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Let’s not forget, we were all rookies at one time

June 25, 2016 As the annual camping season arrives, it is important to be patient when dealing with newcomers — whether in the field, the forest or on the water. more »»

Bass fight their way to blue collar status

June 18, 2016 Although the Adirondack region has long been recognized for cold-water species such as brook trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon, it is the warm-water species of bass, perch and northern pike... more »»

Rewilding the curmudgeon within

June 11, 2016 Well, it seems I’ve lived long enough to earn the right to be an old curmudgeon. more »»

Outdoor opportunities spring to life with warm weather

June 4, 2016 Following fast on the tail of a pleasant string of nearly summer-like days, the local lakes and ponds are finally turning on. more »»

The woods is where to find the goods

May 28, 2016 While the stereotypical image of an angler is often framed by the sight of Joe Sixpack sitting patiently in a boat waiting for a bite, the actual portrait is far different. more »»

Wild Bill connects fishing legend to descendant

May 21, 2016 Rueben Woods, a portly, old sporting goods salesman from Syracuse, had bested the finest European and British fly casters at the World Casting Championships. more »»

Mud, bugs and trout bring in the new season

May 14, 2016 Although a spat of snow flurries revisited the region recently, the small storms produced no more than a dusting of snow that melted off promptly with the rising su. more »»

Gotta know when it’s time to pull up stakes

May 7, 2016 Rising temperatures, rain and the steadily increasing daylight hours indicate that spring has arrived, and with it comes the traditional influx of migrating birds and the return of native wildlife. more »»

Remembering the old days of Bog River Flow

April 30, 2016 As I prepped for the first extended fishing trip of the new season, the late evening air grew cool and breezy. more »»

Early ice-out doesn’t always translate to more fish

April 23, 2016 With the early departure of winter’s ice and snow, it is now time to get out and enjoy the rebirth of the earth as spring’s greens rapidly reclaim the landscap. more »»

Time to bask in the early-season warmth

April 16, 2016 As the weather warms and the birds and flowers return, don’t forget to take some time to get outside. Research indicates the time we spend outdoors makes us feel better, inside and out. more »»

Cold opener to the trout season

April 9, 2016 Despite the unique opportunity to fish the lakes and ponds on the opening day of the trout season, the hype was more than the bite. more »»

Oh, to be as old and steady as a tree

April 2, 2016 As I enter my sixth decade on this planet, I’ve become increasingly interested in the past. more »»

Waiting for the turn of seasons

March 19, 2016 Although the mountaintops are still snow-capped and ice still secures the lakes and ponds, there are already numerous signs that indicate the spring season will soon be underway. more »»

Time to start focusing on early ice-out

March 5, 2016 I don’t think I’ll be going out on a limb in predicting an early ice-out this year. In fact, I’ve still been waiting for the lakes to finally ice up, and so have many other hard water anglers. more »»

Health and happiness outdoors

February 27, 2016 As the Adirondack region sinks deeper into the depths of winter, it is important for residents to make a concerted effort to get outdoors. more »»

Shed heads discover whitetail tendencies

February 20, 2016 I’ve never spent much time hunting for “sheds,” a term used to describe the dropped antlers of a whitetail deer. more »»

The good old days when winter brought snow and ice

February 13, 2016 For as long as I can recall, the winter season has always been my favorite time of the year. more »»

Still waiting for winter to show its face

February 6, 2016 Although I still harbor dreams that a traditional winter will magically unfold across the local landscape, the reality of our current situation has become painfully obvious. more »»

Hardwater a source of fun, and sometimes cash

January 30, 2016 Finally it appears that winter has fully engulfed the Adirondacks. With temperatures well below zero, the lake ice can be heard moaning and groaning late into the night. more »»

 
 

 

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