New York Outdoor News

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 19, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario: There was still a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline for high water levels. That isn’t really going to affect the fishing that much, but the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department is asking that boats creating a wake stay at least 500 feet from shore. This doesn’t include trolling. Caution is advised for floating…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 19, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Python seizure (New York…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — May 5, 2017

Season Dates May 6: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes May 17: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens May 27: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 31: Spring gobbler season closes June 10: Lake Champlain bass season opens June 15: Herring season closes (north of George Washington Bridge) June 15:…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — May 5, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Ivory bust (Queens County)…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 5, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario tributaries, harbors and piers: The first of the season’s king salmon have been caught off Niagara County by trout trollers. If the fishing follows the normal spring progression, look for king salmon action to ramp up in early May. Anglers continue to see a good brown trout bite inside 25 feet of water on stickbaits…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 21, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) River dumping incident (Tioga…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — April 21, 2017

Season Dates April 22-23: Youth Turkey Hunt (for hunters ages 12-15) May 1: Spring gobbler season opens May 1: Scup (porgy) season opens May 6: Walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel and tiger muskie seasons open May 14: Oyster toadfish season closes May 17: Summer flounder (fluke) season opens May 27: Muskellunge season opens (statewide, general regulations) May 31: Spring gobbler…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

Western New York (Trout stocking update) DEC regional fisheries staff have battled high water conditions but have managed to stock several waters this month. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 for weekly stocking updates. Among the waters stocked this month are: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 7, 2017

Western New York Spring trout stocking: The following waters were scheduled to be stocked prior to the April 1 trout opener: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee River (Wellsville, Amity). Cattaraugus County: Quaker Lake (Cold Spring), Red House Lake (Red House), New Albion Lake (New Albion), Case Lake (Franklinville), Harwood Lake (Farmersville), Great…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — April 7, 2017

Season Dates April 7: Mink and muskrat trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York) April 7: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of southeastern New York) April 7: River otter trapping season closes (Northern Zone) April 15: Striped bass season opens (marine waters south of George Washington Bridge) April 15: Snow goose season closes (Western, Northeast, Lake Champlain and Southeast…

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — April 7, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) Poaching and drug arrests…

New York Outdoor News Calendar — March 10, 2017

Season Dates March 10: Snow goose season closes (Long Island) March 10: Canada goose season closes (South Zone) March 15: Alewife and blueback herring season opens (north of George Washington Bridge) March 15: Walleye, northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge seasons end (statewide, general regulations) March 15: Beaver trapping season closes (portions of state) March 19: Cottontail rabbit and varying hare…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 10, 2017

(Fishing update: It wasn’t a great hard-water season for the ice fishing fraternity, and it’s highly unlikely you’ll find safe ice anywhere in the state at this stage of the game – certainly, given the changing conditions March typically brings, we wouldn’t feel comfortable pointing you toward any hard-water possibilities. So we’re in that in-between season now, with small-game hunting…

Another disappointing hard-water season

It was a second poor ice fishing season in a row for much of the state, with only the colder lakes and ponds of the Adirondacks seeing an extended ice fishing season. And even the northernmost parts of the state suffered when record warmth in late February melted much of the ice and snow.

New York Outdoor News Cuffs and Collars — March 10, 2017

(Editor’s note: A criminal charge is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of the criminal law, and it is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the state of New York’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.) No permits, no labels,…