Apr 20, 2010

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Welcome to High Adventure Sportfishing

River is 4,500 so we switched it up and did our first BT trip of 2014. A few real good ones and lot's of cookie cutters. Great Day
May 5, 6, 7, 8 is wide open. Steelhead, browns, walleye or all three. You tell me

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Here are some pictures from the first few days of Spring. NW winds to 30 knots, Temps ranging 12 to 24 some snow and freezing rain along with occasional glimpses of the sun.
Loving life on the Slamin Salmon!
Oh yeah Spring is here.
Staying in Florida till April next year.








Shelley and I wrapped up a very succesful winter in SW Florida and now we are back home getting ready to battle steelhead. My March and April is booked solid but I have some early days in May that I know will be red hot for dropback steelhead. i will also have the lake boat in by that time so we have options. After May 3rd walleye will be open as well, so we can do about anything.

All rates are going to stay the same for 2014. Give us call and get hooked up.





Started late as it was a cold Florida day. Picked a bunch of sheepshead and mangrove snapper but only a few keepers. Moved up into the mangroves and we found them. Several nice black drum. Snook, more sheepers, snapper ladyfish. The canals saved the day for George and Paul. Thanks guys see you again next month. Love my new overhead light and my new pole pole.

I will be at the Early Bird Sport Expo in Bloomsburg Pa on January 23, 24, 25, 26. Stop by and say hello!


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Finally got the boat in working order just in time for my first few trips. We fought the Florida Cold, 50-60 degrees (Not NY Cold) and managed a lot of snapper, sheepshead, small grouper and trout. Today it finally warmed up a little and Steve did a great job with ultra light tackle putting some hurt on some big sheepers and decent reds.
Live shrimp and a small split shot with 10 pound fluorocarbon did the trick on most. We did a few on jigs and plastic as well. Looks like another cold blast this wek but no complaints. I am not shoveling snow or chipping ice out of the guides.
February is busy but I have a few days open each week and March 3 to the 10th is wide open right now.

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My heart lays heavy As I just received an e-mail that one of my long time clients and good friend Fritz Becker passed away yesterday.

For my friends that knew him you know he was a machine with a fly rod.

Back in the day when you really had to fish to catch a steelhead, Fritz would put three or four in the net when everyone else was struggling.

On the good days he was an animal. For a man that never started fishing with me until he was 71 I can only imagine the line he threw in his prime.

He would have been 85 this month and I know I am a better person for having the privilege of spending fourteen years as his guide

Fritz is now on a journey to the greatest fishing grounds there is and I know he will looking down on me with a smile.

God speed my friend and save me a seat at the table.


As the sun sets on another year Shelley and I want to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Prosperous New Year. We look forward to all of the great things we have planned for 2014. Thank you to all of our friends, customers and sponsors for your support in 2013!

We want to leave you with these thoughts.

Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love.
If you must steal, steal away from bad company.
If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.

Happy Happy!!

Last Salmon River Trip of 2013 for me. Randy and Russell helped me finish on a high note. We had some down time but in between it was a decent bite. I am looking forward to working the saltwater for the next 10 weeks and will return in mid March. Stay tuned for warm weather pictures. I have openings down south if anyone is interested and April 29, 30 is still open for Spring steelhead.
Stay safe, stay healthy and Merry Christmas!! — with Russell Siedel.
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I have December 12, 13, 19. If anyone wants them let me know. Looks like I might have time to hunt with the muzzle loader after all. Double edge sword. :(
12/1/13 December is here and winter conditions have arrived. Fish are now holding in the slower deeper pools and we are taking more fish in the bellies of the holes, rather than the heads and tails like we were when the water was pushing 40.
11/14/13 Update
Steelhead are spread from the top of the river to the estuary. We are having great success with eggs, beads, flies and plugs. Many many double digit days recently.
Water conditions are super crowds are down a little and the weather is great; Snow, wind and cold!!
I currently have December 5 ,18, 19, 20 ,23 open.
If you want to hook up give me a shout. Best fishes, Troy

