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Fishing Derby and Open House in Long Lake NY

Long Lake Annual Bass and Pike Opening Day Derby will be on Saturday, June 17th with launch from the Long Lake Town Beach, located at 1258 Main Street.  Registration is held from 6am – 6:30am and is $25 per person. Cash prizes are awarded for fish caught in Long Lake including Pike, Largemouth & Small mouth Bass.  Weigh in is 3pm – 3:30pm at the Long Lake Town Beach.

Fishing Licenses, equipment & bait available at Hoss’s Country Corner

Equipment also available at the ADK Trading Post

Also on June 17th from 9am – 6pm the Long Lake Fish & Game Club will be hosting an Open House at 8196 Newcomb Rd.  Food, live music and shooting events will be on the docket. All are welcome to attend and check out the expanding facilities.  

A great day of recreation and sporting events in Long Lake, NY in the heart of the Adirondacks.  

 

 

Bass Derby Results Long Lake Opening Day!

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club hosted their annual Local Bass Derby on Saturday, June 18th from the Long Lake Town Beach located in the center of the Adirondacks of Upstate NY. There were 49 entries in the contest. Weigh in saw 48 – Small Mouth Bass, 11 Large Mouth Bass, 17 Northern Pike.

The Fish and Game Club uses the $25 entry fee as the base for prizes. First Place winners received $160, second place winners received $100 and third place winners received $60.

Happy Participants Tony Cardon and Craig Wamback  weighing in the catch of the day

Happy Participants Tony Cardon and Craig Wamback weighing in the catch of the day

Winners
Small Mouth Bass
1st Mary Jo Waite 3.14 lbs
2nd Al Januszewski 2.81 lbs
3rd Cody Fraiser 2.79 lbs

Large Mouth Bass
1st Brian O’Hagen 4.24 lbs
2nd Al Januszewski 3.89 lbs
3rd Hudson Gereau 3.34 lbs

Northern Pike
1st Stan Baberacki 5.47 lbs
2nd Jack Desmond 4.51 lbs
3rd Tom Ridgeway 4.01 lbs

Next LL Fish & Game Derby is Sat. July 9th!  www.longlakefishgame.com

Next LL Fish & Game Derby is Sat. July 9th! www.longlakefishgame.com

The next Long Lake Fish and Game Club Bass Derby will be held on Saturday, July 9th, starting at 6am. Registration Link Here. is $110 for 2-person limit boat. Amateur only, no live bait, fee includes $10 lunker. Total weight of five legal black bass. There will be live-well inspections and first boat departs at 6am from the Long Lake Town Beach located at 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY. Each boat has eight hours of fishing. Public weigh-in begins at 1:30pm at the Shamrock Motel and Cottages Beach. For more information and registration form go to longlakefishgame.com or email fishingtheadirondacks@yahoo.com

There are plenty of events coming up throughout the summer at the Long Lake Fish and Game Club.
July 9th – Long Lake Pro Bass Fishing Derby
August 6 – 100 Bird Shoot (Trap)
August 19th-20th – Long Lake Black Bear Annual Championship (Bullseye Pistol)
September 16th-17th – New York State Outdoor Pistol Match For a complete list of events and how to join check out www.longlakefishgame.com

For more info contact our office at 518-624-3077

Kids Fishing Derbies June 6 & June 20th

The Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, June 6th at Jennings Park Pond, across from the Long Lake Town Beach off of NYS Route 30. It’s between Raquette River Outfitters and the Adirondack Hotel. Kids fish all along the shoreline of the pond, and can even set up along the Nature Trail, a walking path winding around the pond connecting the Beach to the Long Lake Ball Field. Check out the path and find a cozy, secluded spot to fish.

Fun on the Nature Trail around Jennings Park Pond.

Fun on the Nature Trail around Jennings Park Pond.

Fish for trout, bullhead, sunnies or whatever else you find in the pond. Ages/categories/largest fish prizes for trout, bullhead, sunfish, trout and sometimes weeds! Look up and see if you can catch your bobber on the power line, one year there was even a sneaker tied up around the wires above the causeway!

Look for great prizes for the kids. Everyone always walks away with something be it new fishing gear, lures, tackle boxes and fishing poles to gift certificates to local businesses.

