lake champlain fishing
Fishing for lake trout is getting a little tougher as the water is the same surface temp., 68 degrees all the way to 82 feet of water. This has moved the lakers off the top of the refs and onto the sides which makes it a little tougher to catch them. We did find some good water on yesterdays afternoon charter where the lakers were still at their 92 feet range and we picked up some nice ones.
Fishing is still very good. Nice salmon, browns, steelhead and lots of lakers are still on the feed. Salmon are down around 65ft with the browns and steelhead above them in a little warmer water. Best year I’ve seen in a while for the salmonoids to still be around and catchable.
Just got back from a great few days of fishing. Weather was beautiful with a nice breeze and the fish are still hungry. Can’t wait to get back on the lake.
Laker fishing is still very hot with the big ones reallly showing up the past month. The Champlain Laker record has been broken for the 3rd time yesterday. A lucky fisherman boated a laker that weighed 18.96 pounds and was 33 3/4 inches long with a girth of 23 inches. Check out my fishing photos for the picture. Huge fish. I’m sure someone will catch a 20 pound lake trout this year and I hope its one of my customers.
Weather has been hot and so is the fishing. Lakers are still biting like they haven’t eaten in days. Green glow bellys have been pounding them on the last trips. Seems they work the best on those real sunny days. To Bad Luhr Jensen stopped making them. Sure wish they would start making them again as our supply of green is running low. Best laker lure we’ve ever found. We did 12 nice lakers in a couple hours and missed another 6. This may be the year we catch a 20 pounder. We setup for salmon at midday which isn’t usually good salmon fishing and managed to catch a nice 20 inch. I’m offering a $50 DISCOUNT to the next 2 customers to book a 6 hour charter with me. Come to Lake Champlain for some great fishing.
Caught our biggest laker to date on a charter Sunday. Fish was 33 inches and 15 pounds, what a hog. Client was so excited he said he was going to sleep with it that night. Had great charters last week with some big fish. Our biggest on Monday was a 12 pound pig that worked hard to stay on the bottom. We ended up with 18 lakers on that charter but we had to work hard for them as we had a tough 15 mph south wind. Found the Champion rapala in glow tiger green was the hot lure yesterday. Couldn’t keep the fish off it. We also caught a 12 foot fishing pole off the bottom with a spinning reel. Saw it coming up on the sonar and thought we had Champ. Never know what your going to pull up from the bottom. I’ll get this giant fish posted later today. Check it out. Champlain lakers are growing fast.