Into the Wild

Ain’t no time for the summertime blues

With Labor Day behind us, the Ring of Fire concluded, and school starting, it’s obvious that summertime has come and gone, again. Late summer here in the 44 lakes region is associated with low water levels in the streams and lakes, but there are opportunities out there. Most trout fishing ...

Summer, a time to prep for fall hunting season

Summer is normally thought of as a time for picnics, fishing on the lakes, camping, and family vacations; not necessarily for preparing for this coming fall’s deer season. However, preparation and scouting now can mean early success and getting that trophy buck. For me and many others, ...

Hot weather action, floating the Schoharie Creek

While our bigger waters get most of the attention in the summer, there is a jewel tucked away just to the south that is rich in both history and fish. The Schoharie Creek gets overlooked as a source of good walleye and smallmouth bass. In the upper reaches and in some of its tributaries, ...

Bay of Fundy, second chance bear

The desire to travel to New Brunswick on a spring bear hunt started more than 20 years ago when I was assigned the title of “Speaker Coordinator” for the Perth Bible Church Sportsman’s Dinner. The dinner hosted anywhere from 700 to 900 people in one day and all of the game meat was ...

A Hudson River Resurgence, the Striped Bass

Growing up, the thought of catching striped bass meant going to Cape Cod, Maryland, or New Jersey and hiring an off shore guide, certainly not fishing in the Hudson River. The Hudson River has been a depository for sewage treatment plants, storm water runoff, and industrial effluent for many ...

Using electronics to ice more fish

Unlike the last two years, the weather is cooperating and making good ice this year. This week’s temperatures and locking up the big lakes just fine. Smaller lakes like Caroga, Mayfield, West are already being fished. Keep in mind safety first and that you need at least four inches of ...