The problem with many lakes is that the centers are still open, and we have high winds this week. That could take us backwards a little bit, Bill Hilts Jr. says.
With a good old-fashioned lake-effect storm bearing down on Buffalo and to the south, fishing the tributaries, harbors and other areas is going to be difficult.
The final free fishing day of the year in New York is Nov. 11. Take a veteran fishing. Remember to abide by the regulations for the body of water you intend to fish.
If there isn’t too much precipitation, stream fishing should be much better this weekend, Bill Hilts Jr. says.
Rain and cooler temperatures are really having a positive impact in the Great Lakes tributaries, and with more of both in the forecast, grab a rod and give it a go.
Saturday will mark a new era in trout fishing when the inland streams will be open throughout New York State for catch and release fishing, with artificial lures only.
Fall has arrived and the fish are beginning to move around the systems to prepare for spawning in the next 60 days.
With hunting seasons starting, there will be less fishing pressure on area waters.
Salmon are showing up in the lower Niagara River and snapping out in Lake Ontario.
Bass anglers are getting ready for the Douglas Rods Big Money Open on Sept. 18 and first responders are being honored with a special Lake Erie fishing day on Sept. 11.
The Canadian border has reopened for fishing if you have a Canadian license, but do not plan on touching land, mooring/anchoring or physically contacting another boat.
It is the last weekend for the Lake Ontario Counties Summer Derby.
The Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby is in full swing and if you are going fishing on Lake Ontario, even for a day, it might be wo…
The Southtowns Walleye Association’s Walleye Derby starts Saturday.
It is important to plan for the weekend of June 18-20 if you are a fisherman out of Buffalo.
Good fishing continues around Western New York for a variety of species, and you can add inland musky to the long list of options starting Saturday.
Spring walleye action has started, too, but Mother Nature has not been kind.
Walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger musky (inland) seasons open Saturday and the salmon are snapping on Lake Ontario.
Perch action in Lake Erie is continuing but not everyone is catching them.