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Banging Bottom for Spring Browns

Banging Bottom for Spring Browns

Mar 29, 2016 - Trolling for spring brown trout has for decades been one of the best ways to celebrate the end of winter and the coming of spring.
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Blindside Your Spring Gobbler - A Bowhunting Strategy That Works

Mar 29, 2016 - Whenever I get into a conversation about turkey hunting with another bowhunter that has expressed an interest in trying for a turkey with bow and arrow, I always recommend they use of a portable, hub-style pop-up blind.
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Fishing Derbies Have Long History on Lake Ontario

Mar 29, 2016 - Competitive fishing on Lake Ontario has a long and storied history on Lake Ontario. Ever since Rochesters Dick Schleyer gave his first Grand Prize away in 1975 for big fish recognition in the Empire State Lake Ontario (ESLO) Trout and Salmon Derby,
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Fishing Steelhead in Johnson Creek

Mar 29, 2016 - Johnson Creek in the village of Lyndonville is a place that an angler can count on even on tough days.
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Giant Lake Trout – “The Unsung Hero of Lake Ontario Fishing”

Giant Lake Trout – “The Unsung Hero of Lake Ontario Fishing”

Mar 29, 2016 - Cowbells or in-line spinners have been around for decades but it wasnt until the early 1990s that they really caught on in Lake Ontario fishing.
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Nymphing for Steelhead

Nymphing for Steelhead

Mar 29, 2016 - As my buddy Jim Kelso from Mexico, New York says, the more you think you understand about these fish
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OTHER FISHING DESTINATIONS IN THE FINGER LAKES REGION

Mar 29, 2016 - There are other fishing treasures in the Finger Lakes Region that are not one of the 11 Finger Lakes.
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Spring Dropback Steelhead Fishing

Spring Dropback Steelhead Fishing

Mar 29, 2016 - For many steelhead fishermen, spring steelhead season ends way sooner than it should. By mid April steelhead fishing is no longer the only game in town. Trout season is open and the bugs are hatching. A lot of other fishing opportunities are available. But, often this is when some of the best steelhead fishing of the entire season is just starting.
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Spring Walleye in the Golden Crescent

Mar 29, 2016 - Fishing trophy walleye and northern pike in the eastern end of Lake Ontario has been excellent the last couple of years. Our last two winters made for late ice out and plenty of cold water through May and June rewarding fishermen with fairly consistent fishing.
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Three Factors That will Catch You More Fish

Mar 29, 2016 - This article deals with Attitude, Perseverance and Patience, sometimes called The Intangible Three. The Intangible Three would also make a neat title for a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western movie, dont ya think? So here is my App:
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Tying the Fire Tail Spider

Mar 29, 2016 - This simple Salmon Steelhead pattern falls into the less is more category. The pattern incorporates an unusual material known as Edge Bright, first incorporated into west coast Steelhead fly patterns
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JIGGING LAKE TROUT IN THE WINTER

JIGGING LAKE TROUT IN THE WINTER

Dec 30, 2015 - Jigging the open water or through the ice for lake trout has become very popular in the Finger Lakes. This method of catching lake trout does have its advantages. Anglers can use standard fishing tackle and jigging is a great alternative to trolling when water fleas and weed mats are a nuisance
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Steelhead Fishing With Worms

Steelhead Fishing With Worms

Dec 30, 2015 - In Defense of the Mighty Worm (and the Anglers who use them)
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Winter Crappies

Winter Crappies

Dec 30, 2015 - Most deep water crappies feed heavily on zooplankton during the winter and supplement their diet with minnows and other insects. The edges between hard bottom and softer mud and turns on the edge of the basin are often the key areas.
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Winter steelhead and stone flies

Winter steelhead and stone flies

Dec 30, 2015 - We also had an additional Element, the lack of salmon eggs. Due to the unusually stable water flows the steelhead were not exposed to the normal volume of stray eggs. Typically eggs are set adrift during water flow increases. In fact there was not a water flow increase until spring snowmelt run off.
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Cleanliness is Next to....

Cleanliness is Next to....

Dec 29, 2015 - Recently on a trip to Astoria, Oregon to target king salmon on the famed Columbia River, I learned that keeping things clean and ready applies to more than the fishing boat and tow truck. On the west coast trout and salmon anglers are adamant about keeping their fishing lures, divers, attractors and other gear squeaky clean.
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Do-It-Yourself Home Taxidermy…A Sportsman’s Wintertime Hobby

Do-It-Yourself Home Taxidermy…A Sportsman’s Wintertime Hobby

Dec 29, 2015 - It seems there comes a time in every hunter’s life when he/she begins thinking about acquiring a few game mounts of their own to display within their homes be it big game, small game, wildfowl or fish.
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Eastern Basin Pro-Ams Five More Minutes for Pro-Ams

Eastern Basin Pro-Ams Five More Minutes for Pro-Ams

Dec 29, 2015 - The final Lake Ontario Pro-Am event (that is part of the Lakewide Challenge Cup) was held in Oswego County July 11-12 – an event that has been going on for 21 consecutive years. With two teams tied for the Cup going into the final event – Five More Minutes and Team Thrillseeker – it was anyone’s guess which team was going to take the title. The odds had to be in Thrillseeker’s favor, though, carrying in a long history of competition fishing excellence.
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Ice Fishing Season is Here!

Ice Fishing Season is Here!

Dec 29, 2015 - Walking on Water Offers Winter Fun
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Lake Ontario Tournament Strategies in 2015

Lake Ontario Tournament Strategies in 2015

Dec 29, 2015 - Winning derbies and tournaments on Lake Ontario is never an easy proposition. So many factors come into play for winning contests – from getting the fish to cooperate to weather considerations.
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