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Bass fishing with squarebills

Bass fishing with squarebills

Jun 21, 2016 - Theres a crankbait out there thats often overlooked when it comes to bass fishing and thats the Squarebill. This bait is an awesome minnow imitator thats relatively easy to fish so the fact that so few anglers use on a regular basis is somewhat confusing to me.
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Boating Safety 101…A Summer Primer

Jun 21, 2016 - Theres no doubt about it, boating, in all of its various forms including the newest rage, stand-up-paddleboards, (SUP) is a popular diversion for both Empire State residents and non-residents vacationing with our state.
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Brown Trout Summer Structure Fishing Lake Ontario

Brown Trout Summer Structure Fishing Lake Ontario

Jun 21, 2016 - Brown Trout have long been synonymous with ice out spring fishing. The numbers and size of these fish are legendary on Lake Ontario but what happens to these Browns after they leave the shoreline?
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Fly Fishing Headwater Trout Streams

Fly Fishing Headwater Trout Streams

Jun 21, 2016 - A king salmon on a fly rod can be the most awesome fish in the world, yet so is an 8-inch brookie on the right equipment.
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Is Lake Ontario Entering the Phantom Zone for Salmon?

Is Lake Ontario Entering the Phantom Zone for Salmon?

Jun 21, 2016 - The Answer is Far More Complex than Thiamine.
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Lake Ontario Tips from the Pros

Lake Ontario Tips from the Pros

Jun 21, 2016 - As I get ready for my 29th year of chartering on Lake Ontario I find that helping others enjoy the lake and our sport, drives me forward as much as the thrill of the catch. After countless hours of rough and calm water fishing, it makes you fish smarter and learn how to read the waters and interpret the fickle moods of fish. Countless hours on the water teaches you to adapt to the changing environment. This love of the fishery is the driving force as its us against the fish.
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Musky Fishing - Father to Son

Musky Fishing - Father to Son

Jun 21, 2016 - Josh cast his father a dubious stare and took a deep breath before he spoke. Listen, by the time you buy the cedar wood and then lathe it down, drill the hole for the through wire, and you have to install the lip and the eyes, then prime, paint and apply a clear coat and add the hooks. it just doesnt pay dad.
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Rigging the Trailerable Fishing Boat

Rigging the Trailerable Fishing Boat

Jun 21, 2016 - On my boat I use three different types of rod holders including saddle, tube and rod holder trees for specific applications. Saddle style holders are most commonly used at the back of the boat to hold flat lines for applications like lead core trolling, fishing bottom bouncers, diving planers etc.
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SUMMER TIME BASS FISHING IN THE FINGER LAKES

SUMMER TIME BASS FISHING IN THE FINGER LAKES

Jun 21, 2016 - The following is a review of the bass fishing opportunities each of the 11 Finger Lakes offer.
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The Usual, a Versatile Fly Pattern

The Usual, a Versatile Fly Pattern

Jun 21, 2016 - About fifteen years ago, Mike Kelly, then the outdoor writer for the Syracuse newspaper, asked me to recommend a fly pattern for an article he was writing. Criteria for the recommendation based on versatility of the fly.
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Timely Tips for East Wind Fishermen

Timely Tips for East Wind Fishermen

Jun 21, 2016 - Wind from the West, Fish bite the Best;
Wind from the East, Fish bite the Least;
Wind from the North, Do Not Go Forth;
Wind from the South blow Bait in their Mouth!!

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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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