Pennsylvania grandfather enjoys video of granddaughter in Oregon
Four young anglers enjoy some hits, misses before weather forces outing’s end.
The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission voting to establish a statewide opener for trout season.
Tournament runs nine days through 9 p.m. Saturday, July 31.
What is going on with the fishing on Lake Erie?
As I write this, I am up at the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament in Waddington, N.Y., along the St. Lawrence River. Since it’s not too awful far from home, I thought I’d take a ride up and spend the afternoon covering the tournament and the weigh-in. Usually when I attend tournaments I book some time on a media boat, which…
Maryland has an invasive it wants removed, and Pennsylvania anglers can help.
Small ponds often hold bass as well and some really big bass can be found in these smaller ponds that are often overlooked by many fishermen. Give one try. You might be surprised as to what lives there.
Lake Erie continues to be one of the best places to be for walleye in the entire world. With an estimated population of nearly 100 million fish, there are plenty to catch. For Capt. Ryan O’Neill of Orchard Park, his attitude for catching these fish is a philosophy that has been handed down from his mentors – keep it simple….
Performance fabric shirts and other clothes can comfortably replace sunscreen even on hot, sunny days. (Photo courtesy of Mike Schoonveld)Not long ago, during the summer months, most Michigan fishermen pulled on a tee-shirt if the day came with a prediction for warm weather and sunny skies. Then, if they were worried about too much sun or wanted to shield themselves…
I once heard an old fisherman say, “catching fish is easy once someone shows you how.” I agree. I’ve fished for bass, walleye, pike, and trout for most of my life, but I’ll readily admit what I don’t know about saltwater fishing would fill a small book. Ok, make that a big book. My only saltwater experience occurred years ago…
What had been in the past a little over a mile of Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures section has been increased to 3.3 miles for this fishing year by the Fish & Boat Commission.
A guided trip for halibut in Alaska is only as fun as the crew can make it. Jason and Tim Lesmeister had a phenomenal crew on a recent trip with Puffin Fishing Charters. On the left is Megan Schrantz and on the right is Maria Yungbauer, and both Tim and Jason will admit the fish they caught were directly related…
Like the saying goes, what goes around comes around. As I stepped into the Lund boat of Capt. John Oravec of Lyndonville (aptly named the Johnny O) during a recent fishing trip, he immediately informed me that he had taken my father (Bill Hilts, Sr.) out fishing some 45 years earlier during a writer outing on Canandaigua Lake, when he…
The state’s abundance of lakes and rivers assures anglers seeking bass they’ll have plenty of locations to do so this summer.
Parker Costello of Lockport is 7 years old. There are two things he is passionate about – fishing and wrestling. They are interchangeable with the seasons. With the arrival of spring, fishing has firmly established itself as the outdoor activity to do whenever his father (Kyle) or grandfather (me) are available. “What is the biggest freshwater fish you have ever…
At least three Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commissioners think that catch-and-release, artificial-lures-only regulations would be best for 3,000 miles of the state’s best streams.
Think back to those nostalgic days of the mid-1980s: “Trolling, trolling, trolling … walleye!”
My phone notification for a text sounded off as I helped dig up a flower bed for my stepdaughter. It was a welcome relief. “Want to go night walleye fishing this week?” It was Bob Rustowicz of Cheektowaga and we had tried to hook up for a trip last year, but COVID-19 and the weather got in the way. “Absolutely…
Modern advances save the day for a successful fisherman.
Some anglers wonder whether the state should have a closed season, or, alternately, whether it should have some type of fish-length restriction that would reduce harvest of larger fish.
Birthday trip to stocked lake yields trout, memories.
Deploy these ever-improving devices to quickly skip a step with your fishing electronics.
New York’s trout season opened a few weeks ago and there is little doubt many area anglers were out enjoying the opportunity to fish for what arguably might be called New York’s most popular game fish. Trout are beautiful and colorful critters living in a variety of habitats and therein lies their allure for veteran as well as novice fishermen. …
It’s important to conduct a little annual maintenance on your reels, and right now is a good time to accomplish that task.
This opening of trout fishing, similar at least to openers in years past, offers hope and promise that the world is finally starting to move on in a normal fashion.