Boaters at Lasalle Park Marina were excited to launch a new boating season in May with sailboats and yachts tied to their slips. Perfect weather brought owners out to do some last-minute maintenance and preparations on their vessels before summer’s aquatic activity began on Lake Ontario.

Anglers also took advantage of the sunshine and the tranquil, beautiful spot to try their fishing luck. Some were hoping to lure in bass, like John Semple who has been fishing in this same spot for sixty-one years. Others were there for catfish or rainbow trout. The peaceful quietude was sometimes broken by the excitement of catching something or the splashes of a large otter swimming by. The pier is where dads teach little fishermen to cast and couples’ fish together in the May sunshine.

By: Leslie Styles