Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wetland birds

Wetland birds such as Black Tern and Pied- billed Grebe should also benefit throughout the St Lawrence River-Eastern Lake Ontario Region. River flooding of marshes should reduce cattails and create more sedge meadow areas. These declining bird species will greatly benefit as this habitat type is essential for nesting and feeding. Other aquatic habitat users such as Great Blue Heron, American Bittern and Common Tern should also benefit. These birds feed in wetlands and its likely open water meadows would increase access to prey items. Marshes with greater habitat diversity benefit many fish and wildlife species and human inconveniences caused by greater fluctuations in water levels are a small price to pay for healthier ecosystems.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

fish from short biting

To eliminate fish from short biting tie a second hook to the first hook and place it in your crawler without affecting the natural action you get with the single hook. You can also buy stinger hooks that will attach to your single hook. When you feel the fish bite, instead of setting the hook right away, give the fish some line by moving your rod tip toward the water, once you feel the fish has taken the bait, then set the hook.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

St. Lawrence Walleye Association

The St. Lawrence Walleye Association is hosting four tournaments this summer: the Members only Tournament was held on June 18th, the Fishing with a Sponsor Tournament was held on July 15, the SLRWA Walleye Challenge will be held on Aug. 5 from the Massena Intake Boat Launch (see Hooks and Antlers on Page B2) and the Fall Classic will be held on Sept. 16.
The St. Lawrence Valley Sportsmen’s Club holds an Opening Weekend Walleye Tournament an Opening Weekend Smallmouth Bass Tournament.
“Things continue to go very well and we have been helped a great deal of help from the Lake Champlain Walleye Association which receives funds from the State of Vermont and is doing tremendous things,” said Gagner.
“We had a great stocking year. Doug McLean does an outstanding job managing our ponds and there is a great deal to it. And we had no cannibalism in the ponds this year.”

Friday, July 7, 2017

carp in Quebec

The ministry says very concerned about the appearance of the grass carp in Quebec and feared that the other three species of asian carp can also come and look after our waterways.
The MFFP has confirmed last spring that they have detected the carp in no less than 16 areas along the St. Lawrence river.
To combat the spread of the unwanted fish, the department announced last February that the ban on the use of live bait fish during the winter period, in the framework of sport fishing.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New York Camping Guide

St. Lawrence River there are many campgrounds along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Finger Lakes and countless smaller lakes or ponds in Central NY.
Designated campsites at state campgrounds usually offer swimming, fishing, hiking, playgrounds for kids and more. Usually there is a variety of wildlife there or nearby. For example two of the campgrounds we frequent have ospreys while another has a pair of bald eagles. In campgrounds operated by OPR a certain number of sites usually have electric hookups, while there are none in DEC campgrounds.
 Both OPR and DEC campgrounds are listed in a booklet “New York Camping Guide” with lots of information on facilities found at each. You can obtain this guide as well as get information online by visiting the website www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/camping. Reservations can be made by going though Reserve America at 1-800-456 CAMP or www.newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Boating Bill

The first is was the announcement that on June 12th. Bill S233, known as the Boating Bill, passed through its third reading in the House of Commons.  It passed on an open voice vote. This means that US boaters traveling through Canadian waters, not planning on anchoring, rafting to another boat in Canadian waters or landing on a Canadian island or mainland, may do so without calling into Canadian Customs.  A similar Bill was introduced and passed through the Canadian Senate by Senator Bob Runciman (Brockville). As Brown explained when interviewed on CBC Radio, “One reason for the change is easing the minds of boaters who may drift across the border during their travels without realizing it.”  He also hoped that commerce on both sides of the border would revive.  Many of us remember when a US boater was arrested and fined for not reporting into to customs.