I would assume that water temp is similar from top to bottom right now. Fish can be anywhere. Don't give up, but a downrigger set 30 to 40 sounds like a good bet.
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churchkey wrote:Hi just checking in to see if you got your downrigger fishing figured out. I also am brand new at this and am having trouble locating fish. Was out last Sat. on lake George,figured all the fish would be easier to find being near the top.Wrong... We didn't mark nothin'..My set-up is very similar to yours, except I don't have marine radio.I have a 17' Alum. with Humminbird fish finder
I actually haven't been out on Lake Champlain in over a month. I did do some more research and asked around, and I think I came to a conclusion that I was trolling way to deep. The depths that I was trolling at were depths that you would catch lakers and salmon in the summertime. Also, when does lake Champlain freeze over? I live all the way down in Massachusetts on right on the MA/NH border, and most of the ponds and lakes around me are already frozen and have been for a couple weeks already!
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Some years lake Champlain never freezes... we fish in a boat all winter long... salmon bite best in Feb.
Reelax wrote:Some years lake Champlain never freezes... we fish in a boat all winter long... salmon bite best in Feb.
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