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10/5/13 Update
Giant Kings and I mean giant! Steelhead and browns are pouring up the Salmon River. We have had a good push of fish everyday for the last 4 days. Time is now to get it on. Don't miss out on the 2013 Salmon Run.
I just had October 22 and November 19 open up. Call me if you are interested.
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9/21/13 First River Report
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I have been on the river and fishing the mouth at night for 11 days now. Just like the lake it has been up and down. Banner days followed by tough days and bak to all you want. I am fishing low in the DRS floating up above and rowing glow spoons at night. Here are some pictures and a link to a Fire Blog I did for Pautzke Bauit Company. Check it out!
I have a few days in December for Steelhead and plenty of opening in January and February for Florida Backwater Fishing in Pine Island.Spring steelhead days are about gone so contaxct me soon if want to fish in March or April.
Best Fishes, Troy
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9/5/13 Update
High winds have kept us off the lake the last few days. Looks like better weather ahead. Fish are staging off the river mouths and it about time for another good push up the salmon river.
My Fall salmon season is booked but I do have some days in November and December for steelhead.
I have a few more lake trips then it is full blown river season for me.
Thank you again to all my great lake customers that mad this summer successful.
I am also booking backwater trips in Pine Island Florida in January and February. Call me for details.
Best Fishes, Troy
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Two cooler Trip!!

Good numbers of Kings and Cohos are schooling in the Eastern Basin. There are soem real brutes this year and we have taken 3 over 30 pounds already!
If you want to fish with us this year, here is what I currently have open for the remainder of the year.


September 3 AM

September 3PM



November 22, 27

December 5, 9, 10, 11, 18, 19, 20 


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July 22, 2013
Good catches of kings and browns are the norm this time of year. We just came off a big blow, lost two days but today was flat, sunny and the bite was on. I have days if you want to hook up.
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We are managing decent catches every trip out. Working hard for salmon and browns but the big lake trout are saving the trips.
Things are finally seting up offshore after a month of bad wind.
We have openings through the summer so if you want to get hooked up give us a call.
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We ended May and started another month on a good note. Walleye continue to entertain us on Oneida Lake Plenty of action to go around as the bite has been very consistent.
Our end of Lake O is giving up browns, lake trout and the occasional salmon. Conditions have been decent and the weather is gorgeous.
What are you waiting for?
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And when the wind blows we carch smallmouth!
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While I still have plenty of open lake dates, many are asking about the river already. I only have a few dates for Fall river fishing and here they are.
September 9, 10, 12
October 28, 31
November 7, 22, 26, 27
December 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.
Give us a call and we will hook you up!
May 24, 40 degrees, high winds and here I am. We toughed it out awhile on Onida but the waves and driving rain got the best of us .
It was good and it will be good again, but we have to get through this rainy windy cold period and we will be first.

Lake Ontario;
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Lake Trout- like you read about. All sizes with many in the 8 to 14 pound class!
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Brown Trout- Here today gone the next. Really has ben hit and miss in our area. They are doing better up north towards Stony and Henderson but we have had so much south wind it really has them scattered. I am thinking it will be good aftert this blow.

Salmon- They are here to catch if you get offshore and find them. 250 to 400 seems to be the best area this past week.

Oswego Walleye- It was real good but the river is rising and it is dirty. Kind of slowed things down big time.

Oneida Lake- It has been pretty good lately. Plenty of legal eyes with perch, catfish, sheepshead and bass mixed in.
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Right now I am open May 28, 30
June 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15.
Give a shout and we will hook you up!

Mid April and the bite is on. We are wrokiong for them every day but the fish are here and it may soon actually look and feel like Spring.
My River season is booked but I habve openings for May and June Brown Trout and Oneida Walleye Trips.

Doug asked me to share this, so I will.
Word of mouth is the best advertising.

