Thousands of anglers have been dropping hooks into the Salmon River in Pulaski to catch salmon swimming upstream to spawn. These past weekends, the run hasn't been thick enough to see the salmon in the water . WRVO reporter Julia Botero spent a Saturday in Pulaski when there seemed to be more fishermen than salmon.
Last summer, the country's top professional anglers were catching hundreds of pounds of Bass in the St. Lawrence River for the Bassmasters Elite tournament. Elite series officials deemed it a big success. A study found it generated $1-3 million for the region.
But are tournaments like Bassmasters Elite bad for the fish?
Lake Ontario is boasting some of the best sport fishing among the Great Lakes, thanks to a successful stocking program by New York state's environmental management agency.
The Department of Environmental Conservation pumps ample supplies of trout and salmon into Lake Ontario and its tributaries every year. It attracts anglers from all over -- more than 2.5 million each season.