Wil with one of several nice largemouth bass caught during the early bass season on Lake Chautauqua

Fishing Lake Chautauqua, NY

Two years ago I paid my first visit to this lake and had such a great time with my brother Red that I wanted to share the experience some day with my son Izaak as well.  That opportunity came at the beginning of June and as expected, the early bass fishing season New York has to offer did not disappoint!  Each day we enjoyed plenty of thrilling bass action ... and like my son said, "You know you've done really well, when at the end of the day you've lost track of how many bass you've actually caught". Yah- we did get lots of big-uns but the best part is this was really my 26 year old son's first extended bass fishing vacation – where fishing 10-12 hours each day is par for the course and no other activities really get in the way from that.


Fishing/Golfing Trip To Deerhurst

When an opportunity arose for the first time in quite awhile for our entire family to spend vacation together we jumped at the opportunity and began planning. The timing was perfect - the first week of September when my wife Loretta and I could both get off work, my oldest son Tyler who is now finished university was off before he joins the full-time work force, and my youngest son Izaak was available before he goes to university next year. Where would we go… and what would we do though?


When Perch Break the Rules

First ice perch fishing … there is nothing quite like it!  And, so far the winter of 2006 has been just spectacular on Lake Simcoe - especially for numbers of perch.  Despite the warm weather that began just before Christmas and is still with us today, we were very fortunate to have some unseasonably cold conditions throughout early December.


Ice Fishing Season on Lake Simcoe

The Start to the Winter 2008
A New Year is upon us and so too is another ice fishing season.  My first trip of the season was in late December on the hard waters of Cook's Bay where yellow perch would be the target species. As I arrived shortly after sunup I was surprised to see hundreds of anxious ice anglers already there before me. Most were within a kilometer from shore and huddled over their holes carefully watching their rods, set in holders, for any sign of a strike.

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