Dear Troy,

I would like to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to introduce my 12 year old son to drift boat fishing. Our recent trip on March 18th was a roll of the dice for us in hopes that we could squeeze in a day on the river among our hectic schedule. The accommodations at the Double Eagle Lodge you recommended for our stay over the night before were great and the trip went exactly as we planned (even better than planned).

My goal for this trip was just a couple of hook ups and hopefully a decent landing of a steelhead for my son to experience his first time out.

Your attention to detail and patience with us was obvious from the start.

The heater in the bow of the boat made all the difference. What could have been an unbearable cold day turned out to be comfortable and fun.

You worked hard to find the fish….changing up the presentation often and trying different techniques……reading the river and putting us on the fish…..just as an experienced guide should.

In the end my son and I both caught Steelhead. Mine was a decent fish, but my son got the bragging rights with a 12 pounder at 33” in length. We can’t wait to get it back from the taxidermist! My son and I are still showing off the pictures and I have it as a screen saver on my phone…… helped make a memory that will last a lifetime!!!

Doug Lyon
Plattsburgh, NY
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The fishing on Pine Island remains good with bigger fish showing up each trip out. A cold front and high winds kind of killed the weekend, but we managed to get a few hours in on Saturday.
I have a few more weeks down here and then will be back on the Salmon River and prepping the boats for Spring trout, salmon and walleye fishing.
I have March 19 and April 19 a long with May 1, 2, 3 for steelhead after that I have plenty of open days on the Lake Ontario and Oneida Lake.
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Steve with our largest Sheepshead of the season. will we gwt a bigger one, Stay tuned.
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Grouper was just one of thirteen different species of fish we caught in a day out last week.

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Here she is!
The latest edition to the High Adventure fish catching arsenal.

She will spend the winter months on Pine Island chasing Reds, Snook, shark, Sea trout, Sheepshead and whatever else bites.

I will tow her north and keep her down on Oneida lake where I am certain it will be a Walleye catching machine.

With a T-top to break the sun and rain, this Pathfinder is 22 feet long and over 7 feet wide. With a 200 Yamaha she tops out at over 50 MPH while keeping you dry and safe.

I just put a new Garmin Combo unit on her and she catches fish.
I am really excited about this boat.
Call me now for walleye dates in May and June.

Come see us at the Early Bird Expo in Bloomsburg PA

January 24, 25, 26, 27.

Fishing remains very good on the Salmon and Oswego Rivers. We just received plenty of rain so we will have good water flows right through the holidays
We will be deleting our 315-298-2410 very soon. Please feel free to call me on my cell 315-243-2389

We have Gift Certificates ready to mail if you are still looking for a gift for that special someone!

Thank you and Merry Christmas

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Just a note to our guests.
Effective September 1, 2013, River trips will be $400.00 for two people and will remain $350.00 for one. This price does not include day passes for the DSR if we choose to fish there.

We appreciate everyones business and if you have any questions, please let us know. Thanks, Troy

Steelhead are entering the river every day and they are hungry!!
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85 yr old Caroll set in the chair and reeled them in. What a day!!

What a tremendous Fall season we are having.

30 days of nonstop kings and now the trout are right behind them.

All I can say is Wow!!

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The Mega Bite Continues.

I am 100% Booked for the Fall season but know some other top captains with dates. Call me if you want to go.

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Nick May with his 36.1 pound monster. One of the largest documented fish caught on the lake this summer. This fish would have won any of the LOC Derbys or tournamnets.
Nick now has his name proudly displayed on a trophy designed by Lester Zimmerman!




Large numbers of giant Chinook and Coho Salmon are waiting to be caught. Where are you?
Septemebr 4, 6, 7, 10, 11 is wide open.

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Last call for the 2012 Lake Season
Open Dates all Prime Time!
August 20, 21, 29 PM
August 30 AM
September 4, 5, 6, 7 AM & PM

Cell # 315-243-2389

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The wind is keeping the kings scattered and we are working for them. Thank God for Brown Trout as they have been saving the day!!