Alright, so the final leg of the VT Sportsman Hardwater Tournament Series is this Saturday, March 3rd, at Dillenbeck Bay on Lake Champlain. There was suppose to be two tournaments remaining but due to deteriorating ice conditions in southern VT, the Larrabees Point stop was cancelled.The ice on Dillenbeck as of Monday was good. There was well over a foot and trucks were driving on and going all over the place. Still not enough ice for me to drive on though! I even declined a ride off the ice in a smaller vehicle!
The bite was decent. We caught loads of bluegills with a few seeds and crappie mixed in. With this strange winter we are having, the fish seem to be ahead of schedule and are staging up in areas more towards their spawning grounds. With the snow we are getting now and the rain that is predicted for Saturday, it’s going to be interesting! Bring your raincoat and a maybe snowshoes!
This weekend, the overall points winner will be crowned as well as a single tournament stop winner. Prizes for the day are given for heaviest weight of 3 crappie and 3 sunfish as well as big fish. Neither Bobby or I have a shot unless there is a significant error in the math skills of the guys that put these great events on; Jamie of Fish Hounds Outdoors and Scott.
For more information on ice conditions and bites in the islands check out: VT Sportsman Forum.