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June 21, 2017 By Brent Frazee
Think about the very worst conditions for walleye fishing.
High noon. A hot sun beating down. Temperatures in the low 90s. A blue sky, with hardly a cloud in sight.
That about covers it, doesn’t it?
So why was Les Jarman, a longtime guide, so optimistic that he and his friend, ... Read More >>
June 20, 2017
Chautauqua Lake Secret: Work the Weedline
Keep Fishing Simple To Succeed Often
Spinner/Worm Rigs & Snap-Jigging
By Forrest Fisher with guide, Frank Schoenacker (Infinity Charters)
When great guides and charter captains talk, honest anglers that don’t always catch fish listen. So I listen very well. I’m as honest as they come. One thing I’ve discovered, ... Read More >>
June 8, 2017 By Fern Fisher
Many of my outdoor guide friends in the mid-west and northeast use this recipe, or a recipe quite similar to this one, to share in the bounty of fat-free deer meat found and harvested on our lands across this great country. It’s easy, tasty and healthy.
1 pound ground venison
1/2 ... Read More >>
May 20, 2017
Bass, Crappie, Trout Turning On
Guides and Resort Owners Report GOOD Catches
High Water Offers Some Silver Lining
By Brent Frazee
April showers brought more than May flowers in the Ozarks. They brought near-record flooding and a mess that residents are still trying to clean up.
That’s the bad news.
There’s also plenty of good news.
Though reservoirs ... Read More >>
May 1, 2017
One Man Trout Angler, Fly-Tyer, Wisdom-Provider
Roaring River State Park Trout Secrets
Tim’s Fly Shop – Fishing Advice for the Day
By David Gray
Opening the door to Tim’s Fly Shop, I walked onto “I Tie Flies” Boulevard.
Grinning without knowing it, I somehow felt a new twang of destiny on my side, positive ... Read More >>
April 29, 2017 Erie, Chautauqua & Cattaraugus County Fish Report thru May 5, 2017 – from NYSDEC
Perch: Hot Bite between Cattaraugus Creek and Sturgeon Point
Crappie: Chautauqua Lake open water bite slow, canal action is fair
Inland Trout: Look for blue-winged olives, stoneflies, Hendrickson hatches
Bass: Dunkirk Harbor, Buffalo Harbor, Chautauqua Lake
Eastern Lake Erie & ... Read More >>
March 22, 2017
6-hour Guided Fishing Trip with Captain Dave Wilson
Catch Salmon, Trout and Steelhead
28′ Baha Cruiser, Boat Has Enclosed Private Bathroom
All Fishing Gear Provided No Fishing Experience Necessary
NYSDEC – The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is once again teaming up with Captain Dave Wilson to offer some Beyond BOW Women’s ... Read More >>
February 1, 2017
You Have 4 hours, You Want to Fish
New “Find a Fishing Charter Service”
What to Do, Where to Search – www.Itrekkers.com
By Forrest Fisher
When you travel to Florida for vacation or business, you realize at some point – especially if you are a fisherman, that the deep blue sea is calling and ... Read More >>
November 2, 2016 – Monster Salmon, Steelhead and Trout all year long
– Hang on to your Hat!
By Forrest Fisher
If you have ever had the “itch to fish” a world class fishery in a hotspot fishing adventure wonderland, you gotta try dropping a line in the Lower Niagara River at Devil’s Hole from a ... Read More >>
October 31, 2016 -Niagara Musky Association – Catch & Release
-Musky Lures, Secret Musky Logic
-One Musky Champion: Captain Larry Jones
By Forrest Fisher
When I was just a little boy in the 1950’s, I would read the Breem’s Forrest outdoor column in the Buffalo Courier Express (New York), noting that “musky fishermen from Chet Bowman’s livery ... Read More >>
September 20, 2016
Stickbaits or Live Bait?
Depth, Direction, Lure Details and GPS Numbers
The sky doesn’t fall in when charter captains meet, but secrets may be shared and debated. If you were a fly on the wall, you might want to be there. The knowledge of professional fishing guides and Great Lakes charter ... Read More >>
May 26, 2016 Wisconsin Musky Season opens Saturday, May 28, 2016!
When folks from across the United States think about easy and fun fishing, most consider they need to head for Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan or other parts of Canada to “get away from it all” and be assured of fish-catching action. Not so anymore!
Since ... Read More >>
April 1, 2016 Finding Help to Catch Ausable River Brown Trout
A top priority of many baby boomer, wanna-be trout anglers is to keep up with that ever-aging bucket list as we age. Among my priorities is to fish more with a fly rod and learn about what many fly rod anglers all seem ... Read More >>
March 14, 2016
The five Great Lakes – Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior – afford anglers some of the best freshwater fishing in the world. Finding the fish, though, isn’t always an easy proposition. Whether you are an occasional angler seeking out new waters, someone with your own boat looking for a ... Read More >>
February 9, 2016 Time to Drop the Snow Shovels and Head South to Fish
For many of us northern country folks, there comes that one point during our long winter months when it seems like the snow will never stop falling, your back is aching, the forecast is for a 10 degree colder day ... Read More >>