Stay Bent Fishing Crew Ohio Muzzleloader Season Trip

Well, the stay bent fishing crew had another successful Ohio muzzleloader season. We started this trip with a bunch of laughs on the truck ride down. And as we got closer we all began to get very excited because of the snow on the ground as we approached Ohio.

As any hunter knows, we all woke up an hour before the alarms went off out of pure excitement. During breakfast, we made a game plan for the four of us. It was about 5 degrees that morning so we figured we would all find sunny spots to sit and hunker down as long as we could. As first light had come up, we all heard lots and lots of gunshots, but none were from our group. After a few hours of nothing but hunters, we went to some other woods. After not a lot of action, we made a game plan for the afternoon sit.

 

And before most of us had even got to our spots we heard a “Bang.” Ben got on the radio and said: “I just shot the biggest buck of my life.” As he went over where the buck disappeared it was standing there all hunched up from the first shot so he shot it again hitting it a second time and the deer started to head towards private property but then bedded in front of Rachel. Rachel noticed its head was still moving so she shot it hoping it wouldn’t make it onto private property. It got up, ran two feet and dropped. Ben was excited as he could be to have the biggest buck of his life. As they were celebrating, “Bang,” they heard another gunshot. It was Keith; he shot a doe. The next day, Ryan and Rachel shot a doe on the same hunt within 1 minute of each other.

 

And the last day, Ben was the first one to tag out, shooting his second deer a doe. And Keith also was able to tag out the last day shooting his second doe. 4 hunters four days six deer. No guides do it yourself hunt!!!

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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