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How good is the salmon fishing out of this end of Lake Ontario? The current  leader of the Summer Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby is a 27-pound Wilson fish caught by Lee Beaton of Clifton Springs. And the icing on the cake to accentuate the fishing was the Monroe County Offshore Classic. The Dirty Goose team led by Capt. Casey Prisco of Matamoras, Pa.,made a …

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The popular pastime of fishing is enjoyed by millions and millions of people across the country; millions and millions more around the world. It’s an art form, a communications tool and a recreational outdoor activity all rolled up into one. It’s also a perfect mechanism for people to connect. Last week, an inaugural event took place in Dunkirk that combined Western Ne…

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A Sportsman's Tale / From Joe Croom We were fishing by the Skyway Bridge near St. Petersburg, Fla., in late June, targeting tarpon, at first without success. We had caught a a sand shark, a hammerhead and a cobia but that prized catch remained elusive. And then, bam! The hit was incredible. As soon as the fish found out it was hooked, it took line for about 30 second…

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It's another thing to worry about, right? Kids and their screens - television, tablet, phone, computer - all of them. I know I'm not telling you something you didn't already know. As a mom of four girls, I watch and worry. I talk about my days growing up on 17th Street in the Falls when I'd play outside all day, come in only when the the lights came on. They've heard it a …

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After an extremely odd year that saw a combination of drought conditions and record-breaking temperatures influencing fishing in the Great Lakes (and elsewhere), many anglers in Western New York have been waiting for a certain fish species to arrive on the scene with a bit more consistency – the extremely popular yellow perch. After a productive spring fishing season …