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I first learned, about 8 years ago on Lake Erie, that traditional nicknames (ie. Eagles Nest) were given to areas of the lakes for fishing hot spots. Does anyone know of a publication that points out these areas? I know about the Hot Spot maps but they don't get as detailed as an experienced fisherman might. I propose an experienced (old timer) fisherman could get popular/trllionaire by compiling this information.

This fall (the week of sept. 10th) I will be fishing out of New Haven State Park (Oswego). However, I fish all along the south shore and any historical landmarks or areas out of land site would be enjoyable to learn about. I recently learned about The Calf (outta my range). Fresh Salmon my target fish of course.

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Point Breeze refered to the oak... for Oak Orchard River estuary

Water depths

North Lat Line Approximate

Depth of Water

23N 50'

24N 100'

25N 250'

26N 300'

27N 400'

28N 450'

29N 500'

30N 550'

31N 575'

32N 600'

33N 610'

34N 605'

35N 600'

36N 590'

37N 560'


To The East

(Distance and longitude are approximate)

Ladders… also known as the white steps… ½ mile east of the harbor (around 11W)

Umbrella Tree…tree on shore that resembles an umbrella… 1 ½ miles east of the harbor (around 09W)

The Ledge… east of the harbor, starting at the ladders, running east for 4 or 5 miles… steep drop-off 50’ to much deeper (thru the years, the adjacent deeper waters has been a prime staging area for fall chinooks)

The Flats… 2 to 4 miles east of harbor, big flats closest to river (around 06W to 07W)

Little Flats and Glass House… a short ways east of big flats with big house on shore with many windows (around 03W to 04W)

Bald Eagle Marina…8 miles east of the Oak (around 01W)

Troutburg… small bay about ½ mile west of Devils Nose (around 78.00W)

Devils Nose… large point a couple miles east of Bald Eagle Marina (dangerous… Big rocks in shallow waters out for several hundred yards)

To The West

(Distance and longitude are approximate)

The Woods…small wooded point, 1 mile west of the harbor (around 12.5W)

The Park… Lakeside Beach State Park, just west of the Pump House (around 14W or 15W)

Johnsons Creek… 3 miles west of the Oak… be careful on shallow spring trolls (around 16W)

The Bluffs… a little further west (around 17W)

Green Harbor… another ½ mile or so further west of Johnsons creek… another shoal in about 8’ of water, about 5 miles west of the Oak (around 18W)

Shadigee Point… about 10 miles west (around 24W)

Chrome Dome… big silver topped silos 2 miles west of Shadigee Point (good area between here and Shadigee point for LOC Spring Derby kings) (around 26W)

Golden Hill… State Park with boat launch, a few miles further west (park located on RT. 18, less pressure on spring kings) (around 28.5 W)

The Power Plant… 20 miles west of the Oak (around 31W)

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