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March 24, 2008

Win a Chartered Fishing Trip at the Lake Ontario Sportfishing Showcase

The Bass Pro Sportsman's Center at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn hosts the second annual Lake Ontario Sportfishing Showcase. Sponsored by the Lake Ontario Sportfishing Promotion Council, the event runs from Friday, March 28 through Sunday, March 30, 2008. Visitors can enter to win one of seven chartered fishing trips donated by Lake Ontario charter captains.

“The Sportfishing Showcase will be an educational and entertaining event again this year,” said Wayne Hale, Jr., Showcase Coordinator. “We've invited Lake Ontario experts from the environmental field, charter fishing services and tackle manufacturing business to inform anglers about the state of the fishery and introduce new fishing techniques and products to them. We'll have prize give-a-ways for the kids and drawings for fishing trips on Lake Ontario.”

On Friday, March 28, visitors will have a chance to win an eight-hour trout and salmon fishing trip donated by Capt. Richard Stanton of Stanton Charter Service in Auburn. The trip can be used between April and September. Capt. Stanton fishes out of Port Bay Marina near Wolcott.

Three fishing trips will be given away on Saturday, March 29. Capt. James Piano of Hammerhead Charters in Rochester offered six hours of fishing in either the Niagara River or Genesee River, depending on the time of year. From Oxford, N.Y., Capt. James Jared of Shadetree Charters provided a full day of fishing out of Little Sodus Bay for a party of four. Capt. Bob Geis of Trophy Nuts Charters in Fair Haven donated eight hours of fishing starting at the Bayside Marina in Fair Haven.

The drawings will continue on Sunday, March 30. Capt. Erik Swenson of Lori-J Charters in Cape Vincent offered a full day of fishing for four on the eastern basin of Lake Ontario. Capt. Mike Waterhouse of Lure-Um Charters in Albion provided an eight-hour trout and salmon fishing trip for up to four people out of Point Breeze. The trip can be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time during May, June or July. Capt. Lee Geibel of Reeltime Charters in Sodus Point donated an eight-hour fishing charter out of Sodus Point.

The Sportfishing Showcase features seminars and demonstrations by angling experts, Lake Ontario fishing and vacation information, as well as exhibits by charter services, lodgings, campgrounds and marinas.

The seminar speakers this year are: DEC Aquatic Biologist Jana Lantry, Capt. Ernie Lantiegne, Michael McGrath, Capt. Mike Dumesnil, Spider Rybaak, Capt. Mike Johannes and Capt. Frank Campbell.

The Lake Ontario Sportfishing Promotion Council (LOSPC) is comprised of the seven-county tourism promotion agencies along New York's Lake Ontario shoreline. For fishing and event information, visit the LOSPC Web site at www.ilovenyfishing.com.

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