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With all our islands and shoals and being at one of the widest spots in The River, fishing has always been spectacular here.  Muskies, walleyes, northern pike, small & large mouth bass, bullheads, cat & dog fish and carp all call the St. Lawrence River home.  Come, check it out.  We are sure that you will agree…..

85% of the earth is covered with water – shouldn’t that mean that we spend 85% of our time on the water, in it or by it????

 

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Northern New York is a top Muskellunge state.  The powerful flow of the St. Lawrence offers first-rate angling for muskies.  The average catch is up to 35 pounds with occasional 40-50 pounders.  It is said that there are not any great secrets in catching a muskie, but rather the angler must just “put in his time”.  A prime muskie area is right here, just out from Duck Cove Cottages and there is not a nicer place to put in one’s time!  

 

Walleye fishing was disturbed when the Seaway was put in during the 1950’s, but the population has increased dramatically in recent years.  Habitat improvement and restocking are the major factors in the increase.  The average catch is up to 10 pounds but have been known to be up to 18 pounds.  This game fish is known for it delicate delicious flavor and light tackle fight.  Usually found in deep water (20’-25’) and the best spot on the river is Chippewa Point, just out from Duck Cove Cottages.

Small and large mouth bass season opens the third Saturday of June.  Rocky areas and large flats are popular bass spots.  As the season progresses these fish congregate near deep water points, drop offs and shoals.  Large mouth average catch is 6 pounds.  They are tough rod bending fish.  One to two pound small mouth bass are abundant.  Two to three pounders are common and 6 to 8 pound trophies are not uncommon.  

 

Fish for all seasons!  That is the northern pike.  Ususally found in the bays along the river.  Vicious strikes are their trademark.  A number of fish from 15 t0 20 pounds are caught each year in the St. Lawrence River. 

 

A wide variety of pan fish abound in the St. Lawrence.  Perch are probably the most sought after and they can be caught year ‘round in all the bays.  The average catch is 8 to 10 inches and typically jumbo perch rule in parts of the river.  Worms seem to be effective in the spring and summer.  Although minnows and small jigs work all year.

 

Spring has arrived!  Bullhead season marks the end of winter!  After dark in the river’s backwaters, usually biting on worms are when the bullheading is best.

Usually April and early May after the ice goes out and after a warm rain the anglers buckets overflow.  What would spring be like in the north country without the traditional bull head feed?

   How long do fish live?

A few weeks or months to 50 years or more.  Sturgeon longevity information is sparse, but scientists have learned that species live 10 to 20 years in temperate waters.

Do fish sleep?

Most fish don’t have eyelids so they don’t close their eyes like we do, but they do rest.  They block their minds, somewhat like daydreaming and just float or wedge themselves in the mud or rocks.  They are still alert to danger, by they are also “sleeping”.

 

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