Our reservoirs, lakes, and streams are quickly warming up after a wacky winter. Water temps should be in the 50's soon and the fish are biting already. Be safe and make sure to have all your papers in order. Doublecheck your license, access permits, and the state regulations. Don't get a ticket for fishing or parking on city/state property and ruin a great day of fishing. All the links are on the left of this page.
Also, here's a great link TakeAKidFishing.org with some more basic info for us all. One part of their newsletter shows 6 basic knots that we should all know and use.
A nice walleye caught through the ice in a nearby reservoir.
Two Star Members from our forums got out with John helping
Shawn (shown) have a great first experience on the ice with this
walleye and a number of other species caught.
I'd like to wish everyone who fishes or hunts the best and safest 2014. Please always consider your fellow sportsmen and the environment we operate in. We are lucky to have access to such beautiful areas to hunt and fish in.
I'll update the links to regulations and information as often as I can. Please bookmark the key ones for yourself to keep informed. Many of our links here go to the NYS DEP site which is a wealth of information.
As always, feel free to view our forums and join in by becoming a member. Membership is free for the general forums. We do have a Star Members area where the forums share more detailed information about our exploits on the water. The Star Members also help pay to support the upkeep and safety of the site.
Happy New Year!
We have great members throughout the forums. A special group are the "Star Members" who have access to private boards with more information. The SMs also help support the site with their yearly dues which is used for a bunch of different services that make WF a better place.
One of our regular SMs, Jim, just posted a couple of pics from his recent trip to Ireland. He was visiting for some fun family events but made sure to find a couple of lakes near Cork to pull out his fly rod and fish. Jim got in 2 solid days and reported he used dozens of flies, lures, and techniques to catch a few nice Irish Trout. Ireland's heat wave has slowed the fishing down, just like our hot summer. Jim worked to figure out what they wanted and had excellent success.
Nice trip Jim!
Bob's Sport & Tackle
soon to reopen as
Reservoir Bait & Tackle
105 Somerstown Road
Katonah, NY 10536
914 - 232 - 4085