Monday, March 10, 2014

Master Angler 2013 Pin and Species List Update

The 2013 Vermont Master Angler Pin! I love this one! I put in the first Master Class Gar too! AWESOME choice!
I didn't put in a ton of entries into the Vermont Master Angler Program last year, but I did get in two new species: the Northern Pike and the Yellow Perch. I am pretty pumped about that! 

I also just got in my 2013 Vermont Master Angler pin in the mail! I thought I would show it off a bit. It is a great program and if you are in Vermont and fish I strongly urge you to participate. It is definitely a fun way of expanding your fishing opportunities. 

With that, since I got my Master Class Burbot just two days ago let's put together my species list so far:

The full set of Vermont Master Angler Pins

Common Carp
Rock Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Chain Pickerel
Longnose Gar
Freshwater Drum
Brown Trout
Brook Trout
Lake Trout
Landlocked Salmon
White Sucker (also the state record)
Redhorse Sucker
White Perch
Yellow Perch

That is 23 out of the 33 species! I am 2/3 of the way through the list... And all but one on a fly rod! I have a game plan for this year too. I hope to have a few new entries into the list by year's end. I don't want to jinx myself on what could be low hanging fruit so I won't comment on which species are on my "to do" list but expect to see some cool fish coming this year! I might be using some conventional tackle along the way too (the American Eel is not a fly friendly species, but we will see).


  1. That is awesome! Very used to burbot in Alaska, it took a fly? Your species list is impressive.


    1. Ha! I read your previous post and answered my own question. Nice story there as well.