St. Lawrence River: Fishing on the St. Lawrence has been very
good of late, according to New York Outdoor News contributing
writer Matt Curatolo. They’ve begun to move into deeper water and
the shallows are now filled with smallmouth bass preparing for the
spawn. Pike action is picking up as well as the water warms. Try
the coves in Coles Creek and Brandy Brook in Waddington.
Black Lake: Richard at Chapman’s Sports (315-324-5265) reports
fishing has been a little slow lately, but bluegill action will
likely be picking up, as it traditionally does during the first two
weeks of June. Anglers finding spawning beds should have some good
days on the water – good enough to make the time until bass season
opens pass quickly. Walleye action has been spotty, and crappie
fishing is slowing down. Northerns are active, but fish have been
running on the smallish side.