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Smallmouth Bass State File Damaged on Cayuga Lake

NYS record smallmouth bass courtesy Thomas RussellA brand new state report for smallmouth bass was set on June fifteenth, opening day for bass season.

Thomas Russell Jr., of Albion reeled in an eight-pound, six-ounce smallmouth bass from Cayuga Lake, Seneca County. Russell’s bass surpassed the earlier report by two ounces, a tie between fish caught on Lake Erie in 1995, and within the St. Lawrence River in 2016.

Pound for pound, smallmouth bass are thought of one of many hardest-fighting freshwater fish in New York. When hooked, they’ll typically leap acrobatically out of the water, making them a extremely fascinating sportfish for anglers to focus on. They are often discovered throughout the state in cooler lakes, rivers, and creeks in rocky/gravelly areas. For extra data on the place to search out smallmouth bass, go to DEC’s Locations to Fish and Warmwater Fishing webpages.

Russell submitted particulars of his profitable catch as a part of DEC’s Angler Achievement Awards Program, which retains observe of state report fish. Via this program, anglers can enter freshwater fish that meet particular qualifying standards and obtain official recognition of their catch and an embroidered patch commemorating their achievement. The three classes that make up this system are: Catch and Launch, Annual Award, and State File.

For extra details about the Angler Achievement Awards Program, together with a downloadable software type, go to DEC’s web site.

That is the second state report set this 12 months. On Might eighth, the state report for channel catfish was damaged when Bailey Williams of Watertown reeled in a 35-pound, 12-ounce channel catfish from the Black River in Jefferson County.

For added data on the Angler Achievement Awards Program, name (518) 402-8891 or electronic mail fwfish@dec.ny.gov.

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