Kings Baby! Kings!
Pretty crazy week on the big O. We have seen a few flat cam beautiful days gale winds that kept us on the dock and everything in between. The good news is the Kings have moved into the eastern basin and the bite is on! From the Shipping Lanes south to the salmon River east to Fair Haven and well beyond. Everyone is smiling.
Depth and presentation changes but mainly 49 degrees water is where they are calling home. Atommik Flies and meat are taking the bulk of the fish. You can catch then on anything as long as it is green. Well other colors work too, but you know what I am saying. Come on up the bite is on. Closer to shore brown trout continue to entertain those of us who like to catch them. Spoons in lemon lime, frog patterns and natural are getting it done. Why wait we have some prime dates available. Give us shout! Best Fishes, Troy
Happy 4th of July!
It is finally feeling like summer and it has been awhile since I have done a mailing so here we go.
If you keep up with us on social media you see that we are having a wonderful season thus far. Plenty of kings in all year classes, nice browns and a rainbows and lakers mixed in for a variety.
Most of you know we lost our girl Sadie in January and Shelley says she is ready for a new addition, so we will picking up our new puppy, ironically named “Harbor” any day now!
I ran my last walleye trip yesterday and we landed a few nice keepers along with a bunch of shorts, perch, bluegills and bass.
If you can find time in your schedule to give High adventure a good review via my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troycreasy62/
Or on Yelp at https://www.yelp.com/biz/high-adventure-sportfishing-pulaski This would really help us out. Many people look at reviews when deciding where to book a trip. Thank you so much!
Looking ahead I still have plenty of days in August to get you hooked up on some good kings.
Fall salmon season is booked but I have a few days in November and December for steelhead.
Also keep in mind if you need to get away from the cold winter weather, we would love to turn you on the killer fishing and tropical surroundings of our winter home on Pine Island in SW Florida.
We will roll out the red carpet for you. Assist you in booking lodging, show you the sights and you will be warm!!
Shelley and I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday and we wish you a wonderful
God Bless, Troy
Captain Troy A. Creasy
High Adventure Sportfishing
229 Krebs Road
Pulaski NY 13142
We are heading into the last week of June and fishing on the big pond is getting better by the day. The brown trout have been cooperating real well near shore. You have to remember to forget about temperature this time of year. Browns don't care. 45 degrees or 70 degrees they follow the bait and live on shoals and structure. Spoons in natural colors have been best for me, but the standby lemon lime patterns are producing once the sun comes up.
I am sure we will see a thermocline set up soon and then we can follow them to their summer haunts.
Kings are available in all sizes right now but the largest ones are harder to find. Atomik flies, meat and spoons are all taking fish from 100 to 300 FOW. There is bait about everywhere, and if you mark it you generally see a few fish close by. As we head into July I think we will see a more consistent bite. I will try to post more reports as I get busier. Stay tuned for more! Troy
As a Full time Charter captain and guide you must maintain a positive attitude through the tough seasons and you look forward to a better one the next. Well 2017 is shaping up to be one of the seasons we so look forward to. We have good numbers of fish, we have a variety of fish and we have some real big fish. Brown trout, Lake Trout, King Salmon, Coho salmon and steelhead are all being caught on the same trip by some of the boats. The old saying it doesn't get any better than this comes to mind on many recent charters.
If you are thinking about fishing the Big O I would be making plans to get here. June is around the corner, the fish are growing, the weather is getting better. (Well maybe) :) Give us a shout and get hooked up.
The Salmon River is running at 1650 cfs and the brown mud stain is gone. We have rain in the forecast so I really have no idea when the water will drop.
There are fish on the gravel and drop backs holding at the tail outs.
There is not a lot of fish in the system but if you work hard and move around there is enough to make the day.
If you have been spoiled during the gravy years and expect hero fishing and numerous bites in each spot, I suggest you stay home.
This is grind it out, tough ironhead angling. Work hard, move a lot, make good drifts, and be ready.
Eggs sacs in Pink, white and blue cured with Pautzke Fire Cure are taking a fair share of fish. I am also running a lot of beads mainly in custom painted colors.
When I am backtrolling Yakima Mag Lips in 2.5 and 3.0 on orange and gold and the Grinch are getting bit regularly.
On Lake Ontario mixed reports are coming in. My boat won't splash in for another week or so but I talk to several captains daily.
The brown trout bite from the Salmon River to Oswego has been fair at best. There are some good sized fish being caught but as expected we seem to be missing our 2 yr old fish.
Captains are running a combination of spoons and stickbaits. Bay Rats, smithwicks and Michigsn Stingers are the baits I here mentioned most.
Lake Trout fishing appears to be pretty good if you dress warm and head out to 140 FOW as the surface temp is still pretty cold out there.
Spring is here and things will just keep getting better.
Be safe out there and please put a few back for another day!!
Here's a few pics from the past week.
Well we have a lost a few days to flood water but things will change soon, the waters will recede and there should be enough steelhead around to keep us busy for the next month. I just recently had April 17 and 18 cancel. These should be red hot days with good water flows and temperatures. Give me a call if you want to hook up. On the big pond the shoreline is colored up and browns have been caught from Stony Point all the way west to the Niagara river. Pick a spot, look for a pocket of warm water, stretch back some stickbaits, like the new Bayrat shallow runners or a sSmithwick along with a few green and chartreuse spoons and you should be good to go. My lake charters start in May and I have some openings during the week if yiou want to go. Stay safe in this high water and strong winds, respect others and put a few back for another day. God Bless and Good fishing, Troy
We are in the last week of March and things are beginning to heat up on local tributaries. There are some warmer temperatures in the forecast and everyone is excited that Spring is here. I will have the lake boat in asap and will start my lake charters on May 11. Weekends are getting tight with only a couple left, but I still have plenty of weekdays open if you want to hook up. Be safe out there and put a few back for another day. Troy www.highadventurefishing.com
My 2016 / 17 Winter Florida season has come to an end. Time to get the warm clothes back out and chase Spring steelhead. I want to thank all of our guests that visited us in our southern paradise. We had a fabulous fishing season and the the weather of course is a given about everyday. By far my best snook season ever for size and numbers and all of our other target species were plentiful. It is never too early to book a winter get-a-way. If you want to talk details, contact me anytime.
Controlled depth fishing, also known as donwrigging, trolling long-lining or just boat fishing, is a technique enjoyed by many, yet others say it is boring and not really fishing.
The naysayers complain that the boat catches the fish and the mate, or person running the back sets the hook and you just reel it in. Well if that is how you feel, you haven't spent any time on the High Adventure.
I run a fun, easy, hands on, fast paced charter operation and I encourage client participation. You want to grab the rod, no problem, you want to learn how to set lines, run riggers and learn what makes a trolling rig tick, well climb aboard.
Hell you can even net your buddy's fish, if he let's you!
My Penn Yan will splash into the water in late April and I will be on it until early September.
Give me shout, we will lock in a day or two and perhaps you to will be proud to call yourself a Lake Ontario troller! www.highadventurefishing.com
It’s a Wrap!
My 2016 winter steelhead season has come to an end. While we struggled some during early November, eventually the ironheads found their way home and the river is in good shape for the chozen frozen to have their way with them over the next few months.
My guiding business will now take me south until late March and I will return to chase steelhead into mid May.
In the meantime, if you want to chase snook, reds, sea trout, sheepshead, snapper and more, you can find me via e-mail. Phone, text, instagram or facebook.
Thank you for your continued support of my passion and a special thanks to my wonderful wife Shelley for keeping me focused and positive.
Best Fishes, Merry Christmas and God Bless!