Vermont Fishing Guide Tips: Bass Angler Basics

Let’s face it, fishing can be a challenge. The question that every angler has is “how do i catch more fish?”. It is a simple question, but not a simple answer. Here are some of the top fishing tips you need to know to get more Bass fish on the line.

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Find Cover, It’s Where They Live

The most important factor in bass fishing is putting your lure where the fish are. Cover comes in many different forms including rocks, wood, boat docks, lily pads, grass and a lot more. Bass love to hang out in the cover because it helps to conceal them so they can ambush their prey. There are times that Bass will roam the open water, but they prefer the cover.

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Match The Hatch For VT Bass Fish

Bass fish are savages! Their diet is very broad and can range from baitfish like shad to bluegill and even baby ducks. It’s important to match your lure to the type of bait that Bass in your area are eating. If Bass are feeding on shad, throw a silver-colored crankbait or swimbait. A dropshot rig with a small plastic may be a great option if you are not sure here in Vermont.

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Be Versatile Vermont Angler

One of the biggest pitfalls of a bass angler is being only one dimensional. Don’t fish one spot all the time, try different spots and different types of bait. Learn new techniques and types of baits. If you are fishing dirty water, try a jig or spinnerbait. If you are on a lake with clear water try a dropshot. Go outside your comfort zone and try something new.

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H.Q. Nguyen
H.Q. Nguyen
June 30, 2024.
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I’ve never been into fishing. I own a 22’ fishing boat that is docked in our town marina on the Long Island sound and have hardly ever gone fishing in it over the last 8 yrs that I’ve had it. Went for a guys weekend to Woodstock VT and booked a fishing trip with Stay Bent. Keith gave us a first class “American Express Platinum” fishing experience. Besides being the Yoda about fishing, he took care of us in every way. From making sure we caught fish to showing us how to use different fishing rods and bait, Keith was nothing less than a pro. He was also a true gentleman and went out of his way to make sure we had a great and beautiful experience. I now like fishing, a lot, thanks to Keith. Going to make this an annual trip with Stay Bent. Cheers Keith.
Bram Hall
Bram Hall
May 7, 2024.
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Keith is just a killer fishing guide. He took me and my wife to Lake Bomoseen. Put us on some monster largemouth bass. Helped my wife as she is learning and helped me with some subtle pointers so I learned quite a bit too. Knows how to find fish -- figured out what the fish liked in one cove and then went to a cove with similar water conditions and we had another strong run of fish.
Aaron Hallman
Aaron Hallman
February 16, 2024.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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