For years and years, the Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon Derby held its spring event for 10 days, starting the first Friday in May. This year, the popular kick-off event will be held May 11-20, which could be perfect for the salmon and trout fishing in the lake. Once again, the Grand Prize is a check for $15,000 for the largest salmon caught in the contest and over $44,000 in cash awards will be announced on May 20 at the awards ceremony. Check out www.loc.org for details.
With the later dates, walleye fishermen will have a full 10 days to target that species category. The other species categories are brown trout and lake trout, in addition to salmon. If you are going to be on the water, you might as well sign up for this event. Like the NY Lottery, you must be in it to win it.