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!
Well November is over and what a crazy month it was. Warm Temperatures. Heavy snow and now flood water is bearing down on us. So what about the fishing you say. Well it stated out pretty slow but the fish have been slowly trickling in. We are definitely missing a year class of fish but we are still picking away each day.
Eggs and Beads under floats are keeping us busy. White and Blue eggs are working best for me. Keep a close eye on the river and all the streams on the eastern basin. They are high and dangerous but when they drop it will be game on!
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November 10 and I have two things on my mind. Chasing steelhead and getting in a treestand. The latter, unfortunately will have to wait for me because there are shiny trout to be caught! You have to move around, change up baits, be patient and don't expect to hook up every 20 minutes. Enjoy the time on the water but be ready. You are only gong to get a few shots. Its not like you miss one and then say oh, there will be another, because there may not be. Paying attention to detail is more important than ever when the fishing is challenging. Re-tie often.Check your leader, look for windknots, triple check the drag. Have fun and stay safe.