Ice fishermen report bigger fish in Lake Champlain
Benson, Vt. (AP) — Treating Lake Champlain for sea lamprey
appears to be paying off for fishermen.
Anglers are reporting larger, healthier fish and fewer injuries
from sea lamprey from last summer through early January.
Ice fishermen and Fish and Wildlife officials say fishing has
improved at Benson Landing at the southern end of the lake and
Fishermen have reported healthier salmon, lake trout, walleye
pike and northern pike this fall and winter.
Robert Sterling, a Rutland County game warden, says the number
of lamprey bites on the game fish has decreased.
Lamprey are a parasitic fish that prey on game fish such as
trout and salmon.