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Bison City teach to fish program set for May 19 The Bison City Rod and Gun Club, located at 511 Ohio Street in Buffalo, will host its annual Jimmy Griffin Memorial Teach-Me-To-Fish program on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s an entertaining program for kids of any age and their parents or guardians. This free program includes lunch and free use of the club’s fishing gear…

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Despite poor weather conditions, some nice salmon, trout and walleye have come to the scales in the Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon Derby. The derby ends Sunday. Lake Erie and tributaries Steve Brzuszkiewicz of Marilla reports that with Sturgeon Point ramps still closed, he headed of Cattaraugus Creek towards Sturgeon Point, where there was perch on Monday, …

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When it comes to fishing in Western New York, we’re spoiled. With two Great Lakes (Erie and Ontario), their corresponding tributaries, and the mighty Niagara River, we are blessed with some outstanding natural resources. Sometimes we forget just how good we have it. That is until people from outside the area sample the waters. Outdoor media from around the continent arr…

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The Spring Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby kicks off May 10 and runs through May 19, offering more than $45,000 in prizes. Some big salmon have been caught already this spring, including a 28 1/2 pound fish over the weekend. It should be a good contest. Lake Erie and tributaries It turned out to be a great walleye opener for the weekend, and yellow perch…

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LOC Derby kicks off May 10 Every spring, the Spring Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby gets the anglers excited to help kick off the fishing season. This year’s event, slated for May 10-19, will again offer a $15,000 grand prize for the largest salmon in the 10-day contest and another $30,000 in cash for the four divisions (salmon, lake trout, brown trout and wa…

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Submissions can be emailed to outdoors@buffnews.com and should include name, hometown and particulars of the catch. One photo will be selected Catch of the Week and be published on the Thursday Outdoors page.

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Submissions can be emailed to outdoors@buffnews.com and should include name, hometown and particulars of the catch. One photo will be selected Catch of the Week and be published on the Thursday Outdoors page.

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Yankee Troller Wins King of the Lake For the Yankee Troller team led by Capt. Rich Hajecki of Kent, the crew really didn’t have a plan of attack for the first big tournament of the year on Lake Ontario – the Dreamweaver King of the Lake Salmon Tournament out of St. Catharines, Ontario April 27-28. The reason they didn’t was because the scheduled first day of the tournam…

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The Fishing Beat for May 1, 2019 Walleye, northern pike, pickerel and inland tiger muskie seasons open on Saturday and that’s good news on a variety of fronts. If only we could get rid of the rest of the ice on Lake Erie and in the Niagara River so things can start to warm up. King salmon are hitting on Lake Ontario. The Lewiston Smelt Festival is Friday at Academy Park…

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Tips and Tactics for NY’s Walleye Opener By Bill Hilts, Jr. Anglers in Western New York are about to continue with a new era in walleye fishing when the season opens on Saturday, May 4. Diehard fishing veterans are itching to get out there and start catching fish on Lake Erie, again. So are newcomers to the sport. Water levels are up in this Great Lake and it could b…

BN Outdoor Calendar for May 1, 2019 May 1 – NYS Spring Turkey Season opens through May 31. For regulations check www.dec.ny.gov. May 3 – Lewiston Smelt Festival at Academy Park, Lewiston starting at 5 p.m. Live music. Smelt eating contest. Smelt fry by the Niagara River Anglers Association. www.niagarariverregion.com May 4 – I Love My Park Day across NYS. Here’s a…

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By Dave Woodworth II Dave “Woody” Woodworth was the longest running president in the history of the Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, holding office for 12 years (2005-2017). He also held a position on the board of directors and was a member of the tournament, walleye restoration and outdoor expo committees. He was integral in managing the club’s purch…

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The bearded gobbler was slowly making its way into the hunting area, previously scouted by Mike Mettler of Niagara Falls. Mettler was accompanied by 13-year-old Tyler Hutcheson of the Town of Niagara, hunting in Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County. They were hoping for a repeat performance they had experienced during the spring youth turkey hunt in 2018, when the junior hunter…

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The ice boom removal began Monday. How fast the ice chunks will dissipate will be up to Mother Nature based on wind direction, temperatures and precipitation. As the ice flows through the Niagara River and into Lake Ontario, be careful as you negotiate the frozen chunks. Fishing is still good! Lake Erie and tributaries “It's been good in the streams when fishable,” repor…