It’s never too early to think about fishing the Finger Lakes tributaries. April 1 is a ritual among fly and spinning anglers who love to catch trout. Naples Creek is loaded with rainbows that come from Canandaigua Lake, and opening day is a special time in Naples.

The Niagara Fishing Expo was featured in this space two weeks ago. However, outdoor enthusiasts should not forget about the other exciting event close to home. Runnings Great New York Sportsman’s Expo is the longest-tenured show of its kind in the Northeast.

I met Mark Pierleoni when he was a member of his brother’s Pro-Am fishing team, competing in contests on Lake Ontario. Charter captain Vince Pierleoni runs Thrillseeker out of Niagara County, and the two brothers also enjoy their time in the woods during deer season.