Fishing Reports

Catching Time!1

Spring is here and the fish are biting. Time to get on the water. It’s crankbait time…Find the rocky shoals and throw  small crankbaits or a jerk bait..Suggest you use braid line and limber rod for now, as the toothy creature are also biting. If you want a May trip call now . Special phone … Continue reading

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Moving Time!!!

The bass are moving up this past weekend…It’s moving time and now is the best time to catch that lunker of a lifetime. They are groups is sunning areas, very shallow and in small areas.  Presentations much be real slow using tubes, drop shots baits or even little spoons that can be jigged slowly on … Continue reading

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Fish On!!

Water on Lake Champlain is warming and clearing.  If you can find that  very small staging area the fish are biting.  Most times it’s probably an area only 25 meters square, but they will bite if you find them. Live bait really works best right now.  Look for shallow areas in warmer pockets. Check your … Continue reading

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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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