Category: Outdoors

Finger Lakes youth hunt moves to Deer Haven Park

Finger Lakes youth hunt moves to Deer Haven Park

The base of operations for the fourth annual Finger Lakes Regional Youth Deer Hunt, which was held Oct. 6-8, was new this year. The Seneca County Training Center in Romulus served as the host, and the actual hunt took place at the ... MORE
‘A big deal’: Union Springs to host 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series

‘A big deal’: Union Springs to host 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series

The Bassmaster Elite Series is returning to Cayuga Lake next summer. The village of Union Springs Mayor Bud Shattuck announced in an interview on Wednesday that the fishing event is coming back to the village for the 2019 competition. “We were hoping ... MORE
Deer enjoy the late evening sun in Seneca County (photos)

Deer enjoy the late evening sun in Seneca County (photos)

Rachel Burkholder spotted a small herd of deer in a field in Seneca County earlier this week. The male deer have velvet coating their antlers as they seemed to be enjoying the late evening weather in the sun. Photos by Rachel Burkholder ... MORE
Searching for Oneida Lake walleye

Searching for Oneida Lake walleye

If you are jigging for walleye in Oneida Lake, and you are throwing out blades and Rapala Jigging Raps, how many times would you cast during a six-hour trip? That was the conversation midway through my latest fishing adventure aboard charter captain ... MORE
Outdoors, Sports
Fishing Holes: 10 places to wet a line in Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Fishing Holes: 10 places to wet a line in Rochester and the Finger Lakes

Terri Burkett and her 9-year-old son Max of Canadice, Ontario County were in the Canandaigua area for a doctor’s appointment when the urge to find out what lurks in the clean glacial waters of Canandaigua Lake struck. Locals will tell you that ... MORE
Outdoors, Sports
OUTDOORS: Cortland angler is king of spring

OUTDOORS: Cortland angler is king of spring

It was a spring frenzy like no other as far as the Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby was concerned. The 10-day contest, which ended last Sunday, experienced a flurry of fishing action that turned the traditional final results upside down ... MORE
Bath man lands top prize at National Lake Trout Derby

Bath man lands top prize at National Lake Trout Derby

Sometimes the toughest part of any fishing derby is not actually catching the fish. Andrew Gugliotta knows the hardest part. “It’s catching a large fish on the first day of a contest and then waiting for three days looking at the leaderboard ... MORE
GO FISH: It's derby time in upstate

GO FISH: It’s derby time in upstate

It’s derby time. If you’re looking for some big-time cash to buy stuff for your boat, you’d better be fishing Lake Ontario waters. The iconic Lake Ontario Counties derby season started Friday and continues through next Sunday. If you want to see ... MORE
Outdoors, Sports
Ice Fishing the Finger Lakes (guide & review)

Ice Fishing the Finger Lakes (guide & review)

The eleven Finger Lakes, flanked by any number of adjacent smaller lakes, cover such an expanse across mid-state that all New York ice fishing anglers are within reach. Of course I hope by the time you are reading this our season is ... MORE
Outdoors, Sports
New York State Kayak Fishing Championships coming to Cayuga Lake

New York State Kayak Fishing Championships coming to Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake is no stranger to Fishing Tournaments, all year long if you look out onto the lake chances are you will see someone out there fishing. The Finger Lakes region has become known for world class fishing at its finest. However, ... MORE
Macedon man reels in record-breaking 36-lb. fish

Macedon man reels in record-breaking 36-lb. fish

A man from Macedon pulled in a huge fish on Oneida Lake back in June. On Tuesday, the New York State DEC announced that the 36-lb. freshwater drum was a record-setting catch. Jason Bair, who lives in Macedon, reeled in the drum ... MORE
We don't have an absolute right to hunt and fish

We don’t have an absolute right to hunt and fish

Understand that hunting and fishing are a privilege, not your right. You must qualify for and/or pay for those privilege, but that simply affords you the opportunity. Nobody owes that to you. If you have heard this from me before, it’s probably ... MORE
Outdoors, Sports
Deer urine ban creates argument for hunters, manufacturers

Deer urine ban creates argument for hunters, manufacturers

In 2003, it became illegal to feed wild deer here in New York. That in itself didn’t get the full attention of the sporting community. But conditions would soon change. In 2005, chronic wasting disease was discovered in New York’s whitetail deer ... MORE
Outdoors, Sports
Canandaigua Lions Club's Kid’s Fishing Derby is August 19

Canandaigua Lions Club’s Kid’s Fishing Derby is August 19

The Canandaigua Lions Club will host their annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at 7 am on Saturday, August 19th at Canandaigua City Pier on Lakeshore Drive. Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at noon. Door prizes will be awarded hourly ... MORE
Wayne County man's catch could be new state record

Wayne County man’s catch could be new state record

A Macedon man has landed the catch of a lifetime. Jason Bair caught this freshwater drum, commonly called a sheepshead, on Oneida Lake. It weighed in at more than 36 lbs., which shatters the current record of 29 lbs. 14 oz. listed ... MORE
Sypeck weighs in at 20 pounds on final day to win Oneida Lake Bassmaster Northern Open

Sypeck weighs in at 20 pounds on final day to win Oneida Lake Bassmaster Northern Open

The top 12 pro anglers that made the cut from a field of 198 to fish the third and final day of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Oneida Lake knew they were in a close battle. Only 2 pounds, ... MORE
Outdoors: Dove hunting season in New York?

Outdoors: Dove hunting season in New York?

The mourning dove is the symbol of peace in New York. In most other states, it is a challenging target and great table fare. I’ve had the privilege of dove hunting extensively in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Georgia over the years. If ... MORE
Outdoors, Sports
37th Annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby is Sunday

37th Annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby is Sunday

Will someone catch a 45 pound carp this year? Ted Ralston reeled in a 44.1 once carp last year to capture first place in the 36th annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby. Ralston caught his first place fish at the Oak Island bridge ... MORE