NY Fisherman, Spring and Summer Fishing Charters on Lake Ontario
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Barb Martin with a 13 pound brown trout
Barb Martin with a nice steelhead

  Pictured here is Barb Martin of Watkins Glen, NY. She was enjoying the fantastic spring fishing that Lake Ontario offers. This brown trout and steelhead were among the many that were caught while fishing aboard the BUC-A-ROO The key to great spring fishing is to find the stained water along the shoreline. Using planner boards run brightly colored stickbaits in orange, red, yellow and pink color combinations into the darker water, and on the clear side run darker colored lures in black, silver, and green. Sometimes it may be necessary to add a small split shot a few feet in front of the stickbait to get the plug down if the stained water carries out to water a depth of more than 15 feet deep. You may also run a spoon or stickbait on flat line behind the boat as well. Fish may be taken with down riggers set 2 to 6 feet deep with a long lead say 30 to 60 feet back. When using down riggers in close pay attention to the water depth so you don't hang them up on the bottom.

Barbara doing battle with a big King Salmon

 The date was Thursday, August 16, 2007 when Barbara Martin of Watkins Glen, NY caught her first King Salmon ever. This fine specimen weighed in at 25 pounds and was caught while fishing aboard BUC-A-ROO charters. It was caught on a spoon called the Getter Dun spoon. This spoon was designed by her husband Raymond Martin who is also the founder of the NY Fisherman web site.

Barbara Martin of Watkins Glen, NY caught her first King Salmon ever

Spring and Summer Fishing Charters on Lake Ontario

  Lake Ontario has many Charter Boats available to let you enjoy a wonderful day of fishing on Lake Ontario. Most charters target trout and salmon. Some charters also fish for smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, and muskellunge. Charters range in price and duration most offer half and full days fishing with prices ranging from $300 to $600 depending on the species you are fishing for and the number of passengers that will be onboard.

  The Charter Boats season usually starts in early April and runs until the end of September. Spring fishing in April and May is usually done by trolling stickbaits and spoons off of planner boards. As the water warms up more in May and June the fishing will slowly move off shore. For the rest of the summer Downriggers, Dipsey Divers, and Leadcore Lines, will become the main methods of targeting trout and salmon. July and early August will find most of the best fishing off shore. Near the end of August the fishing will move inshore again as the trout and salmon begin to stage for spawning runs.

 If you would like to try your hand at some awesome Lake Ontario fishing then visit our Lake Ontario Fishing Charters page to learn more.

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