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State Fair Shipwrecks Exhibit Adding Behemoth Fish, Longer ROV In-Water Demonstration Day

Aug 26, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tom Brooking with NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow and Dave White of New York Sea Grant with the 7-foot-long sturgeon that is joining the The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Signature Exhibit for the balance of the Great New York State Fair. Photo courtesy of Brian P. Whattam Syracuse, N.Y. - The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Signature Exhibit presented by New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair is adding new displays and expanding its in-water demonstrations. The exhibit is located in and along the reflecting pool at the mini-NY State Park at the Fairgrounds. Starting Monday, August 25, an historic fish that has been a passive behemoth in waters around the globe for more than 100 million years will join 300 years of shipwrecks history in The Great Shipwrecks exhibit. NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow will have its 7-foot-long mounted sturgeon in the Great Shipwrecks 60-foot-long tent for the balance of the Fair.

Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake August 21-24, 2014

Aug 15, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Union Springs, N.Y. - 108 Bassmaster Elite Series pros will be heading to Union Springs on Cayuga Lake, one of New York's famous Finger Lakes, August 21-24 for the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite series. At Cayuga Lake, the final of eight full-field events this season, each Elite series pro has a shot at a first-place prize of $100,000 and an automatic qualification for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

Cayuga Lake is a first-time stop for the Elite Series and the deep glacial lake (up to 435 feet) is great habitat for largemouth bass, which will be the target species for the anglers.

'Fishing the Great Lakes of NY' Author in Clayton August 17

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Clayton, N.Y. –  Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.Clayton, N.Y. - Spider Rybaak, author of several guidebooks for anglers, will speak on Fishing in the 1000 Islands in All Seasons at 1pm at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun and Sportsmen Show in Clayton on Sunday, August 17. The show runs August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road.

Rybaak, who has spent the last 25 years writing about fishing, is the author of Fishing Eastern NY, Fishing Western NY, and Fishing the Great Lakes of NY: A Guide to Lakes Erie and Ontario, Their Tributaries, and the Thousand Islands. His latest book, Fishing Oneida Lake, is scheduled for release early in 2015. He is currently working on a guide to fishing in the Adirondacks.

Project Healing Waters Coming to Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Project Healing Waters participants in the Salmon River, Oswego County. Photo: Oswego County Tourism Clayton, N.Y. -  Military families with wounded warriors and anglers with a passion for fly fishing will be able to learn more about Project Healing Waters at the Clayton-1000 Islands Gun & Sportsmen Show August 16-17, 2014 at Cerow Recreation Park Arena, 615 East Line Road, in Clayton, NY.   The nonprofit Project Healing Waters began at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC in 2005. Wounded soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan learned how to tie fishing flies and were paired with volunteers on fishing trips to promote physical and mental healing.

Sixth Annual Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Tournament Gives Back to the Great Sacandaga Lake

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

(l to r) Event co-coordinator Lou Stutzke, Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation President, Randy Gardinier, event co-coordinator, Beaver RossGloversville, N.Y. - Representatives of the Sixth Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 check, as well as $770 from a special raffle raised by Lou Stutzke, to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation for fish stocking this fall. The Walleye Challenge this year was held on held on January 25 on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Event Coordinators Lou Stutzke (Owner of Fuel-N-Food of Mayfield), Hank "Beaver" Ross and Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, presented the check to Randy Gardinier of the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation at a recent ceremony at the Fulton County Visitors Center in Vail Mills.

Isles to Icons – NY’s Adirondack Campgrounds Offer Adventure & Family-Friendly Options

Jun 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - Whether it's on your bucket or your ‘I'm-not-too-sure-about-this' list, camping is a must for summer adventure in the Adirondacks. Luckily, New York's six-million-acre park provides hundreds of campgrounds, each offering unique amenities, breathtaking views and access to endless opportunities for fun and entertainment.

Governor Cuomo Announces the Launch of the New York State Fish & Wildlife Smartphone Application

May 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Official NY Wildlife and Fishing AppApplication Quickly and Easily Locates Places to Fish, Hunt, View Wildlife and Enjoy the Outdoors in New York State

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of a free mobile application that provides up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor adventure opportunities in New York State. The new app follows the 2014 New York State Tourism Summit held on May 14 and the kick-off of the summer travel season and celebrating outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the state.

Calling all Youngsters! It’s Time to Fish

May 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wayne County Fishing ContestSodus Point, N.Y. - Technology is a wonderful thing. The inventions of today connect people instantly, however when our children are caught in the trap of glowing screens they miss the beauty of the great outdoors.

"Take a kid fishing" has been the mantra of many organizations trying to introduce youngsters to outdoor activity. The Wayne County Office of Tourism and the Wayne County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs has offered a fantastic fishing contest that celebrates its 17th year.

"Long Island’s Best Fishing 2014 Calendar" Points Anglers toward the Lunkers

Apr 15, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

LI's Best FishingBack By Popular Demand!

Southold, N.Y. - When does cod fishing peak? Where can you catch cow stripers on June's full moon? What color bucktails fool doormat fluke? Are the trout stocked yet? You'll find answers to these questions and more while flipping through Long Island's Best Fishing 2014 Calendar, by Tom Schlichter.

Big and beautiful, this 9" x 12", high-quality glossy calendar is loaded with the first-hand fishing information anglers crave throughout the year - making it a great holiday gift for fishing friends and family.

Governor Cuomo Announces Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament Will Return to New York State In 2014

Aug 8, 2013 by I Love New York Staff

bassmaster-pic-for-web.jpgPartners with B.A.S.S. to Promote Fishing and Tourism in New York 2014 Tournament to Include ‘Governor's Challenge' Featuring the Governor, Elected Officials and some of the Biggest Names in Professional Fishing   Albany, N.Y. (August 8, 2013) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and B.A.S.S. today announced the Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament will return to New York State in 2014. Under a ...
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