• Lake Ontario Fishing Report…, Major 2009 Alewife Year Class

    Posted on May 25th, 2010 admin No comments

    Wow!!!  Great news about Lake Ontario’s alewife forage base…, lots of 3-4 inch alewives from the 2009 hatch.  Perfect chow for 2-year old browns, spring cohos, and young lakers, kings, and steelhead. 

    We’ve seen brown trout stomachs stuffed with them in 10 fow, young lakers on bottom in 190 fow bulging with them, and cohos, steelhead, and kings in the top 30 fow over 200+ fow chowing down on them.  This strong 2009 year class could carry the Lake Ontario fishery for several years, even if subsequent year classes, i.e., 2010, aren’t as strong.  Nothing saying they won’t be, though, conditions for alewife spawning/hatching this year are good.

    This brown was stuffed with yearling alewives hatched in 2009.

    This brown was stuffed with yearling alewives hatched in 2009.

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