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Newsletter #97

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2015 should be another great season for trout and salmon in the Oswego area.
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Half Way Through the Season and…, What A Salmon Bite!  

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Although brown trout fishing was excellent this spring starting April 13, the first 2018 Fish Doctor trip, browns soon took a back seat to king salmon.

It started on April 27 within a stone’s throw of the Oswego lighthouse when Dan Rila boated the first Fish Doctor king of the season. After that, action was steady for browns and kings just outside, and I mean JUST outside, Oswego Harbor through the second week of May.

In midMay kings moved a little deeper and the salmon fishing ramped up even more, with th May, June and early July salmon fishing as good as any I’ve ever seen. Most of the spring chromers have been running between 5 and 20 lbs. but we have caught a few lunkers, including a 39 incher in May. Lakewide, along the New York coastline, the salmon fishing has been the same.

The outlook for salmon fishing the rest of the season could not be better.

Photo, left, Dan Rila with the first Fish Doctor king salmon of the season on April 27, 2018.

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Check us out on Facebook. Search for…, Ernie Lantiegne. Thanks to all the Fish Doctor folks who fished with us and posted on our page.

“Captain Ernie’s Blog <> on our Fish Doctor web site is also updated twice weekly.

Photo right, Renee, battling a big king on ultralight gear just out side the Oswego Harbor breakwall.

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Salt Ice  

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A common question we’re asked is, “What do you mean when you say you use salt ice to keep fish cold onboard?”

Well, that’s an easy one, and an important reason why the fish you catch onboard the Fish Doctor are the coldest and freshest possible when they are filleted for you on the way back to the dock.\

A fish eater myself, I know proper care of fish from the moment they hit the deck until they go in the “pan” is the only way to produce good eating fish. That’s why trout and salmon are bled and rinsed before going in the cooler on ice, salt ice.

Salt ice? Yup, add 3 heaping tablespoons of salt to a one gallon jug of water. I freezes colder than pure water and keeps fish fresh longer. jPull a 1-gallon salt ice jugs from the cooler at the end of your trip and you’ll see liquid in the cooler frozen to the bottom of the salt ice jugs.

When you Google “king salmon filets” and see that they are available from Alaska for around $35/lb. and even higher, you see why I take such care to keep your salmon as fresh as possible.

Photo, left, many kings were released, all unharmed, in the ice cold water of early spring.

Charter Bookings…, we still have a few openings! y  

If you would like to get in on the action and jump aboard the Fish Doctor for some water therapy, we still have dates available from now through September, as follows;

July: a.m. – 7/17, 19, 19, p.m. – 7/16, 22

August: a.m.- 8/2, 6, 20, 30, 31 p.m. - 8/5, 15, 18, 28

September: a.m. - 9/4, 7, 10, 14 p.m.- 9/7, 10, 14

Photo, right, Bill and Dave released everyting under 15 lbs. to boat this limit of good ones.

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