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DEC, OMNR Make Decision to Cut Salmon, Lake Trout

DEC, OMNR Make Decision to Cut Salmon, Lake Trout

Jan 3, 2017 - There will be a 20 percent decrease in salmon and lake trout stockings in Lake Ontario in 2017.
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Getting Ready for 2017 Tournaments; Final Recap for Pro-Ams

Getting Ready for 2017 Tournaments; Final Recap for Pro-Ams

Jan 3, 2017 - Where did 2016 go? From a derby and tournament fishermans perspective, it was a much better year in the way of fish and fishing for the most part. The size of the fish was back up again
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Hidden Gems: Finding Great Fishing Spots Using Google Maps

Jan 3, 2017 - I was fishing Smoke Creek underneath a bridge a little more than a stones throw away from New Era Stadium.
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IS SENECA LAKE FISHING IN TROUBLE?

IS SENECA LAKE FISHING IN TROUBLE?

Jan 3, 2017 - There is controversy regarding the water quality and fishery in Seneca Lake, the largest and deepest of the 11 Finger Lakes. Both environmental professionals and local residents have concerns over the high salinity levels, nutrient pollution, (particularly phosphorus), and recent blue green algae blooms in the lake.
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Lake Ontario’s All-Winter Streams

Lake Ontario’s All-Winter Streams

Jan 3, 2017 - Winter steelhead fishing in the Lake Ontario tributaries isnt for everyone. Yet in spite of the difficulties, there are days when you get to watch a 10-foot fly rod bend in half as a big steelie takes off on its first run.
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Learning to Read Animal Sign

Learning to Read Animal Sign

Jan 3, 2017 - One of the marvelous things about New York State is that it is blessed with a wonderful assortment of wild mammals ranging from the diminutive deer mouse weighing in at a mere 7 ounces to the massive bull moose that can reach weights of 1400 pounds.
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Modify those Plugs

Modify those Plugs

Jan 3, 2017 - Not many anglers are as enamored with crankbaits or what many anglers simply call plugs as I am. For more than 20 years Ive spent a significant amount of my on the water time both fishing with and testing the diving depths of these hard baits for our Precision Trolling Data apps.
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Sandy Pond-“Ice Fishing Blitz”

Sandy Pond-“Ice Fishing Blitz”

Jan 3, 2017 - There is a therapeutic nature to sitting on a 5 gallon bucket and jerking Yellow Perch through the ice! In fact, its the perfect way for an all-season sportsman to un-wind after an action packed fishing and hunting season.
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The Muddy Waters Wet Fly / Streamer

The Muddy Waters Wet Fly / Streamer

Jan 3, 2017 - When it comes to the color purple, trout fishermen are just beginning to discover what bass, walleye and steelhead anglers have known all along.
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The St. Lawrence River skiff:  a local legend

The St. Lawrence River skiff: a local legend

Jan 3, 2017 - But those waters could also be dangerous, with the rivers long, broad expanse providing plenty of room for the wind to raise a tight, steep chop that threatened small vessels.
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“Getting To Know Henderson Harbor”

“Getting To Know Henderson Harbor”

Jan 3, 2017 - Most locals know that you can stay right in Henderson Bay and have great success.
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“The Ultimate Fishing Combo”-6 weeks of Magic!

“The Ultimate Fishing Combo”-6 weeks of Magic!

Jan 3, 2017 - Lake Ontario fishing is so incredibly diverse that it can be hard to pick a favorite time! Over the years, I have found that each fishing time period has its own virtues but my heart has always been called by Lake Os spring fishery.   The month of May and the first two weeks of June, hold excitement like no other time period!
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Big Bucks and Big Drop Day

Big Bucks and Big Drop Day

Oct 3, 2016 - All bowhunters are aware that sudden cold weather brings out big deer more than any other factor especially when combined with rutting instincts. This combination makes big bucks move. Fronts are the movers for these surges of cold and are the makers of what I call Big Drop Day.
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Bottomland Bushytails…A Late Fall Challenge

Bottomland Bushytails…A Late Fall Challenge

Oct 3, 2016 - Like many veteran hunters, I was first introduced into the hunting scene when my older brother took me squirrel hunting at the ripe age of 14. From that day forward, Ive been an avid squirrel hunter.
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Duck Hunting Ponds: Of Farm Ponds and Faith

Duck Hunting Ponds: Of Farm Ponds and Faith

Oct 3, 2016 - Arguably the greatest drawing power of the farm pond is the local buffet that surrounds them.
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Fall Brown Trout Fishing on the Finger Lakes

Fall Brown Trout Fishing on the Finger Lakes

Oct 3, 2016 - Anglers can find brown trout in all the Finger Lakes, except Conesus and Honeoye Lakes. During the fall of the year when most sportsmen and women are focused on hunting, there are anglers that enjoy some of the best brown trout fishing in the lakes and tributaries.
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HOW TO TIE THE YELLOW PERCH STREAMER

HOW TO TIE THE YELLOW PERCH STREAMER

Oct 3, 2016 - Along with golden shiners, chubs and fat head minnows, the yellow perch fingerling represents a major component in what game fish decide as being forage.
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Southern Accents and the Burt Dam Bonanza

Southern Accents and the Burt Dam Bonanza

Oct 3, 2016 - The New York fisherman lives just a short drive from world class angling and it is easy to forget just how good the fishing is in the area. However, for the traveler from another state a November trip to Eighteen Mile Creek at Burt Dam does not easily slip from memory.
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The Great Bait Debate: Concerns Raised Over Lake O.’s Alewife Population

The Great Bait Debate: Concerns Raised Over Lake O.’s Alewife Population

Oct 3, 2016 - Managing a Great Lake is never an easy proposition. Lakes Huron and Michigan are going through some serious changes right now, much of it related to the forage base of those lake. Could Lake Ontario be the next body of water to undergo management adjustments to help protect that all-important food source for salmon and trout?
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The Inside Track to Spring Fishing Contests

The Inside Track to Spring Fishing Contests

Oct 3, 2016 - Lake Ontario fishing derbies and tournaments abound around the lake every spring and summer. This year is no different. Competing in them is exciting and, quite often, they go down to the wire before a winner is determined.
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