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Have a safe and exciting spring season!



Spring Slow To Heat Up, But Small Stream Fishing Is Not

  We all know that Spring, here in Upstate New York, can be a little bit, or a lot of bit, slow to arrive from year to year.  Well… This year has been one of those years.  While we’re hopeful for the start of Spring with seasonably warmer temperatures arriving

Rainbows and Waterfalls

Twice a year trout migrate from the lakes into the streams and rivers that flow into them. Some species travel upstream to spawn in the fall, like brown trout, brook trout and salmon. Another species of trout, the rainbow trout, migrate upstream in the spring to spawn. Anglers take advantage of

Ice Fishing — Final Chapter — Late Season

The winter of 2017/2018 was NOT a typical winter in upstate New York. A typical winter around here has become difficult to define. A traditional winter in the northeast is one in which lake ice forms in late December, grows thick in January and  stays solid through February before beginning a

Ice Fishing — Part 2 — Mid-Ice Season

Fact: As the winter progresses the thickness of ice on lakes will increase. In Central New York…Not-so-much. Global warming, climate change, NAFTA…I don’t know the cause but ice thickness on average has decreased. It was not uncommon for someone to drive up to us in a pick-up truck or a jeep