Vermont F&W to Host Free Bass Fishing Clinic

HUBBARDTON, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers that it will be hosting a free “Introduction to Bass Fishing” clinic in late April.

The clinic will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Half Moon State Park in Hubbardton. The course will be taught by staff from Vermont Fish & Wildlife, as well as certified “Let’s Go Fishing” program instructors.

“The introduction to bass fishing clinic is designed to cover all the basics and help get people on their way to successfully targeting and landing both largemouth and smallmouth bass,” said Corey Hart, ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ coordinator with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “Vermont is chock-full of great bass fishing opportunities and this course is a great starting point for those who might be interested in learning more about this type of fishing.”

The clinic will cover a range of topics including seasonal bass movements, preferred habitat, different rods, reels and lines, artificial lures, knot-tying, and various bass-specific tactics and techniques. Fish identification and Vermont fishing regulations will also be reviewed. After a series of educational discussions are complete, clinic participants and instructors will go fishing for bass at Half Moon Pond.

Loaner equipment is available upon request, or participants may bring their own gear. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and dress appropriately for the weather.

Preregistration for the clinic is required and can be completed by emailing or calling 802-265-2279.

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