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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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Safe Wading

Dec 29, 2015 - The only time that I ever witnessed a near drowning on a fishing trip was on the Douglaston Run of the Salmon River.
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Spring Gobbler Hunts with Leatherstocking Guide Service was a Home Run!

Spring Gobbler Hunts with Leatherstocking Guide Service was a Home Run!

Dec 29, 2015 - For spring gobbler hunters in New York and Pennsylvania there are more hot spots than can be hunted in a lifetime.
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Trolling for Spring Brown on Lake Ontario

Trolling for Spring Brown on Lake Ontario

Dec 29, 2015 - In the past, I’ve done many articles on how, where and when the best time is to catch browns so it’s pretty hard to keep coming up with new ideas and places. There are many novice fishermen out there so we will go over some of the past tips that might help put more and bigger football browns in the boat.
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Winter Rabbit Hunting – Stomping the brush

Winter Rabbit Hunting – Stomping the brush

Dec 29, 2015 - Rabbits are particularly drawn to areas near creeks and swamps where briars grow naturally. However, they are partial to man-made habitats as well. The best places to hunt rabbits are overgrown fields, fencerows, old dumps and homesteads
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Buck Fever Is Real Phenomenon in Deer Woods

Sep 16, 2015 - When a big-buck shot opportunity does arise, it is important not to focus on the antlers. Instead, the hunter should utilize his well-practiced shooting technique that includes slow movement, a solid rest, picking a precise aiming point, exhaling slowly, gently squeezing the trigger, and following through. After the shot, a hunter should note the buck’s reaction, watch the buck in its flight, and recall the buck’s position at the time of the shot.
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Canadian Efforts Increased for Atlantic Salmon Restoration

Canadian Efforts Increased for Atlantic Salmon Restoration

Sep 16, 2015 - Since the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in New York manages the lake in concert with Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), it’s important to share the information on Atlantic salmon from across the border.
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Fishing Egg Patterns

Fishing Egg Patterns

Sep 16, 2015 - Egg flies are most likely the most popular fly for fishing the Great lakes tributaries. For many of us, these are first flies we used when we first started fishing the tributaries. This is not without warrant.
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Fishing Pressured Oak Orchard Salmon And Trout

Fishing Pressured Oak Orchard Salmon And Trout

Sep 16, 2015 - Oak Orchard Creek meanders and winds through Genesee and Orleans County before draining into Lake Ontario. Each autumn and winter the creek fields wave after wave of chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, and brown trout tearing upstream to spawn.
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How to Stay Warm When it is Very Cold

Sep 16, 2015 - So you love to ice fish, hunt, ski, skate, watch football and everything else that can make you cold. Well guess what. There is so much good stuff available now that no one can say it is too cold to go outside
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Hunting Fall Turkeys

Hunting Fall Turkeys

Sep 16, 2015 - Each autumn when the woodland foliage begins to turn from lush green to the brilliant fall colors that decorate our autumn landscapes, the local wild turkey flocks are going through a change of their own. That change is what we fall turkey hunters refer to as “The Fall Shuffle.”
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Lake Ontario’s Small Boat Fishery is Thriving

Sep 16, 2015 - In the world of Great Lakes trout and salmon fishing, the playing field is dominated by big boats. For decades the charter industry has thrived by providing visiting anglers the creature comforts that can only be found on hard top boats working out of home ports.
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