July 30, 2004
I fished with Jason & John from Oklahoma today on Lake Champlain. The air temps were in the 80s & the water temps were mid to upper 70s with heavy algae. Deep water was definately the way to go as we tried different depths with only good success in the 25 to 35 foot ranges. A slow approach was needed to entice these negative smallmouth bass into eating our offerings. Lots of smaller bass fell victim today, with the largest going about 4 pounds or so. We had all kinds of windy conditions today with some calm water as well. Two to 3 foot waves from the SSW were the norm, but mirror calm gave way to a rotating wind from the NNW by afternoon. About 25 bass were caught today, but mostly in the smaller size.