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  • New Online Tournament Sign-Up Available

    Southtowns Walleye Association of W.N.Y. Announces 2018 Online Tournament Sign-Ups are Now Open. Simply go to the Tournament Online Application and enter your details, select your tournament choices and submit the form.   Read More...

  • Southtowns Walleye Elects New Officers and Directors

    Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York, Inc.5895 Southwestern Boulevard,Hamburg, NY 14075Tel.: 716.649.8202Fax: 716.649.8237For Media Inquiries Contact:Brian Plecas Tel.: 716.649.8202 Fax: 716.649.8237 media@southtownswalleye.org  HAMBURG, N.Y., – January 22, 2018 – Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York Inc. (SWA) (www.southtownswalleye.org) held its annual elections on January 18, 2018 for its Officers and Board of Directors. The organization which boas...  Read More...

  • Local Fishing Coverage and Events from the Buffalo News

    Local Fishing Coverage and Events from the Buffalo News 2017http://galleries.buffalonews.com/default.aspx?id=8621#/0http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/28/obrien-comes-off-bench-scores-5000-walleye/http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/28/the-fishing-beat-4/http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/28/scattershot-outdoors-news-notes-32/http://buffalonews.com/2017/06/28/outdoors-calendar-june-28/   Read More...

  • Buffalo News Editorial: Storm sewer systems must be upgraded to protect quality of our greatest asset

    By News Editorial Board | Published June 28, 2017 | Updated June 28, 2017To some extent, the problem affecting Lake Erie beaches is the same one tormenting property owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline: There’s too much water.Efforts are underway to attend to some of those problems, but among them needs to be the infrastructure program authorized in the state budget earlier this year.With the deluge of rain this spring, beach water along Lake Erie has frequ...  Read More...

  • Canadian Government Approves $1 Billion Lake Erie Connector Project

    Article Credit to: Erie News NOWPlans to install a high-voltage cable under Lake Erie are gaining momentumThe Canadian government has officially approved the project and issued a certificate for the Lake Erie Connector.The $1 billion project will move electricity generated in Canada to Erie County through Lake Erie.Both the U.S. and Canada have now approved the project.The company ITC Holding Corp. out of Michigan plans to run a 73 mile long transmission cable under Lake Erie. It would conn...  Read More...

  • DEC adopts new freshwater fishing regulations

    New freshwater fishing regulations go into effect April 1, 2017.These regulations will be published in the 2017-18 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide that will be available at all license sales vendors and on-line in March.Highlights of the new regulations include:Adjustments to existing walleye regulations in various waters throughout the state, including measures to protect spawning walleye and conservative minimum harvest size and creel limits in waters where managers are trying to establis...  Read More...

  • Secretary Zinke Reverses Obama Administration Lead Ban Order

    On March 2, newly appointed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued two Secretarial orders to expand access and recognize the impact that sportsmen and women have on the nation’s economy.Interior Secretary Zinke returned science and reason to federal decision-making about ammunition use. The first order reversed Director’s Order 219, a ban on lead fishing tackle and ammunition former Fish and Wildlife Service Director issued on January 19, the last day of the previous Administrat...  Read More...

  • DEC Proposes Additional Free Fishing Days - Now Available for Public Review

    Based on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's signed legislation in 2014 authorizing additional statewide free fishing days, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing four free sport fishing days be added to complement the state's existing free sport fishing days. DEC is seeking public comments on the proposed changes.First established in 1991, free sport fishing days allow New York residents and non-residents to fish for free without a fishing license at any o...  Read More...

  • FishUSA: America‚Äôs Tackle Shop!

    As a leading online retailer of fishing tackle, FishUSA boasts a unique history. FishUSA, as it is known today, traces its roots to Erie.net, launched in 1994 as Northwest Pennsylvania’s first internet service provider. In 1998, FishUSA’s president, an avid angler, oversaw Erie.net’s launch of FishErie.com, the first website and forums for anglers in the region.Erie.net was sold in 1999, and FishUSA’s current president kept FishErie in operation.   Read More...

  • DNR continues effort battling invasive grass carp in Lake Erie Basin

    Talk to anyone familiar with Michigan’s invasive species and you’re likely to hear their concern about carp—voracious, prolific, invasive carp. News of electric barriers and fish flying into boats by the dozens may sound like a big fish story. However, while they are sizable creatures, there is nothing exaggerated about the ecological and environmental damage that would occur if bighead and silver carp were ever to enter the Great Lakes. Therefore, a good deal of attention...  Read More...

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