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LCI Bass Open presented by Twisted Tea

 LCI Bass Open presented by Twisted Tea

Bass Federation Collegiate Cup Challenge

September 3, 2017

Lake Champlain International, Inc. brings competitive bass fishing to Lake Champlain. Head out to Malletts Bay after your best six bass. $3000 guaranteed to first place!

For more info, or to register, go to LCI Bass Open.

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18th Annual LCI Bass Open

18th Annual LCI Bass Open

18th Annual LCI Bass Open

Two-person teams are encouraged to register online soon and prepare to head out to Malletts Bay for your six best bass.  This is an exciting one-day event with a guaranteed cash prize of $3000 for first place. There are additional cash prizes for the first 15 places, including both small and largemouth bass categories, based on at least 90 pre-registered teams participating.

Anglers can also win the Smallmouth Bass Lonely Lunker and the Largemouth Bass Lonely Lunker.

This all-day event is open to anglers of any ability. Experience bass fishing at its best and the reason why Outdoor Life Magazine lists Lake Champlain as “one of the best bass fishing destinations in the country…it’s a beautiful lake that all anglers must visit once in their lives.” So hook up with a partner and head out to the Malletts Bay Boat Launch on September 6th to try your luck.

Entry fee prior to noon on September 3rd is $150 per team or $200 on the day of the event.  Take-off times will be determined in the order received.  Entries received on the same day will be randomly ordered from among that day’s entries.  Anglers may pre-fish up to midnight on Saturday, September 3rd.   All boats must be in the water by 5:30 a.m.  Fishing hours for the tournament begin at 7:00 a.m. until weigh-in time at 3:00 p.m.

For more information call 802-879-3466 or email eric@mychamplain.net

Tournament Highlights

$3,000 First-Place Cash

Cash payouts for 2nd – 10th*

Smallmouth and Largemouth Lunker Prizes

$150 Team Registration

*total payout places determined by total number of teams registered. See rules and regulations for more details.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Upgrading Fishing Access Areas

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Upgrading Fishing Access Areas

Department Focusing on ADA Accessibility Improvements


Vermont Fish & Wildlife Upgrading Fishing Access AreasThe Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is over halfway to completion on a series of fishing access area improvement projects designed to enhance accessibility for anglers and boaters, including those with disabilities.

“We’re working on various improvements to a number of fishing access areas across the state, all with the common goal of making the areas more user-friendly for all boaters and anglers,” said Mike Wichrowski, lands and facilities administrator with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “One key component of the projects is ADA accessibility, including improved docks, access paths and parking spaces.”

This summer, eight new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant docks have been installed at fishing access areas in Rutland, Newport, Orleans, Addison and Essex counties.

New docks can be found at Lake St. Catherine in Wells, Whipple Point and South Bay on Lake Memphremagog in Newport, Seymour Lake in Morgan, Crystal Lake in Barton, Island Pond in Brighton, Larrabee’s Point on Lake Champlain in Shoreham, and Benson Landing on Lake Champlain in Benson.

Additional access area upgrades are planned for next summer at Marshfield Reservoir in Cabot, Big Salem Lake in Derby, Chimney Point on Lake Champlain in Addison, and Lake Dunmore in Salisbury. Improvements will include ADA access paths and paved parking areas.

“We are always working to bring more access areas into alignment with the 2010 ADA standards for accessible design, and are proud to offer the public over 20 sites across the state that meet those requirements,” Wichrowski said.

In total, Vermont Fish & Wildlife maintains more than 180 developed fishing access areas that are open to the public, free of charge, year-round.

To find a fishing access area or learn more about Vermont’s access area program, visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com. For a complete listing of current ADA accessible access areas, use the “advanced search” option found on the fishing access areas page, and select the “universal access” filter.

Anyone with questions about Vermont’s fishing access areas may contact Mike Wichrowski at 802-917-1347.


Bassmaster Elite Series

Bassmaster Elite Series

Bassmaster Elite SeriesReturning to the western shores of Lake Champlain from July 27-30 for the first time since 2010, the Bassmaster Elite Series gives top-performing anglers the opportunity to compete for $100,000 and a shot at the 2018 Geico Bassmaster Classic, along with the title of “Top Angler”!

With the Elite Series comes Bassmaster’s Outdoors Expo July 29-30 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., featuring free giveaways, local vendors, and outdoor activities for spectators and participants of all ages.

Two fish certified as new Vermont state records

Two fish caught in Lake Champlain tributaries certified as new Vermont state records


Chase Stokes of Ferrisburgh holds the new Vermont state record carp he caught while fishing the Otter Creek in April - one of two new Vermont State records

Chase Stokes set a new state record for carp with this catch, weighing 33.25 pounds and measuring 40 inches in length. The carp was one of two new Vermont State records


A new state record carp, weighing 33.25 pounds and measuring 40 inches in length, was caught in Otter Creek by Ferrisburgh angler Chase Stokes in April. Stokes, an accomplished Vermont youth angler, caught the carp in the town of Panton. The fish had a total girth of 26.5 inches at its widest point. The former record carp weighed 33 pounds and measured 35 inches.

A second state record for redhorse sucker has also been certified. In May Mike Elwood of Burlington caught a redhorse sucker in the Winooski River that weighed 9.96 pounds, measured 29 inches in length and had a total girth of 18 inches. Elwood caught the redhorse sucker in the town of Colchester. The previous record redhorse sucker weighed 9 pounds and measured 27.5 inches in length.


Mike Elwood of Burlington with the new Vermont state record redhorse sucker he caught while fishing the Winooski River in May - one of two new Vermont State records

Mike Elwood of Burlington landed a redhorse sucker in the Winooski River in May which weighed 9.96 pounds, measured 29 inches in length and had a total girth of 18 inches. It was one of two new Vermont State records

Both of the new Vermont state records were made official this week after a thorough review process by fisheries biologists from Vermont Fish & Wildlife. The records are for the traditional method of angling, as opposed to bowfishing which are also recognized for records for both species.


“The two fish add to the remarkable list of record fish being caught in Vermont year in and year out,” said Shawn Good, fisheries biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “15 state records have been set for individual species of fish since 2010, and that list will likely grow as more and more anglers chase many of Vermont’s lesser-known, non-traditional fish species.

“We currently certify records for 41 different species of fish found in Vermont, so the opportunities for anglers to learn about and target trophy-class fish of a range of species are tremendous,” added Good. “Chase and Mike are both accomplished anglers and long-time participants of our Master Angler program, and their catches are certainly indicative of both their talent and passion for fishing.”


Good also noted that the frequency of record fish catches in Vermont in recent years provides added incentive for anglers to get out on the water this summer and fall.


“There seems to be some extra buzz in the Vermont angling community right now given the quality of fish being caught regularly across so many different species,” said Good. “It’s always exciting to go fishing, and it makes it that much more exhilarating when you know your very next cast could lead to a new state record.”


To learn more about Vermont’s record fish program, fishing in Vermont, or to purchase a fishing license, visit vtfishandwildlife.com.