Fishing Articles — New York

World-Class Brown Trout Fishing by Jim Teeny

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World-Class Brown Trout Fishing by Jim Teeny

  It’s always been a dream of mine to catch big German brown trout on a fly. In Montana, if you got a 4- pound-plus brown you would make the wall in Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop. For most of us, a 4-pound trout would be considered a big trout. I live in Oregon and we also have big browns in some of our waters but they are hard to catch. I landed my first big German brown in Wisconsin when my friend Dave Halblom and I were teaching a class. On the second day, I spotted a different fish amongst...

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Will Natural Selection Save Our Salmon? by Jim Bedford

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Will Natural Selection Save Our Salmon? by Jim Bedford

 (Published in Spring 2018) Or, in other words, can our coho and Chinook salmon in Lakes Michigan and Huron adapt to a new forage base? And, can they change from being pelagic predators, feeding in open water at mid-depth to foraging on the bottom? To review how we got to this point, the quagga mussels caused the plankton levels to decrease enough to cause the alewives to crash in Lake Huron a number of years ago. A similar crash in Lake Michigan is approaching but it has taken longer for that to happen. The reasons are likely the greater depth of...

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Niagara River’s Simple Yet Deadly Rig by Paul Liikala

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Niagara River’s Simple Yet Deadly Rig by Paul Liikala

I was fighting something that was whipping my butt. It surged downstream, went skyward, and then raced upstream. It appeared to tire as it neared the boat. Wrong! It turned tail and ripped 50 feet of line from the reel’s spool. Finally, the exhausted salmon came to the boat where John DeLorenzo expertly netted it. She tipped the scales at 30 pounds, the biggest of the nine that I caught that day. What a day for my first trip on the Niagara River! A couple of months later, I returned to the Niagara. We fished the bar at the river’s...

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