Majestic Bald Eagle Over Lake Champlain 

Majestic Bald Eagle Over Lake Champlain

Majestic Bald Eagle Over Lake Champlain

Majestic Bald Eagle Over Lake Champlain

 

This photo of a majestic Bald Eagle flying over Lake Champlain was taken in Grand Isle, Vermont this morning (1/2/2017) by Matt and Betsy Dall.

 

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Introduction to Ice Fishing for Walleye

‍Introduction to Ice Fishing for Walleye

Saturday, January 14, 2017 11:00am-1:30pm: Lake Carmi, Franklin, VT

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is conducting an introductory course on ice fishing for walleye. The course will reinforce the basics while teaching basic techniques that can used to successfully target walleye.

Topics covered will include aquatic ecology, knot-tying, fish identification, regulations equipment, and much more!

This is a hands on course and warm clothing is a must! All equipment and materials will be provided.

Pre-registration is required, to register call 802-505-5562 or email letsgofishing@vermont.gov

 

 

ION 40V High Performance

8″ Brushless Electric

Ice Fishing Auger w/ Reverse

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12 Ice Safety Tips From Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Offers 12 Ice Safety Tips

12 Ice Safety Tips From Vermont Fish & Wildlife
Recent cold temperatures have formed early season ice on Vermont ponds, lakes and rivers. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reminds winter enthusiasts that ice should never be considered safe and ice conditions vary.

“We are urging all outdoor enthusiasts – people going ice fishing, cross-country skiers, hikers, and snowmobilers — to be extremely cautious and prepared if they are going to venture out on any ice,” said Vermont Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter. “Ice conditions can vary dramatically on different parts of a lake. Remember, even though it may look thick enough on the surface, moving water from currents, rivers and springs can cause ice to form unevenly.”

12 Ice Safety Tips From Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Ice fishing for perch

Lake Champlain Ice Fishing for Perch and Panfish

 

“Once we have sustained cold weather to form good ice, activities such as ice fishing can be safe and a lot of fun,” said Porter, “but when we go onto the ice, we need to use good judgment and observe several safety precautions.”

12 Ice Safety Tips

  1. Leave your car or truck on shore. Every year several motor vehicles go through the ice on Vermont lakes, and some people have drowned as a result.
  2. Leave information about your plans with someone — where you intend to fish and when you expect to return.
  3. Wear a personal flotation device and don’t fish alone.
  4. Fish with a friend. Ice fishing is a great sport to share with family members and friends, and having a partner with you increases both the fun and the safety.
  5. Ice varies in thickness and condition. Always carry an ice spud or chisel to check the ice as you go forward.
  6. 12 Ice Safety Tips From Vermont Fish & WildlifeBe extremely cautious crossing ice near river mouths, points of land, bridges, islands, and over reefs and springs. Current will almost always cause the ice to be thinner over these areas.
  7. Avoid going onto the ice if it has melted away from the shore. This indicates melting is underway, and ice can shift its position as wind direction changes.
  8. Waves from open water can quickly break up large areas of ice. If you can see open water in the lake and the wind picks up, get off!
  9. Bring your fully charged cell phone with you.
  10. Carry a set of hand spikes to help you work your way out onto the surface of the ice if you go through. Holding one in each hand, you can alternately punch them into the ice and pull yourself up and out. You can make these at home, using large nails, or you can buy them at stores that sell fishing supplies.
  11. Carry a safety line to throw to someone who has gone through the ice
  12. 12 Ice Safety Tips From Vermont Fish & Wildlife. Ice fishing shantiesHeated fishing shanties must have good ventilation to prevent deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Open a window or the door part way to allow in fresh air.

 

For guidelines on ice thickness and safety visit Ice Safety.

 

 

Frabill Ice Fishing Safety Kit

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Fiery Sunset Over Frozen Lake Champlain 

Fiery Sunset Over Frozen Lake Champlain

Fiery Sunset Over Frozen Lake Champlain

This photo of a fiery sunset over Lake Champlain was taken in Alburgh, Vermont by Kathleen Longe.

Lake Champlain

This 128-page softcover book features stunning historical images from the archives of Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and other regional collections, and includes chapters on Patriotic Sites and Celebrations; Commerce in the Canal Era; The Age of Steam; Crossing Lake Champlain; Recreational Boating; Summer and Summer Folk; Hunting and Fishing; and Winter. ‘Lake Champlain’ tells the story of this historic, busy commercial corridor and recreational destination.

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