adirondacks2.jpgTrout and Salmon Fishing Season Now Open on Streams Adirondack Region, N.Y.  - For any angler or fisherman, winter is that time when you dream about rushing rivers and being on the lake. Fortunately, early ice-outs and fast spring thaws in the Adirondacks have resulted in a warmer spring fishing season. Grab your vest, rod and license and make the most of fishing season by entering one of the many events going on this spring! Adirondack Adventure Festival Apr 30 - May 1-2 in North Creek Warren County Fish Hatchery presentation & fish tank, canoe & kayak, fly fishing demonstrations, bike rides/tours & hiking, GPS instruction & geocaching, bounce house, rock wall & challenge course, helicopter rides, music, 50/50 raffle, vendors. 17th Annual All Season Tournament May 1 - Sept. 20 on Lake Champlain Eligible species include all species of trout, Atlantic salmon, large- and smallmouth bass, northern pike, channel catfish and walleye. All species can be entered throughout the tournament during their respective legal seasons. Prizes will be awarded each month for the highest point-value fish entered that month in each division. Tournaments 2010:                            More Lake Champlain Fishing Tournaments can be found at AuSable River Two-Fly May 22nd in Wilmington Come fish the known trout producing waters of the West Branch in a Catch-n-Release challenge that will test all of your fly-fishing skills. The event will cover a designated section of the river, accessing a variety of waters and conditions. It will be a time-limited fishing using two of your most productive flies. Long Lake F&G Club Fishing Derby June 19th in Long Lake Fishing Derby for Smallmouth/Largemouth Bass & Pike opens to the public. Registration time is 6:00am, at the Long Lake town beach. Cash prizes awarded at the 3pm weigh in. Registration required. Raquette Lake Bass Fishing Tournament July 24th in Raquette Lake Breakfast at 5am. Entry fee, limited to 50 boats. 2 people per boat. Fishermen are penalized for any dead fish. Live weigh-in open to the public. (Pre-registration required.) About Adirondack Fishing Fishing, whether with a lure or fly, is a passion in the Adirondacks. Bass, trout, walleyes, land-locked salmon, northern pike and muskies are only part of the fishing roster here. The Ausable River is legendary among fly fishermen, and Lake George and Lake Champlain, among trophy fishermen. But there are plenty of other streams, rivers and lakes in the region. Download the Adirondack Fishing Brochure and log onto for more fishing information.  Each year New York State Department of Environmental Conservation designates the last weekend of June as "Free Fishing Weekend." For 2010, New York's Free Fishing days are Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27. During those two days, anyone can fish New York State waters and no fishing license is required.


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