Over the past 2 seasons my website has met with some unforeseen difficulties. My page got hacked and then never restored to its original view, health issues for my wife and then COVID! If that wasn’t enough, I lost my web designer. Rest assured however; I am still here. I have a new web designer that has put together an amazing site for me!
During the 2021 fishing season our most consistent fishing was the fantastic night bite during the month of May. Nearly every trip produced limit catches. May 2022 night fishing started slow but heated up nicely, producing limit or near limit catches for the second half of the month.
All indications as well as DEC surveys show a thriving population of resident NY walleye. Many years we also get migratory fish from the western basin. Huge schools of bait fish however kept the walleye well fed and not as anxious to chase a bait for our 2021-day time charters.
I have not increased rates in 3 years I did however add a notice on my 2022 brochure back in January of this year about a fuel surcharge if my fuel (ethanol free) exceeded $5 per gallon. I really didn’t expect that to happen! My fuel price as of May 28 is $5.65 a gallon…$2 a gallon above 2021 prices. I must add a $15 per trip cost for fuel. That cost will go up ONLY when fuel reaches the next dollar level. ($30 if over $6 per gal, $45 if over $7 per gal.)
New for this season, I will still depart from Barcelona Harbor however I will have the boat docked at Monroe’s Marina on the west side of the harbor. This move should greatly expedite getting your fish cleaned and headed for home. I anticipate remaining at this marina in future seasons BUT not until summer trips begin in June. May night trips will still depart from the public boat launch. By checking under directions on this page you will find a map to both locations.
New also for 2022 we will be renting out our 30’ Springfield RV at our location just 100 yards off from the lake. This is a combination vacation/fishing package for 3 days which includes a chartered fishing trip and option for a 2nd charter at a discounted rate. Fitting that trip into a 3-day window will allow us to choose the best weather day to fish.
Wishing you the best and hope to see you on the water in 2022!
Captain Fred Forsythe
Cast Away Charters