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Fishing and the Internet

  Fishing did not originate as a recreational sport but has evolved to that level over many years. During this period of development many new innovations came along and changed the face of the sport forever. The Internet is one of these innovations. It is now possible to gain up to the minute weather and fishing forecast. You can access volumes of data on any sport fish you would ever care to pursue. It is also possible to post messages and receive replies on your fishing questions. You can make reservations, plan vacations and browse around or even order fishing tackle on line. It is possible to share your fishing photos and knowledge with thousands of other anglers on line. I have never met a fisherman who didn't have a good story to share.

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Lake Champlain's Pike Family, The Esox Genus

 Lake Champlain's diverse warm-water fishery includes several members of the Esox genus of fish, more commonly referred to as the pike family. These fearsome torpedo shaped predators are known for their razor sharp teeth and vicious last second strikes. Seven species of this elongated freshwater fish exist on earth today. They include the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), northern pike (Esox lucius), southern pike (Esox flaviae), amur pike (Esox reichertii), chain pickerel (Esox niger), redfin pickerel (Esox americanus) and grass pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus). Full Story

Lake Champlain's diverse warm-water fishery includes several members of the Esox genus of fish, more commonly referred to as the pike family. These fearsome torpedo shaped predators are known for their razor sharp teeth and vicious last second strikes. Seven species of this elongated freshwater fish exist on earth today. They include the muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), northern pike (Esox lucius), southern pike (Esox flaviae), amur pike (Esox reichertii), chain pickerel (Esox niger), redfin pickerel (Esox americanus) and grass pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus)


Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass Tips and Tactics

 One of the favorite colors was chartreuse and it proved very effective when the water was stained. One recollection was of Joe Thomas of Ohio winning the 1990 Red Man All American Championship in the waters near my house on Lake Erie with a chartreuse grub. In a matter of just four years, a chartreuse colored bait could scare smallies away. The bright colors I used in the late 70's and all through the 80's began to change as the effects of the zebra mussel increased water clarity. Full Story

Lake Erie Smallmouth Bass Tips and Tactics

Drift Boat Fishing on the Salmon River

 There is more to drift boat fishing than one would imagine. The flow of the water the water temperature and coloration are all factors that must be considered. The lures would be tuned and each lure would receive a hook sharpening to make sure they were razor sharp. Once all the rods were ready we would let the lines out in front of the drift boat and inch down the stream presenting our offerings. Full Story

Drift Boat Fishing on the Salmon River

Adirondack Brook Trout Fishing

 Brook trout are a native fish species to NY waters. Once plentiful in most of NY waterways the brook trouts habitat has shrunk considerably for various reasons including acid rains, habitat destruction, and introduction other fish species. The NY State record brook trout weighed in at 4 lb. 11 oz. and was caught by Richard O'Brien on a Worm and Spinner from the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness Area, Herkimer County on May 21, 2005. The brook trout was adopted as New York's official State fish 1975. Full Story

Adirondack Brook Trout Fishing

Trophy Musky Fishing

 Two separate strains of muskellunge can be found in New York States waters. The St. Lawrence strain is found in the St. Lawrence River and it's tributaries. They may also be found in Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. The Ohio strain occurs in Chautauqua Lake and the Allegheny River. The New York State record was of the St. Lawrence strain and it weighed in at an incredible 69 pound 15 ounces. This fantastic specimen was caught from the St. Lawrence River by Arthur Lawton in 1957. Full Story

Trophy Musky Fishing

Lake Erie's Trophy Walleye Fishing

 Walleyes will range in size from 16 to 24 inches on average however the eastern basin of Lake Erie is famous for trophy-size walleye which can be up to 8 to 12 pounds in size. These big walleye are mostly available to offshore trollers during the months of July and August. Full Story

Lake Erie's Trophy Walleye Fishing

Niagara River Steelhead Fishing

 The Niagara River is one of the premier fishing destinations for anglers looking to catch a trophy Steelhead. The Niagara River will hold Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Coho Salmon, and King Salmon all winter. In some years the trout are still here in the month of May before heading back to Lake Ontario. Full Story

Niagara River Steelhead Fishing

Charter Boat Fishing On Lake Ontario

 Lake Ontario has many Charter Boats available to let you enjoy a wonderful day of fishing on Lake Ontario. Most charters target trout and salmon. Some charters also fish for smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, and muskellunge. Charters range in price and duration most offer half and full days fishing with prices ranging from $300 to $600 depending on the species you are fishing for and the number of passengers that will be onboard Full Story

