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Get on Board: Species for Beginner Anglers

Claire D’Orso is still waiting for that “woah” moment – that first tap or slight tug on the end of her line that indicates a fish has decided to inhale her bait.

When it happens, she’ll be ready. She wants to catch her first fish so badly she can barely stand it.

“Any kind of fish is OK by me. I just want to catch any fish,” she said.

Claire, 11, currently lives in Penfield, N.Y., not far from the southern shore of Lake Ontario and not far from the Finger Lakes region that provide endless fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill and experience levels. Her interest in fishing grew recently after witnessing people fishing at...

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