The Fourth of July has come and gone and I have yet to wet a line – and I live within a 5-minute drive of Canaseraga Creek. I’ve usually had a fly rod out at least a couple of times by now but not this year. The rainy spring and resulting high water made area streams unfishable during most of April and much of May, and the more recent rainstorms always seem to hit when I might finally find some time to fish – except that I spend that time trying to stay ahead of a fast-growing lawn.
My father started me out with a cane pole, a bobber and a worm when I was 6 years old, and I’ve been hooked on fishing ever since. I grew up near Sea Breeze and spent many a boyhood day with my pals catching bullheads, perch and bluegills in Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay. Sometimes we would sneak into the woods that surround the Durand Eastman Park ponds, which were stocked with largemouth bass – something that was not allowed back then and probably still isn’t today – but we always released what we caught so there was no real harm done anyway.
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