Monday, January 31, 2011

Leaders on tipups and light line on jigging rods

I have been seeing alot of folks without decent leaders on tip-ups and with heavy mono on jigging gear. I use 8 to 10 feet of 10 or 12 lb test mono on my tipups and 4 lb test mono on my jigging rods. I use a barrel swivel to connect mono to braid, a couple small split shot and an eagle claw #L042 in sizes 6 or 8. My favorite jigging spoon is a 25mm Hali or a 11/2" Shucks Jigger minnow....both tipped with 3 spikes.
We have plenty of safe ice.....conditions on top the ice varies greatly!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

We want a BIG ONE....

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Vermont Ice Fishing

I have been tipup fishing Lake St. Catherine for Bass and Northern Pike. The other is Burr Pond where we jig for Yellow Perch, Bluegills, Crappie and Pike...





Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vermont Ice Fishing Report

The conditions on top the ice are now GREATLY improved....we had several very cold days and nights....one day it was -25 in the morning. Well it is "GAME ON"...finally the snow has settled or turned, the water and slush on top has honey comb hardened....its time to go ICE FISHING in southern VERMONT. All the guys that have hard side shanties will finally get them on.....all the snow we had was making it very hard to move around....not anymore, lets go jigging boys and girls!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vermont ice fishing

We are having a huge snow year here in Southern Vermont. Ice fishing is in high gear, Trout and Bass season is open, the main part of LSC has 5 inches of hard black ice. Waterproof knee high boots are a MUST....it gets very slushy around the holes with all the snow on the ice. Snow depths on the ice vary between 6 to 18"....the places I'm fishing this week for Northern Pike have 8 or 9" of ice and equal that with snow....The Pike fishing has been very good!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Safe Ice Chart

The places I am fishing on have 8+ inches of ice. There is a bunch of snow on top and hopefully the wind takes can of that. Trout and Bass ice fishing season begins tomorrow.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Safe Ice

Lake St. Catherine has 8 to 9" of very safe ice at the northern end at twin oaks off of Fern Cliff, Burr Pond has 9 -10", Bomoseen from crystal beach north to and pass floating Bridge has 6 - 8"....Lets go ICE FISHING!!! My new tool "Showdown" works GREAT!!! You can even see split shot and micro jigs on it.....VERY, VERY COOL TOOL.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I just added this showdown troller depth/fish finder to my Ice fishing tools. It is AWESOME...you can see the fish, watch the jig and not fish like a blind man. Ice fishing is alot of fun...and I think you need to try it!! Call me today.