May 09, 2014 — Now that it's warming up, more and more people are going fishing. A lot of anglers have their eyes on muskellunge, or muskies. Muskies are popular for their size, and their ability to put up a fight.
"I've never been muskie fishing. But I know a lot of people that do, and I guess hooking into one of these fish is quite an experience! I guess it would be analogous to catching a torpedo," says David MacNeill, a fisheries specialist at New York Sea Grant, which is funding research on muskies. Go to full article
Sep 13, 2007 — This time of year, avid anglers flock to the St. Lawrence River in search of one of the most challenging freshwater catches: the muskellunge, or muskie. Some call it "the fish of 10,000 casts". This year's muskie season is clouded by bad news. A disease called VHS has killed hundreds of the fish. And each year seems to bring new invasive species to the river, causing change and uncertainty in the ecosystem. As researchers try to pin down the effects of these invaders, anglers are calling for action. David Sommerstein has part two in our series on invasive species. Go to full article
Feb 08, 2007 — The environmental group Save The River is kicking off a campaign to urge Seaway freighters to clean their ballast water this weekend in Alexandria Bay. At the group's annual "Winter Weekend," the new St. Lawrence Seaway chief is scheduled to make his first public appearance in the North Country. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article