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2016 Veteran’s Day Is ‘Free Fishing Day’ Across New York

This year on Veteran's Day, celebrate by fishing. Here in New York it has been designated a "Free Fishing Day" across the whole state.

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The 8 lb. 4 oz. Smallmouth Bass ‘That Didn’t Get Away’

Patrick Hildenbrand caught an 8 lb. 4 oz. Smallmouth bass from the St. Lawrence River and ties the state record from 1995. 

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NY Teen Sets State Record For Freshwater Drum

A 12-year-old girl just caught a state record-breaking freshwater drum in Lake Champlain. Amelia Whalen caught this 29 pound fish on June 4th.

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Upstate Trout Fishing Suffering Due To Drought

Maybe you've enjoyed the weather lately in Upstate New York. Someone, or something, that isn't enjoying the weather is fisherman. Due to the recent droughts in Upstate, trout fishing is suffering this season. 

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Where To Catch ‘Big Bass’ In Central New York

With summer finally here, it's time to break out those poles and get to catching some bass. The only real question is where you would want to go.

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5 Father’s Day Activities in Central New York Sure to Make Dad Smile

Father's Day is Sunday, and we still don't have a clue what to do for dad. Here's a few ideas he's sure to love. 

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Get Your Fishing License At These Central New York Locations

There's nothing better than spending a nice afternoon fishing in Central New York unless it's cut short because you're fishing without a license. Pick up your license at these locations.

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Free Fishing In New York

If it says "free", then I'm all for it.  Although, I did buy a fishing license for the first time in some years.  But I think this is a great idea if you only fish occasionally, or maybe you're trying fishing for the first time.

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Man Drowns In Canal At Sylvan Beach [UPDATE]

UPDATED 5/3/16 9:05 am   State Police have identified the victim as 23-year old Aaron Teater of Verona.

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3 MORE New York Beaches to Put on Your Summer To Do List

We already told you about 3 gorgeous beaches in Upstate, New York.  We've discovered a handful more that we think you'll really like. 

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Have You Caught A Big Fish? If So, It Might Win An Award

Catch a really big fish? You might have a new state record. Did you know the biggest Largemouth Bass NYS record holder is 25.5 inches long, weighed in at 11 lbs 4 oz, and was caught with a spinnerbait at Buckhorn Lake in Otsego County back in 1987?

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Central New York’s Mild Winter Brings Great Stream Conditions For Trout

While you may have celebrated the mild winter we received here in Central New York, if you're a fisherman, you'll celebrate even more. Thanks to the mild winter, many streams are being stocked early with trout before April 1st.

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