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  • Lake Erie Perch Harvest is Up 312% from July '07!

    By the most recent creel survey results from the NYS DEC for July there is not better time to be perch fishing than right now. The harvest was 4981 perch in July '08 compared to 1601 in July '07, a 312% increase! For the month of July '08 the harvest rate (harvested fish per hour) is up 107.7% over last July.   Read More...

  • Less than two ships a day!

    At the July meeting of the Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY, it was good to hear the outrage of the members about aquatic invasive species. It all started after NYS DEC Lake Erie Unit Manager, Don Einhouse's presentation when some one asked about transporting emerald shiners and VHS. The debate was heated but finally settled on how do we stop the next invasion.   Read More...

  • Our fish at risk Officials track a killer virus spreading inland from the Great Lakes

    by Spencer Hunt THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH LOUDONVILLE, Ohio -- State and federal officials are tracking an escaped killer. Armed with nets, a plastic dinghy and a 300-volt generator, a team of fish experts spent a day last week collecting fish from the Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River, looking for a deadly disease called viral hemorrhagic septicemia. Officials thought the contagious virus, which makes fish bleed to death, was contained in the Great Lakes.   Read More...

  • Go Figure!

    I have been out fishing a few times not as much as I would likeƉ that would be every day. My wife has something to say about that, she is not a fisherperson, nor a fan of my fishing exploits. Her idea of fun is to see me working around the yard, or just working period.   Read More...

  • FISH ON !

    Tossed like a bit of flotsam upon the white capped waves, chilled by the wicked northwest wind, and nearly drowned by the spray off the waves my thoughts are of tranquil, warmer waters. I ask myself that most serious of questions, one that originates from deep within, the very center of my being, from the pit of my gut, "WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING ON THE LAKE WITH WAVES THAT COULD KILL ME ?" "WALLEYE!" I shout from the top of my lungs to be heard over the howl of the wind, raging against me, broug...  Read More...

  • A Fisherman

    To become a fisherman I am undergoing or struggling through another evolutionary phase, it is a life long process, which started when I was a kid. My dad tried to give me a jump start by skipping the stream angler phase however he learned you can not skip any steps in turning a little kid into a fisherman especially when you are starting him on a journey that will last a lifetime. I should explain to become a fisherman there are specific phases or steps.   Read More...

  • NEW! Great Lakes problems !

    Great Article from Great Lakes Echo!     Read More...

  • Group studies Otsego Lake alewife stock

    By Tom GraceThe Daily Star Cooperstown News Bureau Wednesday, August 14, 2002 COOPERSTOWN - The alewives of Otsego Lake are being scrutinized this week by a team of international fish researchers. What they learn here, they hope to apply to studies of the Great Lakes and other bodies of water around the world. Using sophisticated sonar equipment brought aboard the Biological Field Station's research boat and an underwater camera, researchers are studying alewives, small fish that have thrived in...  Read More...

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