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Thousands of beavers live in the Adirondacks – cutting down trees and building dams and lodges within the many bodies of water the region has to offer. more

NCL Magazine

In 1998, President Bill Clinton signed a bill giving Lake Champlain official designation as one of the nation’s great lakes, making the area eligible to compete for research money under the National Sea Grant Program. more

NCL Magazine

When New York State changed the black bass fishing regulations several years ago allowing anglers with a current NYS fishing license to fish for bass year round, I believe it opened up one of the most exciting freshwater angling opportunities... more

NCL Magazine


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LONG LAKE — The Long Lake Fish and Game Club hosted their annual Local Bass Derby from the Long Lake Town Beach. more


On March 6, 1998, then President Bill Clinton agreed with me and made Lake Champlain a sixth great lake. Unfortunately political grumbling occurred and 19 days later it was rescinded. more

NCL Magazine

One of the most popular and sought after freshwater fish after ice out is the spring crappie. more

NCL Magazine


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PLATTSBURGH — Professional bass fishing is not only a tremendous economic shot in the arm for the region, it is also a North Country tradition passed on from one generation to the next. more

The Sun

PLATTSBURGH — The summer series of Plattsburgh-based professional bass fishing tournaments bring in $2.2 million annually in direct and indirect spending to the region. more

The Sun

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