Outdoor News November 2008

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Central New York

Lake Ontario: Some brown trout and steelhead are being caught in the tributaries like Irondequoit Creek and Bear Creek. Anglers are also having success casting Cleos and Krocodiles near the mouths of tributaries. Yellow perch have been biting well in Port Bay on small minnows. Oneida Lake: Near-shore walleye action has been very good for anglers casting black and silver…

St. Germain Area

Not too many folks were out fishing last week, although some of the diehard local fellows are getting out and doing pretty well. One local fellow is doing great on crappies in deep water, using minnows in 20 feet or more of water and moving his bait up and down until he finds the fish. This should hold up right…

Fate of habitat funds unclear in Springfield

Springfield – As state legislators returned to Springfield to wrap up their fall veto session, a number of factions around the state anxiously began a vigil of watching and waiting. Conservationalists, sportsmen and fans of state parks each were hoping for a minor miracle – or at least some sort of stumbling block that would prevent wildlife fund sweeps,_DNR budget…

Capital District

Nothing has changed over the past few weeks on Lake George. Salmon fishing is still a bit slow, but typically should pick up around Thanksgiving Day. There are reports of salmon hitting on the surface in the early morning hours and then down between 15 and 25 feet later in the day. Salmon are hitting on smelt patterns. Lake trout…

DECALS licensing under review

Albany – DEC is taking a closer look at its DECALS computer licensing system that’s costing the department nearly $250,000 annually. And officials aren’t ruling out a possible return to paper licenses instead of the computer-generated tags. “I’m ready to go back to paper (licenses),” DEC_Assistant Director of Fish,_Wildlife and Marine Resources Doug Stang said at a recent meeting of…

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