OJ 310 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
310
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Smelt Fishing
Body: 

Every year, as winter envelops northern New England in its icy grip, shantytowns pop up on our larger lakes, marking the spots where ice fishermen have gathered for generations in pursuit of rainbow smelt. Smelt are the smallest member of the family that includes trout and salmon, but what they lack in size, they make up for in abundance and taste. Smelt are renowned for their delicate flavor, and a successful day fishing for smelt is measured by the pailful. Nowhere is this truer than on Lake Champlain, where ice fishermen annually catch untold millions of the small silvery fish, and jigging for smelt in a cozy shanty is a timeless way to spend a frosty winter day. Host Lawrence Pyne fishes with Denise Gibeault of Shoreham, VT, and visits the Halfway House Restaurant in Shoreham for a sample of these tasty fish.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1399342993?starttime=84000&end=636
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Order: 
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Extra Info: 
  • Shanty Rentals

    Mike's Shanty Rentals
    (518) 546-7907 - Mike Wright
    (518) 546-7414 - Mike Blaise

    Norm's Bait & Tackle
    286 Bridge Road
    Crown Point, NY 12928

    Pete Hanson Shanties
    P.O. Box 13
    Moriah, NY 12960
    (518) 546-7808

    VOGA lists shanty rental information
    on their Ice Fishing in Vermont page

Vermont Free Fishing Day

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 (All day)
Address: 
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/cfcalendar.cfm?
City, State: 
Statewide
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Vermont Days

Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2011 (All day)
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Vermont State Parks
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Description: 

Free Entry, All Vermont State Parks

Featured Event: 
No

Vermont Days

Date: 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 (All day)
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Vermont State Parks
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Description: 

Free Entry, All Vermont State Parks

Featured Event: 
No

Plant Walk & Talk

Date: 
Sunday, September 4, 2011 11:00 am
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Island Pond, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Raptors and Other Predatory Birds

Date: 
Saturday, September 3, 2011 2:00 pm
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Grand Isle, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Raptors and Other Predatory Birds

Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2011 7:00 pm
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Poultney, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Raptors and Other Predatory Birds

Date: 
Saturday, August 20, 2011 7:00 pm
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Ascutney, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Raptors and Other Predatory Birds

Date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:00 pm
Address: 
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/events.htm
City, State: 
Waterbury, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Monthly Wildlife Walk Up

Date: 
Saturday, August 13, 2011 8:00 am
Address: 
http://ottercreekaudubon.org
City, State: 
Middlebury, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

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