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Here's a collection of FISHING tales from Erie Canal Neighbors..

  • Four Generations of Erie Canal Fisherman
    Because this fisherman moved to the Rochester Area 70 years ago, three more generations of Canal Fisherman have tried their luck catching canal whoppers.   The boy in the yellow shirt, standing by his grandfather fishing canal ponds in Hulberton is now fishing the canal in Brockport with his two…
  • Five Erie Canal Fishing Tips to Apply This Spring
    5 Erie Canal Fishing Tips to Apply This Spring Debbie Hanson 3/19/2019 Since the Erie Canal spans close to 363-miles, having a few Erie Canal fishing tips in mind for the start of season can be helpful. There is a lot of water you can cover, and there are several…
  • Fishing in the Canal Around The Oxbow at Fairport
      Fishing in the Canal Around The Oxbow. Here’s a Jack Pike (Jack means he’s a tiddler at about 20”). They need to be 24” before you can take them. This is a very tasty fish! Over the past few years, I’ve caught  more of these than any other species.…
  • A Round Goby
    The Round Goby Who ever heard of such a thing? A round what? Well, here it is- an ugly little creature and it’s in our canal. It’s an invasive species, swilled out of the ballast tanks of ‘salty’ ships from Eurasian shores. I caught one off my dock in The…
  • A Different Carp
    A Different kind of ‘Carp’ Caught in a Casting Net while fishing for bait on May 30th 2016 at The Oxbow, this was obviously some sort of carp, but I had to Google New York Carp to discover it’s name. A QUILLBACK CARPSUCKER See the WIKI reference here This fish…
  • Erie Canal Offers Fine Fishing
    Erie Canal offers some fine fishing AND  25th Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby The grand prize is a boat, motor and trailer, with the big winner determined through a drawing on awards night among all first place winners. There are $10,000 worth of tagged fish put into the canal, too.…
  • What a Whopper
    We, (my wife and dogs), were taking our usual morning stroll down the Oxbow, when we noticed a boy fishing. It looked like he got caught up on a log or something, because his rod was really bent over. He called out to us for help, but what he wanted…

 

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