Monday, February 21, 2011

exchanging lures and techniques

Hi Folks, Guided yesteray morning from my shanty.  Had a angler from Poland who had ice fished for most of life.  It was interesting to learn about his home waters and the species of fish he pursued.  We exchanged some lures that I use ice fishing in Vermont for ones he has used in Poland.  There was 20" of black ice and getting around is really easy with the now being compactedonto the ice now.  We caugth smelt with a reckless abandon and they were hoding tight to the bottom in 30' of water.  Small bibits in silver and glow in the dark tipped with a maggot worked really well and double rig of two was deadly.  Still no trout even though we set out 10 tip-ups.  We be on the hard water later this week and might return to Champlain.  Remember to obey the bait laws and keep VHS at home.  Have Fun, Willy