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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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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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Where To Find The Most Trout In Central New York

Opening season for trout fishing opens up on April 1st 2016. Where in Central New York can you find the most trout? Here's the top spots to check out. 

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Trout Stocking Has Begun in Central New York

Good news fishermen - Spring trout stocking has started and continues through May. Trout season opens April 1st. 

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Expect Stricter Fishing Regulations in New York State

Lower water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are contributing to a decreased fish population and the DEC is intervening. Stricter regulations may be in place starting next year. 

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Free Fishing Weekend Held Feb. 13 – 14

During Free Fishing Weekend, anyone can fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State and no fishing license, or recreational marine fishing registry is required. All other freshwater and saltwater fishing regulations still apply.

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Little Girl Catches Huge Bass With Barbie Fishing Pole

They say it's better to be lucky than good. That may be true when Barbie is on your side.

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Is it Safe to Swim in the Mohawk River?

Out of all the possible places to swim here in Utica, the Mohawk River has never really been considered one of the preferred spots to do so. That all may be changing according to a recent study done by the nonprofit group, Riverkeeper. 

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Go Fishing in Central New York This Weekend Without A License

This coming weekend you won't need a license to fish in New York State. You will however need a fishing pole and a lot of patience.

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Free Fishing Weekend in New York

If you're a fisherman or looking to drop your first time, mark your calendar, you can fish for free June 27th and 28th. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New Yorkers and visitors can fish in any of the state’s 7,500 lakes and ponds and 50,000 miles of rivers and streams without a license. Saltwater anglers may also fish in marine waters for migratory marine fish species without enrolling in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry.

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DEC Now Saying ‘We Do Not Ticket Anglers For Taking Photos Of Fish’

Remember when the DEC released a new fishing rule here in New York about taking photos of fish you catch out of season? Well apparently they are now saying they will not ticket you for this. 

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Top Fishing Places In Central New York (No Boat Needed)

There are plenty of great places to fish but you may not have heard about these ones. Oh, and you don't need a boat to fish here!

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