Another Tournament Day
July 31, 2005
I fished another tournament today on Lake Champlain. Marc & I fished a Bass Quebec event that had almost 60 other teams competing as well. We finished 7th with a 5 fish total weight of 17.41 lbs. The winner had their 5 best fish weigh in at over 21 lbs. Both largemouth & smallmouth bass were caught and we went to the scales with a mixed bag. Tubes, senkos & spider grubs accounted for the 20 or so fish that we managed to land today. The largemouth were taken in 6 feet or less of water and the smallmouth were mostly taken from deep water, between 20 & 40 feet. The weather was a cool temp of less than 60 degrees in the morning but warmed to over 80 by the afternoon. The winds were light & variable making for a smooth ride on the lake. Water temps were still hovering around the 75-degree mark, but the lake color was pea green due to an algae bloom. Without the wind, this is a common occurrence on Lake Champlain! The Vermont State conservation officers stopped us not once, but twice on the lake to check licenses & I68 passes. Be aware that Lake Champlain has a single permit allowance that only applies in certain regions. Make sure that you know which one is needed for the area you are fishing! Check out the rules & regulations on line if you are not sure! It could be very costly if you don’t!