Capt. Bob Songin has been Salmon Fishing the west end of Lake Ontario for over 30 Years as a professional, running a full time service fishing over 120 days a year. He makes his home out of the Orleans County port of Oak Orchard/Point Breeze most of the year but actively fishes the Niagara County port of Wilson to take advantage of the great Spring Salmon fishery it provides during the month of May.
Capt. Bob was the founder of the first net pen program on Lake Ontario, he managed the construction of pens and the activities of the project for 18 years. Coordinating the care, feeding and release of more than 1.6 million Salmon fingerlings and 200K yearling Steelhead form Oak Orchard harbor. This project helped promote the imprinting and survival of the fish stocked at the Oak Orchard site, providing for better fishing for all stake holders. He continues participate in fisheries management activities with the DEC promoting better stocking practices in Lake Ontario.
He has been a regular participant in the Derby's and Tournaments fishing both the North and South shore of western Lake Ontario and has won or cashed numerus times during his tournament career. Including first place finishes in the ESLO, Orleans County Derby's, Niagara Pro/Am and St Catherine's Scotty. With many top 10 finishes in the Orleans Pro/Am, Oak Orchard Open, Niagara Pro/Am, and Scotty King of Kings. Bob has learned to successfully adapt to the changing conations of Lake Ontario over the years becoming proficient in the different techniques available to capture the discerning eyes of many a king salmon. Bob has also been a long standing member of "Team Dreamweaver" and on the pro-staff of "A-Tom-Mik Trolling Flies". He also produces the daily fishing report "At the Oak" when at his home port and "At the Bar" when fishing in Wilson which can be found on his Facebook Page Reel Excitement Charters.