Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 Ice Fishing

The 2012 Vermont Ice Fishing season is day by day and is really hard to plan in advance....this week it is locked up and is fishable but it will not last long....the upside is its going to be an early spring without a snow run off....I will be moving my attention back to my other primary blog Thanks for the views and see you here again soon!


Vermont Ice Fishing

These are pictures of a client / friend's tournament Northern Pike from Lake Bomoseen.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Icefishing is on hold!!!

It is my opinion that until temperatures drop below freezing again the icefishing is on hold....the 10 day forecast has some colder weather coming this next week. The edges getting on the ice are extremely tender if not completely unsafe. So for the next couple days and this coming weekend I am not taking trips....sorry please stay tuned... it is completely possible it will lock back up....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tom's Bait Shop

Rob and Jess Steele are the owners of Tom's Bait Shop on Rte 4A in Castleton

I buy almost all of my bait at Tom's Bait Shop. Rob fixes my gas auger and keeps a good supply of jigs, has all the terminal tackle including new tipups, augers, cleats, skimmers, sounders and always has the pulse on the area's fishing.
Tom's Bait Shop, for google map directions the use following address 456 Rte 4A Bomoseen VT 05732

Today was COLD....windchill today was BRUTAL -10 or lower at points....I was tying flies all day today but will be Bass and Pike fishing tomorrow on LSC...Thanks for the view!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Frabill Outwear

I love my Frabill suit so much my girlfriend Tina "Beaner" just bought one too! This is an AWESOME Parka and Bibs...completely WATERPROOF...I am kneeing all the time on the ice with water and slush....its breathable and warm for a shell...I layer mine with a first layer of a under armor type product, then both fleece tops and pants, and a hoodie....this is one hardcore outdoor garment!

Here are some Internet sources to purchase one for yourself:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We went scouting a new pond yesterday

The weather was great...the ice is 6 to 9 inches thick...we caught small perch, pumpkinseed and northern pike....the jury is still out be I think we will go back to this pond...we only had the second tipup out when Tina caught her first ever Northern Pike.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vermont Ice Fishing for Largemouth Bass with tip-ups

This is a 40 up tipup...set with a large shiner

This is a "FLAG"...a Bass has eaten the shiner

Largemouth Bass are a target species along with Northern Pike, Trout and Yellow Perch

This pair of Largemouths decided to come over for dinner:)