Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thousand Island Park

 You can ride on a tour boat or rent a houseboat in Alexandria Bay New York. Watch hulking ocean-going freighters pass along the St. Lawrence Seaway. Go scuba diving to look at underwater shipwrecks. Attend vesper services by boat. Take a shuttle boat to shop at the Boateak on Bluff Island or a ferry to dine at an inn on Wolfe Island. Stay overnight at a B&B on a boat or an island. Camp in a cabin on Canoe Island or a tent on Mary Island, and island-hop between campsites in Canada's St. Lawrence National Park.
  You can visit North America's largest freshwater maritime museum, see first-rate theater at a playhouse beside the water, visit a nature center on Wellesley Island, reminisce in the Victorian homes and ambiance of Thousand Island Park, relive the past on Wolfe Island, and enjoy the local Thousand Island salad dressing and River Rat cheese.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Singer Castle on Dark Island, is located on the St. Lawrence Seaway


Singer castleWhen we pull up to the dock there is a gift shop and Singer Castle Guides forming groups for to take you around. You walk up a fairly steep incline to these gigantic medieval wooden doors passage ways and guest quarters. The great room has a large rock fireplace, grey rock and granite walls, with real suits of armor in the corners,mirrors place on the end walls make the room look twice its size.
Singer Castle 's has a huge medieval entrance with Knights of Armor in a great room with a granite and marble fireplace. A small and beautiful staircase leads up to the dining rooms and servant areas with large windows frames with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River .You can see the St.Lawrence Seaway and the grounds from these windows.
The Drawing Room features elk, caribou, deer and moose mounted on the four walls. A picture on one of the walls tips back so the host could watch from the secret passageway. Different grates were hidden in the walls and were used by servant's to watch the millionaire guests, and as rumor has it to signal to the owner what cards the players had when playing poker.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Drift fishing rivers for walleye

Fishing with a jig tipped with a minnow, leech or a whole worm takes walleyes in just about every lake or river. If you have a fish finder to locate the walleyes and to see the depth of the water is also a big help. Another way is to watch where the other walleye fishermen are fishing and drift along with them. Drift fishing rivers for walleye is the best way to have good luck when fishing.
These steps required to get a walleye to see their bait and potentially bite. Walleye fisherman need to stay informed on what baits and speed is necessary to catch them. The diet of walleye shifts very rapidly depending on what is available for them to eat.

Monday, September 26, 2016

St. Lawrence River Smallmouth bass

You can try a 3/4 ounce spoon , but heavier spoons can be used to help you stay on top of deep fish in wind or current also spinners are good to use.They are extremely good baits for deep smallmouth.You should fish submerged islands or humps and shoals, try tipping them with a live worm or night crawler. You need to vary your retrieve cast and let the bait fall on a tight line, then bounce the spoon off the bottom and let fall again.
You should watch your depth finder for rock ledges that drop off quickly from about six to twelve feet. Look for fish along rocky structures with and without light weed lines. You can use a live worm and light sinker. Cast the bait and let it bounce along the top of shoals.  You are likely to catch several bass in the same locations especially near rocks and drop offs to deeper water. You should fish along and over the top of weed beds. You can try jigs tip with a worm or minnow. Try a plastic worm it is a good strategy because even the most slow moving bass will respond.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lake of the Isles has outstanding habitat

Lake of the Isles has outstanding habitat values for resident and river-based fisheries resources. The extensive beds of aquatic vegetation, high water quality, shelter from strong winds and wave action, and undeveloped shoreline areas, create highly favorable conditions for spawning and nursery use by many warm water fish species. Included among these are bowfin, northern pike, largemouth bass, brown bullhead, rock bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, black crappie, and yellow perch. Several uncommon species, such as yellow bullhead and chain pickerel are also found in the area. Lake of the Isles is a major concentration area in the river for many of these species, and is especially renowned for its largemouth bass population.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cave of the Winds

Cave of the Winds is great you take a elevator down to the bottom of the falls. They give you a poncho to wear and sandles.Once there you walk to the bottom of the falls and the wind and power from the falls is amazing you have to go there for the thrill and you will get soaked from the water.
They also offer the Maid of the Mist boat cruise which will take you to the whirlpools and bottom of Niagara falls. The water flow on the American side of the falls is much less in strength because of Goat Island,  whereas Horseshoe Falls has no obstruction to divert it. The view of Niagra and Horseshoe falls is breathtaking. Be prepared to get soaked and keep your cameras covered.
Whirlpool Rapids is down river a bit and you can take a power boat ride through the rapids its great fun. At the bottom of Niagra falls, the water travels 15 miles over many gorges and whirl pools to enjoy. The guides will tell you of the great history of Niagara falls and how they were formed.