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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"
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
Nov 28, 2003 — One of the basic building blocks of the Great Lakes food chain is disappearing. The bottom of the lakes used to be teeming with tiny crustaceans known as Diporeia. But their numbers are declining, and in wide stretches they're just simply gone. Commercial fishers are beginning to see the effect on fish. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has an update. Go to full article
Wilmington, NY, Sep 23, 2003 — If you want to have a successful fly-fishing trip to the Ausable River, you might want to stop in at the Adirondack Sport shop just outside of Wilmington. Francis Betters will be there and he'll know what insects are hatching, and near which rocks the biggest fish are waiting. He's been fishing this river since he was a boy, and he knows each rapid and pool. He's also learned that there's more to fishing than fishing. Lamar Bliss has this Meet the Masters profile. Go to full article
Wilmington, NY, Sep 16, 2003 — 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
Aug 26, 2003 — Organizers are calling the inaugural St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament a success. 100 young carp anglers reeled in 55 carp over the weekend. Anglers from Ogdensburg, Waddington, and Lisbon finished in the top ten. The grand prize went to a 15 year-old carp enthusiast from a suburb of London. On Friday, David Sommerstein chatted with competitors on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Go to full article
Aug 20, 2003 — Carp are largely considered the mucky, ugly bottom-feeders of the fish world in this country. But in Great Britain and Europe, they're prized fighters and millions of anglers fish day and night to haul in a trophy catch. This week, a hundred young carp anglers and their families descend on the North Country for the inaugural St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament. Organizers hope the event will make the St. Lawrence a premier fishing destination. David Sommerstein recently spent time with a carp guide and a British angler to find out what carp fishing's all about. Go to full article