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  1. Photos and Upcoming Events from The Buffalo News The Buffalo News presents pictures and details about several of the fish caught in this edition of “Catches of the Week.” Included are photos from the second annual Reelin' for a Cure, fish placing in the LOC Fall Derby, and more! Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] and should include name, hometown and particulars of the catch. The Buffalo News also presents details about a wide range of upcoming outdoor events in this week’s calendar. Events on the calendar span now through September 10th and include a number of upcoming fishing tournaments and more! Click here to see the catches of the week, and here to see the calendar.
  2. Updates from The Buffalo News Bill Hilts Jr. presents news from Lake Ontario as well as other bodies of water in this week’s “Fishing Beat” published in The Buffalo News. Click here to see the full article and all the latest updates. Bill Hilts Jr. also provides a variety of outdoor related news in this week’s “Scattershots,” published in The Buffalo News. Click here to see.
  3. Niagara Falls USA Fishing Forecast for August 23, 2017 brought to you by Destination Niagara USA Last weekend there were three fishing derbies and a tournament going on in Niagara Falls USA waters. John Van Hoff of North Tonawanda went out fishing last Sunday, the final day for the Orleans County Rotary Derby. The leader was 30 pounds, 9 ounces. Using a flasher and meat rig, he pounded the Niagara Bar all morning. With less than an hour to go in the derby, Van Hoff hit a fish that looked to be over 30 pounds. Would it beat Keith Sheffield’s king salmon … and could he make it to the Slippery Sinker in Olcott in time by the 1 p.m. cut-off? Van Hoff made it with 15 minutes to spare and the weight was 30 pounds, 12 ounces – taking over the lead and eventually winning the $4,000 Grand Prize. Other divisional winners were Robert Griffith with a 16 pound steelhead; Bill Cole with a 14 pound brown trout; and Dan DeGeorge with a 17 and a half pound lake trout. Meanwhile, two hours after Van Hoff was catching his winning salmon, Joe Oakes of Lockport was reeling in a 34 and a half pound salmon out of Wilson that would take over the lead in the Fall Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby and the Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey in the Salmon Division. The bar has been set as the LOC Derby continues through Labor Day and the Odyssey continues through Sunday. Speaking of the Odyssey, updates are now being put on the Fish Odyssey Facebook page due to the fact that webmaster Karen Evarts at The Boat Doctors needed emergency surgery. Say a prayer. The awards for the Odyssey will be Sunday at Olcott Fire Hall on Route 78 starting at 4 p.m. Congratulations to the Just One More Cure team led by Capt. Bryan Lukehart of Pennsylvania. His ladies crew won the 2nd annual Reelin’ for a Cure event held last Friday with a score of 149 points while fishing out of Olcott. The tourney raised over $4,000 for the Breast Cancer Network of WNY. Click here to see the rest of this report on ILoveNYFishing.com!
  4. Lake Ontario Fishing Featured in The Buffalo News! Bill Hilts Jr. provides a wide array of outdoor-related content through this series of articles from The Buffalo News! Click the links below to see: Catches of the Week for August 16, 2017 The Fishing Beat for August 16, 2017 Outdoor Calendar from The Buffalo News Scattershots from The Buffalo News
  5. Niagara Falls USA Fishing Report for August 16, 2017 – Presented by Destination Niagara USA Get ready to Rumble – Lake Ontario fishing style! This weekend, there will be three different fishing derbies going on, as well as a ladies tournament. First, the Fall Lake Ontario Counties Trout and Salmon Derby kicks off on August 18 and runs through Labor Day. $25,000 is the Grand Prize for the largest Salmon. Check www.loc.org for details. Also on August 18, the Second Annual Reelin’ for a Cure will be held out of Wilson and Olcott from 6 a.m. to noon. This all-ladies event will be raising funds for the Breast Cancer Network of WNY. It looks like right around 20 teams for this year. It’s a fun time for sure. Contact Stephanie Pierleoni at 481-6388 for more information or go on the event’s Facebook page. Another fun contest that starts up this weekend is the Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby, set for August 19th to the 27th. Six species categories for the adults and a Grand Prize of $3,000. For the kids, it’s free to enter with loads of merchandise prizes and trophies. Sign up at any of the LOC weigh stations or at www.fishodyssey.net. This is for Niagara, Orleans and Erie counties. Many thanks to Jim and Karen Evarts at The Boat Doctors in Olcott who do a lion’s share of the work behind the scenes, such as the website and the leaderboard. This is a great way to get the whole family out to enjoy the waters of Western New York. The Orleans County Rotary Derby is still going on and that contest will end on Sunday, August 20. Click here to see the rest of this report on www.ILoveNYFishing.com
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