Trout fishing is a challenging endeavor, yet it can be the most rewarding backcountry activity, as success ordinarily means a meal or two with a great tasting main course. Because trout require cool, clean waters in which to live, anglers who want to engage in this popular summer pastime traditionally head to those places where conditions remain favorable for these hardy game fish. [Read more…] about Trout Fishing, Drought and Low Water
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the annual temporary closure of three shellfishing areas on the North Shore of Long Island during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period.
These closures are imposed during busy holidays to protect public health from potentially contaminated shellfish associated with increased boating activity in shellfishing waters. [Read more…] about North Shore Shellfishing Areas Temporarily Closed
Its immense reproductive capacity, ability to skulk about on dry land, and avid appetite for all manner of aquatic life (as well as a few terrestrial species) has earned this invasive fish some apt monikers, chief among them Fishzilla and Frankenfish.
The northern snakehead (Channa argus) is a fierce apex predator which hails from southeast Asia, and breeding populations are known to be established in Delaware, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and downstate New York. Individual specimens have also been found in eight other states. [Read more…] about Northern Snakeheads In New York State
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced a Free Fishing Weekend for June 27 – 28. The event is the second of six Free Fishing Days offered in New York State every year. [Read more…] about Free Fishing Weekend June 27-28 in NY State
Jake Hill has joined the Ausable River Association as the 2020 summer River Steward.
The river steward is an information resource to river users and the general public, educating and creating awareness, and helping people to identify and mitigate the spread of non-native infestations when they happen. [Read more…] about Ausable River Association Welcomes River Steward
There are two weeks remaining to comment on the Draft Fisheries Management Plan for Inland Trout Streams in New York State. The purpose of the plan is to guide the efforts and resources of DEC toward managing New York’s trout stream fisheries according to their ecological and recreational potential. [Read more…] about Trout Stream Management Plan Comments Sought
Five waters in the Adirondacks will be stocked with landlocked Atlantic salmon in the coming weeks. Ranging 2-6 pounds, the broodstock fish (used for spawning purposes) are from a hatchery operated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Vermont. [Read more…] about More Landlocked Salmon Being Stocked
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking angler feedback on changes to the state’s plan to manage trout in inland streams.
The proposed changes are designed to safeguard wild trout and expand fishing opportunities. The deadline for the public to comment on the draft plan is June 25, 2020. [Read more…] about Trout Stream Management Comments Sought
Anglers seeking the ultimate trophy fish don’t have to wait much longer. The fishing season for muskellunge, New York’s largest freshwater sportfish, opens on May 30th across much of the state.
In New York’s Great Lakes waters (Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River) the season opens on June 20. [Read more…] about Statewide Muskellunge Season Opens Saturday