Fish & Wildlife offers intro to bass fishing clinic

CASTLETON—The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is hosting a free “Introduction to Bass Fishing” clinic on Saturday, April 23, at the Kehoe Education Center in Castleton.

Open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing, the clinic will be led by department staff and instructors from the “Let’s Go Fishing” program.

“For folks hoping to learn the basics of bass fishing, particularly how to target and catch bass using artificial lures, this clinic is a great starting place,” said Corey Hart, clinic coordinator with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “We’ll cover a range of topics including how bass relate to different types of habitat, what lures and tactics to use in different scenarios, knot tying, and casting techniques.”

A Vermont game warden will also lead a fish identification component and a regulations review.

The clinic will start at 2 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m., with the first portion at the Kehoe Education Center. The class will then travel to a nearby pond to try out the fishing skills learned earlier in the day.

Fishing equipment will be available for use, or participants can bring their own. Space is limited and preregistration is required. Participants will also need to provide their own transportation to the off-site fishing location.

To register for the clinic, email Corey Hart at or call 802-505-5562.

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