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July 2003

Cayuga County


As you may know, June 28th and June 29th we will be celebrating National Fishing and Hunting days which include Syracuse’s annual Onondaga Lake 5 On Your Side Million Dollar Ultimate Fishing Challenge sponsored by Goldberg’s, destiNY USA (Carousel Mall), Price Chopper and WTVH-5. The adult contestants (18+) will be fishing for 50 tagged bass, and could win some of the prizes of cars, scholarships, free groceries for a year, a $10,000 shopping spree and the grand prize of $1,000,000. The Youth Contest is open for 12-17 year olds and will be fishing for 16 tagged bass each with different scholarship amounts varying from $1,000., $2,000., $5,000., and $10,000. The contest period will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST Saturday June 28, 2003 and end at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening and resume Sunday June 29, 2003, again at 8:00 a.m., until 6:00 p.m. EST Sunday evening. Ticket prices are $35.00 for the adult division and $20.00 for Youth.  For more information and rules check out WTVH-5 website or stop into any of the sponsors above. Nu-Top Sales on Hayes Road in Baldwinsville has tickets and any information you will need. Check out their ad and give them a call for tickets and information. –Patti B&R Bait and Tackle is located on Jordan Road just off Route 370 coming from Meridian and off Route 31 on River Rd coming from Jordan. B&R Bait offers all live bait in season, tackle, rods, reels, hooks, lures, sinkers, anything and everything you would need for your fishing trip. Stop in today for some great deals. Remember B&R always opens earlier (4a.m.) mornings of 1st day of each season …Trout, Walleye, Bass and also during the $1 Million 5 On Your Side Ultimate Fishing Challenge.

Seneca River Sports is located directly across the street from Coopers Marina and is the perfect place to stop on your way to your favorite fishing location. Seneca River Sports carries all live bait in season, rods, reels, tackle, caps and clothing and you can buy your license too. You will find the largest selection of jigs anywhere and if Seneca River doesn’t have the color you are looking for, they will find it for you. For sound advice on fishing in the Seneca River Cross Lake area and surrounding areas, stop in or call Mark today.  Seneca River Sports is also open at 4:00 a.m. every opening day season and for the 5 On Your Side Million Dollar Ultimate Fishing Challenge June 28th and June 29th.

J&S Marine located on Hayes Road just off Rt. 370 East is just ¼ mile from Onondaga Lake on the Seneca River in between Liverpool and Baldwinsville. J&S has a great canvas shop on site and is a full service marina. Call J&S for a launch schedule and details to be really close (within ¼ mile) but not in the middle of all the activity of the 5 on Your Side $1,000,000 Ultimate Fishing Challenge.

Cross Lake Park located at the northern tip of Cross Lake off Route 370 in between Plainville and Meridian just 20 miles northwest of Syracuse and about 1 ½ hours from Rochester, is now open and featuring new this year is a full live bait shop and more campsites have been added. This pretty park is family oriented and has a game room, showers, laundry facilities, organized activities including hayrides, kids fishing contests etc., a fishing pond and of course, access to Cross Lakes’ great fishing and pleasure boating. Discount Marine is located on Route 31 just outside the village of Weedsport in the old auction barn and is simply stocked full of used boats, motors and parts, parts, and more parts. If you need an older boat or motor repaired, then this is where you will want to come. Call ahead for hours and stop in for sound advice and all your parts.

Brenda’s Diner is located on Route 31 right next to Port Byron School in Port Byron just outside the village of Weedsport. If you like good food and lots of it… you need to stop here for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner. You will not be disappointed with anything Brenda has to offer. Brenda has daily specials including Friday nights’ famous fish fry and of course, her homemade pies cannot be beat! Stop in today!

Cooper’s Marina is located on Route 370, in the village of Baldwinsville, just west of Lock 24 on the beautiful Seneca River. Cooper’s is a Four Winns dealer, OMC/Mercruiser, Evinrude outboards, Princecraft and new to 2003, Coopers offers the Lowe. Cooper’s offers dockage, hoisting, storage and hauling. Call for hours of operation or stop in to make a great deal today. Brian’s Bait and Tackle is located on Salina St. (Route 370) in the village of Baldwinsville is very close to the action of the Fishing Challenge. Brian’s is open at 6 a.m. 6 days a week and carries live bait, tackle, rods, reels, hooks, sinkers, nets and lots more. Call or stop in for more information. Jordan Mini Mart is located on Route 31 on the corner of Grimes Road between Memphis and Weedsport and carries all kinds of groceries and necessities along with breakfast pizza, pizza, subs, ice cream soft and hard, fishing supplies and bait and gas pumps that are easily accessible to pull up and turn around with a boat in tow. Once again, Jordan Mini Mart is selling Cross Lake Boat Club passes for your unlimited boat launch for the season of 2003. Cross Lake Boat Club’s location is at the corner of Joroloman Road and River Rd. (Jordan Road) and can easily handle launching of up to and including 30 foot boats with plenty of parking for both your vehicle and trailer. By launching here, you have 33 miles of boating pleasure within Cross Lake and the Seneca River and the NYS Barge Canal without going through a lock.

Eagle Bay Marina is located on River Road in Port Byron, just off Route 38 in Port Byron. Eagle Bay Marina is located via boat on the beautiful Seneca River at Channel Marker #494 halfway between Cross Lake and Lock 1 (Cayuga Lake) is open 6 days a week (closed on Tuesday) and offers bait, fishing and boat supplies, gas, dockage, dry dockage, transient dockage and more. Call for hours and service.

The Fur Shed is located on the corner of Trombley Road and Route 34 in Weedsport and is stocked full of fishing, hunting and trapping supplies. The Fur Shed offers lots of rods, reels, hooks and all you will need for a successful fishing trip. Stop in today. The Fur Shed is now closed on Mondays.  Call for all your fishing and hunting needs.

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