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.
In the heat of summer, Lawrence Pyne fishes for longnose gar on Lake Champlain. The surprising life cycle of Black Spot disease - a parasite highly adapted to Vermont wildlife. A look at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife program to re-introduce the endangered spruce grouse.