Scott Canterbury has been shocked by how tough the fishing has been for him today. It took him to almost 12:30 to catch five keepers. But he just upgraded, culling a 2-pounder with a 3-pounder, and he caught another smallmouth that didn't help him.
"It's been a grind, like a tougher day than I could even imagine," Canterbury said. "If I could get two really good ones, like 4 1/4, 4 1/2, like I had yesterday, I'd have a good bag."
Canterbury noted that his livewells have been full of crawfish pincers at the end of the previous two days, so much so that he's had to clean the screens in his livewells. Crawfish and yellow perch seem to be the primary forage for Lake Champlain smallmouth bass.