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

Good Times with Bruce & Keith

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 09-05-2018

We had the pleasure of having Bruce from Virginia and Keith from Pennsylvania, join us for four nights at the Buck-Horn Lodge & Cabins. On Saturday, they drifted the East Branch with us. Each one caught and released a beautiful and healthy looking trout! Bruce landed his on a fly rod and Keith wrangled his in on a spinning rod. These guys have traveled the United States in search of the best trout waters that our nation has to offer. They said that the location of the Buck-Horn Lodge is the ultimate trout angler’s dream, because we’re located on and are within short traveling distances from the top trout fisheries.   

Gilles & Hubert Take on Blast & Cast Package

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports, Hunting Reports | Posted on 02-05-2018

Father and son, Gilles and Hubert, traveled all the way from Canada to the western Catskills for an outdoors excursion with Fifield Outfitters. This adventurous pair took on our Blast & Cast Package today and will do it again tomorrow. They’re turkey hunting in the mornings and drift boat spin cast fishing in the afternoons. What a beautiful day it was in Delaware County, NY for them! Gilles topped it off by landing a nice brown trout on the mighty East Branch!   

Guy’s Biggest Brown to Date

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 24-04-2018

Guy got a hold of us to book a trip to learn how to streamer fish. It’s safe to say, he’s a quick learner, as we helped him land the biggest brown he’s caught on a fly rod AND his first using a streamer! What a gorgeous day out, we even saw a golden eagle that looked like a 747 flying down the East Branch.   

Main Stem Fly Fishing

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 15-04-2018

Fifield Outfitters’ clients, father and son, Al and Al, returned for another float trip. We hit up the Main Stem of the Delaware River on a warm and sunny day. On the fly rods, we managed to hook up four times, but to no avail, as nothing was put in the net. We were able to see two of the four fish that we hooked up to, and they were big browns. When we were loading the boat up, I talked with five other drift boats and they didn’t have any hook ups.These guys enjoy spending family time on the water and are looking at a return trip later in the season for redemption on these big ol’ hook jaws.    #FatherAndSonFlyFishingTrip #MainStemDelawareRiver #FlyFishingGuide

Cousins’ Ice Fishing Trip

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 22-02-2018

We had the pleasure of  guiding Tom, Martin, and Joe on a two day ice fishing adventure. Day one, we hit up White Lake and the fishing was very slow. With the barometer at 30.10, it was going to be a challenge to get the fish to cooperate. We had flags here and there, but the fish were only grabbing the tails of our bait and then letting go. The shore lunch for this day featured marinated venison steaks and cutlets along with other snacks. Day two, the barometer sank to 29.33, which hopefully would make the fish more active. We set up on Lake Superior and when we began putting the tip-ups in, one immediately went off to which Joe brought up a pickerel through the hard water hole. Martin caught a pickerel as well on a tip-up. Tom got jiggy with it and jigged up a nice pickerel, too! The wildgame shore lunch special of the day was venison and bear bacon cheeseburgers and freshly caught walleye and perch. We had so much in common with these guys, between the jokes and stories, there was no short of laughter. We look forward to our next adventure with them!

Birthday Pike

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 11-02-2018

Noah and Amber contacted us to take them on their first ever ice fishing adventure to celebrate Amber’s birthday. They hoped to land a northern pike. Despite the harsh weather conditions on Lake Champlain, we were able to make their wish come true!   A monster toothy critter was brought up the hole by the birthday girl! Way to go Amber and Happy Birthday! We look forward to taking this awesome couple on more fishing expeditions!    #HappyBirthdayAmber #NorthernPike #LakeChamplain #CatchPhotoRelease

Gold Rush

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 19-01-2018

This is what you call a hard water gold rush! You drill the holes and up comes 8 to 9 pounds of freshwater gold!  We got into a good batch of fish, ranging from walleye, to pickerel, to perch. The bigger fish were caught on tip-ups and we jigged up a bunch of panfish. It was nonstop action, as we were chasing flags all day long. If you want to catch BIG fish, book your next fishing adventure with us! What are you waiting for? #LunkerWalleye #GoldRush #TimeToBookYourTrip #FifieldOutfitters

Pickerel Mania

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 15-01-2018

We had Guy ice fishing with us on Thursday and Joey, Randy, and Jimmy hard water fishing with us on Saturday. It was Guy and Randy’s first time ice fishing and they both caught and released pickerels. Joey and Jimmy both landed these little water wolves too. For Guy’s trip, the weather was 50 degrees with no breeze, which was beautiful for January in the western Catskills. The conditions were vastly different for Jimmy, Randy, and Joey’s adventure. The temperature including windchill was roughly -10 F. The wind blew 30 plus mph all day long and the tip-up holes were freezing up about every 15 minutes. The Clam ice shelter with Mr. Heater kept us warm and out of the wind.

We provide first class service on the ice to all of our clients. For both guided trips, the grill sessions for lunch included some form of venison. Guy had venison bacon cheeseburgers. The other group had venison jalapeno bacon habanero cheeseburgers.   

A great time was had by all and we look forward to getting out on the ice with these anglers again!

Blustery Conditions for Ice Fishing

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 04-01-2018

Twenty plus mph wind gusts, or even more, with snowdrifts over all of our tip-ups, yet Kevin and I still managed not to get skunked. We stayed warm when we were in the Clam, but not so much when out checking the tip-ups. However, the juicy, flavorful, jalapeno cheddar and bacon venison burgers for lunch added a nice touch and kept us well-fed. #CatchPhotoRelease

It’s time for you to escape from the stresses of life and get rejuvenated with an ice fishing excursion. Reconnect with Mother Nature and enjoy some good humor and fun times. If you’d like to try your hand at some ice fishing, book your guided ice fishing trip with  us today!