Father & Son Hook’em Again

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 27-08-2020

Nigel and Mordechai, “The Bass Assassins,” joined us for another day on beautiful Cossayuna Lake. Once again, this father and son duo made it look easy. Hook set after hook set, these guys were pulling in largemouth after largemouth. It was a great 2 days of fishing with them! We’re looking forward to their return, but know the bass aren’t as excited as we are! 🤣 Great job, guys! Fish on! 🎣

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Nigel & Mordechai’s Charter

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 24-08-2020

Father & Son Making Memories One Cast at a Time

For a half day fishing trip on Cossayuna Lake, we welcomed Nigel and his son, Mordechai. The fishing was on fire 🔥 from start to finish!

Mordechai was catching perch, bass, sunfish, and crappie all charter long! Nigel hooked a behemoth of a smallie and fought it like a true Bass Pro! The bronzeback was 18.25″ and tipped the scales at 4lbs. Nigel’s smallmouth qualifies to be entered into the New York State Angler Achievement Awards Program for the Catch and Release Category!

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Dinosaurs & Rod Benders

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 24-08-2020

Joining us on Friday was Shawn and his son, Chase, and Dom and his son, Nick, for a trip on Lake Champlain to target dinosaurs and rod benders. Shawn got the party started early with a 40.5″ toothy dinosaur! We hooked into two more gar, but unfortunately they were camera shy.

Chase stuck a Trokar hook right in the corner of a nice kitty’s mouth.

Dom got the lunker weight of the charter, with an impressive cat.

Chase ended the day with his PB largemouth, a four pounder!

(Front Left to Right: Shawn & Dom & Back Left to Right: Chase & Nick)

We look forward to getting these guys back on their annual hard water trip with us! Awesome job, guys! 👍😃🎣 #FathersAndSons’FishingTrip #LakeChamplain #Gar #Catfish #LargeMouthBass #FifieldOutfitters

Casey, Kate, & Doug

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 20-08-2020

It was fun fishing for a few hours on Cossayuna Lake with Doug, his daughter, Kate, and his son, Casey. We caught a couple of nice bass, and look forward to their return next year! 🎣 #FatherDaughterSon #MakingMemoriesOneCastAtATime #CossayunaLake #FifieldOutfitters

Pole Thief

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 06-08-2020

John and Justin joined us once again for a trip to remember! Mother Nature tried throwing us a curve ball, with 20 mph winds, but we smashed it out of the park! ⚾️ The cats were hungry and ready to play! There’s a really unbelievable story behind Justin’s big catch. I was helping Justin get his pole untangled, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw one of the poles go flying overboard. As the remaining bit of it headed into the water, I dived towards it. I managed to slightly get my fingertips on it, but it still slipped away. 🤦‍♂ Just like the movie, Jaws, we watched the pole go away from us and into the deep, dark, abyss. I tried casting and retrieving a weighted hook on the lake’s floor for roughly 15 minutes, with no luck. 🤷‍♂ I rigged another pole up with a minnow and casted it out to go back fishing. After a few minutes, that pole started to go tight. I grabbed it, set the hook, and took a few turns on the reel before I handed it to Justin. To my utter disbelief, I saw the pole that went overboard start to slowly appear, as I had hooked it! 😳🤣 I handed Justin the pole and grabbed the other pole that went overboard. I said to Justin, “Holy sh*t, the fish is still on it! 🧐😂 Take this rod and get this pole thief in the boat!” The thief ended up being a nice 10-pound cat, Justin’s PB! 😻😎🥳 The pole thief got sentenced to their deep fryer! 🤣

And, if that was not enough, we observed that day a colossal PAIR of golden eagles perched in the trees near our boat and a majestic bald eagle soaring above. 🦅 What an exciting day of fishing it was for us on Lake Champlain! 🎣 This is what makes my job the best in the world! 🌎 This father and son team caught and brought home three catfish for their family to sink their teeth into. 🤤😋🏆 We look forward to their return! Great job, guys!


