Outdoor News November 2008

Outdoor News


CWD testing continues within affected region

Springfield – Fingers are still crossed, but so far there is no evidence that chronic wasting disease is spreading in Illinois. Testing during the current archery season has turned up a few cases of CWD, but the positive tests have come from counties where the disease already has been confirmed. As of June 30, there were 227 confirmed cases in…

Southeastern New York

East of Hudson NYC reservoirs: Fishing continues to be good, with reports of large bass and trout being caught. Starting this year all reservoirs except Kensico and New Croton will allow boating all year ’round as long as the reservoir is not iced over.


Salmon and lake trout are in shallow waters in many parts of Lake Champlain, consider trying Willsboro or Whallons bays. With the colder temperatures, most of the focus has been on deer hunting as the season begins to heat up in its closing weeks.

Boulder Junction Area

Muskie fishing has been very good. Lots of nice fish are being caught, mostly on suckers on weed edges. Rock bars and rocky points also are holding some fish. Artificial lures are hit and miss. Suicks, Mantas, and rubber baits have been working the best. Fish from 40 to 47 inches were caught last week. Walleye action also has been…