First trip planned for the end of the month, where to go? in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore) Posted May 21, 2021 · Edited May 21, 2021 by hairbone On 5/18/2021 at 3:56 AM, Scalloper 1 said: I was wanting to make my first trip to Lake O before now but from all reports I have received the fishing has been off so far this season. I am planning of a 3 day trip the end of the month somewhere from Sodas to Henderson. I have a 20' Duckworth I will bring from Maine. So is there any indication the fishing will improve or is that the million dollar question? I spoke to a charter captain two days ago that said its the worst year for browns he has ever seen. It seems odd to me considering the lack of fishing pressure the south shore got last spring due to Covid restrictions. Seems like the fish that did not get caught last spring would have made for a better then normal spring this year. So where would be the best area for me to consider starting in 10 days from now? Thanks Great boat! I run a 20’ welded Alumaweld Intruder! I prefer the Bar first two weeks of May. Fishing can be just plain stupid.... then again you get a hard northeast wind it will be a ghost town. Lol. I like Oswego the last two weeks of July. This year I am going to fish out of Port Bay July 9-19 Fleas get bad mid July at times... most likely a whole new ballgame for you. Booking a reputable charter is well worth the $$. If you are only coming for 3 days leave the boat home and go with charter. Might not even get out of port with a 20’.