Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Fishing on the St.Lawrence is a great experience the river abounds with fish especially pan fish,take your kids fishing with some worms and a bobber set up and you will catch fish all day long.The fish will literally fight over the worm.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bonnie Castle Manor

Alexandria Bay's major resorts is due to change hands soon.Owner Don Cole said the sale of Bonnie Castle Manor and Marina in downtown Alexandria Bay are pending.Speaking through Garlock Realty, Cole said the "main shareholder" of the purchaser is based in Rochester.The Alexandria Bay-based Garlock Realty is handling the transaction. They say there are several investors, but the main shareholder is the daughter of the people who used to own Fiacco's Restaurant that was outside of Potsdam toward Canton.
The sale is expected to close soon and does not include Bonnie Recreation Center, which Cole also owns.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lake of the Isles St.Lawrence River

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. Many trophy size bass have been taken here (including the St. Lawrence River record), attracting fishermen from
throughout the Thousand Islands region. Many anglers are also attracted to Lake of the Isles by its excellent year-round fisheries for pike and various pan fish species. Access to the area for recreational fishing is available from De Wolf Point State Park and from private facilities on the bay and at nearby river locations.