It was the 4th of July and it was a reunion of sorts on the water. Capt. Mike Johannes of On the Rocks Charters, who operates his 39-foot Sea Ray out of Wilson, had a few hours available on this explosive holiday and we decided to meet at 6 a.m. at his boat. It should have been earlier but getting family…
How to avoid the summer fishing doldrums (and the recreational boat traffic).
Record-breaking heat and bugs hindering your urge to wet a line this holiday weekend? Try trolling under a full moon for the region’s most popular freshwater gamefish
Bass season is finally here and I’m glad. Bass are found just about everywhere in New York state including rivers, lakes and even farm ponds. They are game fighters and the smaller ones make a tasty addition to any frying pan. As a youngster, Susquehanna river smallmouths were our favorite bass species and our fishing equipment was minimal. The only…
The science of fisheries management has been around for well over a century. The science of eDNA may well be the biggest breakthrough in all that time – and will only become more important in the future.
PFBC reveals strategy for management of both wild and hatchery trout and their waters over the next four years.
Parker Costello with his father, Kyle.In the new world of the coronavirus, the great outdoors has become a diversion of sorts – especially with fishing. License sales for residents have been on the rise because more adults were off work and kids were out of school. They needed something productive and relaxing to preoccupy their time. It did not take…
The author has a new fishing partner, one who allows him to steal a kiss after an impressive catch.
Anglers not required to have a license during those two days.
Ever wonder why swinging and missing is so common in all types of fishing?
I first fished Black Lake in the early 1970s after moving to the Southern Tier in August of 1969. My next door neighbor Bob, who quickly became my long time fishing and hunting buddy, had a place on the lake in Edwardsville, and I was more than a little excited the first time he asked me if I’d like to…
Wisconsin bass anglers find steady action during that tricky spawn/post-spawn period.
Weighing all the factors that make up fishing line strength.
Father, son apparently drowned while fishing the lake.
Erie’s walleye numbers, something like 116 million, are at or near all-time highs, and the basin’s famous – or infamous – mayfly hatch has not yet begun in earnest.
Water temperatures mean everything to the trout angler, or at least those who care enough about the species they covet so much that they’ll back off when conditions are not favorable for optimal fish survival. That is especially the case with brook trout fishermen and those who chase them around on Adirondack ponds. Unfortunately, it is never an exact science…
Questions surround how well trout do after numerous releases.
Take the time to explain outdoor pursuits to voting adults when opportunities arise.
Pennsylvania has enough wild trout streams to keep an angler busy for years.
Learning to tie effective knots is not hard to do and can make the difference between bringing home a bragging-size fish or just talking about it.
The crappie is one of the most popular species in the country. From border to border there are few anglers that have not geared up for that spectacular spring bite.If you were born in the upper midwest there is a strong possibility you are well versed at setting up live-bait rigs for walleyes. If your life was spent growing up…
Where there’s one slab, there’s more, so tune up your skills and work the cover correctly.
Personal complaints aside, it was the correct decision to open trout season early in Pennsylvania, and six weeks out, everything seems normal.
Freshwater fishing guides and charter captains have been overlooked in COVID-19 relief funding.
Author rekindles memories of his youth by fishing small creeks, rivers.
Salmon and trout fishing on Lake Ontario jumped off to a good start because of the mild winter we experienced and the fact that there was little ice on Lake Erie. Kings showed up in early April all along the lake and with the unseasonably cool spring, they have been hanging around for fishermen to catch. Of course, the traditional…