Lake Ontario 2016 season ended and is now in the books. It will go down as one of the most challenging seasons for numbers but one of the best seasons for trophy fish in both the king salmon and steelhead categories. We also managed to capture a few decent size lake trout and a brown trout or two as well.
The season started out with little to no brown trout fishing opportunities to be had. The winds and water temperatures created some of the absolute worse brown trout fishing conditions that we have seen in over thirty years of fishing for brown trout during the month of June. We did however, have the option to fish for bottom hugging lake trout which we did. On most days good numbers were available along with some very nice specimens that were brought to the net.
17 lb steelhead
It isn’t often that steelhead in excess of 17 lbs are harvested as like the one in the photo above. It was harvested on light tackle with a spoon.
Lake trout were readily available when there were no brown trout to go after including the laker above which weighed in the teens.
What was really funny was that this nice sized mid teen brown trout was taken when we were trolling for king salmon.Go figure!
Bittersweet top award goes to Justin Furbush from Maine for boating this 34 plus pound monster king salmon on an afternoon trip with us. Wish that Justin was in the fall LOC Derby as this fish most undoubtedly would have taken top honors netting him over $25000.00 in prize money.
September 11th marked our last day for running charters on Lake Ontario and ended with a blow off. Certainly one of our most challenging seasons for kings and brown trout, Lady O had her fair share of blow off days for us this year. When we did get out to fish, we did manage to catch a few. Here are a few pics.
Stay tuned as we will be creating a Kings for Kids page highlighting our successful youngsters who have fished with us over the years.
King salmon fishing has heated up here in Oswego,NY over the last several days with good numbers and some quality fish in the mix.Fishermen from as far as Ohio have come to join us and sample some of Lake Ontario’s bounty. Our Lake Ontario fishing charters have created some very happy anglers. Check out some of the photos below including a bonus Atlantic salmon which hit a meat rig down 101 ft. and rocketed to the surface in just seconds putting on a wicked ariel show jumping numerous times before.coming to the net.
Quality not quantity as of late here being given up by Lake Ontario out of Oswego,NY aboard Ace Charters. At least two of these specimens would have placed well or perhaps even finished in first for the summer Lake Ontario summer derby if the clients were participating. Here are a few pics
You just never know when a rod fires what will be on the end of it.
The kings have shown up to some degree with some days offering more opportunities than others. That being said,our clients have taken some beautiful specimens of both steelhead and king salmon. Here are a few pics
Nice king salmon
As you can see, fishing has been very rewarding out of Oswego as of late here at Ace Charters.