Saturday, November 12, 2011

Catfish Book

For years, catfish have taken a backseat to more glamorous species like largemouth bass and walleyes. But times have changed. Today, nearly 10 million anglers wet a line hoping to do battle with a monster cat. Learn how to catch bigger catfish than ever before.This book is a comprehensive look at the world of catfish. Beginning with the biology of catfish, Author Keith Sutton then follows with the where-to and how-to information that will lead to successful fishing. Beyond locating fish and rig & tackle techniques, there's even a section on cleaning and cooking your catfish.

Monday, October 24, 2011

St. Lawrence Book

The St. Lawrence is one of the few lengthy rivers in North America that flows west to east, instead of north to south. Canada's third-longest river, the St. Lawrence emanates from Lake Ontario and forms a 120-mile-long natural boundary between the United States and Canada, separating New York from Ontario. As it moves east toward Quebec, the river widens and flows past the province's two largest metropolitan areas-Montreal and Quebec City-and on toward the Atlantic Ocean, where it empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In the 1950s, the United States and Canada jointly constructed the St. Lawrence Seaway along the upper part of the river to provide cargo ships access-via the Atlantic Ocean-to the industrial and agricultural centers of the Great Lakes region. Book jacket.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

St. Lawrence River Musky

How to fish for musky or muskellunge using live suckers off Clayton N.Y. in the St.Lawrence river
If you like to fish for muskie try Clayton New York in the St.Lawrence river. The record musky was caught there a 69-pound, 15-ounce musky by Arthur Lawton.

Trolling and casting are popular ways to fish for muskie in the St.Lawrence river off Clayton New York. There are public boat ramps to launce your boat. If you are not familiar with the area for musky fishing. Many people would suggest you hire a experienced musky fishing guide. May 2 is the opening day for musky fishing but the best fishing is in the fall going into winter. It can be very cold on the St.Lawrence river fishing for musky so dress warm. More fishing for muskies include the down stream sides of any of the deep water shoals off the islands between Cape Vincent and Clayton.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Lake of the Isles St. Lawrence River

There are smallmouth bass,bluegill,northern pike,pan fish and yellow perch all in this area. Lake of the Isles holds large populations of these game fish., and it has a great reputation for its largemouth bass population.

Many trophy size bass have been taken in the Lake of the Isles including the St. Lawrence River largemouth bass record. Lake of the Isles brings in pro fishermen and new fisherman from the Thousand Islands region after the season starts around June 21st.
Many anglers also like the Lake of the Isles for its excellent year round fishing for pike and all types of pan fish. To get to the area for recreational fishing you can boat from De Wolf Point State Park or Alexandria Bay New York. It can be reached by boating around Wesley island and heading south east up the river. If you not familiar with the area just ask someone at the boat docks and they will give you directions.
If you decide to visit the area to fish you should try to fish on the weekdays as the weekend tend to bring out the party boats and it makes the bass to finicky with all the boat traffic.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Camping Out

When you go camping and getting out in the great outdoors it needs to be fun and with no equipment stress. Choosing the right camping equipment can make your camping experience more relaxing. Buying the right tent is important for your comfort.
Here are a few fix it thoughts to pick the right tent for camping out.  You have found the location for your camp out you hopefully you have the right tent to put up and sleep in. You need to know what time of year and weather you will be camping in. You need to know how many people and children will be sleeping in each tent. kids many times like to sleep and play in their own tents. Make sure to check out canopy tents they are easy to carry and are easy to pack and put up. You can spray on some silicon water proofing on the out side of the tent. This will help keep out water if it rains. If you are camping in an area that gets allot of rain you should take along a light weight tarp and put it over the top of the tent and stake it to the ground around the outside of the tent. You should dig a small trench and let rain water flow away from the tent.
Outdoor Tents Sleeping Bags

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Niagara River Niagara Falls

They also offer the Maid of the Mist boat cruise which will take you to the whirlpools and bottom of Niagara falls. The water flow on the American side of the falls is much less in strength because of Goat Island, whereas Horseshoe Falls has no obstruction to divert it. The view of Niagra and Horseshoe falls is breathtaking. Be prepared to get soaked and keep your cameras covered.
Whirlpool Rapids is down river a bit and you can take a power boat ride through the rapids its great fun. At the bottom of Niagra falls, the water travels 15 miles over many gorges and whirl pools to enjoy.
The guides will tell you of the great history of Niagara falls and how they were formed.
Niagara Falls

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mary's island St.Lawrence River

If you want to get away from everyday life camping on Mary Island is the place to do it. The north side of Mary island has some nice cliffs to dive off to go swimming in the St.Lawrence river. Camping out on Mary Island State Park St.Lawrence river.  If you need to get away and camp then I would suggest Mary Island in
 upstate New York .It is secluded and the only way to reach there is by boat.
Mary Island State Park is located across from Alexandria Bay New York. The camp sites are primitive with no running water or electric. This makes it great to  get back to nature. Mary Island is beautiful and secluded even though Alexandria bay is just a mile away across the St.Lawrence river, with plenty of stores and restaurants.  You need to take plenty of light weight camping gear a tent, a 
sleeping bag, a cooler with ice and dining utensils along with food and water to get you set up to camp. There are bathrooms  but make sure to take along plenty of toilet paper.
Mary's island St.Lawrence River

Saturday, April 9, 2011

St. Lawrence river

The water is clearer however we have low water levels on the St. Lawrence river so far this year and fishing is great. The bass and pike are always looking to feed and make catching them easierer. Because the zebra mussels have cleared up the water, weed beds provide good cover for bass and pike, shoals offer good bass fishing this time of year. Both the largemouths and smallmouths are on the rocks and weed beds.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fairyland island St. Lawrence river

Sited on the tip of Fairyland island, this grand summer estate, circa 1904 , combines the glory of the Golden Age in the Thousand Islands with timeless architecture. There exists here on Estrellita a solid legacy nurtured by years of stewardship. Located at the end of Millionaire’s row, this all season residence boasts 360 degree vistas of the St. Lawrence river.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bass fishing history of the Thousand Islands N. Y.

The history of the Thousand Islands is littered with the tales of fishing and the big one that got away. Samuel Sondheim, grandfather of Oscar winner Stephen Sondheim was a frequent visitor to the New Frontenac Hotel; in fact he passed away at the hotel. His favorite pastime was fishing and the story of him and his four friends catching 400 bass in one day, an average of 80 bass each is astounding, but H. R. Clarke’s tales are extraordinary.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Alexandria Bay

Pullman's business, Pullman Palace Car Company, developed the railway sleeping "Pullman" car. He renamed the island near Alexandria Bay - from Sweet Island - to his family name. Grant visited the island's rustic site known then as Camp Charming.Soon cottages weren't enough for millionaire industrialists and Pullman led the way. They started building castles on their islands instead. In 1888, Pullman built the first 'castle' in the Thousand Islands, known as Castle Rest. Soon William Wyckoff on Carleton Island, Charles Emery on Calumet Island, George C. Boldt on Heart Island and Frederick Bourne on Dark Island would follow suit with castles of their own though Emery's later burned to the ground. Now all that remains is its grand granite staircase and rubble.Castle Rest and its original boathouse were also tragically lost in the '50s when short-sighted officials refused to relent on property taxes despite post-Depression realities. Their short-sighted policies lost the region its most historic landmark, not to mention the taxes it may still have garnered. It was also the reason TI Life's founder, Paul Malo abandoned the region in disgust in favor of the Adirondacks. His lifelong attachment to the islands eventually drew him back, but the loss of Castle Rest remained one of Malo's deepest regrets.