Survey: Record trout, salmon catch rates on Lake Ontario

Fishing quality in 2018 was particularly good for Chinook salmon and brown trout. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

Preliminary results of the 2018 Lake Ontario boat survey indicate that fishing for trout and salmon remains excellent in the lake, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said in a news release Wednesday, March 13.

Anglers caught 5.3 trout and salmon per boat, the highest catch rate ever recorded on the lake. Both charter and non-charter boats experienced outstanding fishing. Fishing quality in 2018 was particularly good for Chinook salmon and brown trout.

A comprehensive report concerning the survey will be available later this spring on the DEC website.

— Department of Environmental Conservation

 

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