Vermont Fishing Guide: Fishing The Coves

I had a blast on the water today with Ryan. We caught a lot of smallmouth bass in the am before the wind got really bad. We even had multiple times that both of us were hooked up at the same time. That is one of the really cool things about being a Vermont Fishing Guide, seeing your clients catching fish all day. At one pm the wind got really bad, so we decided to fish the coves that were protected from the wind. We still picked up some more fish, but not as much as in the am. The new Skeeter boat I got did great in rough waters and am glad for the new boat. 

Here are some tips for fishing the coves: 

  • The first thing you need to do is take an assessment of the available cover that’s there. Note lily pads, cattails, standing timber, milfoil and rocky banks. 
  • Once you get a good assessment of the shoreline, now take a look at the bottom and get a feel for how the bottom of the lake looks in your spot. 
  • Take a look for creeks, rivers, channels, drop-offs and underwater humps in your area. 
  • In the spring bass fish will migrate towards bait fish and often migrate towards shallow waters to get ready for spawning. 

Good luck fishing, Keith

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
Bender
Bender
June 23, 2023.
We've now been out twice with Keith and had an awesome experience each time. He knows the lake like the back of his hand and put us right on the big fish time and time again. He worked tirelessly with my 5 year old son to make sure he had fun and learned a lot about fishing. I highly recommend Stay Bent Fishing Tours to anyone in the VT area who wants to go out and have a fun day landing monster fish.
Robert Bradley
Robert Bradley
June 12, 2023.
Awesome half day trip on Lake Rescue for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Topwater action was consistent with several really solid fish. Beautiful lake. Guide was professional, knowledgeable and fun to spend the morning with.

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