• John Tufano, of Greece, displays a nice Lake Erie walleye. John, a veteran troller of Lake Ontario salmon, has made the switch to Lake Erie walleye with great success employing many of the same techniques. Provided photo
    The best walleye lake in the country

    The first Saturday in May started the opening of walleye season in New York State and we here in Western New York are extremely lucky to have the best walleye lake in the country a little more...

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  • April Trout

    Old Man Winter is doing his best to hang on, but I can tell by the robins hopping across my lawn that winter will soon tap out. Another good barometer that spring is on deck is the...

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  • Sodus Bay has enough ice fishermen on it to have its own zip code.
    Neophytes on ice

    Well, my first attempt at ice fishing was a bust. For some reason the hockey players at Lakeshore Rinks kept yelling and skating up to me, stopping fast and giving me a shaved ice spray in the...

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  • Ice fishing with the new shelters and warm clothes they have out these days, an angler can stay as warm as if they were in their own living room. Provided photo
    Time to try ice fishing, maybe

    Reports are starting to trickle in that there is safe fishing ice starting to form around the area. The ponds in Greece, Irondequoit Bay and Sodus Bay all have some fishable hard water. I drove down to...

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  • The Angelo family is at it again with two beauties harvested in Missouri this fall. These deer are a great example of what letting those small bucks grow is all about.
    Deer season is here

    If early indicators are accurate the 2018 deer harvest should be up significantly here in what the Department of Environmental Conservation labels the southern zone of New York State. The early snow we’ve had has helped light...

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  • New York’s Waterfowl season

    I am going out on a limb here and declaring waterfowl hunters the craziest of all sportsmen. Ice fishermen are a close second and archery deer hunters can put every waking moment into harvesting a big buck,...

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  • Whitetail bucks like these are not common in New York State but you never know. One thing for sure you’ll never shoot one from your couch. So go get after them, the season is on! Provided photo
    Whitetail deer opener

    It is hard to beat the beautiful early October days here in Western New York.  I doubt there is any place in the country that has nicer weather at this time of year than we do. As...

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  • The King of Lake Ontario

    It’s that time of year again here in Western New York when His Excellency the King Salmon, formally known as the chinook salmon, moves in from the bowels of Lake Ontario to play with average anglers. These...

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  • Lake Erie Dog Days

    I know I’m old and that we whiteheads tend to repeat ourselves, but in this case it needs to be repeated. We anglers here in Western New York should wake up tap dancing that we have so...

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  • Brian Hartman shattered the previous New York State record walleye by 1.5 pounds when he boated this Godzilla walleye in the St. Lawrence River on May 5. The fish weighed an amazing 18 pounds 2 ounces. Mr. Hartman caught the big female on a Trigger-X swimbait. Provided photo
    State record walleye taken

    The St. Lawrence River has produced another New York state record fish this year. The 2016 record tying 8-pound 4-ounce smallmouth was caught up there just two years ago and now on May 5, 2018 Brian Hartman...

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