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Old 10-02-2002, 08:47 PM
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Lake Ontario Browns?

I have a question for you Great Lakes fisherman. This past weekend I went up to Fairhaven State Park on Lake Ontario (between Rochester and Oswego). They have a long man-made channel /pier connecting the bay with the lake. It must be over 250 yds long. Anyway as I was walking out there with my family, and without any form of fishing implement, I saw first one and then two nice sized fish in the clear four foot deep water just off of the pier. Fish that I could only guess to be browns although I suppose they could have been steelhead as well? They were definitely acting a bit nervous-they swam too fast and were not the shape of carp- and now I am thinking about going back up there to try casting a fly to them. My question is regarding what species of fish these might be and then whether being in so shallow would they be interested in a fly or are they more likely just interested in spawning? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-02-2002, 10:08 PM
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Could be either, go back in early morning low light conditions, even lake browns are very leader conscious, would try no more than an 8lb leader for them and as long as you can use to cast a smelt type streamer pattern with. Try a fluor carbon leader which will give a smaller diameter line but higher lb test. Good luck !

P.S. Just hope you don't hook one of those 10+ plus lake browns though on that light leader.
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Old 10-03-2002, 08:21 AM
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Geoff they were probably Kings. Due to our lack of water and warm temps the fall run is a few weeks behind schedule. Fished the Salmon River And the Oswego last sat. The Salmon was low even after last weeks rain and they arent releasing any water from the dam due to the drought conditions.Not many fish moving and those that were were spooked due to extreme fishing pressure ie lifters and rippers. The Oswego had a lot of water and a good number of fish nearly all salmon and all fresh fish. The moron factor was high due to the warm weather. The browns and steelies should be in in a few weeks and the crowds will thin out as well. Late Oct and Nov are very good for both browns and steelies.
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Thanks for your thoughts

guys. I am hoping to get up there again this weekend and see how it goes. Will let you know if anything happens.

Geoff
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