Posts Tagged 'Fishing'

The Front Porch: Off the hook

The Front Porch: Off the hook

I settled onto a bench behind the Pier Club one recent evening and summoned my sweet boy, who was more interested in finding things that would make a satisfying plunk when hurled into the lake.

Photos: Life on the lake

Photos: Life on the lake

Photos by Greg Funka.

Fishermen try their luck off the shore of the lake. A photographer aims to capture effect of the light from the sunrise on Chautauqua Lake. Miller Bell Tower glows after dusk. Families relax on a sunny day at Children’s Beach. Mason Hill laughs along as he pilots a boat full of Group 5 Girls.

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Old fishing memorabilia brings new life to Sports Club

Old fishing memorabilia brings new life to Sports Club

In August 1962, Kathryn Ford set sail on Chautauqua Lake with her parents. Cruising in the family’s mahogany Chris-Craft, her father caught a 48-inch, 28-lb. muskellunge with a Silver Flash lure. Instead of keeping and eating the fish, Ford’s father had it stuffed and mounted in Jamestown.

“I don’t remember her fighting very much. She was an old fish,” Ford said. “She was too old to eat.”