Fishing Reports

ICE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally the ICE is gone from the main areas of Lake Champlain.. Lake level is really high with a lot of debris.. Be careful…water is cold.. check my web site for lake temps and levels

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Lake Champlaain Ice

As of today the ice on the lower section of Lake Champain is starting to break up. River will probably start breaking up this week…Crown Point bridge area is opening fast…stay tuned…Capt Howard

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Spring Come- Someday

As I drive around the Lake Champlain looking for open water, I have visions of giant Smallmouth hungry from a long winter living under a foot of ice. Please Ice go away and soon!!!  I am booking guide trips for May…$50 per trip discount for May trips booked in April. Time to get that tackle … Continue reading

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Fishing Not Catching!

This is my first year Guiding and feel I have had great success with over 40 trips and no complains with plenty of tips (money that is).  But , this past Saturday I fished my first tournament on Lake Champlain this year, the BFL and to my dismay I only caught 10 pounds.  Wow, looking back at all … Continue reading

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Funnels!

Do you have days when your tired of battling the wind? I do!  On those days I fish funnels. Areas that narrow down and the wind creates current and at the same time affords an opportunity to get somewhat out of the wind. There are many on Lake Champlain. The  cut through into Carrie Bay, The GUT, … Continue reading

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Ladies Choice Time!!!!

Summer is really here! Temps in the 90′s in the North Country. Wow!!  But the big girls are biting and going deep. Time to battle the wind and catch them while they stay in their summer haunts. This weekend I had two trips that produced  40 Smallies over 3.5lbs and a dozen over four. Most … Continue reading

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Everstart up for grabs.

Tomorrow morning the Big Boys of Bass Fishing take off from Plattsburgh City Dock in search of limits of bass both smallmouth and largemouth otherwise known as Bronze backs and Greenies. With the water being high and for the second time in three years near record levels, a real challenge exists.  Usually the bass are … Continue reading

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Summertime is Here.

Many years ago when I first lived in the North Country, the winters were really cold . I remember the locals had a saying we have two seasons: “Winter and the 4th of July.”  Well, welcome to our second season. The summer bite is just getting started!  If it wasn’t for the high water, I … Continue reading

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Post Spawn a Coming!!

Yes, the spawn is almost over. Many smallmouth on the Northend of the Lake are starting to chomp. Drag a tube, I haven’t found them to be aggressive and chasing yet. Topwater will be on soon. Expect a topwater bite soon. Sean Wilker posted this report: FYI: Water temps were between 70-72 in Missisquoi. The bite up there … Continue reading

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OPENING DAY!!!!

Finally opening day of bass season is here.  Well not really, we have been  fishing  ”catch and release” for weeks, it just means we can keep bass in our live wells and fish tournaments. Yea!!!  Plunder Bay  tournament is Saturday morning, good luck to all. The bite is really on, especially for big fish. Largemouth are starting to … Continue reading

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