Charter Boat Fishing On Lake Ontario

Fishing on the Niagara River

  The lower section supports a fantastic fishery for steelhead, brown trout, lake trout, chinook salmon, coho salmon, bass, walleye, muskellunge, and perch. Most of the fish in the lower section of the river are from Lake Ontario, but find the waters of the Niagara River to be excellent habitat. These fish are able to go upstream as far as the falls. The Niagara River gorge is very steep and most fishing in this section of the river is by boat. Full Story

Fishing on the Niagara River

Jigging for Lake Trout

 Jigging for lakers is becoming a very popular method in the Finger Lakes Region. Some of the reasons for this are the excessive weeds the the spiny fleas and the cost of gas. These factors have all made jigging a popular method to catch lake trout in the Finger Lakes. Fisherman are quick to adapt and incorporate new methods and technology that make our sport more fun and productive. Full Story

Jigging for Lake Trout

Fishing Montauk NY

 Montauk is located at the far eastern end of Long Island. It is about 125 miles east of New York City. Montauk is New York State’s largest commercial fishing port. This region is known as one of the sport fishing capitals of the world. It is home to over 25 current world records. Full Story

Fishing Montauk NY

Fishing The Oswego River

 Fishing on the Oswego River is great all year. The summer months provide fantastic bass and walleye fishing. The fall provides excellent trout and salmon fishing. During the winter months the steelhead reigns king. Spring fishing is also awesome as well. Spring time anglers on the river may encounter any and all species of fish that exist in the Lake Ontario waters. Full Story

Fishing The Oswego River

Yellow Perch Fishing In NY

 Yellow Perch are found in most all of New York's lakes and rivers. In recent years the perch populations have seen radical changes. In some waters they have become scarce and others they are thriving. This is caused by a wide variety of factors including drought, acid rains, and introduction of exotic species. Perch are a highly sought after game fish in early spring and are the bread and butter for ice fisherman. Perch average about 6 to 14 inches in length with most being in the 10 inch range Full Story

Yellow Perch Fishing In NY

Fishing In Jamaica Bay NY

 Jamaica Bay is a large body of water and salt marsh area covering 26 miles on the south shore of Long Island. Jamaica Bay ranges in depth from 3 to 12 feet, but has been dredged for navigation and can be up to 50 feet deep in spots, but on average depth is less than 10 feet deep. Due to the shallow nature of the bay it warms very quickly in the spring and is a magnet to all species of fish and birds alike. Some of the fish you may encounter on a trip to the bay include Flounder, Fluke, Stripers, Weakfish, Bluefish, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Tautog, Seabass, False Albacore and Skipjack Tuna. Full Story

Fishing In Jamaica Bay NY

Lake Trout Fishing In NY

 The Lake Trout is a member of the Char family of fish. Lake Trout are a native species of trout in NY waters. They can be found in the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and Adirondacks Lakes. These fish prefer deep colder water and can live upwards to 30 or 40 years in age. These fish can attain weights of up to 50 pounds. The NY state record Lake Trout was broken by Jesse Wykstra in August 2003 when he landed a 41 pound 8 oz Lake Trout from Lake Erie. Full Story

Lake Trout Fishing In NY

Brown Trout Fishing In NY

 The Brown Trout is not a native species to NY waters. The Brown Trout were introduced to NY waters from Europe. They are able to survive and flourish in warmer waters that other trout species will not tolerate. This is one reason for its growing popularity among the anglers of NY. The Brown Trout can thrive in streams or lakes. They can with stand heavy fishing pressure better than the native trout species. The main reason for this is that Brown Trout are more active at night and can be hard to catch in the daytime. The biggest Brown Trout are caught after dark, or early in the morning especially during the summer months Full Story

Brown Trout Fishing In NY

Carp Fishing In NY

  Carp are not a native species to NY waters. They were introduced into New York State waters in 1831 from Asia. They are now found in most all of the states lakes and rivers. The carp inhabiting NY's waters can grow very large and some specimens may reach a weight of over 50 pounds. The New York State record Carp weighed an amazing 50 lb. 4 oz. It was caught by Charles Primeau, Sr. while fishing in the Tomhannock Reservoir on 05/12/95. He was using a Night Crawler for bait Full Story

Carp Fishing In NY

Bass Fishing In NY

 The two primary species of bass inhabiting N.Y. State waters are smallmouth and largemouth bass. Both species may be found in most all of the states lakes and rivers. The average bass caught is between 1 and 5 pounds, but there are many fish taken every year over 5 pounds. Bass fisherman by majority are a catch and release group so that affords this species a bit more protection than they would other wise receive Full Story

