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Oswego County is THE PLACE to Fish in Upstate NY

posted by Deb Denny at 2017-12-15 19:38:00

When it comes to fishing, whether the aim is that trophy fish, just have some fun – or both – you will find no better place to drop a line than Oswego County in Upstate New York. Anglers come from all over the world to Lake Ontario, the Salmon River and the surrounding cities and villages to try their expertise – or luck – in reeling in the big one.

What is unique and enticing about this area is the diversity in which the sport can be enjoyed and experienced.

Lake Ontario offers the opportunity to troll with experienced charter captains to land that trophy trout, salmon or walleye while port cities like Oswego boasts a scenic river walk for fishing and villages like Pulaski offer downtown access to fishing. This unique opportunity afforded within these villages and towns is referred to as “urban fishing” and has been growing in popularity and attracting new anglers due to its close proximity to other interesting attractions and fun diversions within the city or village limits.

Then, of course, there is the slightly more hard-core fishing offered in rich spots like Oswego’s Varick Dam where Lake Ontario’s vast variety of fish species move in and out with the seasons or the famous Salmon River where thousands of trophy Chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, rainbows and brown trout, driven by the urge to spawn, run its 12-mile length each year.

Then there are the sparkling streams, smaller but stunning lakes like Oneida Lake and alluring ponds nestled in picturesque country settings, alongside charming villages or within pristine state parks, all brimming with fish ready to be caught or to give challenge.

And fishing doesn’t end when the snow and ice move into the county. Some of these smaller lakes and ponds just beg for ice fishermen to give them a try, proving that Oswego County is the best place to fish any time of year. And with a little due diligence in deciding where to stay, some hotels and B&Bs will even cook up your “catch of the day!”

Interested? Intrigued? Find more information at the Oswego County website, which offers a complete listing of the many wonderful places to fish within Oswego County along with a downloadable hunting and fishing guide, charters and river guides, public boat launches, tournaments more! While there, check out the incredible list of state and world records set between Lake Ontario and the Salmon River and make your plans to set your own!

Oswego County website:  http://visitoswegocounty.com/

Where to fish:  http://visitoswegocounty.com/fishing-hunting/fishing/where-to-fish/

Charters & Guides:  http://visitoswegocounty.com/fishing-hunting/fishing/charters-guides/

Boat launches:  http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23877.html

Fishing tournaments:  http://visitoswegocounty.com/fishing-hunting/fishing/tournaments/
posted at: 2017-12-15 19:38:00, last updated: 2018-07-12 22:06:09

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