Outdoor Journal
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Ice Fishing

When many people think of ice fishing, the picture of tip-ups comes to mind. While this type of tackle is still very popular with anglers in search of lake trout, salmon, Northern pike or walleye, a growing number of winter fisherman are now "jigging" for panfish. These fish are flat, shorter than 12 inches and under a pound. They're finicky and catching them requires a delicate hand on the pole and just the right lure. Blue gill, crappie, sunfish and perch are the panfish of choice for these hardy anglers who brave cold temperatures and stiff winds on the ice. Host Lawrence Pyne heads out onto Lake Champlain in search of a tasty winter meal of panfish.

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  • Classic Outfitters
    861 Williston Road
    So. Burlington, VT 05403
  • Martin's General Store
    General Delivery Rt. 7
    Highgate Springs, VT 05460
  • Nichols & Dymes
    9 Blair Park
    Williston, VT 05494

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