Lake Champlain Activities
Recent Articles on Lake Champlain Activities
- Fishing Clinic: Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-core Line
- 2017 Lake Champlain Waterfowl Season Public Hearings
- Free Fishing Weekend February 18-19
- Ice Fishing: Tightlining
- Ice Fishing: Tip Ups
- Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day 2017
- Introduction to Ice Fishing for Walleye
- September is Vermont’s River Cleanup Month – And How You Can Help
- Five Museums Tour
- Adirondack Mountain Club Calls for Members and Volunteers to Help Combat Invasive Species
Introduction to Targeting Trout and Salmon with Lead-core Line Fishing Clinic
Date 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 802-265-2279.
2017 Lake Champlain Waterfowl Season Public Hearings
March 14, Whitehall, NY- March 15, Essex, VT-March 16, Newport, VT
Public hearings on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed waterfowl hunting seasons for the State of Vermont and Lake Champlain zone in New York will be held Tuesday, March 14, in Whitehall, New York, Wednesday, March 15 in Essex, Vermont and Thursday, March 16 in Newport, Vermont.
The annual hearings are being held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Board.
The March 14 meeting will be held at the Skenesborough Rescue Squad building, 37 Skenesborough Drive, Whitehall, New York 12887. The March 15 meeting will be held at Memorial Hall, 5 Towers Road, Essex, Vermont 05452. The March 16 meeting will be held at the Emory Hebord State Office Building, CCV Conference Room, 100 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855.
The hearings will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend one of the hearings and share their preferences and opinions about the proposed seasons.
Under Federal regulations, waterfowl seasons, bag limits, and shooting hours in the Lake Champlain Zone must be uniform throughout the entire zone. Waterfowl seasons in New York’s part of the Lake Champlain Zone must be identical to the waterfowl season in Vermont’s part of the Zone.
Comments received, as well as recommendations from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, will be reviewed by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board.
The proposed 2017 migratory bird hunting seasons are on the Fish & Wildlife website (vtfishandwildlife.com). Comments can be sent to ANR.FWPublicComment@Vermont.Gov.
Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities are available upon request at the Vermont meeting. Please include a description of the accommodation you will need. Individuals making such requests must include their contact information. Requests should be made as early as possible, such as an interpreter must be requested at least two weeks in advance, if possible. Please send an e-mail to: David.Sausville@Vermont.Gov or call the office staff at 802-878-1564 (voice), 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).
Free Fishing Weekend February 18-19
The first of New York’s free fishing days for 2017 will be next weekend on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.
On these days, New York residents and non-residents are allowed to fish for free without a fishing license.
Please note that fishing regulations remain in effect during these days.
Free fishing days provide an opportunity for new anglers who want to learn more about fishing, as well as, those interested in getting back into the sport.
Additional free fishing days in New York for 2017 include:
- June 24-25
- September 23 (National Hunting and Fishing Day)
- November 11 (Veterans Day)
If you’re new to ice fishing, download the Introduction to Ice Fishing chapter of NY DEC’s new I FISH NY Beginners’ Guide to Freshwater Fishing for information on how to get started with ice fishing. Additional information, including tips on ice fishing safety and a list of waters open to ice fishing, can be found at DEC’s ice fishing web page.
For Governor Cuomo’s press release on the upcoming Free Ice Fishing Weekend visit https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-free-fishing-days-new-york