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!

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

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Every once and a while a rumor comes true....the Smelt chase on Bomoseen was SUCCESSFUL..I harvested enough for a couple dinners and a snack!
The Yellow Belly was a stumper....solid 13 incher. I invited him to dinner because I knew the GF would NOT eat Smelt:) Thanks for the view and please stay tuned.