Andy
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Loughran culls up

Loughran culls up

By Andy Crawford

Ed Loughran III said he was making one stop on his way to fish for largemouths, and it paid off with a nice cull fish. “It gave me an extra half pound,” Loughran said. That 3.7-pound...

Missed opportunity

Missed opportunity

By Andy Crawford

Cory Johnston hasn’t had a great day, logging just over 10 pounds thus far. He’s hopping grass flats and submerged islands, getting very little action.But after more than an hour without a...

Johnston in the weeds

Johnston in the weeds

By Andy Crawford

We picked up Cory Johnston just as he was leaving an offshore reef in the Goose Island area, but he was pulling his trolling motor. He’s now made three stops, pitching a jig into shallow grass...

What might have been

What might have been

By Andy Crawford

Koby Kreiger’s move to an area just south of the Canadian border paid off with two quick fish in the livewell.But it could have been even better.“I had two on, but one came off,” Kreiger said.He...

Wind-blown current

Wind-blown current

By Andy Crawford

Koby Kreiger moved to the bridge connecting Isle La Motte to the Vermont mainland, and my boater said that’s likely a smart move.“What happens when you get a south wind is it creates current...

Mullins culls up

Mullins culls up

By Andy Crawford

David Mullins moved from hump to hump for almost two hours, with nothing more but a couple of throwbacks to show for it. But his persistence paid off a few minutes ago when he landed a solid...

Mid-morning bite dies

Mid-morning bite dies

By Andy Crawford

David Mullins made a move to another flat and found Hunter Shryock fishing the same break.The two began chatting about their day, and Shryock said the mid-morning bite hasn’t been great all week....

Kreiger’s 1-2 punch

Kreiger’s 1-2 punch

By Andy Crawford

Koby Kreiger has boated more than 15 pounds, but he’s had to switch up baits to do it.His primary bait is a Spook, and he’s caught a couple of his smallies using that topwater.But if a fish misses...

Kreiger’s pattern

Kreiger’s pattern

By Andy Crawford

Koby Kreiger has been working back and forth over a flat up the lake, and he’s said mentioned boulders as part of the pattern that so far has put mire than 15 pounds in the boat.My boater, Vermont...

Kreiger limits

Kreiger limits

By Andy Crawford

Koby Kreiger just put his fifth smallmouth in the livewell, and he’s now sitting on about 14 pounds. And that includes a 1-pounder, so he’s got room to upgrade. He’s working over a flat and...

Kreiger’s early bite

Kreiger’s early bite

By Andy Crawford

Koby Kreiger pulled you to a shallow flat and started chunking a topwater.And he’s already put two bass in the boat for more than 7 pounds. His largest is a 4-pounder that walloped the angler’s...

Blaylock culls, barely

Blaylock culls, barely

By Andy Crawford

Stetson Blaylock spent more than an hour working a couple of submerged reefs, watching his electronics and dropping to fish. It didn’t get him a bite.Until he moved to a sharp drop and set the hook...

Lester’s big cull

Lester’s big cull

By Andy Crawford

Brandon Lester just finished telling me the lack of wind was making his day more difficult when he set the hook on a smallmouth that really helped him out.“That probably gave me an extra pound,”...

A sheet of glass

A sheet of glass

By Andy Crawford

What a difference a day makes. Lake Champlain is a sheet of glass this morning.And my boater, Steve Dinco, said that opens up a lot more possibilities.“The conditions are going to allow them to...

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