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by the_doctor
Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Launch Ice conditions weekend of Jan 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 2182

Re: Launch Ice conditions weekend of Jan 15th

Way late on this but as of today Burlington is pretty well locked up to the breakwater. Not a surprise with the cold we've had. Not sure how thick at Coast Guard but it isn't just skimmed over, that's for sure. Bets on if broad lake will close this year? Doesn't affect me unless I want the novelty o...
by the_doctor
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Lake trout newbie - fall tactics?
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: Lake trout newbie - fall tactics?

I can catch them in November with simple long-lining crankbaits like Challengers or Shad Raps. Caught one a couple weeks back in only 15' or so feet of water. You can catch lakers anywhere on the broad lake. Burlington can be good. It's getting past the point of kayaking or canoeing, though. Can try...
by the_doctor
Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Silver search Saturday
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Silver search Saturday

I am heading out this afternoon, trying to decide on a location. Eric, hope you got out and your boat is running!!! Notable today was the flock of 200+ Canadian geese that seemed to want to land in front of us no matter where we trolled Geese are acting weird this fall. I've seen huge flocks on the...
by the_doctor
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: The "Possible Conundrum" becomes Reality
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: The "Possible Conundrum" becomes Reality

I am not far from you and I have a truck...PM sent!
by the_doctor
Thu Oct 21, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Fishy1's Shore Fishing Corner
Topic: Fishy 1
Replies: 28
Views: 9136

Re: Fishy 1

Fishy, what more can I say? You are the man! An all-time legend. Thinking of you, keep your head up!
-Tim
by the_doctor
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Catching a Smelt (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Catching a Smelt (?)

Thought this would interest some here. Pulled up a smelt (?) while fishing for perch here up north. 55 FOW dropping nightcrawlers. I know they are rare in Champlain now and I thought guys mostly got them while ice fishing. P.S. I got a new boat! 14' Mirrocraft. Hoping to get some rods and slide dive...
by the_doctor
Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Lake Champlain
Topic: How's my plan for Friday? (Still in pursuit of first lake trout)
Replies: 8
Views: 2007

Re: How's my plan for Friday? (Still in pursuit of first lake trout)

Best of luck. Remember once the water gets cold around October you can catch lakers fairly easily by casting or shallow-trolling crankbaits and spoons. Tight lines!
by the_doctor
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Perch and Other Warm-Water Shenanigans
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Perch and Other Warm-Water Shenanigans

we saw two huge harbor seals, a Mola Mola, a whole bunch of diving ducks, a big unknown fish, (probably a striper) the striper Liam caught, etc. Secretly I am not a native Vermonter, though I've lived here since I was 19. I grew up near Cape Cod. Used to love to drive down to the water on a dreary ...
by the_doctor
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Lake Champlain
Topic: Bass
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: Bass

Largemouth in the weeds, smallmouth are a little deeper now I think, before and around the first drop-off, off rocky points, etc. Soft plastics are effective BUT I kind of hate them now and don't use them, since I think they a. don't biodegrade in the lake and b. don't biodegrade in the fish's stoma...
by the_doctor
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Perch and Other Warm-Water Shenanigans
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Perch and Other Warm-Water Shenanigans

Quick post...finally got out a few times. We were hammering perch for a few weeks there in about 30-40FOW -- every single drop a perch -- then bang, it was over this week. I mean dead. Marking nothing, caught one small perch drifting over an hour. Very few white perch this spring/early summer compar...
by the_doctor
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: First Report In A Few Weeks
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: First Report In A Few Weeks

Those sheepshead put up an awesome fight. Very underrated. We found a massive school of perch, which we thought was some sort of malfunction on the Livescope at first. But, it turned out to be real. I found them stacked up, a 10' thick solid mark off the bottom this past week up here. Mixed whites a...
by the_doctor
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Fishy1's Shore Fishing Corner
Topic: Shore fishing for anything that wants to bite
Replies: 25
Views: 2830

Re: Shore fishing for anything that wants to bite

Amazing, as always. Love this thread.
fishy1 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:48 am Erik landed 2 eyes and 2 pike

Pike hit your worm jigs or something else?
by the_doctor
Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Lake Champlain
Topic: Personal Agenda....
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Personal Agenda....

Is it just me, or do others feel Lake Champlain would have better fishing if it wasn't bordering VT? ?? Not even sure what this means. Vermont is one of the nicest places on all of Planet Earth and Lake Champlain one of the best freshwater fisheries anywhere. I am sure many would agree... even New ...
by the_doctor
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Another Bay - from Shore
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Another Bay - from Shore

Great reports, love the details on conditions. This is from the Vermont F&W email fishing report last week: While the NY side of the mid-lake tends to be rockier and deeper close to shore, there are places on the Vermont side that are similar. Try spots like Arnold’s Bay, the Button Bay State Pa...
by the_doctor
Sun May 02, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Fishy1's Shore Fishing Corner
Topic: shore fishing for bullhead
Replies: 20
Views: 2638

Re: shore fishing for bullhead

Awesome Matt. Been slow up north here for perch etc but water is still very cold, in the mid 40s. Should turn on soon. Nice report!