Tips For Catching Spring Bass In Killington, Vermont

Spring is one of the best times of the year to catch spring bass in Killington, Vermont. When the water temperature starts creeping up into the 50’s bass begin their annual migration towards the bank.

American’s have a love affair with fishing bass. Whether they are largemouth or smallmouth you can fish for bass from coast to coast. Bass fish flourish in river, lakes and reservoirs. Bass are on the move in the spring, so right now is a great time to catch some monster bass fish.

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Where to fish

Bass can be caught from boats of any shape and size on rivers and lakes. Start with your local lake. If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry you can fish from the edge. Bass choose secluded coves, preferably with lots of cover such as fallen trees or vegetation in the water. This is where they prefer to spawn. South-facing shorelines are a good place to start.

What to use

There is no color to loud for bass fish. If you are in brown bass country, try different hues of pink, yellow and orange. Other lures such as spinnerbaits and lipless or square-bill crankbaits, have built in actions. Cast them out and wind them back in. There are certain top water baits, such as jitterbugs and Whopper Ploppers also require no manipulation when reeling back in. Natural baits like crawfish and shad are popular too. If you don’t have live bait, then use a substitute that has natural colors and looks to attract the bass in Killington, Vermont.

Prespawn: Concentrate on mid-depth to shallow water. Bass might be positioned at the mouth of spawning coves, a third of the way in or halfway – it depends on the water temperature. Be sure to fish around and under docks thoroughly and use lipless crankbaits, square-bill crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and soft-plastic swimbaits that mimic minnows.

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Spawn: Look in shallow coves on the north side of a lake that gets afternoon sun, or anywhere there’s not a lot of bank shade. Scattered aquatic vegetation, submerged horizontal trees and brush and woody bank cover are bass magnets. Try unweighted plastic lizards and worms, jigs that imitate crawfish, buzzbaits and topwater lures.

Postspawn: Bass will stay close to shorelines or in intermediate depths, depending on their food sources. Find pockets where bluegills are spawning, and ravenous bass will be close by. If threadfin shad are present, look for bass around spawning shad schools at daybreak. Otherwise, fish secondary drop-offs near the banks, bridge pilings and shoreline riprap, submerged points and docks. Spinnerbaits, topwater lures, jerk baits, buzz baits, topwater prop baits, mid-depth square-bill crankbaits and a variety of soft plastics will produce now.

Good luck, have fun fishing!

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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