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First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of July 4th

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of July 4th

Water Temp; 71 degrees

Summertime patterns are starting to kick in.

SMALL MOUTH BASS action has been very good.  The deep water bites are starting to pick up.  Try drop shotting a Poor Boy's Erie Darter (mango-magic), about 24" off the bottom.  Shake the tip of your fishing rod to make the bait dance and dart along. Seneca Shoals has been reall hot for big bass. The Round House is starting to load up with good Smallies.

WALLEYE fishing has been real good.  There are lots of fish along the NY and Canadian border (line).  The Emerald Channel is starting to pick up for the walleye.  South Gap is still producing smaller fish.

PERCH bite is steady. There are good fish from Departure bouy to Meyers Reef.  Good electronics make all the difference. It's hard to beat one of the new Lowrance electronic-GM HD's with structure scan looking for pod's of fish.

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of June 25

First Class Bass Charters Lake Erie Fishing Report: Week of June 25

WATER TEMP: 69 degrees. It's time to fish deep as the water temperature heats up.

SMALL MOUTH BASS: Action is as hot as it's been all year.  Small mouth bass can still be caught in the Buffalo Harbor.  The key to fishing the Harbor is dealing with all the weeds. Try throwing a Boo Ya  chartreuse 3/8 oz spinner bait with chartreuse willow blades ove the top of the weeds. 

MEYER'S REEFand SENECA SHOALS have been producing some real big small mouth -- 5 lbs plus. Try dragging a Yum tube jig in green pumpkin in 25 foot to 35 foot of water.

WALLEYE fishing has been ok.  Lots of small fish around the harbor.  Seneca shoals has been a good place to look for bigger fish.

PERCH FISHING looks promising. Good pods of fish showing up from the departure buoy to Meyer's Reef.  Bigger bait, bigger fish. 

Meet the New Peregrine Falcons At Central Terminal

Meet the New Peregrine Falcons At Central Terminal

Meet Alfreda and her sister Wagner...Buffalo, New York's two new peregrine falcons.

On Sunday, June 24, 2012 the Department of Environmental Conservation tagged and banded two chicks who reside on the 10th floor of Buffalo Central Terminal in the Historic Polonia District. The chicks were named after the two architects of Buffalo Central Terminal, Alfred Fellheimer (1875–1959) and Steward Wagner (1886–1958).

Buffalo Central Terminal has hosted a nest box for rare peregrines since 2010.

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

National Grid Offers Cool Summertime Energy Efficiency Tips

Customers can save energy and money without sacrificing comfort

With summer officially here, and temperatures already rising, so will home energy usage in most households throughout the region.  Whether you are spending the days beach bumming, hiking with friends, visiting out-of-town relatives, or just staying at home there are many ways to beat the heat without putting a dent in your wallet or sacrificing comfort.

National Grid encourages customers to use these cool, simple summer tips to lower their energy consumption and save on bills.

Buffalo Fracking Symposium Gives WNY Voice In Debate

Buffalo Fracking Symposium Gives WNY Voice In Debate

A Statement Released by Protecting Our Water Rights

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A People’s Hearing on Fracking, a public symposium on the highly controversial natural gas drilling practice, was held at the Burchfield Penney Art Center last week. A diverse group of community, arts, and environmental groups including the new statewide coalition New Yorkers Against Fracking, came together to host the hearing, which gave a voice to Western New Yorkers, many of whom feel they have not been given a sufficient say in the state’s debate around allowing high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking). A People’s Hearing gave Western New Yorkers a chance to publicly state their views in a way that was denied to this region by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) during their Fall 2011 draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement comment period.

A Pelican ... in South Buffalo?!

A Pelican ... in South Buffalo?!

The folks at Tifft Nature Preserve posted this photo on their FB page of an American White Pelican at the Lisa Pond yesterday, and it was still out there as of Monday afternoon. The photo was taken by a volunteer.

Buffalo's Ash Trees Being Posted Friday For Beetle Warning

Buffalo's Ash Trees Being Posted Friday For Beetle Warning

A Statement Released by Re-TreeWNY

Re-TreeWNY and City of Buffalo coordinate volunteer tagging project

 

BUFFALO, NY – The threat of the emerald ash borer bug that has decimated the tree

canopies of several states will be highlighted starting Friday with Buffalo’s participation

in a tagging project originated by the NY State DEC and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The beetle has been located in Buffalo’s historic Olmsted park system and is likely to

wipe out the ash trees throughoutWestern New York.

The City of Buffalo and Re-Tree WNY are mobilizing their forces to point out the

problem via yellow tags tied with purple ribbons onto ash trees along prominent Buffalo

thoroughfares.

“We’re starting this Friday afternoon with a group of Re-Tree WNY volunteers who will

tag ash trees along Delaware Ave. from Gates Circle to Summer Street,” explained Re-