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Local anglers and others may be interested in a bit of news today from B.A.S.S., which runs the Bassmasters Elite Series (remember that this last weekend?). In a press release (much of which is included below), the tournament’s all-time...
Thousands of fishing fans are heading north to the St. Lawrence River this weekend for the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament, the top professional tour for bass anglers. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo showed up to do some cheering of his own from...
Good Friday to you! (It’s not actually Good Friday, but I hope you’re having a good one.) Today in the news, North Country Congressman Bill Owens’ amendment to the $38.9 billion Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill...
Hello hello hello! A lot from our newsroom this morning. Julie Grant reports on the ongoing questions about the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg: At a forum yesterday at the center, Acting Director of the New York State Office of Mental...
New York's DEC announced new rules this week for reselling large-mouth bass to consumers. It used to be only licensed hatcheries could sell the fish for food. Now a fish marketer can buy the fish from a hatchery and sell (dead) to consumers...
News stories tagged with "fishing"
by Todd Moe
Henderson, NY, Jun 19, 2009 — Small mouth bass season opens in the North Country tomorrow, and there are a couple of fishing derbies in Jefferson County this weekend. Pillar Point and Henderson Harbor host bass and walleye tournaments. When he's not busy beach combing along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, artist Tom Bintz, aka Captain Honk, loves to fish. He gave Todd Moe his forecast for the season opener. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Waddington, NY, May 19, 2009 — The St. Lawrence River will reclaim its title as the "Carp Capital of the World." The stretch from Ogdensburg to Massena will host the Carp Angling World Championship in 2011. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 22, 2009 — State officials have reopened the debate over the future of Lowes Lake in the central Adirondacks. The Department of Environmental Conservation says float planes should be allowed to use the lake for another four years. Some green groups say that would violate state law, which calls for Lowes Lake to be managed as a wilderness area. Brian Mann has this update. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Jan 12, 2009 — This winter got off to a particularly cold start. It's had the usual affect on all things deciduous, migratory and those among us who just plain hate cold weather. But there's another flock that's kept a glad eye on the thermometer lately. These are people with thick coats, thick hides and portable shanties sitting forlornly in the driveway. They're ice fisherpeople, of course. And their time has come. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 04, 2008 — For years, environmentalists, along with some canoers and kayakers, have urged state officials to limit motorboats in the Adirondacks. The so-called "Quiet Waters" campaign would affect a dozen lakes and rivers from Weller Pond near Saranac Lake, to Eighth Lake near Old Forge. This summer, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation announced that it would create an inter-agency task force to review the proposal. In a statement, DEC commissioner Peter Grannis said there are "too few places in the Adirondacks where paddlers can experience the tranquility of a motorless water body." Local leaders and NYS Senator Betty Little quickly condemned the plan, arguing that paddlers already enjoy plenty of options. Brian Mann sat down this week to talk in-depth with Dick Beamish, the man who launched the Quiet Waters campaign eight years ago. Beamish, who lives in Saranac Lake, is the founder of the Adirondack Explorer magazine and a long-time environmentalist. Go to full article
Aug 05, 2008 — This summer, wet weather is hammering the North Country and Vermont. Rainfall is well above normal. From farming to tourism, the weather is helping some, hurting others. Jonathan Brown reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 30, 2008 — Tom Bintz is an angler and artist who spends most of his time along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. He turns junk found along the shoreline into fish sculptures. It's just one of the hobbies that keeps Bintz, aka "Captain Honk", busy as he divides his time between fishing, travel, art and demolition derbies from the North Country to the Florida Keys. He gave Todd Moe this fishing update from Pillar Point. Go to full article
Jul 09, 2008 — High prices are squeezing nearly every aspect of the North Country economy. That includes the stretch of the St. Lawrence River that's breeding tourism based on carp fishing. The 3rd Annual Specialist Tackle Carp Challenge kicks off this morning in Waddington, but with half the number of angler teams from last year. Peter Henwood is the CEO of Specialist Tackle and owns the Riverview Motel on Route 37. Carp fishing is much more popular in Europe than here in the U.S. He says high airfares and gas prices are keeping anglers away this year. Henwood told David Sommerstein tourism in general has been quieter on his stretch of the river. Go to full article