Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lake sturgeon

"Lake sturgeon are listed as a threatened species in New York, therefore, there is no open season for the fish and possession is prohibited," DEC said. "Anglers should not intentionally target these rare fish. If an angler catches a sturgeon, they should move to another area or change fishing gear to avoid catching another. Anglers who do unintentionally hook one should follow practices to ensure that the fish are returned to the water unharmed including:
* "Avoid bringing the fish into the boat, if possible.
*"Use pliers to remove the hook; sturgeon are almost always hooked in the mouth.
*"Always support the fish horizontally. Do not hold sturgeon in a vertical position by their head, gills or tails.
*"Never touch their eyes or gills.
* "Minimize their time out of the water and return them to the water immediately once they are freed from fishing gear."

Friday, June 24, 2016

legislation in the Canadian Senate

Both Mr. Runciman and Mr. Brown have introduced legislation in the Canadian Senate, and in the Canadian House of Commons, that would exempt U.S. pleasure boaters from reporting when they enter Canadian waters as long as they don’t disembark, anchor, moor, make contact with another vessel or import goods.
The proposal would also exempt Canadian pleasure boaters from reporting to their own customs officials when they return to Canadian waters, as long as they met the same conditions while in U.S. waters.Mr. Runciman said the Canadian law as it is now written is unreasonable.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Maid of the Mist

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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Asian carp. Not good news.

The men contacted biologists from the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.  They came quickly he said, and were greatly surprised, adding it was if they didn’t want to see it, but were glad it was caught.The biologists were not happy because it turned out to be an Asian grass carp, an invasive species which grows and reproduces rapidly and is a voracious eater.  It’s the first Asian carp found in the St Lawrence.
Grass carp is one of four species of Asian carp, which have been wreaking havoc in American waters and pose serious threats to native species.
The grass carp species eats vegetation and can destroy the habitats of native fish where they lay eggs and where young fish can hide from larger predators.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Lake Ontario Counties

For walleye, some of the best action is around the horn near Henderson Harbor and around the mouth of the Black River. With the Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby going on at the time, anyone targeting walleye will need to fish there if they want the best chance to win. In fact, the winner was an 11 pound, 14 ounce ‘eye caught from there on opening day.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The St. Lawrence River

“It’s definitely the sheer amount of fish you can catch there, and it has everything - large mouth bass, small mouth bass, walleye, pike, muskie, trout, perch, etc.. And  it allows for  multiple different ways of catching these fish. It suits everybody’s fishing abilities and skills.”
The St. Lawrence River covers a vast stretch of our area, from Kingston to Gananoque to Brockville. Lenny recommends staying in the Kingston – Malloryrown stretch for your best fishing.