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Long Lake Bass Derby August 8th, 2015

Look for Long Lake’s 7th Annual Bass Fishing Derby August 8th, 2015. $110 a boat with two person maximum. Registration fee includes $10 lunker. Timed tournament of eight hours. Total weight of five fish, one pound penalty for dead fish. Prizes awarded for Lunker as well as 1st thru 3rd (and probably more depending on entries) Contact 518.624.2145 for registration information and official rules.

Sponsored by the Fish and Game Club.

Long Lake Bass Derby Winners in 2013 hauled in a nice catch.

Long Lake Bass Derby Winners in 2013 hauled in a nice catch.

Pick up contestant number at the LL Town Hall Nutrition Site on Saturday, August 8th between 5am – 5:30am at the Long Lake Town Hall Nutrition Site (located in the rear of the building).

Rules include no pre-fishing tournament waters after Wednesday, August 5th

Depart after a live well inspection at the Town Beach. Public weigh in at the Shamrock Motel and Cottages Beach Area.

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  • Shhh. Keep Quiet, I’m Fishing in Long Lake!

    Mud Pond

    Locals love spring fishing. It’s quiet, the working summer season hasn’t zapped every extra minute of free time. It’s still early yet and while the black flies are out, they are still in their dumb, confused stage, so not quite the venomous monsters expected to hit in a few days. So it’s time to get out and hit the secret fishing spots around the area. With so many abundant waterways to explore there’s plenty.

    Reports and tidbits from facebook posts include “Brookies are hot. Down deep in the river eddies.”

    “I saw a 12 pounder pulled out”

    “Love the sunsets at my secret fishing spot.”

    It’s a great time of year, and time to get out. Whether you fish from the shoreline or a boat, it’s the best time to get out and relax.

    Big One by the spillway

    Got a fishing story? Submit it to our blog!

    Snow is here!

    Time to get in the holiday spirit.  Snow started flying yesterday leaving a thin coating.  We had a bit more dust the streets starting up this afternoon.  Members of the community are starting to light up their houses, but we are still waiting for sign ups for the contest! 

    Little Bus travels to Tupper Lake on Friday night, leaving Town Hall at 7pm.  The Yod Squad will be playing and ARISE will be making money to support the re-opening of Big Tupper. 

    Gearing up for icing up the rink, looking at getting our skates back from the sharpener.  No rental fees, come on to the rink and skate, borrow town skates.   

    January will see Winter Carnival, Lake Eaton Fishing Derby, Mike Norris Fishing Derby in Raquette Lake… Fireworks and Festivus.

    Stay tuned!

    Brook Trout Record

    June 30, 2009

    Breaking News: Brook Trout Record Shattered

    It was just a matter of time before New York produced another “new” state record brook trout, and this time the lucky angler was well-known Utica wildlife artist Tom Yacovella.

    Actually, if you know Yacovella, than you also know “luck” had little to do with it. He is a brook trout specialist with a nose for where the big ones live.

    The monster female brookie tipped the scales at 5 pounds, 4 ½ ounces on four different state-certified scales. While the 21-inch length is impressive, it is dwarfed by the fishes’ amazing girth of 15 inches.

    Yacovella was fishing on Raquette Lake. He was using an interesting three-way swivel with a pencil lead sinker. His lure of choice was a 3½-inch floating Rapala with a shad finish.

    In recent months there have been rumors of other potential record brook trout coming out of the Adirondacks which have turned out to be splake. Yacovella’s fish was examined by NY DEC biologists who confirmed it was indeed a brookie.

    One way to differentiate between brookies and splake is to count the pyloric caeca (the finger-like projections in the small intestines). Brookies have 23 to 55 pyloric caeca, and splake have 65 to 85. Yacovella’s fish had 37, thus confirming its status.

    This is considered a new record in New York as all the old records dating back to the 1800s, including a rumored 14-pounder by well known politician and dictionary founder Daniel Webster caught in the Carmans River on Long Island in 1827, were retired within the past decade. The previous “modern” record was 4 pounds, 15 ounces taken by Jesse Yousey on a Lake Clear Wabbler somewhere in the Five Ponds Wilderness in 2006.

    Look for the complete story of Yacovella’s amazing fish in the September issue of Outdoors Magazine.

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