Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fishing Diary

I know some people think diaries are childish but I feel it can be a great resource of information. As we get older we gain more priorities and responsibilities. These may affect our memories (less space for info in our brains) So its important to log or jot down our fishing experiences, so we have something to look back on when we cant remember where we caught that "5"pound Bass or huge lake trout. Pictures are always great but they cannot tell you all the info.
The DEC also has diary programs that they are  currently looking for members to join and be a part of. By joining this and entering in "Honest" information it helps the DEC with there annual reports and decisions on how they will deal with the following fishing seasons to com. If you are interested in participating here is the info http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/82792.html

There is also a separate diary program for Lake trout in Kensico Reservoir and if you are interested in participating in the Kensico diary read this below

"The New York State Region 3 Unit will be looking for anglers to participate in a angler diary program for Kensico Reservoir (Trout and Salmon). The information gathered through the angler diary program is extremely useful for helping to better manage the fishery. For more information please contact Ryan Coulter at 845-256-2204."
"To apply for a NYC DEP Watershed Access Permit use the link located on the right column under Links Leaving DEC's Website."
"If you need more fishing information or would like to contribute to the fishing report/post a picture of your catch, please call Ryan Coulter; 845-256-2204 or email fwfish3@gw.dec.state.ny.us       "

I have met Ryan in person and he is very dedicated to helping out our fisheries and doing his job to the best of his ability. He has helped me with information that i was looking for and I also participate in the diary program.
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