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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 and salmon fishing throughout the State of New York and an indication that spring is just around the corner. Look for best fishing in more temperate areas of New York including Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley and southwestern New York. DEC has a number of new publications that will prove helpful to those new to trout fishing. The I FISH NY Guide to Trout Fishing with Synthetic Bait describes a very effective technique to catch early season trout in ponds. The I FISH NY Guide to Trout Fishing in Streams (PDF) provides good information for those who prefer trout fishing in moving waters.  Each year, DEC stocks over 1,200 waters with trout and salmon.  Visit DEC’s website for the planned listing of 2019 stockings by county. Looking for a place to fish? Review the 2019 Coldwater Fishing Forecast.   Pick up a Copy of the 2019-2020 Freshwater Fishing Digest   Pick up your copy of the 2019-2020 Freshwater Fishing Digest at any license sales vendor.The new guide provides some great information for anyone interested in getting more involved in the sport of fishing, particularly women. You can also view an online version of the guide. Only you can prevent aquatic invasions. Clean, Drain and Dry your fishing and boating equipment after every use.  
Connect with DEC: Basil Seggos, Commissioner On behalf of: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation · 625 Broadway · Albany, NY 12233 · (518) 402-8013 This information forwarded to you by 1st Choice Fishing Charters 716.940.2845

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

Youth Pheasant Hunting Weekend New York

For Release: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 DEC Announces Youth Pheasant Hunting Weekend for Western New York State’s Pheasant-Raising Programs Bolster Hunting Opportunities A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 14 and 15, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The hunt is one week… Continue Reading

DEC Announces Opening of 2017 Muskellunge Fishing Season

Biologists Predict Good Fishing on Chautauqua Lake The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that DEC is opening the statewide fishing season for muskellunge on May 27 in most locations. However, the muskellunge season for New York’s Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and… Continue Reading

Free Fishing Days 2017

Next Weekend is Free Fishing Weekend in New York State The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation sent this bulletin on 02/10/2017 03:57 PM EST Free Fishing Weekend February 18 & 19 The first of several free fishing days in New York State for 2017 will take place next weekend on Saturday, February 18… Continue Reading

That Time of Year

That time of year again to start planning your fishing adventure’s. The great thing is you have some time, but don’t take to long as the season is right around the corner. What you should do is contact us talk about your plans when and where. We are getting calls everyday now so start thinking… Continue Reading