Tom, Jack, & Jon’s Fishing Adventure

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 28-07-2019

Father, son, and uncle, Tom, Jack, and John, for a trip on Cossayuna Lake. The morning bite on day 1 was on fire, as we landed some quality Cossayuna bucket mouths. We had a couple BIG toothy critters break us off. Day 2 was filled with BIG fish caught and released on Cossy! John landed a LUNKER SIX pound green fish! Tom caught a real nice toothy pike, a stud of a large mouth, and a quality bronzeback amongst other fish caught by these fun guys.


Jack’s just getting into fishing and what an awesome job he did putting bucket mouths in the boat! 🎣Here’s another fish that he caught and released.

What a pleasure it was to take these guys on the bass boat! Thanks for choosing us John, Tom, and Jack! We look forward to your return!

#FatherSonUncle #FamilyMemories #TimeWellSpent


Another Derby “W”

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News, Fishing Reports | Posted on 11-03-2019

Our Fifield Outfitters’ ice team took home two of the top honors in another Smileys Bait Shop 3 day fishing derby! 🙂 Ryan Fifield won in the perch division and Roy Fifield in the pike category for March’s end of the season competition. Congratulations to all the ice fishing anglers who participated! 🎣 A special thanks to Peter Tucker for all the time, effort, and dedication that he puts into organizing these fun, outdoor, family oriented, events! 😀 We’re looking forward to next season’s ice fishing tournaments!

David & Colleen’s Ice Fishing Adventure

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 01-03-2019

It was an absolute pleasure to have Colleen and her husband, David, join us on the hardwater. The day was filled with flag after flag, but is was a bass and small pike kinda day. Dave jigged up some bass and a nice perch and Colleen jigged up some bass as well. For breakfast, we cooked up eggs and bacon and also enjoyed glazed donuts. At lunch time we fired the grill up for one of our fan favorites, venison, bear, bacon cheeseburgers with potato chips. For dessert, was Colleen’s delicious chocolate chip cookie bars. 🍪 😋 We shared stories and laughs throughout the day. A huge thank you to little brother Chris for helping out! We look forward to getting this awesome couple out on the bass boat when open water comes! 🎣#GuidedIceFishingAdventure #AwesomeCouple #NYSLicensedGuide#FifieldOutfitters

Father & Son’s Hardwater Adventure

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 22-02-2019


Shawn is a Navy veteran and dedicated father who booked an ice fishing adventure for his son Chase and him. Chase’s two favorite fish to target are pike and perch, so we strung tip-ups for poor man’s shrimp and big toothy critters. Before we could get half of our tip-ups set-up, the flags started popping like popcorn! Chase was pulling little pike and bass out of the holes left and right! After everything was set-up, I fired the grill up for some bacon and egg sandwiches. Around late morning, one of the perch flags went up and Chase pulled up a huge jumbo and it was his biggest perch caught to date! A little bit later on, I looked over and one of our toothy critter flags had tripped and was taking line like a drag car running the quarter mile. When we got to the flag, it had stripped all the line down to the knot. Chase, like a seasoned veteran, fought this epic water wolf back to the hole. Just as it reached the hole, bubbles started rising from below and the next thing we knew, this big ‘ol gator head was heading up the ice tube! As soon as I got my hands on him, he was ours and the smile on Chase’s face was priceless! This northern was then released to fight another day. Afterwards, I fired the grill up again for some venison bacon cheeseburgers. 😋 We had a fun filled day with lots of fish caught, beautiful weather, and memories made to last a lifetime! We look forward to seeing these guys on the bass boat come open water. 

🇺🇸 💦 🐟 #FatherAndSonMemories #AwesomeJobChase 

#ThankYouForYourServiceShawn #FifieldOutfitters





Derby Winning Pike

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News, Fishing Reports | Posted on 11-02-2019

This 40″ bruiser helped us take home first place honors in the 3 day tournament held by Smileys Bait Shop, located on Cossayuna Lake. Thank you, Peter, for putting on these awesome tournaments! 💲🐟 #FifieldOutfitters











Tiger Muskie Up The Hole

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 06-01-2019

Fifield Outfitters’ flags were flying high on the hardwater today! It was awesome to see Chris pull this tiger muskie out of the hole on Cossayuna Lake! The ice is here, the toothy critters are biting, time to get that trip booked with us. 😎 🎣

#TigerMuskie #CatchPhotoRelease #IceFishing #HardwaterFishing #FifieldOutfitters


Mike & Rob’s Bass Boat Fishing Trip

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 22-06-2018


What a day to be on the bass boat! White Lake was full of action as the bucket mouths, pickerel, bluegills, and perch all came out to play. Mike and Rob kept the laughter flowing as these long time buddies sure know how to razz each other. These guys were a blast to guide and we look forward to their return!   ️ #FishingFriday #GreatStartToAWeekend #WeCatchThemAll #GreatWesternCatskills #BuckHornLodge #FifieldOutfitters

Jimmy & Jake Catch Bows

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 03-06-2018

We were going to venture to the West Branch, but after hearing it was a zoo, we decided to roll on down and float the Main Stem. Jimmy and Jake had some feisty rainbows come out to play. We had action from start to finish. On one stretch of the river, Jimmy wanted to be the guide, so I let him helm the ship. Jake photographed two majestic, mature, bald eagles, that were scouting for fish in a tree at the river’s bank as we passed by. We had a great float and I can’t wait for these guys to get back in our boat. #RainbowTrout #FlyFishing #CatchPhotoRelease #ScenicWildDelawareRiver #FifieldOutfitters

Ed’s Main Stem Drift

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 02-06-2018

Ed joined us for a float trip on the Main Stem of the Upper Delaware River on Saturday, June 2nd. We hooked into two browns, one we had almost to the boat, when it rolled and threw the hook. My stomach turned when this big hook jaw came off. The other one he had on, we never got a good look at it. All and all, it was a great time, with great conversation, with a great person. We look forward to Ed’s next adventure with us!   #ScenicWildDelawareRiver #CatskillsTroutTales #DriftBoatFishingTrip #NYSLicensedGuide #FifieldOutfitters

Chasin’ Turkeys & Catchin’ Trout

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports, Hunting Reports | Posted on 14-05-2018

​Evan joined us for a Blast & Cast trip. Saturday morning we had three birds gobbling, but for some reason they hung up at about 150 yards away. The hens were around us for hours. We had a hoot in the afternoon floating down the river. I brought my mouth turkey call and put that into action, as we greeted fellow anglers with hen yelps and soft purrs.  The rain didn’t stop the fish from biting, as we landed three nice browns, lost one rainbow, and a couple of other fish. A bunch of trout chased us back to the boat, too. Notice the bald eagle checking out Evan’s catch in the third photo.    Evan is a very established sportsman, who has traveled the world on hunting adventures. He’s targeted almost every big and small game animal on the planet and has been extremely successful on these hunts. However, he told me that there’s something about turkey hunting that gets him all fired up. He’ll be back with us to get his NY bird. We’re looking forward to his return!    #BlastAndCast #CatchPhotoRelease #BuckHornLodge #FifieldOutfitters