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: Lake Champlain Bass report

07-28-2004, 08:31 AM
Fished Sunday from my canoe. Flat and calm and a bit of overcast made for perfect conditions. Got 5 fish, including one 3 pounder, and lost another good one in about 2 hours. All hard fighting smallmouths (and some tiny perch I didn't count). Great sport on a 5 wt. Floating line, 9ft 3x leader, and an olive/yellow/chart./white blended clouser took every fish. At times I could stand up in my canoe it was so calm - better casting angle and could see the fish take.

no pike, which is I was hoping for as I had caught several in the same spot last year.

Dble Haul
07-28-2004, 08:49 AM
Probably best that you didn't get any pike, because that 3X leader would have been toast. :wink:

Smallies rock. Glad you got into 'em. :)

08-18-2004, 04:24 PM
I only fish for a bass boat, or from land. I hope to try fishing in a canoe when I get older though. You don`t have to worry about your motor not starting, gas, trailer, NOTHIN. Heck of a lot cheaper than a bass boat also! LOL. Tight lines and good tyin!-redneck