Nine VT Fishing Tips To Help You Catch Fish!

Nine VT Fishing Tips that may help you catch a lot more fish next time you go out. We don’t guarantee you’ll catch fish on your own, but these tips will help you become a better fisherman. Fishing is about more than fishing. It’s about unwinding and enjoying nature. It’s about leaving the stress behind while standing knee deep in a clear stream waiting for the fish to bite. One challenge of fishing is improving your craft and feeling the satisfaction of mastering the art of fishing.

1 Finding The Right Time To Fish

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You might be a night owl, but sleeping in til 10am won’t help you catch fish. Some of the best times of day is fishing first thing in the morning at the break of dawn. Fish like bass are low-light predators and are more apt to chase a lure on gray days or when the sun is low at dawn or dusk.

2 Be A Better Student of Fishing

Some of the best anglers in the world read fishing magazines and share stories about fishing with friends and colleagues. Simply put, eat, sleep and fish! Talk about techniques, fishing situations, weather, etc to better understand how fish behave. Learn new tips and try them out next time you go fishing.

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3 Fish Were Others Don’t Fish

If you are willing, go to those fishing spots that other people won’t. Drive to a remote fishing spot, wade a little further out into the river. Keep and eye out for where the fish are active in the water. All of these things allow you to get ahead and catch fish more often than those around you. Don’t get stuck going to the same old fishing spot each time, try somewhere new.

4 Reel That Fish In Slow

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Once you get a big Vermont Bass Fish on the hook, you’ll naturally want to reel it in fast. Don’t do it. A good angler will know that fighting the fish to much may break your line. When you are reeling in a fish, reel it slow and steady, with no slack on the line. Don’t jerk the line! If you see waves in the water as you are reeling, you are going to fast. The goal is to keep the fish on the line all the way to the boat.

5 Practice Fishing Constantly

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Practice casting every day. Take the hook off your line and practice casting. There is only one way to get better at casting. To practice constantly. Practice somewhere that you have a lot of room like a park, your back yard etc.. The greater the distance, the better you are at casting.

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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