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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...
News stories tagged with "fishing"
Oct 24, 2005 — This week we begin an extensive series on ten threats to the Great Lakes, with a look at some of the earliest invasive species. There are more than 160 non-native species in the Great Lakes basin. If they do environmental or economic harm, they're called invasive species. There are estimates that invasive species cost the region billions of dollars a year. David Sommerstein tells us how some of the region's earliest invaders got into the lakes. Go to full article
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Aug 15, 2005 — A massive spill of liquid manure in the Black River flowed slower than expected this weekend. Three million gallons of cow waste entered the river last week when a wall in a holding lagoon burst on Marks dairy farms south of Lowville. Hundreds of thousands of fish were killed. The Hudson River/Black River Regulating District released extra water from Stillwater Reservoir on Friday to help move the manure into Lake Ontario. According to News 10 Now, kayaking, rafting, and fishing outfitters along the river had to cancel hundreds of reservations. Steve Litwiler is a spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Conservation, which is handling the spill. He spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
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Jun 22, 2005 — Sporting organizations from across the state sent representatives to Albany for yesterday's first meeting of the State Assembly Republican Hunting and Fishing Task Force. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2005 — British carp fishermen Tim Paisley and Steve Briggs are lapping the competition at the World Carp Championship on the St. Lawrence River. They've hauled in more than 1000 pounds of carp, triple their next closest challengers. No one's caught the million dollar record-breaking carp yet, though. An American, Ed Gilstrap, has caught the biggest so far at 38 pounds, 14 ounces. David Sommerstein was on the shoreline earlier this week to sample the sporting and economic dimensions of carp fishing. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2005 — Communities along the St. Lawrence River are preparing to host what organizers call "the Olympics of carp fishing". More than 120 teams from all over the world will compete. The top prize is a million dollars. As David Sommerstein reports, the World Carp Championship could be an economic boost for a part of the river that struggles to attract tourists. Go to full article
Jun 02, 2005 — Hundreds of anglers are converging on the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Massena for the 2005 World Carp Championship. Competitors will represent more than 20 countries from 5 continents. The tournament starts on Sunday. Tomorrow we'll have a story on the basics of carp fishing. But today we focus on the more traditional North Country catches. Walleye and northern pike season opened the first Saturday in May. David Sommerstein spent a morning with two veteran guides. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 27, 2005 — The 2005 World Carp Championship, the largest and most prestigious carp sporting event in the world will be held on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, June 4th through the 10th. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, including weighing the fish. Todd Moe spoke with Sean Manning, one of the directors of the American Carp Society, about the upcoming carp tournament. Go to full article
May 09, 2005 — The EPA is testing new ways to clean up toxic waste in the Grasse River this summer. Alcoa dumped PCBs downstream from Massena before the cancer-causing chemicals were banned in 1979. As David Sommerstein reports, an earlier attempt to cover up the contaminated river bottom failed. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 01, 2005 — It's an annual rite of spring - the opening of trout season in New York. State wildlife experts say abundant rain the past two seasons, as well as cool, wet summers, have created ideal conditions for the growth and survival of both stocked and wild trout. Todd Moe talks with outdoors writer Dennis Aprill about the upcoming season. Go to full article