Oj 701 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
701
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Trophy Trout
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In 1994, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department began stocking select river sections with large, 2-year-old trophy trout. At first, skeptics worried that these big hatchery trout would not provide a quality fishery, and that the money would be better spent improving habitat for wild fish. Well, the proof is in the putting to the test, and it did not take long for the Trophy Trout Program to win over even non-believers. Over the last 15 years, it's become extremely popular, and for good reason: if you hit a trophy water just right, you're in for some of the most exciting fishing Vermont has to offer.
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OJ 702 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
702
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Fly Fishing for Longnose Gar
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During the Dog Days of summer, when rising water temperatures make trout sluggish and hard to catch, many fly fishermen hang up their rods. But for a growing number of anglers, hot, sunny days are the perfect excuse to target other species. Longnose gar are just one of several fish in Lake Champlain that thrive in warm water. And for at least one angler, fly fishing for these ancient predators is the perfect way to spend a summer day.

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OJ 705 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
705
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Connecticut River Walleye
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When it comes to fishing in New England it’s tough to beat the opportunities that are offered by Lake Champlain. But when the ice goes out early and you’re still looking to catch fish you don’t have to wait long or look very far. On Vermont’s east coast the Connecticut River offers some of the best walleye fishing in the northeast and in the spring the fish start biting in mid March. The walleye fishery is so good on the Connecticut that even if you miss the peak by a day or two you’re still going to get into fish especially if you’re with someone who knows where to find them.

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OJ 101 Seg 4

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
101
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Steelhead Trout
Body: 

If you're looking for big steelhead trout in Vermont, you'll find no finer spot to cast than the eleven-mile stretch of the Willoughby River between Lake Willoughby and the Barton River. Every spring people come from miles around not only to fish, but watch them jumping upstream to reach spawning grounds. The falls at Orleans presents one of the best fish watching opportunities in Vermont if not all New England. Host Lawrence Pyne, and angler Michael Hahn, tackle the Willoughby in search of two feet of steelhead.

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  • Fish Reports
    Orleans General Store
    72 Main Street
    Orleans, VT 05869
    802-754-6365

OJ 103 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
103
Zone: 
Segments
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Long Trail Trout
Body: 

The backwoods ponds and mountain streams of Vermont can be the perfect place to fish for native trout. They may require a little effort to get there, but compared to the larger lakes and rivers these bodies of water can provide a relatively untapped resource for anglers. Host Lawrence Pyne and author Peter Shea hike the Long Trail to get to Little Rock Pond in search of "brookies."

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OJ 104 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
104
Zone: 
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Bassmasters
Body: 

Lake Champlain has earned the reputation as being New England's premier bass fishing lake. The quantity of large and small-mouth makes the lake a big draw for professional bass tournaments. There are no special maintenance or organized stocking programs for bass on the lake. There are just lots of 'em. Host Lawrence Pyne joined anglers Randy Savage and Gilbert Gagner of "Bronzeback Guide Service" for a day of bass fishing on Lake Champlain.

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  • Randy Savage & Gilbert Gagner
    Bronzeback Guide Service
    Martin's General Store
    General Delivery Rt 7
    Highgate Springs, VT 05460
    802-868-4459

OJ 105 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
105
Zone: 
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Stream Fish Survey
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To properly manage Vermont's streams, wildlife officials need to survey them. The information gathered from these stream surveys is used in determining minimum lengths and quantities for anglers in addition to stocking needs and assessments of the overall stream health. Detailed records are kept on each survey and compared with previous findings to help determine environmental impacts of development near the streams. We tagged along this past spring with two Vermont Wildlife Fisheries Biologists to see how a stream is surveyed.

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  • Bald Hill Fish Culture Station
    60 Abbott Hill Road
    West Burke, VT 05871-9644
    Supervisor: Chris Thompson
    Fish Culturist: John Talbot
    802-467-3660
  • Bennington Fish Culture Station
    R.R. 2, Box 3859
    Bennington, VT 05201
    Supervisor: Monty Walker
    Assistant Supervisor: Vacant
    Fish Culturists: Brook Bicking,
    Todd Lincoln
    Fish Culture Worker: Thomas Dwyer
    802-447-2844
  • Ed Weed Fish Culture Station
    14 Bell Hill Road
    Grand Isle, VT 05458
    Supervisor: Dan Marchant
    Maintenance Supervisor: Mark LaBonte
    and Kevin Kelsey
    Fish Culturists: James Bellinghiri,
    Gabe Cameron,Tom Chairvolotti,Sean Hilpl,
    Priscilla Stutz-Lumbra, Gregory Owens
    802-372-3171
  • Roxbury Fish Culture Station
    3696 Roxbury Road
    Roxbury, VT 05669
    Supervisor: Ralph Barber
    Fish Culturists: Dudley Leavitt,
    Ross Wehnke
    802-485-7568
  • Salisbury Fish Culture Station
    646 Lake Dunmore Rd.
    Salisbury, VT 05759
    Supervisor: Tom Dumont
    Assistant Supervisor: George Scribner
    Fish Culturists: Michael Ellis,
    Allan Moorehouse
    802-352-4371
  • Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

OJ 105 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
105
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Float Fishing Trip
Body: 

Drift boats such as the "McKenzie" and "Rogue" have a rich history. Developed in the 1930s in Oregon these oar-powered boats with their wide, flat bottoms became the craft of choice for fisherman negotiating the sometimes-treacherous McKenzie and Rouge rivers. Today variations of the original drift boat designs are popular with guides and fisherman needing to negotiate shallow stretches of river. The boats offer a terrific platform from which to fly-fish from. Host Lawrence Pyne joined John Marshall of "River Excitement" in Hartland Four-Corners for a day of fishing from his "McKenzie" on the Connecticut River.

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OJ 201 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
201
Zone: 
Segments
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Connecticut River Shad
Body: 

American shad were once so plentiful in Atlantic coastal rivers that colonists spread the fish on their fields for fertilizer. By the early 1900s shad numbers were in decline due to pollution, dams and overharvesting. Thanks to restoration efforts over the past 35 years, American shad are making a considerable comeback in the Connecticut River offering some exciting fishing opportunities. Host Lawrence Pyne fishes the Connecticut river with local angler Forest Woodruff to learn how to catch these strong fighting fish. He then meets up with Ken Cox, a fisheries biologist, to learn how fish ladders in dams along the river have brought the fish back north.

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OJ 201 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
201
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Lake Sturgeon
Body: 

There are seven species of sturgeon in the United States. These long, armor-plated fish are virtually unchanged since prehistoric times. Mature lake sturgeon grow to about three to five feet in length and can weigh over 100 pounds. It wasn't long ago that Lake Sturgeon were commercially fished on Lake Champlain. Today they are an endangered (threatened) species. Host Lawrence Pyne joins Chet MacKenzie of the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife's Lake Champlain Sturgeon Restoration Program, to find out what is being done to reestablish one of the lake's ancient creatures.

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  • Chet MacKenzie
    VT Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
    317 Sanitorium Road, West Wing
    Pittsford, VT 05763

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