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Offline Hardwater Renegade

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Champlain
« on: Feb 28, 2018, 02:57 PM »
Was just curious if any of the bays that hold pike will still be ice fishable this weekend on Champlain, was hoping to make my first trip ever over there but unsure if any ice will be good enough.

Offline vtcountrychamp

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2018, 03:45 PM »
Just about every place with pike will be good. Pike are usually the last thing that can be fished since you can catch hogs in 2 feet of water.

Offline Hardwater Renegade

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2018, 03:56 PM »
Thank you for the info vtcountrychamp, I know you can catch them shallow I was hoping there would be good ice it's about a 2 + hour drive and I hate to make the trip just to find out it was unfishable.

Offline Champlain Islander

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2018, 04:19 PM »
Most of the ice up north is OK TODAY but the shores are going out. Bring a plank or hip boots and you should be fine. Not sure how it will be by the weekend though.

Offline Hardwater Renegade

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2018, 06:25 AM »
Thanks for the reply Champlain Islander. I think I will make the trip and hopefully can get out there. Be safe and good luck everyone.

Offline sr73087

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #5 on: Mar 04, 2018, 03:54 PM »
Was thinking about making the trip up to the North Hero area. How is the ice in that area?

Offline SkunkLuvver

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #6 on: Mar 04, 2018, 06:49 PM »
I was supposed to go up the Thursday through Saturday but after an update from Bruce at Holiday Harbor decided to cancel.
Sounds like thereís still fishable ice but things are  opening up and spots are limited. With the snow Thursday covering up the sketchy we decided it wasnít worth it.
Canít believe things are coming to an end this early in what was shaping up to be an epic ice year. I should need an auger extension at this point, not a plank!

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2018, 06:58 PM »
It was the one of the warmest February's on record. I wouldn't call it "epic".
When the entire lakes locks up (like it used too) that might be considered "epic".
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Re: Champlain
« Reply #8 on: Mar 04, 2018, 07:18 PM »
Considering the cold we had from mid december through January my expectations were high... and then it went off the rails in February.
It wasnt epic but sure looked like it was gonna be.

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Re: Champlain
« Reply #9 on: Mar 04, 2018, 07:48 PM »
epic bummer for us main-lakers. fished over 30 days though.

 



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