Opening Day Strategies for WNY Whitetails

  I absolutely love the whitetail archery season in Western New York and I always have a mixed bag of feelings as we approach the regular gun season.  While I am sitting in the woods with my bow, I sometimes think about the gun opener and how I don’t want it to come; almost like…

3 Simple Tactics for WNY Steelhead

A quick stroll across my social media news feeds tells me that most Western New York anglers are patiently waiting for the rains to raise the Lake Erie tributaries just enough to bring in the first batch of steelhead of the fall.  Ok, so maybe you aren’t waiting patiently-it’s more like an on the edge…

5 Big Mistakes In Duck Hunting

Have you ever wondered why on some days the ducks just will not drop into shooting range?  It can be a very frustrating situation and sometimes there is nothing you can do that will get them to commit to your spread; however, here are 5 things you should definitely try to avoid to increase your…

5 WNY Fishing and Hunting Outings to Try This Fall

If you follow Postletown Woods and Water, you know that we love Autumn in Western New York.  It brings about countless opportunities for the Western New York outdoorsman, but unfortunately it does come to an end when old man winter plagues our region.  Since there is so much to do and so little time, we…

5 Quick Tips for Fishing Senkos

If you have been following up with Postletown Woods and Water, you know that Lake Erie is our go-to destination for summer fishing…or whenever we can get out there no matter what time of year it is; however, there are days when mother nature halts our big water plans and pushes us to the inland…

Trolling for Lake Erie Walleye: The Basics

So, your scrolling through your Facebook news feed and you see your friends constantly posting photos of some beautiful Lake Erie walleyes.  You think to yourself, “I’ve got a boat and I want to give this a try…but where do I start?”  If you start searching Google for some answers, you might get overwhelmed very…

Ranking The Top 5 Game Fish in WNY

Western New York boasts some of the best fishing opportunities in the State.  Anglers have the opportunity to fish the depths of one of the greatest freshwater fisheries in the world in Lake Erie as well as the serene and less populated glacier lakes that hold some prestigious catches.  We gathered information from our local…

5 CHANNEL CATFISH MYTHS DEBUNKED

As the Channel Catfish spawn is beginning here in Western New York and the fish are moving into the Lake Erie shallows and tributaries, I thought it would be a great time to discuss some of the common myths and rumors I have heard over the years about these whiskered lake lurkers.  Since I was…

Duck “Bills”

As the 2015 duck season is in our sights, I came across a thought about the price we pay to sit in the cold, damp weather waiting for these feathered loudmouths to land on our decoy spread.  Other than the waterfowl hunters themselves, most people do not realize that in order to hunt waterfowl in…

A Postletown Tradition

On September 18th, the Postletown W&W crew hit the road for our annual trip to Piseco, NY located in the Adirondack Mountains.  We stayed at Mountain View Cottages where you can walk out the front door, jump on the boat, and indulge yourself in some amazing fishing opportunities.  This tradition started many years ago when…

Autumn in Western New York: Part II- Deer, Ducks, & Decisions

October The maple leaves have turned, you can hear the thump of fresh acorns dropping from the heavens, and the elusive whitetail buck sneaks through the brush like a whisper from the spirits.  This will be the scene on October 1st for most Western New York hunters as our whitetail archery season takes flight.  Many…

Autumn In Western New York: Part I- Chasing Steel

As the moon’s hue begins to glow above the skyline earlier and the chilly morning-dew coats our work shoes, the Western New York outdoorsman knows that these are signs that the sweet smell of autumn is on its way in Western New York. This past week or so, WNY experienced some late-August temperatures that dropped…