outdoor communications, I try to get as much info to the public as possible on a variety of
topics. How-To articles are always well received by readers, listeners and viewers and I
try to keep anglers up on fishery management issues and tackle tips etc. Each week in
print and on our shows we try to bring you Where-To info as well whether its where
fish are biting or the trips I take to various locations within our area. Each season on
the television show we give viewers a getaway trip to an area in the tri-state region like
last years trip for brown trout on Lake Ontario and this year we have another great
get-away trip planned.
I spent the
last three days at the Eldred Preserve (www.eldredpreserve.com)
in Eldred, NY shooting this weeks television show on the Preserve as this
seasons Get-A-Way and finding fish in a new or strange lake should you and your
family take get away vacations. The Eldred Preserve is a 2-1/2 hour ride for my home in
Long Beach, LI and I took the television film crew with me for two reasons
to film a
show and show them my appreciation for their hard work, giving them a day or two off to
enjoy the Preserves great accommodations and amenities.
Preserve has 30 room accommodations right on the preserve, a full gourmet dinning
experience and some of the best fishing in the tri-state area. The trout ponds offer trout
on fly or spin tackle, catfish to 12 pounds or better and the opportunity to see wild
turkey, black bear and American bald eagles while fishing at the trout ponds or the two
80-acre bass lakes within the Preserves 3,000 acres. You can fish with the
Preserves private guide or take one of many 16-foot aluminum boats provided with
fully charged electric trolling motors.
Monday afternoon working location shots and then fishing with Eldreds guide Bill
Albright that evening and the next morning for large and smallmouth bass and some of the
largest bluegills sand crappie Ive ever seen. We spoke on scouting and finding fish
on a new or strange lake and the Preserves bass fishing. The crew and I also found a
shooting clays. The preserve offers 5 stand clay shooting with the
innovative BIRDBRAIN system and trap control system putting clay target shooting into a
new dimension. It was great fun and challenging whether novice or advanced.
The crew and
I loved it as we fired round and after round of 12-gauge shotgun fun and I even hit 11 of
them! Eldred offers deer & bear hunting, canoeing and white water rafting on the
Delaware River in association with an outfitter in the area! The Preserve is great fun for
the entire family and you can see it on this Saturday mornings show at 8 a.m. on
WLNY TV-55. For more info, directions and all the Eldred Preserve has to offer, call at 800-557-FISH
or on the web at www.eldredpreserve.com.