin, and Tuna. Fishing for these species is in full swing now, and is a certain possibility for a great outing. Don't pass up a nice diversion from your local waters. If you would like to get a salt water fishing report click here

   Trolling for trout and salmon in Lake Ontario is still the best bet. Later this month the fall LOC Derby will start and run through the Labor Day weekend. This is the biggest weekend for the lake and the last outing of the summer for many. If you would like to book a charter for the fall derby book early as most captains will be booked solid for the week. Prizes are awarded for each catagory Salmon, Lake trout, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. There are two seperate divisions one for adult and one for youngsters. Daily prizes are also awarded.

  Sometime in mid August the salmon start to move in and stage off shore preparing for the fall spawning run which depending on the weather can start in the first week of September. These are some of the largest fish of the season, because they have been feeding ravenously all summer. In the lake they will still hit a wide variety of plugs and spoons how ever once they enter the streams they seem to become more interested in getting upstream and taking care of business.

   Migrating salmon will still hit a fly or lure if it is presented properly and it triggers an instinctive strike, but they are no longer actively feeding. As the water cools the brown trout and steelhead will follow the salmon upstream as well. This is the time most shore anglers eagerly await. All fisherman are on equal footing now. A good pair of waders and a nice spinning or fly rod is all you need. This fantastic stream fishing will last until late november for browns, steelhead and salmon.



Atlanltic salmon 17 pounds
  August 2001, Lake Ontario Raymond Martin had an evening charter aboard the charter boat Chrysalis. Then two full days aboard the BUC A ROO. The fishing was a bit tough because of the hot weather and the over abundance of bait that was showing up on the screens. So we hung in there and man did it pay off. Pictured to the left is a nice 17 pound Atlantic Salmon caught on our last day. This was a long awaited, trophy I have been seeking, and I have sent it to Mountain Man to be mounted.


  On Friday August 8, 2003 James Tully and friends were fishing near the sea buoy off Shinnecock Inlet. That's when he hooked and landed this 8 pound 12 ounce fluke aboard his friends boat, the "Motley Crew" Sean and Tim Motley assisted in helping me net the big guy! Great fishing and great friends it doesn't get much better than that. If you would like to see a live web cam shot of the Shinnecock Inlet please click here.
On Friday August 8, 2003  James Tully and friends were fishing near the sea buoy off Shinnecock Inlet. Thats when he hooked and landed this 8 pound 12 ounce, fluke aboard his friends boat, the


Carl Bish III was fishing the LOC Derby with his father on Lake Ontario. They were fishing on a private boat out of Point Breeze NY. That's where this fantastic 15 pound 3 ounce Brown Trout was caught on a  #4 J-plug trolled
   The date was August 30, 2002, when 10 year old Carl Bish III was fishing the LOC Derby with his father on Lake Ontario. They were fishing on a private boat out of Point Breeze NY. That's where this fantastic 15 pound 3 ounce Brown Trout was caught on a #4 J-plug trolled 400 feet behind the boat using lead core line. Carl won 1st place in the Brown Trout youth division of the derby. Congratulations to this great father and son team.

   The LOC Derby on Lake Ontario is held twice every year. There is a Spring and a Fall Derby. Prizes are awarded for each category Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. There are two separate divisions one for adult and one for youngsters. Daily prizes are also awarded. The Spring Derby has a $10,000 Grand Prize for largest fish. The Fall Derby has a $20,000 Grand Prize for largest fish. It is hard not to consider taking a shot at that kind of money. And if you don't win you still can have a fun day of fishing.


46 pound muskie
Fred Lang of Cape Vincent NY

  The date was August 22, 2004. when Fred Lang of Cape Vincent N.Y. was out by himself for a leisure day of fishing. He was using down riggers to troll. One was set at a depth of 30 feet.The second one was set at a depth of 45 feet. He was trolling a silver and green jointed 4 and half inch Bomber Long A Minnow. He was using twelve pound test Cortland Flea Flicker Trolling Line with no leader.

