My travel schedule has been ridiculous lately, but on a recent trip to Burlington, VT I was able to get out on Lake Champlin. Internet bass buddy & Virginia Tech Bass fishing team member, Jody White was a gracious host and went out of his way to help get me on Champlain for the first time. If you go back in the blog archives, you will see an entry I wrote about must fish bass destinations, and Champlain has been on my list for quite some time.
Time was limited, we had right around 4 hrs to fish so we stuck fairly close to spots Jody knew around the Burlington area. It did not take long for Jody to boat a couple fish on a Gulp Leech on a drop shot. After getting a rod setup and retying after losing a drop shot in the rocks, I finally got a nice smallmouth on the drop shot as well.
Soon I switched over to a back home smallie favorite of mine, which is a Fork Craw on a mojo rig. I ended up catching 4 smallmouth on that and a drum, all but one of the fish was a very nice fish.
We also tested some of the new Top of the Line swimbaits from Optimum Baits, got a few smallies to follow but could not get them to commit on this evening. Right before dark Jody converted on a few smallmouth throwing an Ima Skimmer topwater. To see all the pics, check out this facebook album.
Jody does some guiding on the side in the summers, so if you are in the area, look him up!