Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Smallie are Sunning!

With the warm weather the last few days the smallmouth are up and sunning. Warming up their bodies to prepare for bedding.  If you sneak quietly in the shallows of the spawning bays you can observe the suspended smallmouth just under the surface.  If  you cast to them they usually spook, since in this state … Continue reading

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The Bite is ON!!!

Now’s the time to hit the water, the bite is on!  Smallies are moving shallow to warm up for the spawn and the largemouth are right behind. Look for large sandy spawning flats with good hard bottom and  scattered boulders . Watch the temp gauge and when for find 50+ degree water start fishing. Stealth is the key, … Continue reading

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Cold Spring- YUCK!!!

There is still too much ice south of the Champlain Bridge to fish. If you want to bundle up and launch at Plattsburgh you can try for some good smallies on the deep rock edges where they have been spending the winter. Try Crab Island or the rocky drops along Cumberland Head. Any place with steep rocky drops and points leading … Continue reading

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An H2O Adventure

May 24, 2012  Larrabees Point Access Area.  I met up this morning with my friend Howard Hammonds, operator of H2O Guide Service in Westport, New York.  Howard is a veteran tournament angler with years of experience in the fishing tackle industry.  We got together for a day on Champlain before Howard departed to fish the upcoming FLW Everstart Series … Continue reading

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Fish for schools, not singles.

Thursday, April 26, 2012.   With several work commitments coming up, it doesn’t look like I am going to be able to pull together a fishing report, so I thought I would share a simple idea that significantly increased my bass fishing success on Lake Champlain. Many bass anglers, when they catch a fish, get so excited that they don’t think of … Continue reading

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3/31/12 Champlain Angler Gilbert Gagner Wins TBF National Championship!

3/31/12  Champlain Angler Gilbert Gagner Wins TBF National Championship!  Gil is a resident of Highgate Springs, Vermont and Vice President of Vermont Bass Federation.  He also operates Bronzeback Guide Service on Lake Champlain.    For winning the championship, Gil captured the $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package, which includes fully paid entry fees into the FLW … Continue reading

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March 26, 2012 – Improvements Proposed for Chimney Point Access Area

Monday, March 26, 2012.   The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife has applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to replace the existing ramp at the Chimney Point Access Area in Addison, Vermont.  The current ramp will be replaced with a 28-foot-wide and 78-foot-long concrete ramp.  Also proposed is a 90 foot seasonal dock adjacent to the … Continue reading

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