  Fred was fishing in the area just off Grenadier Island in Lake Ontario. Much to his surprise a very large muskellunge expressed a certain degree of interest in his lure and it's presentation. After a lengthy and exciting battle Fred was able to land the big Muskellunge. It weighed an amazing 46 pounds and was 60 inches long. This was certainly a trophy fish and Fred is having the fish mounted. It is currently at the taxidermist in Alexandria Bay.



Michael Taylor was fishing  Silver Mine Lake, one of Harriman State Park's Seven Lakes chain, near Sloatsburg, NY when he caught this nice largemouth bass
  The date was August 7, 2005 when Michael Taylor was fishing Silvermine Lake, one of Harriman State Park's Seven Lakes chain, near Sloatsburg, NY. Michael was using a purple worm with 8 pound test line. He had just cast next to a big submerged rock when the big bass hit his bait. After a hard fight the fish was quickly weighed, photographed, and released. The big bass weighed in at 6 and half pounds. Michael says the fishing has always been good in the Park, but it seems it is getting better year after year.


 The Striped Bass action on Long Island has been hot all summer and is getting even hotter. Pictured here is Captain Jeff Roye and Harold Lynn with two awesome Moriches Striped Bass. A 38 incher for the Captain and Harold with a 34 incher. Both Striped Bass were caught using clams on the in coming tide in Moriches Inlet on August 6, 2005. If you would like to get in on some of this fantastic Striped Bass fishing before the summer is over give Captain Jeff Roye of Blackfoot Fishing Charters a call at 631-874-0070 or visit him on the web at Blackfoot Fishing Charters.

 Pictured here is Captain Jeff Roye and Harold Lynn with two Moriches stripers. A 38 incher for the Captain and Harold with a 34 incher. Both caught using clams on the in coming tide in Moriches Inlet on August 6, 2005


Joseph Pawelko Jr was fishing with Captain J Mickey Mc Donald of Irondequoit Bay Charters Rochester, New York. Thats where he caught this 28 pound king. The big salmon hit a Wonderbread Stinger

  In August 0f 2004 Joseph Pawelko Jr. was fishing with Captain J. Mickey Mc Donald of Irondequoit Bay Charters Rochester, New York. Thats where he caught this 28 pound king. The big salmon hit a Wonderbread Stinger and pretty much wore Joe out. His group had a fantastic charter and caught a boatload of fish. Among the days catch were King Salmon, Browns, and Lakers.



  Pictured here is Nicholas Lynch from Springfield, Vermont. Nick was fishing with his grandfather Mike Lynch in August of 2003. They were fishing on Lake Erie for walleyes. Fishing in 80 feet of water using planer boards. The lines were rigged with worm harnesses and chrome dixie spinners. Snap weights were attached to the lines to get the desired depth. The fish were suspended at a depth of 20 feet. That's when and where Nicholas caught this fantastic 12 pound walleye. Great catch Nicholas!
Nicholas Lynch from Springfield, Vermont with a 12 pound Lake Erie walleye


20 pound sodus brown trout
   Julius Rutty of Ithica, NY is pictured here holding a 20 pound Brown Trout that he caught from the Sodus Bay area of Lake Ontario in August of 2003. He was fishing aboard his friends boat the Silverspoon. They were fishing off the bluffs at Sodus in 70 feet of water. They were using a Michigan Stinger Spoon called Freezer Burn. It was set at a depth of 50 feet. It was enticing enough to get this monster 20 pound brown trout to take a whack at it and the rest is history.

  Sodus Point is a great brown trout fishery all year long you can fish west to Maxwell Creek or you can go east to Chimney Bluffs. Most of the time you can catch brown trout any where from 5 feet to 80 feet deep. In July and August the bluffs area also offers some fantastic smallmouth bass fishing if the trout fishing is a little slow. If the big lake gets a little too rough fishing for bass, walleye, northern pike, perch, and bluegills is always great in Sodus Bay.



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