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

Mike’s Goose Hunt

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Hunting Reports | Posted on 23-09-2019

Our good buddy, Mike, returned to us for a goose hunt and what an exciting hunt it was! We started by putting our Avian X decoys out and hunkered two rows deep in the corn for our ambush spot. The Buck Gardner call had the birds landing literally almost in our lap! The first set of geese to touchdown were hitting the cornstalks above our heads to land next to our decoys. The smile and excitement Mike had when that happened was priceless! We had birds all morning landing in. For one goose, Mike and the Winchester connected with an awesome head shot! We look forward to our next adventure with Mike! Nice shooting bud!

#GooseHunting #FlyingPrimeRib #NYLisedGuide

 

 

 

 

 

Now Offering Bowfishing

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 24-08-2019

Who loves bow hunting? Who loves fishing? Well, why not do both with us, as we’re now offering bowfishing trips! Come stick some overgrown goldfish and prehistoric toothy dinosaurs! Once you try it, you’ll be wanting to come back for more! Trips are 4 hours and $250.00 for 2 shooters. Each additional shooter is $125.00. All bows and gear provided by us! All you need to do is show up with a NYS fishing or small game license and be prepared for some heart pounding excitement! A huge thank you to Aron at EXit Archery for hooking us up with some awesome bowfishing gear!

😀 🏹 🐟 #NowOfferingBowfishingTrips #NYSLicensedGuide #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

 

Sponsors of Salem Youth Sports

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fifield News | Posted on 01-06-2019

What a pleasure it was for Fifield Outfitters to sponsor Salem Youth Sports this year. ⚾️ The children were building skills and having fun! Thanks to the coaches that volunteered their time to make this happen! We’re proud of you Chay! 😀 #TeeBall #FifieldOutfitters

Uncle & Nephew’s Turkey Hunt

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Hunting Reports | Posted on 19-05-2019

Cole and his uncle, Jim, joined us for a turkey hunt that they will never forget! It was filled with a lot of firsts. The turkeys were very vocal Saturday morning. We had multiple birds working towards us, but the hens kept cutting them off before they’d get to us. With this happening, we changed our plan and went after them. The first stalk we got within 20 yards of a Tom all fanned out. This was Cole’s first time being within range of a big Tom. Unfortunately, his shot didn‘t connect on the big thunder chicken, as he was full of excitement. Soon after the shot, we heard more birds gobble and we beelined it towards them. When we reached the edge of the field, the only way to get close to them was to do an Army Crawl for 200 yards through the tall grass. We snuck up to within 20 yards of three red heads and they didn’t have a clue that we were there. I told Cole, “When I yelp, they’re going to pop their heads up and when they do, fire away!” He gave one out of three of them a hair cut, as he just shot over its head. A successful hunt isn’t about harvesting an animal, it’s about being in the outdoors with family and friends carrying out the hunting tradition. At the end of the hunt, Cole and Jim kept saying that the Army Crawl was their favorite thing, because they never hunted turkeys like that before. We’re looking forward to having these dedicated hunters back next April for Youth Turkey. 😁🦃#UncleAndNephewTurkeyHunt #HuntingTradition #FifieldOutfitters

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