3 VT Fishing Guide Tips For Landing Largemouth Bass

When it comes to largemouth bass it is one of the most sought after fish out there! Catching small largemouth bass are fun as a VT Fishing Guide, but at more than 10 lbs, the game changes. Depending on where you fish, how far you are willing to travel and many other factors, catching a monster largemouth bass may not be an option. Everyone can dream though for the catch of a lifetime. Here are 10 tips to help you catch your dream largemouth bass. 

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Tactic #1 – Fish The Right Depth

Smaller make largemouth bass are shallow cruisers around 3 – 6 feet of water. At 8-12 feet of water, these bass are perfect targets! The smaller males head up to the surface in pre-spawn season, but the big females hold back from the shallows and they are perfect for a Carolina rig. One of the key points to remember is fishing at the right depth. Big female largemouth bass

Smaller make largemouth bass are shallow cruisers around 3 – 6 feet of water. At 8-12 feet of water, these bass are perfect targets! The smaller males head up to the surface in pre-spawn season, but the big females hold back from the shallows and they are perfect for a Carolina rig. One of the key points to remember is fishing at the right depth. Big female largemouth bass tend to stick to the deep waters and slow moving. The key here is to reel in slowly and wait for them to get interested in your bait. 

 

Tactic #2 – Expand Your Strike Zone

Have you ever used Bucca Bull Shad Slow Sinking Swimbait? These bad boys are designed to accurately mimic the many varieties of shad and baitfish that bass fish love. A great time of day to go fishing in around 50 degrees in the spring and later in the day in the fall. When the bugs come out and the waters are calm, you can see them come up for a bite as the sun sets. The bigger fish in the spring tend to spawn first and move up early into the shallows. The biggest benefit of using swimbait is that they expand your strike zone! 

 

Tactic #3 – Change Up Your Bait

Crank bait that can reach 20 feet down have flooded the market today and for good reason. Strike King’s 10xd is one type of crankbait that works great for hunting large fish. When you are using different sizes of crankbait, make sure you have the appropriate pole to handle it with large fish. To find the large fish, head over to long points or bars near the main part of your lake. Largemouth Bass love to hide in the weeds, under boat docks and in waters 8-12 feet. Remember, it is fun catching a monster fish at 20 feet or more, but you never know what monster is lurking for your bait at 10 feet. Sometimes those spots work out better! 

 

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Aaron Hallman
Aaron Hallman
February 16, 2024.
My wife and I visited Vermont for our anniversary, and have always wanted to ice fish. We didn't really know what to expect, but it definitely wasn't the experience we got! Couldn't have imagined a better experience. Keith put in absolute work to make sure we had an awesome time and went over and above to make sure we caught some fish. The wife ended up landing a monster pike and largemouth. The experience made our entire trip worth it, and I'm so glad we called stay bent instead of anyone else.
Sarah Hallman
Sarah Hallman
February 16, 2024.
My husband and I had the best time ice fishing with Keith as our guide! We caught bass, pickerel, pike, perch, and smelt and had a blast the whole time!
Chris Bernardi
Chris Bernardi
September 9, 2023.
Keith was an outstanding guide. He was patient, took the time to explain the technique we were to use, and was set on us landing fishing. We had a great time and would definitely use his charter again.
Ken wholey
Ken wholey
August 24, 2023.
Took the guys out for the day on the lake and had a blast reeling in big bass. Kieth was awesome and we will be using him again in the future.
Derrick O'Donnell
Derrick O'Donnell
August 23, 2023.
If you’re looking to catch a ton of fish and have a blast while you’re doing it, you’re at the right place! Can’t wait to go again.
Michael Rodrigues
Michael Rodrigues
August 15, 2023.
I had the pleasure of being on Keith's boat August 6th fishing for my first lake trout trip. He put us on tons of fish and I put my limit in the freezer. Always a great time and an even better fishing guide.
dante canepari
dante canepari
August 15, 2023.
Im not much of a fisherman, but Keith made me feel like a pro. He has top notch equipment, knowledge, and was very professional and patient with a novice like me.
Brown Family
Brown Family
August 12, 2023.
Great trip on Lake Bomoseen with my son! Enjoyed the day - Keith did a terrific job and it was a great experience. He works hard to ensure you're catching fish! We'll see you again next year for sure. Thanks. George
Thomas Novotny
Thomas Novotny
July 18, 2023.
Keith runs a great business, has great character, and is invested in your success and happiness. No other captain and charter has brought me the experience Keith catered - lessons, laughs, diligence and a personalized journey hooking into fish all day. There wasn’t a half hour where we didn’t put a fish on the boat - of course each day is different - but you could always feel the magic when he put a rod in your hands. 5/5

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