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Bassmaster Elite angler Randy Howell reels in a small mouth during a tournament practice session near Ogdensburg last summer. Photo: David Sommerstein
Bassmaster Elite angler Randy Howell reels in a small mouth during a tournament practice session near Ogdensburg last summer. Photo: David Sommerstein

4 St. Lawrence fishing tips from the Bassmasters

Today is day two of the Bassmasters Elite tournament on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes. The event is part of the top professional series for sport bass fishing.

Despite the caliber of bass fishing in the area, many people don't know anything about the sport.

David Sommerstein rode along while the anglers were practicing last year for the tournament on the St. Lawrence River. He gathered these tips from the country's best bass fishermen.

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At an ice bar in Madrid, Spain. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22372256@N08/5181629626/">Jesus Perez Pacheco</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
At an ice bar in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Jesus Perez Pacheco, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cool: 2 upstate NY hotels build outdoor ice bars

BOLTON LANDING, N.Y. (AP) Two upstate New York lakeside hotels are offering guests a unique way to chill out this weekend.

The Sagamore Resort in the Adirondacks has built an outdoor bar made entirely of ice. Even the stools are made of ice.  Go to full article
It's amazing people don't realize that... it's kind of this little secret here in our own backyard.

Constellation Brands goes local

Pop quiz: Where's the headquarters of the world's largest wine company?
No, not Bordeaux. Not Napa, either.

Until last week, the correct answer would've been Victor, N.Y., just south of Rochester, and the company would've been Constellation Brands. But now the AP is reporting that E. & J. Gallo Winery of Modesto, Calif. holds that distinction.

That's after Constellation sold off the bulk of its money-losing Australian, British and South African holdings for $230 million.

Right as the evolving wine giant was pulling back abroad, The Innovation Trail's Zack Steward took a look at Constellation's growing place role in the local Finger Lakes wine economy.  Go to full article

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