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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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Using Spawning Aggression to Catch Salmon

Using Spawning Aggression to Catch Salmon

Oct 3, 2016 - Catching spawning Chinooks can be frustrating but very satisfying when you do get one to take.
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Wood Ducks, Wet and Dry

Wood Ducks, Wet and Dry

Oct 3, 2016 - Every serious duck hunter knows the distinctive screech of a wood duck. Most of the time these colorful and sought after waterfowl are found in small and isolated sloughs. The more flooded trees, brush and emergent vegetation these wetlands, the more woodies love them.
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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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