Outdoors: Oneida Nation lures anglers with private fishing

"Five years ago, the Oneida Indian Nation expanded its offerings to visitors at the Turning Stone Casino to include fishing on the Salmon River along a privately owned stretch purchased by the tribe.

Quietly and steadily, the tribe has renovated Salmon Acres, a rustic, six-cabin lodge along a 1,500-foot stretch on the south side of the river. The result is a groomed, park-like setting that gives visitors an alternative to the crowded “combat fishing” that goes on each fall along public stretches of the river.

Since Salmon Acres was established, casino guests have been taken there by limousine or van. In 2007, Turning Stone used a helicopter to transport several fishing-minded golf pros who were playing in its PGA tournament. The idea was to augment the casino as a destination resort."

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Outdoors Blog: Oneida Indian Nation continues to spruce up its private fishing stretch along the Salmon River (The Syracuse Post-Standard 11/4)

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