• 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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  • Spring Turkey Hunting II

    The sound of the gobble was so close that the hair on the back of my neck stood up and pushed my hat over my eyes. I had heard some crunching among the leaves in the woods...

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  • A mature longbeard in full strut is one of the most beautiful sights in the outdoors. Notice the perfectly shaped fan, this is a great indicator, along with the beard that you are dealing with an adult gobbler and not a jake. Provided photo
    Spring turkey hunting … my favorite

    Do you remember that famous speech Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy gave the team before their first Super Bowl in 1991? “Where else would you rather be than right here right now?” That is how I feel...

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  • Bullheads

    The light from the Coleman lantern lit up the tips of my two fishing poles nicely. The rods were propped on an old dead log and pointing out over Braddock Bay. Both were baited with a juicy...

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  • Monster size decoy spreads are needed to hunt snow geese successfully. Hunters wear white and lay-out in the middle of the decoys to hide themselves. Provided photo
    April Snows

    I could hear their high pitched honking clearly but could barely see the tiny white dots against the blue sky. The snow geese were flying so high they must have had oxygen masks on. The sound they...

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  • Jim Butwid’s amazing talent 
for tying these 
tiny flies and hair jigs is only surpassed by his amazing fishing knowledge of the local waterways. 
Provided photos
    April Fool Trout

    The Easter Bunny might be a… “hare”… late with his baskets of goodies this Sunday because this year Easter happens to fall on April 1, coinciding with the opening of trout season in New York. We all...

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  • Chewing things she is not supposed to is Rosalee’s specialty. Those crazy eyes tell you all you need to know about the white Kraken. Photo by T.R. Hendrick
    Return of the Kraken

    I figured that I’d better give you another Rosalee update because at the rate she is going this might be her last. If this crazy white dog continues on her path of resistance, I am going to...

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  • 38788861 - summer catching fishing of a perch in the evening
    March Perch

    Last year I wrote my first column for the Suburban News on spring perch fishing. It was published in April, just a bit too late to get in on the best fishing. This year I was determined...

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  • March Canada goose season

    The sweet aroma of thawing cow manure wafted up from the dairy farm in the valley. The early March goose season was in full swing in southwest New York state and the thaw carried a false rumor...

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  • Mike Dwyer does his best to harvest as many of these nest robbers as possible and has been doing so for a half a century. Provided photo
    Counting crows

    The flock of a dozen crows flying the Lake Ontario shoreline suddenly turned inland and made a beeline for our twenty crow decoys strategically placed in the orchard trees. The sound of their cawing could be faintly...

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