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Im planning on heading up to the alexandria area in a couple of weekends and am planning on fishing lake vermont for bass. i know that this lake produces some big bass and im just wondering where to fish for bass and also what i should use.

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slayer...you're right, there are some potential hawgs in vermont. In fact, a certain state record would have qualified...through the ice....had the anglers brought it in to be verified right away. The fish laid on the ice for hours and then it was a day or two before they weighed it in...just barely shy of nine pounds...after being frozen for two days!

It's not a real big lake. Follow the winding shoreline throwing spinners or jig/worms. Later in the day, move to the deeper weed edges with a carolina rig. The water is fairly clear. There's good numbers of bass in Vermont...and some will be near trophy size. So bring a camera!

Good luck...

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Ive also heard that vermont has a stump field in it. Do you recommend fishing the stump fields too?

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slayer,
The stump field is in the southwest corner of the lake. The access is along the southeast shore. The stumpfield is definately a place to start. Jig and pig or texas rigged worms would work well here. Lots of pike too, so be prepared.

good luck, let us know how you do.

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Skeets

I fished Vermont last week and had a blast. We caught bass, pike, crappie, blugill. This is a nice little out of the way lake that is a perfect getaway when the bigger lakes are too windy. We fished the stumps and logs that were on the edges. There is no shartage of places to fish, most of the shoreline had good cover for bass. It is very weedy...and watch out for those shallow rocks! tongue.gif

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hey skeets
what did you catch the bass on and how big were the bass?

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I had good luck throwing floating rapalas near the shallow weedbeds. All you had to do was twitch it a few times and they would come up and smack it. I also caught a few fish on white/chartruese spinnerbaits.
Most of the fish were anywhere from 1-3 pounds. Never really caught a real lunker, but the constant action really made for a great time.
You won't have trouble locating bass on Vermont, as there is lots of shoreline cover to explore.

Good Luck...

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It's a great time to check out some of the smaller gems like vermont. Awesome panfishing in the shallows all over! Bass have been very aggressive of late too.

good luck hunting the lunkers!

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Lake Vermont is a great Bass Lake with many bass above average size and possibly some with Mn record contentions. Vermont is a small crystal clear water lake, that grows beautiful deep cabbage weed lines. Besides the good deep water fishing for bass it also has great shallow structure including wood, cattails, pencilweeds, docks. It's got a variety for a bass man. I have a few big fish lakes that I take guide trips to where sometimes 10-20 between 5 to 6lbs and countless over 3lbs. Jig and pig would be a great big fish bet for vermont.

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I fished lake vermont on saturday morning and caught lots of fish unfortunately most of them were small pike, i did manage to catch a few decent bass though on plastics, spinnerbaits, topwaters, and jig n pigs. I also had about a 4.5 pounder jump off on a jig and pig and about a 6 or 7 pound bass miss my chug bug.

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