And if that sparks your interest save the date, June 20th, Bass Fishing Opening Day, to head over to Raquette Lake, NY for the Junior Members Fishing Derby will be held on Raquette Lake for opening Day of bass season on Raquette Lake all day. Prizes and hot dogs for everyone! Call 315-354-4581 for more info.

Fishing is a great way to get outside, and connect with the water, mother nature and of course.. the elusive FISH! Now the question is… where is the best fishing hole on Raquette Lake? Anyone? We’ll just have to give it a try ourselves!

Enjoy snacks and sodas donated by the LL Fish and Game Club.

Registration is free and open to anyone.

Event from 9am – 3pm. See you there!

Ice Out, Fish On: Adirondack Fishing, Long Lake NY

Fishing is a year round sport in the Adirondacks and both Long Lake and Raquette Lake should be included on your Adirondack fishing destination list for 2016. In 2009 the largest Brook Trout in New York State was caught in Raquette Lake and we’re pretty sure there are more where that came from.

Fishing the waters of Long Lake and Raquette Lake is fishing in pristine surroundings. It’s fishing in solitude. It’s fishing in a place where heritage strains of trout are still found in the hidden depths of some of our bodies of water.

Long Lake is a widening of the Raquette River and is 14 miles long, a size of about 3904 Acres. The Mean Depth is 13 feet and an average depth of Long Lake ranges from 15-28 feet and at it’s deepest it boasts a depth of over 40 feet at a hole located at the north end of Long Lake, but if you don’t know where it is, you’ll have to come up and ask a local, because everyone likes to keep their favorite fishing spots a secret.

Long Lake is home to Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Perch and Brook Trout.

Raquette Lake boasts over 100 miles of shoreline with lots of bays and nooks and crannies to find a spot to drop a line. The lake is the second largest natural lake in the Adirondacks and is approximately six miles long, with a maximum depth of just under 100 feet. It is also the source of the Raquette River.

Raquette Lake is home to the following species of fish brook trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, landlocked salmon, northern pike, chain pickerel, perch and bullhead. This lake is stocked yearly with lake trout and brook trout.

Freshwater fishing trips can be a great way to enjoy the abundance of lakes, rivers and streams of the Long Lake, NY region. Long Lake is located in the Adirondacks in Upstate New York, two-hours north of Albany, three hours south of Montreal and a days drive from New York City or Western New York.

Planning ahead is always a good idea. Pick up fishing gear at area stores, in Long Lake Hoss’s Country Corner is located at the intersection of NYS Route 30 and 28N and the ADK Trading Post will offer live bait, lures, and a wide variety of fishing equipment for the whole family. Not to mention bug dope. Yes, it’s true, we’re not saying it’s super fun to be here during the height of bug season (which doesn’t arrive until Mid to late May and ends mid-June, depending on the season) but we are saying it requires a certain amount of fortitude to withstand the critters, so arriving during early Trout Season which opens April 1st, is always a good idea. We say beat the bugs! Or Don’t fear the bugs. They aren’t as bad as the Green Heads that attack on the Jersey Shore (just sayin’)

Fishing Licenses can be purchased at at Hoss’s Country Corner. Call 518-624-2481 for hours.

Spring Fishing in the Adirondacks and Long Lake and Raquette Lake is always a terrific time to get out on the water. The crowds are light and the private fishing areas are plentiful and blissfully serene. Many area ponds, lakes and streams are stocked with fish.

For a boat rental contact Long Lake Marina, call ahead. The ice is out early this season, but if you are looking for a smallish water craft, call and they will arrange to put one in the water for you. If it’s one thing we have up here in the spring, it’s good customer service, you’ll get the attention you need and all your questions answered. www.longlakemarina.com at 518-624-2266 or in Raquette Lake, www.birdsboats.com Bird’s Marina 315-354-4441 or Burke’s Marina www.burkesmarinainc.com at 315-354-4623

Fishing is an unsurpassed Adirondack outdoor recreational activity for all ages. Kids under the age of 16 don’t need a fishing license. New York fishing licenses for those over the age of 16 are currently $29 annually for New York residents. Residents over the age of 70 pay just $5 annually. If you are out of state, the rates are a bit higher, call our local licensing office or check out NYS DEC website.

