Pulled that same move in very late fall / early winter 1984. Work was slow and fishing in York Maine was really slow, and you'd have to dig holes in the ice to do it. Myself and a buddy read about Ontario in a west coast mag (Salmon, Trout, Steelheader?). Wasn't long (hrs) before the truck was loaded and we were on our way to NY. Understand that back then there was little info and no internet / cell phones and when we loaded the truck we had almost every article of fishing gear we had including ice fishing gear as a back up lol. Stopped in Albany and bought fishing licenses at city hall!…..who knew if we'd see another tackle shop ever! We get to the river and pull up on the bridge at Altmar……WTF……….one of the most obscene things I had ever seen. Guys literally dragging braces of 12-15Lb steelhead across the parking lot. I can't remember for sure but I don't think you could fish above the bridge back then, and there was no fly zone? We both spent the day hooking bottom and trying to pretend we weren't scared. Went to the black hole the next day. Was pretty much off the charts nuts. Later we walked all over what was to become the DSR. We both had fish on briefly but never did land one. It's a messed up place but it gets in your blood. I've been going back every year since. There have been years when I've gone out once a month in the fall / winter and years when the first week of Nov has been the only time I have fished (in fresh water) that year, but I always go back. Some of the guys that I used to travel with 'back in the day" never came back, and are still out there. Fishing.