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John & Justin’s PB Day

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 22-07-2020

John and Justin, returned to experience a bass boat fishing trip with us. The day didn’t disappoint, as John caught his personal best smallie, and Justin caught the lunker and his PB large mouth! The bass bite was on fire all day.
We also caught three good sized bullheads, the largest ended up being too snappy for a photo opt, but we’re sure it will taste delish! 😋 😂 We take pleasure in providing outdoor adventures where experiences are exciting, memories are made, and laughter is bountiful. Thank you to a wonderful father and son team, for entrusting in us again to provide you with another trip to enjoy together. It’s always an absolute honor guiding you! 😀 #FatherAndSonFishingTrip #FishingFamily #OutdoorMemories #WashingtonCountyNYFun #NYSLicensedGuide #FifieldOutfitters

25th Anniversary Fishing Trip

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 19-07-2020

We very much appreciate Nancy and Chris, from Salem, NY, for supporting our local business! For their 25th wedding anniversary, they booked a fishing charter with us on Lake Champlain, in South Bay.

Both of them caught catfish to cook up. Nancy hooked into a lunker freshwater drum, which as drum do, put up one heck of a fight! She did outstanding getting it into the boat! They steamed the sheepshead and dipped it in butter and said it tasted just like lobster! Yum!

Nancy also set the hook on a 41″ longnose gar. It was no match for her, as she finessed this toothy dinosaur right into the Clam Fortis net!

Chris caught a couple of bronzebacks and they both hooked into white perch.

It’s always awesome to see couples enjoying the great outdoors together. P.S., the competition was fierce on the boat. 😁 We look forward to their next charter with us! 🎣

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Freshwater Drum (Sheepshead)

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 18-07-2020

Looking for a challenge? They’re fun to catch, put up one heck of a fight, and some are hefty! If you don’t try, you won’t catch! Ryan has been putting us on fish every adventure, book a trip for a chance to catch yours! 🐟 😁

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Pike Feeding Frenzy

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 25-05-2020

Dad Fifield, Vietnam veteran, was with us in Spirit on Lake Champlain this Memorial Day. Those who knew him, knew he had quite the sense of humor. Alicia caught and released her personal best today, a 38 inch pike, Ryan’s came in the boat right after hers at 37 inches. Close Ry, but no cigar. Wishing you all a happy and blessed Memorial Day! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do, if it wasn’t for the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. #MonsterPike #LakeChamplain #MemorialDay2020 #AmericanHeroes #GoodBlessAmerica #ClamOutdoorsFortisNets #BassBoat #NYSLicensedGuide #FifieldOutfitters


Bachelor Party on Ice

Posted by Ryan Fifield | Posted in Fishing Reports | Posted on 23-02-2020


Saturday, we had a bachelor party join us on the ice to give their buddy, Mike, the groom, an ice fishing send off into marriage! This group traveled to Salem, NY, from all over the country, as far as Los Angeles, California, to celebrate with their beloved friend. Flags were flying with perch, bass, and pike coming out of the hard water holes! Although the big boys didn’t come up for a photo opt, it was a fun and exciting time when each flag popped up. You never know what’s lurking below!

Once again, our ice fishing grill menu was a HIT! The grill featured hot venison sausage, maple venison sausage, marinated venison back straps, bear steaks, and hot diggity dogs, not to mention all the snacks and drinks to go along with it.

What an absolute pleasure it was working with Steve, who booked and organized this trip. Thank you, Steve!

We also want to thank our brother, Greg Fifield, who was here at 4 a.m. to help us get everything that this entailed ready to roll for the group’s arrival on the ice. He worked with us into the evening hours! Also, a thank you to little bro, Chris Fifield, for pitching in with a helping hand throughout the day. We couldn’t have done it without you two! We want to congratulate Mike, and his future wife, on their upcoming nuptials! #BachelorParty #IceFishingSendOff #Groom #NYSLicensedGuide #ILoveNY #WashingtonCountyNY #FifieldOutfitters