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News stories tagged with "ice-fishing"

Tupper Lake Man Drowns On Middle Saranac Lake

State police and forest rangers say a Tupper Lake man drowned over the weekend on Middle Saranac Lake. Gary Cyra failed to return from an ice-fishing trip. He was an employee at Sunmount in Tupper Lake. Searchers found his parked car at the South Creek boat launch. They used search dogs Tuesday in the woods around the parking area and continued the search yesterday. State forest ranger Lieutenant Gary Friedrich led the effort. He spoke yesterday afternoon with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

ATV Death On Lake George

An ice fisherman from Vermont died on Lake George Tuesday morning after his 4-wheeled ATV broke through the ice. State police say the 72-year-old from Rutland, who hasn't been identified, planned to go ice fishing. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Ice Fishing on Black Pond

Creepers, Crappies, and the Jig and Spoon...host Gregory Warner gets an ice fishing vocabulary lesson from Rick Conger, at Edwardsville Grocery next to Black Pond.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Earl Sprague and Ice Fishing

The village limits of Port Henry expand towards Vermont in the depths of winter to include scores of little fishing shelters that dot the thick ice surface of Bulwagga Bay. On weekends, local motels and restaurants are filled by winter fishermen. Sportsmen give a boost to the local economy, but 50 years ago, commercial fishing in the winter was common. Earl Sprague remembers when ice fishing provided pocket money for him, and a living for others. Varick Chittenden has this story.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Earl Sprague and Ice Fishing

The village limits of Port Henry expand towards Vermont in the depths of winter to include scores of little fishing shelters that dot the thick ice surface of Bulwagga Bay. On weekends, local motels and restaurants are filled by winter fishermen. Sportsmen give a boost to the local economy, but 50 years ago, commercial fishing in the winter was common. Earl Sprague remembers when ice fishing provided pocket money for him, and a living for others. Varick Chittenden has this story.  Go to full article
David Cyr (2nd from right) and party on Brandy Brook
David Cyr (2nd from right) and party on Brandy Brook

Ice Fishing on the St. Lawrence

The long, cold winter has made for an extra long, if frigid, season for the St. Lawrence River's many ice fishermen. Saturday is the last day of the season on the river. So before the ice shanties came down, David Sommerstein hiked out to the windswept bays to see how the catch has been.  Go to full article
Actors Jeff Williams, Louis Tucci and Ron McClary
Actors Jeff Williams, Louis Tucci and Ron McClary

Preview: Guys on Ice

The Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls kicks off its 8th season with a musical comedy about life, love and ice-fishing. Set in an ice shanty on a frozen northern Wisconsin lake, Guys On Ice tells the story of long-time pals Lloyd and Marvin who keep warm with a mutual appreciation for good bait, conversation about life and tales of the one that got away. Todd Moe caught up with 3 actors from the show, Ron McClary, Jeff Williams and Louis Tucci.  Go to full article

On the Ice in Tupper Lake: Chasing the Northern Pike

Despite frigid temperatures, more than a thousand fishermen crowded onto a pond near Tupper Lake Saturday, for the second annual Northern Challenge. The event is a fundraiser for a local charity, and a chance for ice fishermen to match skills chasing northern pike. Brian Mann was there and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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