Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Big Fish with the Big Easy

This past weekend brought me back to my hometown of Buffalo, NY.  The trip was based around a few family get togethers but I figured I could squeeze in some sort of fishing.  Within a few phone calls we were booked for a Lake Ontario salmon excursion.  After a few twists and turns we were on the water on a hot and humid day.

Only those in Western New York know what a great fishery the area around Buffalo can be.  You can catch trophy trout year round. Whether you are chasing Steelhead through the winter months on the famed tributaries or trolling for King Salmon in July, this area has it.

The charter was with Big Easy Sport Fishing with Captain Steve Renyolds.  We couldn't have found a better Captain for this day.  I've only done one other charter like this before but for the conditions we faced it was nothing short of a blast. 

Here are a few photos from a day out on Lake Ontario with Captain Steve.

Ben waiting those magic words: Fish On!

Ben's Fight

Ben's 25lb King Salmon

I was lucky enough to pick the right rod: 30lb King

 Big Fish with the Big Easy

til next time....


LRR said...

Well done. I fished the salmon run in Polaski once. What a blast. Unfortunately those salmon ain't too tasty.

Gary Thompson said...

What a thrill for Ben! That young man is quietly gaining a serious level of outdoor experience at a very young age. I'm sure we'll see him guiding at some lodge in Alaska in the years to come, or photo adorned on the cover of the Simms catalog.