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Additional gear to take ice fishing
Anyone with an ax and a fishing pole can do this," Tim LaDue of Lake Clear says about ice fishing. LaDue has a variety of shanties, augers, poles and tip-ups to make his ice fishing more action-packed and fun, but with a fishing license, pole or line and a way to get through the ice to the water, LaDue is right. Anyone can go ice fishing.
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Choosing the right tip-up
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Shelter from the wind and cold
When thinking of ice fishing, the classic sight of someone hunched over a hole in the ice, jigging rod in hand, perched on a cooler is most likely what comes to mind.
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Fisherman\'s fantasia
The Adirondacks have a long and storied history of angling adventures, which dates back for centuries. Encompassing more than 30,000 miles of streams and rivers and an estimated 4,500 lakes, backwoods ponds and beaver flows, the Park also includes a large section of the western shore of Lake Champlain, the sixth-largest lake in the country.
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Lukewarm hunting season in 2011
It was a late November day when I joined Bill Stahl of Wilmington for an early-morning duck hunting trip in the Lake Champlain region.
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Basics of Adirondack bass fishing
WHO
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Lumberjacks in training
PAUL SMITHS — It’s a steamy late July morning in the woods at the beginning of the summer’s first serious heat wave. Flies are swarming and biting incessantly, and it’s work to even stand up.
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Tips for fishing with young anglers
The combination of Father’s Day weekend, the opening of bass season and New York’s free fishing weekend makes it an ideal time to introduce children to the sport. Here are some tips and techniques for fishing with young anglers:
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Dreaming of spring brook trout
The trout season officially begins on April 1 across the entire state of New York. Interestingly, it is also known as April Fools’ Day.
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Ice Fishing 101
Ice fishing, aka hardwater angling, is a popular pastime practiced primarily along the ice belt, a cold-weather zone located north of the 41st parallel that spans the globe. In the United States, the pursuit is enjoyed from the far northwest through the Great Lakes and into New England.
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Wilcox carves out a niche in Rainbow Lake
Many Adirondack fly-fishing shops are located on major roads, in downtown areas or on major rivers and lakes. Not Wiley’s Flies.
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A dozen intrinsic seasonal delights
1. Drive the Whiteface Mountain toll road. Walk the long, cool tunnel on a humid day to take the elevator to the summit, and watch as the sun begins to set. It’s a lazy man’s way to climb a High Peak.
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The Park: More than just a tourist destination
What is it that makes a visit to the Adirondack Park so special?
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Olympic village of Lake Placid
Set in the grandeur of the Adirondacks, one of the last great wilderness areas of the East Coast, the Lake Placid region of Essex County offers visiting nature lovers an experience filled with arts, history, education and sports.
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Santa’s Workshop and Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington has something for everyone
The Whiteface region in Essex County is home to legendary Whiteface Mountain and the famous Ausable River. During the summer and fall seasons, take a scenic gondola ride up the mountain for a panoramic view of the High Peaks, Lake Champlain, and north to Montreal. Drive up the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway to the amazing castle and summit observation deck. There’s also mountain biking on Whiteface, with additional hiking and bicycling trails throughout the valley.
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Welcome to the town of Jay
From where the East Branch of the Ausable River meets the West Branch to the towering mountain tops, the township of Jay includes some of the most breathtaking vistas in the Adirondack Mountains. Swimming holes, picnic spots, fishing, hiking, biking, wonderful bed and breakfast inns, motels and house rentals, there are numerous ways to enjoy yourself in our wonderful town.
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Angling in Essex County
Decisions, decisions. What to fish, where to fish? Essex County is a great place to begin your Adirondack fishing adventure, and there are plenty of fish and fishing holes.
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Rock Snot threatens New York fishing waters
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Fishing the North Branch of the Saranac
Matt Rothamel owns Blue Line Sports in Saranac Lake with his wife, Cory. An avid fisherman, Rothamel talks about a section of the North Branch of the Saranac River between Look Lake and Clayburg.
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Fran Betters: a lifetime of fishing
WILMINGTON — Sitting behind a collection of fly tying materials, including a vice and hundreds of flies in the now-for-sale Adirondack Sports Shop, Francis Betters talked lowly but loud enough to be heard over a nearby mechanical hum.
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