The Northeast Ice Fishing Circuit completed its Western New York contests for the season on Honeoye Lake last Sunday.
The team of Warren Goodenow and Jason Caudill totaled 7.78 pounds of 12 panfish to pull first prizes of Striker Hard-Water Jackets each and $320. The team weighed in 8 perch, 1 crappie and 3 bluegills taken at depths from 10 to 25 feet.
Goodenow goes with his own Grumpy Jig heads and Maki Plastics; a red plastic was most effective for him in that Saturday contest.
Jason Lamagna and Brady Stoffer took second place with a 6.4-pound total; Alex Scheg and Kevin Snyder finished a close third with 6.37 pounds. Scheg also logged Big Fish honors with a 1.14-pound perch.
Qualifiers in the Northeast Circuit travel to Lake Bomoseen in Vermont to compete in a championship event March 1 and 2. For details on this circuit, go to northeasticefishingcircuit.com.
Fly fishing art
The WNY Chapter of Trout Unlimited has collaborated with Burchfield Penney Art Center to present a “Fly Fishing: A Celebration of the Stream” exhibit in the center on the Buffalo State campus at 1300 Elmwood Ave.
The exhibit is open daily except Mondays until May 18, featuring local artists Aquinas Daly, Thomas Kegler and Richard C. Harrington. Also on display are vintage fly-fishing gear and popular fly patterns used on area streams.
For more specifics on this exhibit, go to burchfieldpenny.org and click on “current events.”
Finger Lakes forum
Department of Environmental Conservation officials will point out fishery features of Western New York lakes during a “State of Western Finger Lakes” presentation in the Student Center at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.
Talks will focus on fish species management in Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Canadice, Hemlock and Conesus Lakes.
Sessions go from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Stage 14 of the center at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua.
For directions, go to flcc.edu/directions.