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Offline 802spinnerbait

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Burlington Open Water
« on: Apr 10, 2015, 07:39 AM »
Some very small patches of ice left out there but I came in this morning to see a very unfamiliar thing, WHITE CAPS!!

The broadest part here in Burlington has opened up!! 

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #1 on: Apr 10, 2015, 07:51 AM »
still ice down here except for the champlain bridge area and south.

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2015, 08:06 AM »
might try getting down to Long Point this weekend to try with the boat if there's enough water.
May the fish be with you.

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2015, 08:17 AM »
Same here, looking to drag the boat to Champlain bridge Saturday morning.  That said, I might be able to get after salmon by next weekend.  The conditions are changing fast.  I just watched a huge chunky island of ice off juniper island disappear with a half hour from waves crashing on it.

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #4 on: Apr 10, 2015, 08:28 AM »
With the wind the way it is any ice not in a sheltered bay may be gone by tonight.
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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #5 on: Apr 10, 2015, 08:52 AM »
Still locked up in front of my place on North Hero. Going to go fast by the look and color of the ice in adddition to that wind.
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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2015, 09:16 AM »
Old Man Winter is letting go, finally  ;D ;D

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #7 on: Apr 10, 2015, 11:18 AM »
Are there any launches that are opened up yet? Or is there still shore ice?

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #8 on: Apr 10, 2015, 01:02 PM »
Are there any launches that are opened up yet? Or is there still shore ice?

Champlain Bridge - Finally got a pic!


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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #9 on: Apr 10, 2015, 01:12 PM »
one from the other side.


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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #10 on: Apr 10, 2015, 03:10 PM »
We'll be kayaking out there Sunday...in drysuits of course.

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #11 on: Apr 10, 2015, 05:08 PM »
Thinking of putting in at the mouth of the Winooski on Sunday. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day. Has anyone been down there lately? Do you know if it's open?
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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #12 on: Apr 10, 2015, 09:40 PM »
Very windy out there and with the rain, the rivers are rising, so I wouldn't be surprised if the open lake is mostly clear now.
May the fish be with you.

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #13 on: Apr 12, 2015, 06:48 AM »
There must be at least some ice out there still, since the news last night had a plane going through the ice near Milton, VT.
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Randy

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #14 on: Apr 13, 2015, 09:04 AM »
The inland sea is still locked up, but broad lake is all open ... at least up almost to the Grand Isle ferry crossing.  There is no open path for the ferries anymore since all of the ice from the lake ended up there with the south winds!

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #15 on: Apr 14, 2015, 03:07 PM »
bullwagga bay is wide open. fish on.

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #16 on: Apr 14, 2015, 08:24 PM »
I made it out of the mouth of the winooski tonight.  then cruised up to mallets.  Markin fish all over the deep ledges out side the mouth.  feeding on the delta bait fish i assume.

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #17 on: Apr 15, 2015, 06:07 AM »
Good stuff! Thanks for the reports  :tipup:

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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #18 on: Jun 01, 2015, 06:50 AM »
So now with it getting colder and the ice thickening up, is anybody sharpening their augers up and dusting off the boots yet?
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Re: Burlington Open Water
« Reply #19 on: Jun 01, 2015, 07:34 AM »
Yah, had 43* here in Windham county this morning.

 



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