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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

2024 New York Great Lakes Preview: Lake Ontario full of promise and choices

Ohio resident Tim Anderson, left, won the 2023 Lake Ontario Counties Salmon Derby while fishing with Capt. Vince Pierleoni, right. Lake Ontario’s salmon fishery draws anglers from all over North America, and beyond. (Photo by Bill Hilts Jr.)

Lake Ontario, a shared natural resource between two countries, may have been named after the Iroquois Native American word meaning “beautiful lake” or “sparkling water.” The name appeared on maps for the first time as early as 1656, shortly after the first Europeans called it “Ontario” 15 years before that.
There is a long and storied history in this Great Lake, a body of water that receives most of its sustenance from the upper four Great Lakes – primarily through the Niagara River as a final conduit. Fish and fishing have been an important component to its history, and it still is today.

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