Chinook Salmon or King Salmon as we call them are native to the North Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America, ranging from California to Alaska, as well as Asian rivers ranging from northern Japan to the Palyavaam Riverin the Arctic. Since the 1960s the Kings have been stocked in Lake Ontario. A large Chinook is a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The flesh of the salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content, which includes high levels of important omega-3 fatty acids and is one the the best eating fish that we have here in Ny.
The Chinook is blue-green or purple on the back and top of the head, with silvery sides and white ventral surfaces. It has black spots on its tail and the upper half of its body. Chinook have a Black gum line. Adult fish range in size from 24 to 36 in, they average 10 to 35lb the world record is 126 lb caught near Rivers Inlet, British Columbia, in the late 1970s, Ny State record is 47lbs 13oz caught in the Salmon River (tributary to Lake Ontario where we fish)
We usually target these fish late May/early June till late October
My personal favorite fish to catch, Steelhead or Rainbow Trout, Natives of the Pacific Coast, rainbow trout were introduced into New York waters in the 1870s. Like brown trout, rainbows are more tolerant of warm water than the native trout and are found throughout the State.
In New York, there are two types of rainbows. The first, simply called rainbow, is found mostly in medium to large streams or small to medium size lakes. The second, called steelhead, is only found in lakes Champlain, Ontario and Erie and their tributaries. Whether the fish is small or large, fishing for Steelhead is a popular pastime for many New York anglers. Not quite as wary as brown trout, rainbows often put up spectacular fights when hooked, frequently making a series of acrobatic jumps.
The world record Steelhead is 48lbs!! The NY state record is 31lb3oz caught right here in Lake Ontario!! We target these late in the summer
Lake trout are the largest of the chars; the record weighed almost 102 lb (netted) with a length of 50 inches, 15– to 27 pound fish are not uncommon. The average length is 24–36 inches. The largest caught on a rod and reel according to the IGFA was 72 pounds, caught in Great Bear Lake, Canada in 1995 with a length of 59 inches. Ny state record is a 41lb8oz fish caught out of Lake Erie. Lake trout inhabit cold, oxygen-rich waters, often living at depths of 66–197 ft. We Target them all year long as they are usually heavy and put up a hell of a fight
The brown trout has long been a popular game fish all over the world. Brought over from Europe in the 1880s, brown trout can be found in waters all across New York State. Its ability to tolerate warmer water than either of New York State's native trout has allowed this species to do well in waters otherwise not able to support trout.
Brown trout are primarily found in streams, but also live in ponds and lakes. As the name implies, brown trout are brown in color with black and often red spots on the sides. However, in large bodies of water, fish tend to be silvery with scattered black spots.
Fish more than ten pounds are fairly common.
The World record Brown Trout was 41lbs1oz caught in New Zealand the NY state record is 33lbs 2oz caught right here in Lake Ontario.
We target these beauties early spring when they are in close to shore, we will catch a few here and there throughout the year
These are the fish we target. It is not uncommon to catch other fish as well. We can not guarantee you will catch any fish unfortunately but we can guarantee you a great time!