Bass Fishing In NY

Fishing on The Chemung River

 The Chemung River offers the following recreational activities fishing, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, swimming, and hiking. In the last few years there has been a lot of interest in the river with the addition of many new boat launches and access points. This region has finally realized what a great asset the river can be. The Chemung River is a warm water habitat, but has many small feeder streams that are stocked or support native populations of trout. When fishing on the Chemung River some of the fish species you may encounter include Full Story

Fishing on The Chemung River

Salmon Fishing on Sandy Creek

 Sandy Creek is a lesser know Lake Ontario tributary located west of Rochester and should not to be confused with the Little Sandy, the North Sandy, and the South Sandy which are located on the eastern end of Lake Ontario north of Pulaski. Sandy Creek provides wonderful fall fishing for Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, and steelhead. Full Story

Salmon Fishing on Sandy Creek

Honeoye Lake Walleye Fishing

 Honeoye Lake is 4.5 miles in length and has a maximum depth of 30 feet. The lake is just over 3/4 of a mile wide. Honeoye Lake is a warmwater fishery with the primay species of fish being walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, rock bass, and black crappie. Walleye are the only species stocked into the lake by the DEC with over 8 million walleye fry stocked here annually. Full Story

Honeoye Lake Walleye Fishing

Maxwell Creek Fishing

 Maxwell Creek is located a couple miles west of Sodus Point NY. It is a small stream and not nearly as famous as the other tributaries of Lake Ontario. However the fish which swim in its water are just as big and fun to catch. Maxwell Creek has just under 2 miles of fishable waters and is divided into two sections the upper and lower. Full Story

Maxwell Creek Fishing

Fishing Lamoka And Waneta Lakes

 Waneta and Lamoka Lakes are located between Keuka and Seneca Lakes. Both lakes were formed by the same glaciers that formed the Finger Lakes, but on a much smaller scale. Sometimes know as the minor or baby Finger Lakes, they are not deep enough to support a trout fishery, but are a fantastic warm water habitat. Both lakes are linked by a canal that is right on County Route 23. The DEC has a launch for each lake one on each side of the road. These two lakes are very popular with bass fisherman and can be very crowded on the weekends. Full Story

Fishing Lamoka And Waneta Lakes

The Orleans County Fishing Derby

 The Orleans County Fishing Derby is a yearly event. It runs every year in mid August just prior to the Fall LOC Derby and in fact they overlap by a couple of days. The Grand Prize of $3,000 is for the largest trout or salmon caught during the derby. There are also 5 spots for each division Salmon, Rainbow, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. Full Story

The Orleans County Fishing Derby

Salmon River Fishing

 The Salmon River can be fished by anglers from shore, by wading, or by driftboat. If wading the river be sure to use corkers these are metal cleats that attach to your boots. The rocks on the bottom of the river at flat and very slippery. Water levels are prone to rise quickly since its waters are used to generate hydro electricity. Be prepared to exit the river if water rises quickly Full Story

Salmon River Fishing

Chinook Salmon Fishing In NY

 Chinook Salmon are commonly called Kings. They are not a native species to NY waters. Most all King Salmon caught in NY are from the waters of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.The King Salmon in Lake Ontario are raised at the Salmon River Hatchery, located in the Village of Altmar in Oswego County. It is here that the DEC will collect the eggs of the migrating Chinook Salmon. The Salmon River Hatchery produces about four million trout and salmon each year Full Story

Chinook Salmon Fishing In NY

Fishing Silvermine Lake

  Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, is the second-largest park in the ny parks system.There are 0ver 30 lakes and ponds in Harriman Chain of lakes. Some of the most popular ones are ones are Lake Sebago, Lake Silvermine, Lake Stahahe, Lake Tiorati, Lake Welch, Island Pond, Kanawauke, and Pine Meadow Lake. Fish species found in this chain of lakes include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, crappies, rock bass, bluegill and pumpkinseed Full Story

Fishing Silvermine Lake

Catch A State Record Fish

 How would you like to catch a state record fish? Well it is very possible. Here are the species and records that have the best chances of being broken by NY anglers in the during this fishing season. Full Story

Catch A State Record Fish

Crappie Fishing In NY

 Two species of crappies can be found in New York's lakes and rivers. White and Black Crappies both can be taken by New York anglers. Crappies will average 6 to 14 inches in length. Some lakes and rivers often produce better fishing than others. This is due to the fact that Crappies are prone to large swings in population. Full Story

Crappie Fishing In NY


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