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.
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.
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.
Application 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.
"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.
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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.
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