OSWEGO — Oswego County’s Tourism office is working closely together with the Lake Ontario Sportfishing Promotion Council (LOSPC) to find new ways to promote Lake Ontario as a fishing destination. Recent developments include the re-design of the Lake Ontario Fishing website (www.lakeontariofishing.com/) and a new Instagram account, set to start posting new content the first week of January 2021 (www.instagram.com/lakeontariofishing/).
“Given the current health crisis, we needed to find new ways to get accurate information to anglers in a safe way,” said Bill Hilts, LOSPC president. “While fishing can be a low-risk activity option, LOSPC representatives cannot meet anglers at outdoor shows like we have in past years. Therefore, we are putting more effort into our online presence. We encourage anglers and charter captains to tag our Instagram account @lakeontariofishing, and use the hashtag #lakeontariofishing for a chance to have your photo featured.”
“We’re proud of the new website, especially the lake-wide map of boat launches. It’s been an incredible team effort,” said David Turner, director of Oswego County Community Development, Tourism, and Planning. “While visitation to Oswego County may be restricted for many states, we hope this website can also serve residents who might not be aware of the world-class fishing opportunities right in their backyard!”
LOSPC membership is made up of representatives from the seven counties that border Lake Ontario, including: Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego, and Jefferson County. Their goal is to collectively promote year-round Lake Ontario fishing opportunities, including charters, tournaments/derbies, lake access, tributary fishing and more.
Oswego County Tourism encourages residents and visitors to engage in responsible recreation during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. For Oswego County visitor information, go to www.visitoswegocounty.com, or call the Oswego County Tourism Office at 1-800-248-4FUN (4386).