Wacky weather has resulted in wacky fishing days. One day it's hot (both temperature & fish catching) and the next day it's cold! Rain has also been an issue, either not enough or too much. Most anglers are reporting that if you can get the timing right, your day is productive.
Lake Champlain is low right now and the fishing for bass has been a little slow. Bass fishing on the smaller lakes like Gale Meadows and Lake Shaftsbury and Emerald lake has been much better. Smallies on Emerald Lake this week has been succesful.
The Battenkill produces a beautiful 24" brown trout the other day for George S. from his canoe (see photo gallery). Serval others caught as well working the deeper pools. The Hoosic has been high & off colored. Fly of choice has been Prince Nymph (plenty in stock by the way).
Some folks have headed out to Lake Ontario & the Salmon river. Several Kings have been caught in the DSR. Still a little inconsistant. Some of the smaller tribs have salmon too. We have some Douglas & Scott fly rods and noodle rods for salmon & steelhead fishing. Stop by & test drive or order directly from our site.
Bow season started for deer on Saturday. Several were bagged already this morning. We have all the scents and scent blockers in stock. Also muzzleloaders arrived as well bird shot guns. Plenty of deer rifles too! Check it out! We encourage everyone to wear orange this time of year whill in the woods. Stay safe.
Still summer like in Vermont as we approach the fall season. With all the water problems in other states; are streams are still on the low side, rain is expected tomorrow. We will see how much, an inch to two inches will help the fall season. Trout fishing has been spotty, yesterday we had reports of some nice fish on the Battenkill. Ralph and I got out yesterday afternoon and caught a few browns swinging wet flies. Water temp was 69 degrees.
Bass fishing continues with some nice catches using pitbull crankbaits. Pike seem to be biting everywhere, plastic, jerkbaits or crankbaits are all producing. WE still have a good assortment of lures in stock.
Next Sunday we have our final bass tournament of the season. Sept 23, 7:00am to 12:00noon.
Stocking up on hunting ammo, duck season is approaching. $3 to$5 off Black Cloud duck Ammo. Muzzleloader guns and powders in stock.
We have had a nice streak of weather. With all the rain we have had you would think the rivers would be high, not the case. Most of the fisherman have been reporting success. Nymph fishing has caught the majority of the fish landed. Our small brooks are producing a good catch of small brookies.
Bass fishing has been spotty. Our tournament last week didin't produce many hookups. The winning total of two fish wweighed in at a little over 3lbs. Tom S. won for the second time.
Pike fishing has been the most active. Lake St Catherine, Bomoseen and Champlain have kept the rods bending.
Rain continues to fall, Humidity keeps hanging on. Rivers are fishable in between thunder storms. Bass fishing continues, the old story,,, some people are catching and others are getting skunked.
This weekend we have a Kayak tournament on Gayle Meadow. Entry fee is $30.00. Fishing starts at 7:00am and weigh in is at 11:00 am, two bass limit.
Hard to believe but we are getting ready for the fall season. Fall goods are arriviing daily.
The rain continues to fall, low water conditions 2 weeks ago and now we have too much. The good thing is the trout get aggressive and start to move.
Bass fishing is still going strong, everyone is reporting some action. Topwater has been spotty, dragging plastic has produced the most hookups.
Hard to believe but we are in the process of getting ready for Hunting season. Fall goods are starting to arrive daily. If you have a rifle or shotgun or pistol and would like to consign it,, stop or call.