Monday, December 14, 2015

Vermont Ice Fishing 2016 Season

If you read the article in this magazine and are interested in trying ice fishing this winter...please give Chuck Kashner a call at 1 800-682-0103 or email to

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

GAME ON...We have plenty of Ice

Its game on for Vermont Ice Fishing trips....Trout and Bass season opens this weekend...there is at least 5 inches of ice pretty much everywhere...but the places I fish currently have 6 to 12"...the saying I live by: there are bold ice fishermen...and there are old ice fishermen...but there isn't old bold ice fishermen...I am never the first guy out and I won't be the last guy in the late season either....I scouted hard today and its GAME ON!
This is the growing Smelt Village on week I will be featuring Smelt fishing too!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CHECK THIS AUGER OUT...What an Awesome tool!

strikemaster-landingHarnessing the most modern technology available, the new StrikeMaster® Lithium Lazer auger can cut an amazing 56 holes through 2 feet of ice on a single charge. Call it the Little Lithium Auger That Could. “Other Lithium Ion augers boast 40 holes in 24 inches of ice,” says StrikeMaster pro-staffer Tony Roach. “We can get 56 — sometimes more.” No half-pint show pony, the Lithium Lazer is a bonafide workhorse. “It’s a true full-size drill, so you’re not hunched over when you use it,” Roach says. “No sore backs or extensions.” With a removable 50-volt Lithium Ion battery under the hood, the Lithium Lazer provides consistent speed and torque from hole to hole without reduced power or slow-down from waning battery. “Providing clean, quick, efficient power, the Lithium Lazer is the perfect choice for permanent houses, wheeled fish houses and general use,” Roach says. “You’re able to quickly get through thick ice and crusty holes with zero emissions.” Built on a proven StrikeMaster 25:1 transmission with heat-treated steel gears and polymer gear casting, the Lithium Lazer delivers maximum efficiency with a lighter weight than ever before. Fitted with twin 8-inch, Swedish-made Mora™ stainless steel Lazer blades, it weighs in at only 24 pounds. Featuring an on-board indicator for easy battery level checks, the Lithium Lazer comes with a fast-charging, two-hour, two-amp battery charger. “So you can be back up and running in two hours on a completely dead battery,” Roach explains. An over-sized throttle makes the Lithium Lazer easy to operate with gloves on, while VANDAR® long-filament high-impact handles make for comfortable operation for anglers who spend long days on the ice. The Lithium Lazer comes with a limited three-year warranty on its motor and a limited one-year warranty on its battery. Copy and paste this address into your browser for more details on the auger...I WANT ONE!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Late Season ice fishing

a crew of future doctors...nice to ice fishing but it was a fun day!
Now that is a STUD Largemouth Bass

Monday, February 24, 2014


After the melt down , rain and warm end of last week and weekend....all the snow on the lake is gone or settled...last nights cold temp locked up the remaining slush.....We are back in business to ice fish and wander around freely again. There is a TON of ice so I am very confident we will be ice fishing throughout the month of March. Late ice can be awesome...thanks for the view, I do have plenty of safe and stay tuned!

Monday, February 17, 2014


Currently, the conditions on top of the ice is very sloppy. We have 14- 24 inches of ice statewide, but there is also 12 to 25 inches of snow on top of it!....the 25 inches would be drifts but here on LSC we have and honest 16 inches of snow. The main issue with snow and ice fishing is the water and slush it creates....these conditions change over night at when I tell you WATERPROOF WINTER are examples of what I mean. These are insulated rubber boots made by Ranger. I wear these most of the time!
If you are prone to cold feet which I am not...these are a better choice they are called Baffin boots made in Canada
Lots of folks love Muck Boots they work good too
and lastly an all-round, all season, hunting, boat fishing, mud and snow favorite...LaCrosse Burly
There are plenty of other choices like the Smurf clan love the white Bunny boots but I don't like trying to untie frozen laces....Thanks for the view and there is still a ton of ice fishing left!

President's Weekend trip