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Outdoors

As the Fall Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon Derby came to a close on Labor Day weekend, an announcement came through from the Albany press office of the state's Department of Environmental Conservation: record-breaking trout and salmon fishing in Lake Ontario. We've known that the fishing was good by talking to anglers, looking at the catches of the week an…

Sports

The Lake Ontario Counties Spring Trout and Salmon Derby (www.loc.org) kicks off Friday (yes, it’s still on!) and runs through May 14 – 10 days of fishing fun with anglers competing for over $44,000 in prizes and a grand prize of $15,000 for the biggest salmon overall. Over 3,000 fishermen will be hitting the lake wherever their boats will take them for the spring event sin…

Crime

There are a number of things that the state Department of Environmental Conservation doesn’t have a taste for, and one of them is poached salmon. Three men accused of snagging 69 salmon with an illegal hook and a net at night learned that the hard way after one of them tried to elude authorities by swimming across a creek while another led police on a wild chase in the …