Long Lake and Raquette Lake offer unique boat access rental properties, motels, hotels, cottages and cabins on the lake which are ideal for a fishing expedition. For information about cabins or cottages on Long Lake or check out what’s available on the Raquette Lake Lodging page at Raquette Lake Lodging and for great Long Lake accommodations check out Long Lake Lodging

Lots of fishing regulations for Long Lake and Raquette Lake are listed here. We’ve pulled the most relevant fishing information for our area. Of note: Long Lake and Raquette Lake are located in Hamilton County, NY. Be sure to get a fishing license, fishing regulations booklet and get geared up for a great Adirondack Adventure.

Link to Info on Long Lake Fishing Regulations

Fishing Derbies in 2016
June 4, 2016 Kid’s Fishing Derby sponsored by the Long Lake Fish & Game Club, June 2, 2012 Registration 9:30am across from the Town Beach. Prizes galore and kids fish on a stocked pond.

June 18, 2016 Bass Derby Opening Day, Town Beach, Long Lake. Registration 6:30am. $25 per person. Cash Prizes.

July 9, 2016 Long Lake Bass Derby sponsored by the LL Fish and Game Club. $85 per boat. Registration information email long.lake.fish.game.club@gmail.com or call 518-624-2145

July 23, 2016 Raquette Lake Bass Derby sponsored by the RL Fish and Game Club. $110 per boat. Cash prizes for weight and lunker. 150 registrations max. Breakfast served and first boat launches at 6:30am. No fishing for contestants starting Wednesday before the derby.

The great sport of Adirondack Fishing is ON for family vacations, outdoor recreation and fun. Send us your photos! We’d love to see them!

Please note: LIVE BAIT IS NOT ALLOWED IN LITTLE TUPPER LAKE in the Whitney Wilderness and a Catch and Release policy protects these waters. Please educate yourself on the NYS Catch and Release programs and protect our waters.

Baitfish Regulations for Purchased Baitfish and Green List Baitfish

The following baitfish are the only species that can be purchased and used in any water body in New York where it is legal to use fish as bait. These baitfish are commonly used throughout New York and are not considered to be a threat to other native New York fish species (except for trout in waters where baitfish use is prohibited). Limiting the use of baitfish to the Green List will help prevent the accidental introduction of unwanted species.
• Golden shiner
• Northern redbelly dace
• Emerald shiner
• Blacknose dace
• Common shiner
• Longnose dace
• Spottail shiner
• White sucker
• Banded killifish
• Northern hogsucker
• Fathead minnow
• Creek chub
• Bluntnose minnow
• Fallfish
• Logperch
• Eastern silvery minnow
Use, Possession and Transportation of Purchased Baitfish
Certified Baitfish
Certified baitfish are those that have been tested and found to be free of specified diseases. Use of certified baitfish helps prevent the spread of fish diseases. Certified baitfish purchased from a bait dealer can be transported overland in a motorized vehicle and used on any body of water where it is legal to do so.
For baitfish to be considered certified, the seller must provide a receipt that contains:
• the seller’s name,
• date of sale,
• the species of fish, and
• the number of each species sold.
The buyer must retain that receipt while in possession of the baitfish. Baitfish without a receipt or with a receipt that is older than 10 days shall be considered uncertified bait.

If You Catch a Large Fish
Each year, New York anglers catch a number of trophy-sized fish. If you catch a really big fish, DEC wants to hear about it. You may qualify for an award in our Angler Achievement Awards Program. The program recognizes exceptional catches in several categories: annual award, catch and release, and state record.
An angler whose fish breaks the current state record receives a custom engraved plaque, an Angler Achievement Award lapel pin, and a Certificate of Achievement.
To participate in New York State’s Angler Achievement Awards Program, simply follow these guidelines:
• Fish must be taken by angling in New York State waters in accordance with New York State fishing regulations.
• Fish must meet the minimum qualifying weight or length for that species and the entered category.
• Fish entered in the Annual Award and State Record categories must be weighed on a certified scale by the owner of the scale or an employee, and must be witnessed by at least one other person.
• Fish submitted as a potential State Record entry must be identified by a DEC biologist or a designee.
• Qualifying fish must be entered on an official entry form or facsimile.
• All entries must be accompanied by a clear, sideview photograph of the fish or the angler with the fish.
• Entry forms must be received by DEC’s Bureau of Fisheries within 30 days of the catch.
NYSDEC, Bureau of Fisheries, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233-4753.

Entry forms are available at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7727.html
Some information provided here was collected from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation online resource.

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