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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"
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
Oct 14, 2004 — The U.S. House and Senate recently passed a bill that will help keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Celeste Headlee reports, the federal government will contribute nearly $2.5 million to help repel the fish. Go to full article
Aug 31, 2004 — More and more Americans are being warned that the local fish they eat could be contaminated with mercury and other toxins, according to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports. Go to full article
Jul 13, 2004 — The state health department yesterday issued new fish advisories for 10 Adirondack lakes and ponds due to mercury contamination. 20 other lakes and ponds in the park already have health advisories for eating fish. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 10, 2004 — Cormorants are large, fish-eating birds. They were nearly wiped out by the now-banned pesticide DDT. They began to colonize Little Galloo Island on the eastern end of Lake Onratio in the early 1970s. Their populations have flourished - too much so for commercial and recreational fishermen. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation has been studying cormorants' diets and habits since the 80s. They began shooting cormorants to control the growing population in the mid-90s. Now, eggs are oiled and nests destroyed every spring, and some birds are shot by DEC personnel. New York began working on cormorant control with other states along the Great Lakes in the mid-90s, as the birds continued to expand their reach. The Great lakes radio Consortium's Stephanie Hemphill explores one lake Superior community's experiment in cormorant control. Go to full article
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May 04, 2004 — Anyone with an eye for beauty can appreciate the sight of a well-tied fishing fly. A little piece of feather here, a bit of fur there all to lure in the hungry trout. Where did these designs come from? Do they work? Fran Betters of Wilmington has spent years studying the insects he's imitating when he constructs an Ausable Wulff fly, one of the many successful flys he's designed. Lamar Bliss reports Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 01, 2004 — Today is the official start of the trout fishing season in New York State, with some of the best trout streams here in the North Country. Anglers are digging out their hip waders and fishing poles. Experts say weather and water flow will best determine the outcome of the trout season. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article
Mar 25, 2004 — Another major piece is about to fall into place in the battle to contain the Asian Carp from spreading into the Great Lakes. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources is set to slap a ban on importing the invasive carp. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports. Go to full article
Mar 25, 2004 — The Adirondacks can give the appearance of untouched wilderness, but almost everywhere, at some time in the past two centuries, humans have left their mark. Dr. Curt Stager tells Martha Foley about his quest for a "perfect" Adirondack Lake--unsettled, unstocked, and never affected by forest fire, logging, mining or pollution. Go to full article