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On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., on the Vermont PBS TV station, the Outdoor Journal, hosted by Lawrence Pyne and Gina Bullard (of WCAX-TV) program will be about:


The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Lake Champlain Walleye Association are making progress to restore the once famous walleye fishery back to its heyday.

Outdoor Journal – Mysterious Coyotes; Walleye Restoration; Beaver Pond Brook Trout

Tuesday, Feb 23, 7:30 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Saturday, Feb 27, 9 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Saturday, March 26, 6 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus

Most Vermonters have heard the haunting howls of a coyote but they’re hardly ever seen. We spend time with biologists and hunters to learn more about these mysterious animals. Lawrence Pyne looks at efforts to restore Lake Champlain’s walleye population – once considered Vermont’s top game fish. On “My OJ,” two Granville residents share their love of fishing for beaver pond brook trout.

VT Fish & Wildlife Logo2015 Ice Fishing Angler Survey Results and Comparison to Earlier Surveys Ice Angler Survey Presentation

Presentation by Bernie Pientka, Fisheries Biologist, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife

February 9, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife Office, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT; and February 11, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

During the winter of 2015 the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife undertook an ice fishing angler survey, focusing on eight areas of Northern Lake Champlain. The areas included: East and West sides of Missisquoi Bay, Tabor Point, Maquam Shore, Dillenbeck Bay, Carry Bay, LaMotte Passage and Kelly Bay. The survey had four primary purposes: 1) estimate angling effort in each area, 2) estimate catch and harvest for most fish species, 3) collect biological information such as length and weight on the fish harvested by anglers, and 4) compare these results to earlier surveys.  The presentation will review the survey and present the results for the different areas. Additionally we will compare the 2015 results to earlier surveys. Any questions, please contact Bernie Pientka, 802-879-5698 or

Lawrence Pyne – Outdoors, Burlington Free Press Cold Rivers Benefit Walleye Anglers (Burlington Free Press, 4-19-14)

outdoorscolumnart140420[Paragraph 7] MacKenzie was back on the Poultney on Thursday, electro-fishing for some additional adult hens and males for the stocking program, which is done in cooperation with the Lake Champlain Walleye Association.








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