New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking volunteer recreational striped bass anglers to help provide valuable data they consider critical to track population dynamics for striped bass in New York waters. [Read more…] about DEC Seeking Striped Bass Recreational Anglers
Staff from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 7 Fisheries Unit will be conducting multiple surveys on Owasco Lake this August and September.
Sampling efforts will assess current lake trout population characteristics; relative abundance of adult brown trout, rainbow trout and walleye; wild production of juvenile salmonids in area tributaries; and the relative abundance of smelt and alewife in the lake (forage assessment), which is new in 2020. [Read more…] about Owasco Lake Fisheries Survey Underway
The plan shores-up the dam to bring it into compliance with dam safety regulations and adds a carry for paddlers and a fish ladder to provide for passage of landlocked Atlantic salmon. There have been calls to remove the dam entirely, including by Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the City of Plattsburgh and return the river to a more natural state and reduce the threat of flooding in the city. DEC’s announcement said they met with Clinton County officials before finalizing the plan. [Read more…] about DEC Plans To Shore-Up Saranac River’s Imperial Mills Dam
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced a number of projects and upcoming events along the Erie Canal. [Read more…] about Erie Canal Towpath News and Events
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that the Licensed Guides exam for anyone currently registered is now scheduled for Saturday, August 1st. [Read more…] about Exam Set Dates for NYS Licensed Guides
During the hot days of summer, it is important to remember that trout and salmon experience serious physical stress whenever water temperatures climb above 70° Fahrenheit. [Read more…] about Anglers: Protect Heat-Stressed Trout and Salmon
The parcels are expected to enhance public access to a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting, as well as protect wetlands and forests in the region. [Read more…] about State Acquires Northern NY Lands
Rehabilitation of the historic Cleveland Dock Fishing Access Site on Oneida Lake is complete and the site is now open to the public.
Located at 69 State Route 49 in the village of Cleveland, Oswego County, the dock provides access for fishing and draws visitors for open water fishing, ice fishing, and boat docking. The site also provides emergency services access and helps connect boaters to the New York State Canal system. [Read more…] about Oneida Lake’s Historic Cleveland Dock Project Complete
This episode of Kaatscast features 85-year-old Nick Lyons, writer and publisher on fly fishing.
This episode was recorded at the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection in Phoenicia, NY, as part of the “Sporting Legends of The Catskills” series. [Read more…] about Catskills Sporting Legend Nick Lyon (Podcast)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the launch of the State’s new system for the sale of fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses.
The new DEC Automated Licensing System (DECALS) includes user-friendly information to help users locate vendors, receive instant copies of a license, enter and view harvest information, and more. [Read more…] about New Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Licensing System Launched