July 23, 2004
I had the pleasure of fishing with Terry & Coeta, a couple from Oklahoma today on Lake Champlain. They were about to experience some of the finest smallmouth fishing! Mother nature tried several times to send us off the water with strong winds from the south at 15 to 20 knots in the morning. The air was very hot & humid & around 65 but felt much warmer! The water temp was around 75 degrees. The Deep Water action was great! Plenty of quality smallmouth up to almost 5 pounds fell victim to a variety of jigs fished in their preferred zones. Sometime around 1:00 in the afternoon all went calm. The storm system that had dumped a brief, heavy rain on us in the morning soon turned 180 degrees and began howling out of the north. Along with it came a cold wind & more heavy rain that really made us concentrate on the deep fishing. By days end, around 25 quality bass were taken in the depths of Lake Champlain. Overall, a great day!!!