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HEY MARC,      HAVE A QUESTION I HOPE YOU CAN ANSWER FOR ME. I WANT TO KNOW OF ANY GOOD LAKES & PONDS IN THE CATSKILLS OF NEW YORK THAT HAS GOOD GAR FISHING. I KNOW IT MAY SEEM LIKE AN ODD QUESTION, BUT REALLY WANT TO FISH FOR THEM, LAST TIME I DID WAS IN FLORIDA. SO IF YOU CAN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF A FEW GOOD BODIES OF WATER IN THE CATSKILLS THAT HAS GOOD GAR FISHING. THANKS A MILLION, REALLY HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU VERY SOON. JEFF COSTIGAN.

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Hi Jeff,

Living in Wisconsin, I have no first hand knowledge of the gar situation in the Catskills.  I even did some searches and couldn't come up with any information.  I would say to call the NY department of natural resources and have them give you the number or e-mail for the fisheries biologist in the Catskills area.  He would be the best source for finding the particulars.

Good luck,

Marc

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Marc Wisniewski

Expertise

I can answer questions relating to all types of freshwater fishing, tackle, and tactics. I also can answer questions regarding rod building, lure making, and lure modification. I am not an expert at the value of old rods, reels, or lures.

Experience

My expertise is in Bass, Pike, Musky and the Great Lakes species. I have a lot of experience in Wisconsin and Lake Michigan in particular. With regard to Rod building, I have built custom rods since 1978. I have been building and designing lures for 35 years. I currently sell several of my lures both locally and nation wide. I have done work for several lure companies such as Mepps, Storm, Cisco Kid, and Suick. I am not an expert at the value of old rods, reels, or lures.

Organizations
Wisconsin DNR Lake Michigan Forum (elected position). Friends of Lakeshore State Park, Milwaukee, WI

Publications
Two monthly columns in Midwest Outdoors Magazine, Writer of the weekly Lake Michigan Fishing Report in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, The In-Fisherman Magazine(since 1986), Musky Hunter Magazine, The Badger Sportsman, Woods and Waters Magazine, The Mepps Fishing Guide, Do-It Molds website, and I have been a guest on WGN Radio (Chicago) on their Saturday Outdoor program.

Education/Credentials
I have an engineering background.

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