Champlain Fishing March 8, 2010

Lake Champlain Frost Bite Fleet is back on the water as some of the boat launches are clear of ice.  Water temperature is in the 34 to 36 degree range.  Still pretty cold but the salmon and lakers still eat once in a while.

Some fishermen are catching salmon in the 20 inch range and lakers around 5 pounds.  Top 10 feet of water seems to be where the action is.

In another 3 or 4 weeks the action should really start heating up.  Head for the shallows and get into that skinny water 6 to 12 feet where the water is warmer.  The salmon will be moving into the shallows following the bait fish.

Champlain Fishing Reports