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Where 2 Fish: Warming Waters Waken Walleye

Click on the video link above for Terry Jones' 2 The Outdoors report on smallmouth bass fishing.

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report

  • Water Temp:  67 degrees.
  • As the water temperature has increased the fishing action has, too.  Prospects look good for the NYS Bass and Muskie opener this weekend. 
  • The Buffalo harbor is still hot for smallmouth bass action.  Good fish, in the 2-4 lb range, are being caught.  Smokes' Creek area has been producing good small mouth, 4 lb.+ range. 
  • Hamburg shoreline has produced some fish but has slowed down this week. 
  • Look for smallmouth on Meyer's Reef in 26-32' of water.
  • The walleye action has been hot with good numbers of fish being caught off the windmill (Smokes' Creek area). Seneca Shoals has been producing good limits of fish.
  • Perch action is still steady, but catching much smaller fish.  West of Seneca Shoals has been producing the larger perch.

Mulch Volcano Madness!

Mulch Volcano Madness!

Excessive Mulching Kills Trees
June 14, 2011 

Spring is in the air, along with the appearance of a deadly perennial threat to the health of trees everywhere.  It is not an insect, nor is it a disease.  It is not a new and exotic scourge that has invaded our borders from some far off region of the planet.  No, it is much worse than any of these.

It is... the deadly mulch volcano.

This crime against arboriculture is annually perpetrated by “professional” landscapers and well-meaning homeowners who follow their example.  Each year, literally tons of mulch are piled high against the trunks of trees everywhere... and it’s killing them.

To some, this pile of mulch may look neat and tidy, but unfortunately it results in the slow decline and eventual death of the tree.  But what’s really maddening is the fact that people pay good money to “professional” landscapers to do this. 

Where 2 Fish: Walleye Starting to Pick Up

Where 2 Fish: Walleye Starting to Pick Up

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report, Thurs. 6-9-11, 10:42 a.m.

  • Water Temp: 59 degrees
  • Smallmouth bass action in the Buffalo Harbor has slowed down, although, there are some good fish still being caught. 
  • Smokes Creek area is still producing some good fish.  Look for fish in the 26' to 32' depths.
  • Perch fishing has been OK.  It has slowed down from last week.  Look for fish from the wind mills to Seneca Shoals.
  • Walleye bite is starting to pick up during the day time hours, as the night bite slows.  Smokes Creek to Meyers is a good bet.

Update Fri. 6-10-11, 4:32 p.m.

Captain Randy Lingenfelter of 1st Choice Charters confirms that walleye fishing is lighting up; says he took 3 limits (15 fish) today in about 5 hours.

Free Henry! to Headline Artpark June 13 (FREE)

Free Henry! to Headline Artpark June 13 (FREE)

On Monday, June 13th, the Western New York rock band Free Henry! will headline a free concert at Artpark in Lewiston NY.

Over 100 Niagara University Employees Set for Annual Day of Community Service

Over 100 Niagara University Employees Set for Annual Day of Community Service

More than 100 Niagara University employees will tackle community service projects at 21 locations throughout Western New York on June 9 as part of the university’s annual Day of Service.

Each year, NU faculty and staff endeavor to carry on the university’s Vincentian tradition by spending a summer morning assisting local nonprofit organizations with tasks such as painting, gardening, cleaning and distributing food.

Participating employees assemble at Clet Dining Hall on Niagara University’s campus at 8:30 a.m. where they are treated to coffee and tea before dispersing throughout the region to lend helping hands to organizations with lesser human and capital resources. The participants return to campus at 1:45 p.m. for an appreciation luncheon.

National Fuel Required to Negotiate Around Conservation

National Fuel Required to Negotiate Around Conservation

National Fuel Required by Regulators to Negotiate With Community Around Conservation

Buffalo, NY- On Friday, June 3rd, the NYS Public Service Commission granted a public hearing regarding the reform of National Fuel Gas's (NFG) Conservation Incentive Program (CIP). The decision came after almost a year of public pressure from the National Fuel Accountability Coalition (NFAC) whose members struggle to afford gas bills due to the lack of insulation in their homes. The coalition sees National Fuel’s misuse of public conservation dollars and bloated executive salaries as an injustice. The hearing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday July 6th, at the Central Branch Library, in a 3-6pm session and a 7-9pm session.  Two subsequent hearings will be held in Amherst and Cheektowaga the following day.

Where 2 Fish: Change in Weather Brings Change in Fortune

Where 2 Fish: Change in Weather Brings Change in Fortune

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report