Not much happening now with enough winter to stall open-water fishing and not nearly enough winter to create safe ice. Small-game hunting is a decent option.
January 7, 2016
During this report period the ocean and Long Island Sound water temperatures dropped only a few degrees and remained nearly 50 degrees, which is above normal. Bunker and stripers were reported in the brackish creeks along the North Shore and off the South Shore beaches. Since the striper season closed on Dec. 15, this is strictly
We typically hear some ice fishing reports now, but it just hasn’t materialized even in the North Country this winter. Small-game hunting has been a decent options; until the recent snowfall hunters have been taking advantage of bare ground conditions and scoring on the white-furred hares, which stood out easily without the snow.
Boat trailer registrations expired on Dec 31; make sure you renew your trailer registration if going out for the New Year. Lake Ontario: A few brown trout and steelhead were being caught in Maxwell Creek. Oneida Lake: Yellow perch were still being caught in some of the bays on small minnows. The shore walleye bite continued to
Lake Ontario and tributaries: With a bit more rain and snow showing up, some of the tributaries were starting to see a little more water flow. At Burt Dam late last month, the creek saw a slight increase in flow, which brought in a few more trout. While there was room for improvement, some fresh browns
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Season Dates Jan. 10: Canada goose season closes (South and West Central zones) Jan. 10: Duck season closes (Western Zone) Jan. 16: Snow goose season reopens (Lake Champlain zone) Jan. 31: Duck season closes (Long Island) Jan. 31: Brant season closes (Long Island) Jan. 31: Suffolk County bowhunting-only and special firearms deer seasons close Jan.
ALEXANDRIA AREA Most lakes have 6 to 9 inches of ice, with less on a few big lakes and more on the smaller bodies of water. Walleyes are hitting spoons or shiner minnows in 16 to 18 feet on Reno Lake and 25 feet on Lake Le Homme Dieu. Look for crappies and sunfish in