The recreational season reminders listed below include season dates that extend over the next two weeks. To view more season dates, visit the Outdoor Activities page of DEC’s website.
For Trout (brown, rainbow, hybrids and splake), Lake Trout, Landlocked salmon, and Kokanee:
- October 15 – Final day to fish for these species statewide; however, some areas may remain open for trout. To find out which waters near you still have trout fishing opportunities, check the special fishing regulations by County.
In our August Division Monthly Highlights (PDF, 970 KB) (http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/august11hlite.pdf) you can stay up-to-date with the latest wildlife management and research plans, as well as outreach and other efforts occurring in our division.
Highlights in this issue include:
· Feature article on Albany’s Pine Bush Preserve with updates on Karner blue butterflies and prairie warblers;
· 2011 evaluation of New York’s warmwater and coldwater fisheries;
· New universally accessible fishing pier on Great Sacandaga Lake;
· Surveys on mourning doves, brook trout, sea lampreys and more;
· Donation of Canada goose meat to food pantries;
· Collaborative efforts to improve habitat for fish and wild turkeys; and
Fishing programs at DEC campgrounds.
Jack Isaacs, recent retiree from the Division’s Bureau of Habitat, will be honored with the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers prestigious Conservation Award. Before his retirement in 2010, Jack worked in DEC’s New Paltz office where he managed the regional habitat protection program. During his more than 30-year career with DEC, he worked tirelessly to protect world-renowned trout streams like the Beaver Kill and Willowemoc Creek. The Conservation Award will be presented to Jack at the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers’ Annual Conservation Dinner held on October 15 at the Rockland House near Roscoe, NY. See www.theodoregordonflyfishers.org for details.