Vermont Spring Fishing in High Gear

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Beautiful trout caught in a trophy hole on the Black River.


Burlington Free Press reporter Lawrence Pyne reports that fishing in Vermont is really picking up as water and air temperatures climb.

Pyne interviews Bob Shannon of the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, who said that despite a slow start after a long, cold winter, both wild and stocked trout waters are starting to produce well, thanks to the warm, dry weather earlier this month.

Shannon reveals that the trophy trout section of the Winooski River was fishing very well and that there was a good hatch of Hendricksons on the Dog River in Berlin.

On the bass-fishing front, largemouths are moving up into shallow bays to spawn, while smallmouths are ascending Lake Champlain tributaries. Northern pike, crappie, perch and other panfish are also feeding with abandon. Now is the time to get out and get fishing!


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