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Champlain Basin Derby

Champlain Basin Derby

April 8, 2017 – March 31, 2018
50 weeks, 15 species, $25,000!

Fish year-round from anywhere in the Champlain Basin.

Open to all legal, public bodies of water within the US portion of the Lake Champlain Basin.
Private ponds and waters without public access do not qualify.
You will be asked to declare where your fish was caught when you weigh it in.
For a map of the basin, please click here.
50 weeks – 15 species – $25,000

There are 15 qualifying species. There is a minimum length for each species. For a full list of species and length requirements, please click here.
First place fish in each category will win $1000! There is no limit to how many categories one person can win. Second place pays out $500 and third place pays $300.

To register: Champlain Basin Derby

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Fishing Clinic: Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment

Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment Fishing Clinic

 

Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning EquipmentDate and Time: Saturday, May 6; 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: Waterbury Public Library,         Waterbury, Vermont

Description: Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment

Learn something new at this free fishing clinic. It’s  open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those completely new to fishing.

This hands-on clinic features the basics of fishing and focuses on targeting trout with spinning equipment. Topics will include ecology, knot tying casting, lure making and much more. At the end of the clinic participants will walk to the nearby Winooski River and practice their skills.

A bag lunch is suggested and all equipment is provided.

Registration is required and can be completed by emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov or calling 802-265-2279. The course will be taught by a certified Let’s Go Fishing Instructor.

Source: Fishing Clinics and Events – Vermont Fish and Wildlife


 

Fishing Clinic – Introduction to Bass Fishing

Introduction to Bass Fishing Clinic


Introduction to Bass Fishing ClinicDate and Time:
Saturday, April 29;  9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Location: Halfmoon State Park, Hubbardton, Vermont

Description: Introduction to Bass Fishing Clinic

Learn something new at this free fishing clinic. It’s  open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those completely new to fishing.

This hands-on clinic, reviews the basics of fishing as it focuses on how to target bass with artificial lures. This clinic is the perfect starting spot for the angler looking to get started using artificial lures but is not sure which ones to use.

Registration is required and can be completed by emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov or calling 802-265-2279. The course will be taught by a certified Let’s Go Fishing Instructor.

Source: Fishing Clinics and Events – Vermont Fish and Wildlife


 

8th Annual Vermont Restaurant Week

8th Annual Vermont Restaurant Week

April 21-30, 2017

For 10 days 117 restaurants from all around the Green Mountain State will offer special fixed-price dinners. There are three set price points — $20, $30 or $40 per person. Some locations will offer lunch and breakfast specials  well. The diversity in cuisine and participating restaurants makes it easy for all diners to find something to whet their appetite. A full menu guide is found at vermontrestaurantweek.com.

Vermont Restaurant Week is also a benefit for the Vermont Foodbank. In 2016, the event, along with a matching grant from the Vermont Community Foundation and City Market’s Rally for Change program, raised $20,000, providing 60,000 meals for needy Vermonters.

This year’s events include:

  • Aperitivo: social hour for Vermont foodies featuring light bites, spirited cocktails and the makers of Switchback Brewing, WhistlePig Whiskey and Vermont Creamery. Thursday, April 20, 5:30-7 p.m., Maglianero, Burlington, $7.
  • 8th Annual Vermont Restaurant WeekFeeding Frenzy: A statewide Instagram scavenger hunt. Winners receive tickets to the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival and the Seven Daysies Awards Party. April 21-30.
  • Culinary Trivia Night: Food in the Age of Advertising: Feed your brain with seven rounds of foodie trivia and wash it down with a pint of nostalgia. Each round represents a decade — 1950s until now. This popular event is emceed by Top Hat Entertainment. Monday, April 24, 6-9 p.m., Nectar’s, Burlington, free.
  • 8th Annual Vermont Restaurant WeekThe Dish: Going With the Grain: Join a panel of local experts for a lively and grain-ular discussion on the benefits and pitfalls of restoring grain production to the Northeast. Vermont grain farmers chat with bakers, distillers and brewers about what’s possible, practical and sustainable for the land and its people. Wednesday, April 26, 5:30-7 p.m., ArtsRiot, Burlington, $5 suggested donation.
  • 8th Annual Vermont Restaurant WeekBottomless Brunch Bash: Celebrate Sunday Fun-day at the Bottomless Brunch Bash! This curated tasting event brings your favorite chefs under one roof to serve up bite-size classics and inventive new creations. Come sip on mimosas, sample tasty treats and help us wrap up Vermont Restaurant Week with a bang! Sunday, April 30, 9-11 a.m. & noon-2 p.m., Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Essex, $45 and $35.

For more information about events, participating restaurants and how you can give to the Vermont Foodbank visit vermontrestaurantweek.com.

Vermont Restaurant Week is presented by Vermont Federal Credit Union and sponsored by Vermont Creamery, Switchback Brewing Co, WhistlePig Whiskey, City Market/Onion River Co-op and Swish White River. Additional support is provided by Vermont Tourism, WNSC the Point and JumpOnIt!

 

Ghosts and Legends of Lake Champlain
Lake Champlain is located between New York’s majestic Adirondacks and Vermont’s famed Green Mountains. Yet despite the beauty of this region, it has been the site of dark and mysterious events; it is not surprising that some spirits linger in this otherwise tranquil place. Fort Ticonderoga saw some of early America’s bloodiest battles, and American, French and British ghosts still stand guard.
Champlain’s islands–Stave, Crab, Valcour and Garden–all host otherworldly inhabitants, and unidentified creatures and objects have made appearances on the water, in the sky and in the forests surrounding the lake.
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Fishing Clinic: Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-core Line

Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-core Line Fishing Clinic

Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-core Line Fishing ClinicDate and Time: April 1 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Education Center at Kehoe Conservation Camp,
636 Point of Pines Rd. Castleton VT 05735

Description: Introduction to Targeting trout and Salmon with Lead-core line

Learn something new at this free fishing clinic. It’s  open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those completely new to fishing.

This lecture based course will explore basic lead-core line fishing techniques such as, how its used, where, when and how to implement it from a variety of boating platforms.

Bring your own lunch and come spend the day learning about this unique method of fishing from a boat.

Registration is required and can be completed by emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov or calling 802-265-2279.

Source: Fishing Clinics and Events – Vermont Fish and Wildlife