Finding Your Tug Hill Trails

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Ice Shanty’s Take the Trophy: Clayton fishing derby reels in fish and family fun

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The ‘Buzz’ About Bait: 2018 outlook on bait and tackle trends

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Chaumont Bay Marina has live bait and a selection of fishing lure for all kinds of fish.

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Preserving The “Atlantic Flyway”

Ian McCallum and chocolate lab Nash call in mallards while laying in a flooded corn field in Cape Vincent during a hunt in 2017. McCallum is an avid hunter and Ducks Unlimited member.

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Chasing the Flag: North Country ice fishermen do it for the love of the sport

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Christopher Hyde monitors his tipups while fishing on the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent.

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More Than Just A Boat Show: Education for kids of all ages at the Antique Boat Museum

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Life Along the Mighty St. Lawrence

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Training for the Hunt

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Twelve teams compete in first town of Massena Big Bass Blowout

BOB BECKSTEAD / JOHNSON NEWSPAPERS J.M. Landry and Lynn Gervais get their bass ready for weigh-in during Sunday’s Big Bass Blowout at the Massena Intake. The heaviest bass they caught was 4.88 pounds, and their total weight for all the bass brought in was 19.96 pounds.

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J.M. Landry and Lynn Gervais get their bass ready for weigh-in during Sunday’s Big Bass Blowout at the Massena Intake. The heaviest bass they caught was 4.88 pounds, and their total weight for all the bass brought in was 19.96 pounds.

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Northern Pike Challenge draws hundreds to St. Lawrence River

William J. Ritchie, Heuvelton, removes a tip-up from water Saturday at Coles Creek State Park during the St. Lawrence River Walleye Association’s Northern Pike Challenge in Waddington. Photo by Jason Hunter/Watertown Daily Times.

LOUISVILLE — The roar of snowmobiles and ATVs sounded across the St. Lawrence River long before dawn Saturday.

Tents and shacks began to dot the frozen waterway alongside freshly drilled holes in the ice as hundreds prepared to test their luck in the seventh annual Northern Pike Challenge.

The tournament is one of St. Lawrence County’s largest ice-fishing competitions, hosted each year by the St. Lawrence River Walleye Association. It has grown every year; 865 adults and 64 youths took part Saturday. [Read more…]