Free Fishing Days 2019

DEC Announces 2019 Free Fishing Days in New York – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

The free fishing days program is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative and the upcoming free fishing days are the first of several planned for 2019, including June 29-30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day), and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).

APRIL 1 Trout Opens

DEC Delivers – Information to keep you connected and informed from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Share or view as a web page || Update preferences or unsubscribe   Trout Season Opens April 1 Although the opener is traditionally met with snow, high flows and cold temperatures, April 1 is nonetheless the opening day for trout… Continue Reading

Fish Stocking

Each year DEC releases approximately 900,000 pounds of fish into more than 1,200 public streams, rivers, lakes and ponds across the state. These fish are stocked for two main purposes– to enhance recreational fishing and to restore native species to waters they formerly occupied. Raising these fish is a big task that requires precise methods… Continue Reading

DEC Releases 2016-2018 Great Lakes Program Progress Report

People and Communities Are Benefiting from Collaborative Projects to Restore New York’s Great Lakes Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of the 2016-2018 progress report on the restoration and protection of New York’s Great Lakes resources. The report, released to commemorate World Water Day, highlights… Continue Reading

Charter Fishing and Tipping

Charter Fishing Tipping Do you tip the Captain?  On 1 man Charter Boat operation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This question comes up a lot. Do you tip the Charter Captain, and if so, how much?  Well, there has been a lot of articles written on this subject and many opinions on it to.  Most charter boat tipping articles… Continue Reading