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Point Breeze seeks title of ‘Ultimate Fishing Town’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – The lighthouse at Point Breeze is a landmark along Lake Ontario and the Oak Orchard River.

Point Breeze is in the running for the “Ultimate Fishing Town,” a contest by the World Fishing Network that ends May 3.

The Orleans County fishing community is currently ranked third with on-line voting, behind Cape Hatteras, NC, and Grand Lake, CO. Point Breeze is ahead of Cocodrie, LA; Waddington, NY; Okeechobee, FL; and Byrdstown, TN.

As of 12:15 p.m. today, Cape Hatteras led with 8,211 votes, followed by 7,542 for Grand Lake and 5,067 for Point Breeze.

The winner receives $25,000 to be spent on fishing-related improvements to their port, plus the community will be featured by the World Fishing Network.

Point Breeze touts its year-round fishery with salmon, brown trout, steelhead and cohoes.

To vote, click here.