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Monday, June 17th, 2024

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Monday, June 17th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Black bass making headlines in New York with official opener nearing

Although there’s already been plenty of action, June 15 marks the official start of bass season in New York. Most anglers release bass, often after an exciting hookset and playing the fish. That said, handle bass just as delicately as any other species of fish, ensuring their survival and the chance to be caught another day. (Stock photo)

Fishing seasons have gradually been opening across New York throughout the spring months and the June 15 black bass opener may be the biggest of them all. And this year, in familiar fashion, it opens on a Saturday.
New York’s bass opener was traditionally the third Saturday in June for decades. But regulation changes in 2022 set June 15 as the hard opener, which is now the standard. For most of the state, a catch-and-release season still exists from Dec. 1 through June 14. Black bass have been making headlines this year, especially prior to the season.

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