Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stocking of trout streams

The annual stocking of trout streams in St. Lawrence County is about to get underway as the traditional spring trout and salmon season starts on April 1.
The earliest stocking in the county is usually in the Oswegatchie River in Piercefield in March, and the schedule shows 1,750 eight- to nine-inch brook trout due to go in this month. In May, the Oswegatchie is due to get 3,500 brown trout introduced in Clifton and Fine.
The stockings are done by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and local volunteers.

Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Lawrence River anglers

Beginning April 1, St. Lawrence River anglers will have to catch a muskie that’s at least 54 inches long if they want to keep it.
That’s one of many changes to fishing regulations announced recently by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The new regulations establish a special trout daily creel limit of five fish with no more than two fish longer than 12 inches, for some waters in Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and St. Lawrence counties, as well as for Little River and Oswegatchie Rivers in St. Lawrence County.