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HIRE A GUIDE

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 For issues 35 and 36 I wrote a story about my first-ever Salmon River steelhead. In that piece I mentioned a guide named Frank Heeland. That got me thinking about guides, specifically those like Frank who specialize in trout and salmon fishing in Lake Ontario tributaries such as the Salmon ...

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STEELHEAD STORY, PART TWO

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 (Part One appeared in last week’s Freshwater Report) While I maintained a tight line, Chris pulled the anchors, started the outboard engine, and putt-putted in reverse over to the blowdown. Once we were close to the snag, I was able to pull the steelie out far enough for Chris to ...

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STEELHEAD STORY (PART ONE)

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 Back in the 1980s when Lake Ontario was all the rage, we at The Fisherman had several Big O charter captains and guides providing us with weekly information for the Inland Report. One of these gentlemen was a fellow who guided on the Salmon River. I believe his name was ...

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GIVE PIKE A BUZZ

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 In October northern pike that have spent most of the summer relating to deep structure or suspending in deep, cold water begin moving up into shallower water to feed heavily for the upcoming winter. Any number of lures, baits, and techniques can be effective, but probably the most exciting is ...

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SHINERS FROM SHORE

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 In the autumn many species of freshwater game fish and panfish including largemouths, smallmouths, pickerel, pike, crappies, perch, broodstock salmon, and trout can be found well within casting distance of shore-bound fishermen. Indeed, fishing from land in October, November, and December can often be more productive than angling from a ...

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QUINAPOXET SALMON/TROUT

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
In October and continuing into November landlocked salmon run out of Wachusett Reservoir into the Quinapoxet River. Mixed in are rainbow, brown, and brook trout. On occasion even a few lake trout show up. While these fish can be caught anywhere along the lower river, the best spot is the ...

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CONNECTICUT RIVER SMALLMOUTHS

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
 Monday, September 25, Dick Banasieski and I fished the Connecticut River north of the dam in Holyoke. After launching in Hatfield we traveled upriver to the Sunderland bridge and then floated downstream working many of Big Bean’s favorite spots including one south of the Hatfield access site where he’d boated ...

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SEASON FINALE

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
Quabbin Reservoir’s 2017 fishing season ends at 6:30 p.m. October 14. (Boats must be off the water by 5:00 p.m.) My longtime fishing partner, John Chrisant, and I closed-out our Quabbin season September 18, with a half-day trip out of Gate 31 in New Salem. Wish I could say we ...

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OXBOW OUTING

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
Years ago we weren’t big fans of the Oxbow and seldom fished there. But a trip to the popular 204-acre backwater on the Connecticut River in Northampton/Easthampton, Massachusetts, on August 28, 2009, changed us. On that date John Chrisant and I boated ten pike. Most ranged 20 to 22 inches, ...

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SMALLIES AND FALLIES

Posted By Rod Teehan
Location: New England Freshwater
On September 5 Dick Banasieski and I fished the Hatfield-Sunderland stretch of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. We launched in Hatfield about 7:00 a.m., motored north, and began fishing above the bridge in Sunderland. The river was high and fast. It was also discolored and debris-filled in the vicinity of ...

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