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.

Vermont Fishing Guide Tips: Bass Angler Basics 1

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.

Vermont Fishing Guide Tips: Bass Angler Basics 2

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.

Vermont Fishing Guide Tips: Bass Angler Basics 3

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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C K
C K
February 22, 2022.
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We had an excellent time with Keith for Ice fishing! Caught a Northern Pike on a jigging rod of all things! Keith was always professional, friendly, and very instructive. Highly recommend!
Erin Courcey
Erin Courcey
January 24, 2022.
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Keith really runs a terrific private ice fishing excursion!! From the start, Keith was extremely responsive, organized and full of knowledge and excitement over our family’s desire to try ice fishing for the first time. Keith was thorough in his planning with us so that we were prepared and comfortable with our plans. The day was amazing—-Keith is an expert fisherman, and he so was patient with all of us non fishermen/women. We learned so much and really had the time of our lives with Keith! We will definitely do another excursion with Keith soon, and highly recommend him!
David Malfetano
David Malfetano
January 17, 2022.
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Keith is a fantastic guide and was very helpful to our inexperienced crew. Would certainly book this tour again!
Jon Boudreau
Jon Boudreau
January 17, 2022.
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Keith and his dad run a great service and provided us with an excellent time on the lake. He knows what he’s doing and takes his time to teach the tour group. Absolutely would book again.
Luke C
Luke C
January 17, 2022.
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One of the best fishing experiences I’ve had. Everything was organized, well run, and an absolute blast. Hard to find a better charter!
Kristin Bitter
Kristin Bitter
October 10, 2021.
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My family and I had an awesome time out on Lake Morey this weekend with Keith!! He had a great boat, a bunch of different tackle, and put us onto some really nice fish.
Sean Bitter
Sean Bitter
October 10, 2021.
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Great fishing! Lots of big fish! Keith is the best
Mike Seaton
Mike Seaton
September 2, 2021.
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We went out with stay bent recently and had a great experience! We caught many fish and the guide was very knowledgeable
Christopher Augello
Christopher Augello
August 31, 2021.
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Awesome day on the lake. Keith was awesome , great teaching my kids how to fish and me . Caught a bunch of fish too.
Chris Ritter
Chris Ritter
August 30, 2021.
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We had a blast fishing with Keith last week. He put us on nonstop action on a hot day, which is not easy. The lake was beautiful and fun to jump in as well. My nine-year-old daughter does not have a ton of fishing experience, but he was able to get her working the retrieves perfectly, and she ended up out fishing me by a long shot! We got largemouth, smallmouth, rock bass, Pickerel, Perch, and sunfish. Keith is great with kids, and a lot of fun to hang out with for grown-ups. His boat and equipment are top notch as well. I would recommend this guy to anyone, And we are looking forward to our next trip which might be some ice fishing.

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