Couple’s 1st Ice Fishing Trip

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 07-02-2020

What a great time on the hard water we had with Adrianne and Fausto! It was flag central all day long! The first one of the day resulted in a slobber knocker of a largemouth! The rest of the day consisted of bass and jumbo perch on our tip-ups. The pair also jigged up some bass on the jig sticks. We’re looking forward to having this awesome couple back for many more outdoor adventures!

#CoupleTakesOnHardWater #MonsterBass #JumboPerch #BassCatchPhotoRelease #NYSLicensedGuide #WashingtonCountyNY #FifieldOutfitters

Big Bucket Mouth

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 22-01-2020

While picking up tip-ups, this BEAST of a bucket mouth sent a flag flying high! After a quick pic, back down the hard water hole it went. #SixPounder #CatchPhotoRelease #FifieldOutfitters

Justin & John’s Hard Water Trip

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 21-01-2020

This past hunting season, John joined us for a semi-guided hunt. We were excited for his return, this time by his side was his son, Justin. The two of them wanted to take on the hard water. We already knew that John was a great guy, so it wasn’t surprising that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as Justin is the most polite, friendly, and enthusiastic young man. He was genuinely excited as each tip-up flag and Jacker went off. The men were also armed with jigging sticks.


While jigging, Justin saw a large gator head (pike) appear from the abyss, twice! Jumbo poor man shrimp (yellow perch) were headed back home for their family’s feast!


All bass were caught and released back down the holes. We look forward to their return this Spring!









#FatherAndSonMemories #IceFishing #FifieldOutfitters

Father, Son, & Friend

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 15-01-2020

Once again, our little fishing buddy Chase, along with his father Shawn, and his friend Sean, joined us for a guided ice fishing trip. We had a mix of bait from fat heads to large shiners. Flags were going off all day long, and at one point, we had five flags all go off at once, which turned into crazy, fun, mayhem! The bass were the only species taking the bait, as a lot of them were caught and released back down the hard water holes.

Chase and Sean are becoming hard water fanatics. They’re getting skilled at drilling holes, setting tip-ups, jigging, and re-baiting. A special thanks to Shawn for keeping his son and his son’s friend interested in the great outdoors! We look forward to many more adventures with these guys! On a side note, a majestic pair of mature bald eagles flew over us while on the lake. The beauty of Mother Nature certainly surrounds us! #FishingWithFamilyAndFriends #FifieldOutfitters

Hadlock Pond Ice Fishing Derby 2020

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 01-01-2020

Fifield Outfitters’ hard water team participated in the 7th annual Town of Fort Ann Ice Fishing Derby on Hadlock Pond.

It was a fun day on the hard water with the family and we managed a big mud eater and a nice bronzeback. The fishing in general was very slow. However, there was plenty of laughs, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. The grill’s menu featured hot venison sausage and bear burgers.

We’ll see you next year, Hadlock! 🎣 #HadlockPondFishingDerby2020 #CatchPhotoRelease #FifieldOutfitters



Adventurous Anglers

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 31-12-2019

Maggie and Li-Mei were our guests for a full day ice fishing trip. This was their very first time hard water fishing. These ladies were enthusiastic, kind, and adventurous! They were interested in trying some freshly caught panfish and we were able to make this happen. One of the jumbo perch Li-Mei caught, we filleted and grilled on the ice to enjoy with their cheeseburgers and venison steaks at lunch.  They’d like to return to Washington County for more excursions with us, and we certainly look forward to that! #FifieldOutfitters

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