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  • Posted 5 hours ago
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    Greg and Chris with a good morning bite on a miserable cold day. Thanks Chris and Penn Reels for equipping us with the right gear. Thanks Greg "never land them" for the new custom float rods. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!

  • Posted 5 hours ago

    Sorry everyone I got behind on pictures. Dan and Ashley with a productive afternoon trip.

  • Posted 4 days ago
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    Got water ? I do. πŸ˜ƒ. Very good day with water rising. Hopefully it will stay up for a while. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!

  • Posted 5 days ago
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    Not a bad day on the Oswego pond for Tom and Charlie. All fish released to fight another day. The first CTDDDD of this season. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!

  • Posted 5 days ago

    Good morning from the Oswego pond. Can't beat the sunrises lately. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Even caught a few fish.

    • Joe Kordish great picture even with the low water.
    • Joy Dengler I don't think I am ever awake for sunrises, but this is gorgeous and I do love sunsets!
  • Posted 6 days ago
    4 photos

    First couple hours for Nick and Nick was very productive. Sun up, 75 degrees, clear water meant no bites. Tough going on bright sunny days. LOCKEDSTRONG 🎏🎏🎏

    • John Morley Kevin it's time for a new plug
    • Catch the Drift No way John that's old reliable. Gets a couple every day.
    • John Morley The beat up ones work for me to buddy if ur out tomorrow beat a shark in the head for me FISH ON
    • Kurt G. Miller There must be tons of trout waiting in the mouth and harbor for water. I've been checking your results for over a year and comparing and contrasting my results in PA during different moon phases and weather patterns. It has proven to be very interesting, even though we are about 250 miles away. Kurt Miller
  • Posted 6 days ago

    65 degrees and beautiful sunrise.

  • Posted 6 days ago

    Doomed another day with a banana on the boat.

  • Posted 7 days ago
    5 photos

    More salmon πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Rich and Dave were LOCKED !!!!! All released to fight another day. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!

  • Posted 7 days ago
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    Salmon anyone ? Good day for Rodney and Jeff. Would of been better if Rodney was on the ball LOL. Water is cooling off and they are starting to snap better. LOCKEDSTRONG. !!!!!!

  • Posted 8 days ago
    5 photos

    Chris and Steve put a beating on them even with the low water. LOCKEDSTRONG.

  • Posted 9 days ago
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    Busiest weekend of the year, the most revenue for the town and Brookfield shuts all the water off. What a joke. 450cfs. What fish are here are now trapped at the dam to be harpooned out and dragged away.

    • Mark Minard wow....not right...
    • Paul Conklin I saw that last night.. Probably don't want anyone to drown and playing with the city for taking the river back.
    • Catch the Drift I heard through the grape vine that's why they aren't turning the power plant on.
    • Ritch Batchelor That's just not right!
    • Matthew Trombley Long overdue time to rattle some cages in Albany & get Brookfield straightened out! Absolutely insane how they can control the fishery on the S.R. & the Oswego!
    • Catch the Drift Not going to be a fish left. They hung them all out to dry.
    • Shane Muckey need too get a minimum flow agreement, now that I been watching the finger lakes locks and Oneida locks for a year, it could be done, with flood or drought exceptions......
    • Shane Muckey where do they store 1200cfs for this long, behind the pheonix dam?
    • Matthew Trombley Totally agree shaner! The guides...captains... Lodgeowners & ALL stake holders need to get together on this!
    • Toby Ethier For how long???? What the hell is that place thinking?
    • Toby Ethier Shawn P. Bernard
    • Catch the Drift Actually making me sick watching all the guys snag them and put them right on the stringer.
    • Bill McRitchie I think we should blow both dams and what will b will b.....
    • George Dannelley who the hell do they think they are messing with one of the best fisheries on the east coast Albany won't help till we get people in power that care about it. The DEC seems like they don't care either. I feel bad for all the people who are losing money due to Brookfield
    • Jason Matthews The owner was at the oak dam Thursday on the phone with someone asking if they can see ppl from the cameras they have up. Then said we need more fencing placed in spots. Then over heard him say think we are going to close this area down next yr.....we all need to fight to get this company out of this state.
    • Jason Popovich Man those poor fish might as well put em in a barrel
    • Fred Hauck Man couldn't have done it last weekend?
    • Fred Zaiko Something's got to be done to get Brookfield to be accountable for their actions.
    • Mike Carota If there is no rain or water, there is no water to release. But if they shut the flows down out of spite like you suggested, that is beyond messed up.
    • Steven Day I feel you're pain buddy Brookfield Sucks! thier act is the same here in Maine
    • DJ Phillips Ouch. Feel bad for the fish. Hope there aren't many trout around. They're dunn fer.
    • Eric Hulette Brookfield sucks. Time to post these pictures in Oswego County tourism brochures. Bet that would put pressure on Brookfield!!
    • Steven Day Here is a site for you Brookfield Power Sucks
    • Eric Hulette Nice!!
    • Mark Woodman WTF sorry Kevin
  • Posted 10 days ago
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    Kate and Mike with lots of bites and hook ups yesterday but they kept coming off. Still landed a bunch of nice fish. Oh well we will take the action. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!

