Ice fishing has been spotty, some are doing well and others not so good. I was fishing within feet of my buddie and he is catching and i am not, the fish finder shows marks in his spot and mine only feet away is blank. That is how it has been going. There is plenty of ice and the weather is looking good for the next week.
Trout fishing has been excellent in our local streams. Ralph and I have been doing well with some custom stone flies Ralph has designed. ( Check Photos) With the warming trend we have seen some bluewing hatches and the trout have been on the move. Water temps 34-36 degrees.
Ice fishing season has opened. Plenty of ice on most of our lakes. ST Catherine has has been producing some nice 7-10lb browns. Mostly small pike have been hitting tipups. Jigging for smelt on Lake Bomoseen has been spotty, not a lot of action. Lake George seems to be the best bet for quanity of perch and lakers. We are open weekends at 6:00am for live bait and we have plenty of ice fishing accessories on our shelves.
I have been getting out on the Hoosick, Walloomsac and Otter for trout action. water temps 34-37 degrees. Fish are biting. (check photos) We have been using the Echo Shadow II czech rod, great rod for sensing the soft hit. Stop in in to check them out.
Hard to believe Christmas is here and the rainbows are still biting. Water temps have been 36-38 degrees with low water levels. We have had about a total of 12" of snow so far, the ski areas have been open and Dagmar reports that the conditions have been good. Ralph and I have been busy trout fishing and the bite has been excellent. (check photos)
Ice fishing has started and we had a busy weekend selling live shiners. Gayle Meadow and Lake Paran have had the most action. Dagmar has a lot of ice fishing inventory on the shelves so stop by and fill up.
This past week temps have stayed in the mid 40's. We had some much needed rain and that has kept the streams in good shape. I got out a few days ago and did well on the rainbows, the Otter and the Walloomsac are both fishing well. I had nine hookups fishing 1:00 - 3:00, the fishing has been at its best in the afternoon.
Cold air is predicted for the weekend and thru most of next week. We will probably have live bait available around the 15th of Dec. We are stocked up for ice fishing, lotsa a gear on our shelves.
It has been a busy season. It seems I have no time for reports. I finally have a moment and Dagmar & I have been fishing and doing well. Steelhead fishing has been on the slow side but Vermont trout waters have stayed active.
Ralph and I got out yesterday and had a great afternoon of catching fish. Between 1:00 to 3:15 the action was hot. Water temps was 38 degrees, water flow was on the low side. Had some action on stone flies but most of our action was on a fly my friend Rich created. (Check our photo page)
The weather forecast is for temps in the mid 40's thru next week, a good time to get out.
We are now stocking the store for ICE FISHING and our live bait tanks are waiting for ice. If you a re looking for shooting supplies we will be running some specials on S&W M&P pistols. Stop in, we are open 7 days a week.
Wayne & Dagmar