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Offline OldChumBucket

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Magog Report
« on: Dec 05, 2018, 05:10 PM »
What does the ice look like?

Yes, it is early, however winter started in early November.

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Offline Neksportsman850

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2018, 04:30 PM »
People been fishing South Bay. 4-6Ē magog has been frozen over for some time but I havenít heard about people going out yet.

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2018, 08:08 PM »
Went out yesterday. 2" of black ice with 2" of garbage on top of that.
Not safe ice yet.
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Offline OldChumBucket

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #3 on: Jan 02, 2019, 08:21 PM »
Whatís happening up there?

Any fishing reports?

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #4 on: Jan 02, 2019, 09:25 PM »
Fished strawberry acres on Tuesday 5-6 inches. Very poor bite unless your looking for smelt they were everywhere. I wonít be going up again I usually typically make one trip a year up there and it usually ends the same way complete waste of time. Ended up catching 3 dink perch and 3 smelt not a very productive day I wouldnít waste my time with Magog there are much better places for perch
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #5 on: Jan 02, 2019, 09:57 PM »
Fished strawberry acres last and I had a blast.  Big perch, lots of them, big pikes and lots of smelts.

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #6 on: Jan 03, 2019, 06:57 AM »
Any shanties out by the islands this year?
If people concentrated on the really important things in life there would be a shortage of tip-ups !

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #7 on: Jan 03, 2019, 07:13 AM »
hello , coming out of Massachusetts , wondering how to get to this location  and where can I park ?
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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #8 on: Jan 03, 2019, 09:22 PM »
Hey Hardwater, to get to Magog it going to take you a long drive, the lake is on the Canadian border. 

Look on google maps for Newport VT. The area referred to as strawberry acres is this VT fish and wildlife location:

https://goo.gl/maps/E1mGVtT2gpz

I've been there a few times and the fishing can be fun but weather can make it brutal. I have family that owns a house in Newport and they now winter in AZ, with their house winterized, i don't want to make the 4.5 hour drive to rent a hotel.

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2019, 06:38 AM »
Whipple point you access strawberry acres.
Eagle point you can access the islands.
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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #10 on: Jan 04, 2019, 01:33 PM »
So there are some huge differences with magog.  South Bay has been fishing for weeks.  The main lake ice can vary.  I have a place up there but haven't set eyes on the lake for a couple of weeks since the warm up and rain.  If you see wheelers, shacks, etc on South Bay that does't mean all is good for Eagle Pt. 

Thanks for the Strawberry Acres report....not getting the Northerns info a legit as they usually stay in S Bay. 

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #11 on: Jan 04, 2019, 02:05 PM »
Northern fishery north of town - years ago yes Northern fishery was in South Bay but
this summer they were everywhere. Our gang has caught them through the ice
trout an perch fishing north of Newport. We are also noticing the decline in small mouth
fishery. 

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #12 on: Jan 04, 2019, 05:28 PM »
When you have Canadians keeping everything they can numbers will go down
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #13 on: Jan 05, 2019, 08:28 AM »
I fished Northerns for years mainly off the CT river setbacks and around the Rutland area lakes.  Just not my favorite fish to target for a variety of reasons.   I really wish they would decline in Magog allowing for the trout, salmon, and walleye populations to thrive.  That said, I'm not 100% of the extent of the impact they have on the other species in the Lake.

Bummed to hear this about them being all over the lake now.

I know there are many folks that can testify to what the trout fishery was like 20 years ago and earlier.  The trout and salmon runs in the Willoughby/Barton, Black ... very impressive in the day. 

If folks that target them are keeping some and opening them up... I'd be curious to learn what they are eating mostly. 

Offline DaSquatch

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #14 on: Jan 06, 2019, 07:29 AM »
Don't know that I've ever caught a Magog trout that had ANYTHING in it's belly except smelt. 

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #15 on: Jan 06, 2019, 01:16 PM »
Right,   I'm wondering what the Northerns are eating in Magog?  8" trout and salmon?

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #16 on: Jan 06, 2019, 04:35 PM »
Yes they are /\. There taking over the lake. Fished with the boat this spring and the lake was full of them. Today we went out on the main lake. Got some nice perch and a hell of a laker.

Offline OldChumBucket

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #17 on: Jan 06, 2019, 04:58 PM »
Magog is a beautiful place.

With all lakes in VT, itís been hit or miss this year. 

Sounds like itís been a decent season so far. Iím itching to find some time to make the drive and take in the scenery.

Thanks so much for everyone for the great reports and updates.  @)

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #18 on: Jan 06, 2019, 06:01 PM »
Yes they are /\. There taking over the lake. Fished with the boat this spring and the lake was full of them. Today we went out on the main lake. Got some nice perch and a hell of a laker.

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #19 on: Jan 10, 2019, 11:24 AM »
I'll be out there for the opening of trout on the 19th for sure!

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #20 on: Feb 10, 2019, 07:01 PM »
Hey how has the bite been up there lately? My wife are I are planning on heading up there next weekend for a Sat/Sun adventure. Is it good at the islands or main bay?

Thanks so much.
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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #21 on: Feb 14, 2019, 06:45 AM »
I'd love to hear a Magog report too; we're heading up on Saturday.  How's the perch bite been?

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #22 on: Feb 14, 2019, 06:57 AM »
Lots of snow, hard getting around. Been a good year for lakers and perch.
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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #23 on: Feb 14, 2019, 03:50 PM »
Are the islands hot or stick to the main bay?

Thanks a bunch.

Offline Pike Panther

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #24 on: Feb 14, 2019, 09:35 PM »
Well, as my nickname implies I like catching pike.  I have never fished Magog but have driven by a bunch of times when stream fishing in the spring/summer.  I have always wanted to give it a try.  What size pike are being caught in south bay and how many would you catch on a typical day with two guys and 16 tip ups.  I typically fish the north end of Champlain.  The action there is primarily good but i'm still curious about Magog.
Beautiful lake.  Some perch and smelt for the kitchen would be a nice bonus as well. 

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #25 on: Feb 15, 2019, 05:13 AM »
Any smelt by twins  or Canadian border this year ?
sold camp in Holland haven't been up in 3 years don't know what happening up there in God's country. Central nh is slow looking for a change

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Re: Magog Report
« Reply #26 on: Feb 15, 2019, 06:23 PM »
Big pike come out of South Bay. Quite the pike fishery. Shallow and weedy.
Well, as my nickname implies I like catching pike.  I have never fished Magog but have driven by a bunch of times when stream fishing in the spring/summer.  I have always wanted to give it a try.  What size pike are being caught in south bay and how many would you catch on a typical day with two guys and 16 tip ups.  I typically fish the north end of Champlain.  The action there is primarily good but i'm still curious about Magog.
Beautiful lake.  Some perch and smelt for the kitchen would be a nice bonus as well.

 



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