As we approach the holiday season, one gift that keeps on giving is the gift of fishing. One potential stocking stuffer is a charter fishing trip for a preferred species of choice. It can also be for a favorite skipper, someone that has long been admired in the waters of Western New York. These piscatorial presents can offer a special…
This is prime time for muskie fishing right now and this year there will be an extra couple of weeks that anglers can take advantage of thanks to an extension of the season for the upper Niagara River and Lake Erie.
(Bill Key)We’ve been eating invasive carp for a long time at our house. It’s all part of being a river rat and not letting anything go to waste. Consequently, long before DNR launched its rebranding and marketing of invasive carp as Copi, it was a staple in our house. Smoked carp dip is one dish that has always been a…
We launched out of Buffalo and headed west to a predetermined location that was much shallower than reports I had been getting all week for yellow perch. I was fishing with Capt. Brent Snyder with Day Five Sport Fishing (585-944-5826) and he was going to be fun fishing with his first mate Mark George and Gary Caccamise, both of Alexander,…
Bill Schultz switched to smallmouths in 1994.
Project expected to take 18 months to complete.
A plan is in the works here in Michigan to increase the value of Great Lakes whitefish to aid the commercial fishing fleet.
Sportsmen bummed out by wildlife diseases, bad news in Keystone State.
When candidates visit your doorstep this political season, note these natural resources problems in their party agendas.
Get out there and take advantage of some of the most exciting fishing this part of the state has to offer.
Based out of the Chicago area just a cast away from Lake Michigan, Field Notes is probably best known for its work involving 18 of America’s National Parks.
Classmates and teammates Nate Darin, Sam Braunschweig, Will Summers, and Blake Durbin shared one last “tournament” before college this fall. (Photo by Dan Durbin)I remember when my son, Blake, started his senior football season last fall. It began a countdown of sorts. Eight games. Seven. Six. And then, tears, as the clock hit 0.00 for the last time in the…
Governor’s promotional event produced ‘eyes for anglers.
A light, sweet and delicate version of one of the most pleasant-tasting North American fishes.
Hats off to the people who made this happen, especially the charter captains who donated their time and boats to a most worthy cause.
The author has long shared his disdain for free-ranging feral cats, but those whiskered underwater behemoths? He loves them.
Exploring new areas around New York State for different species of fish is always exciting. Sharing that with a son-in-law and a grandson offers great satisfaction. Reacquainting with a friend is a bonus. Put it all together and it becomes a memorable outdoor adventure. It started when fishing buddy Wade Rowcliffe of Rochester invited me along for a fishing trip…
So just how big was this walleye? Well, not likely as big as the guy who hooked it would lead us to believe. Because if it were …
One thing to consider in Lake Erie is that barotrauma in this Great Lake is probably greater than other bodies of water because of the limited shallow water structure in late summer and early fall, as well as the increased depths involved catching bass.
Lake Erie’s sheepshead renaming serves as a cautionary tale.
The peak of freshwater fishing experiences in North America just might be catching the continent’s most ubiquitous predator fish on a feeding binge.
According to creel survey on the lake for May 2022, total angler effort was 53,000 angler hours – well above the 20-year average of 40,250 hours.
Author wiles away a lazy day casting and contemplating.
Hunters and fishermen shouldn’t complain about occasional license increases that are invariably needed.
Sometimes a day of fishing creates more questions than answers, but it’s all about the learning.
Largemouth bass are found in almost all of these lakes and can be caught if you target them.