    • Tim DiNoto Now the trout come in!
    • Gene Delicati III the king hope all is well
    • Kelly Eckert Wasn't yours big enough Tim ?
    • Dave Hall will be awhile before you get up that high again.
    • Kate Moran there is no better guide than Captin Keven!! thx Kev for a great day as always!
    • Brandon Porter Good looking trout being dragged out by the tail and put on stringers.\
  • Posted 12 days ago
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    Another day of grinding out every bite. Still not seeing any numbers of fish. Not looking good for higher water either. Oh well, I guess that's why they call it fishing. LOCKEDSTRONG !!!!!!

    • Joe Sokolowski Have Kev, any steelhead?
    • Catch the Drift Couple small rainbows but no steelhead for me.
    • Tom Allen All them egg chuckers on the wall are cutting u off at the chase, dam they are making a mess too
    • Catch the Drift Saw that Tom. They turned the whole wall pink and red.
    • Tom Allen with smelly empty bait bags blowing all over, left over rotten skein all over, not to mention the normal cups, used line and garbage, I walk down there every year and have for years, worst ever
    • Ken Paula Hemshrot Great job Kevin!!!! HOOYYAAAA
    • Mike Carota And some blame the trash on just the snaggers. Sad really. Fisherman are our own worst enemies.
    • Neil Shattuck Kevin, do you keep a log of how many fish you get?
    • Catch the Drift No Neil. The guys I had today last year landed 18. This year 4. 😁😁
    • Richard Goodson I agree , the wall is disgusting. I fish the wall but I don't make a mess. It was a grind today for sure
    • Neil Shattuck I would like to know how many you get each year, I'm sure the numbers are high. Maybe better to estimate tonnage
    • Tim DiNoto Thanks Kevin Davis it was a great trip even without the numbers! Your a class act!
    • Aras Bartys Oz Huge head !
    • Aras Bartys Oz 34 + lbs ?
    • Catch the Drift Just the camera angle. In the 20s.
  • Posted 13 days ago
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    The boys from Maine with some pretty good fishing. We worked hard for them, but came through with a large catch. Check out the last picture with an extended growth on the tail. Pretty cool. LOCKEDSTRONG. !!!!!!!

  • Posted 13 days ago
    4 photos

    The boys from Maine with some pretty good fishing. We worked hard for them, but came through with a large catch. Check out the last picture with an extended growth on the tail. Pretty cool. LOCKEDSTRONG. !!!!!!!

  • Posted 14 days ago
    4 photos

    Tom and Wayne with some awesome fishing for the conditions this year. LOCKEDSTRONG!!!!!

    • Tom Allen Awesome work
    • Neil Shattuck Watching your page daily makes me really think of the circle of life, as the season goes along those fish start to look hard, haggered, older. I guess thats just the passing of the seasons, makes me appreciate the seasons more. Thanks for the photos Kevin.
    • Kevin Brown Still getting a bright fish or two here and there Kevin or mostly darker fish?
    • Chris Doyle How's the pressure on the fish from the snaggers at the damn. Probably sickening. Common high water.
    • Frank Heagerty Sr. That's a freaked shark great catch

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