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Is it really a Secret Spot ?
By Chris Bates
With the warm weather now approaching us here in New England, we trout anglers start to get the adrenaline rush we have waited for all winter long and that is to get out warm water fishing on our favorite pond or stream here in Vermont.
But I have a question to ask all of you angling gurus, what is a secret spot? And does such a place really exist.
After being bottled up all winter long you’re ready to hit your favorite fishing spot and only to find that there are other anglers there catching your fish in your favorite stream.
You know you didn’t tell anybody about it, in fact you were telling your buddies you didn’t even go fishing to protect that secret spot. So why would there be others in your favorite fishing hole ?
The number one reason is that it really isn’t a secret spot at all; there isn’t a body of water that hasn’t been fished, looked at, or even camped on. Some one has been there at one time or another.
Most likely you happened to come along when no one else was there fishing, so you took the natural progression, which is the secret spot became yours.
Fishing tends to be on the boring side when the fish are not active and when there is some activity, we anglers tend to protect that very spot we were catching the fish.
And as all anglers know we are always trying to be one up on the next angler looking for that great secret spot that holds one of Vermonts favorite commodites, the trout .
I have learned that after talking with a few different anglers that there is a secret code among the angling community , under no circumstances do we say where we caught these fish, to let that carefully gaurdred secret out would be the same as a magician letting out one of their trade secrets to an illusion trick , and that is simply not done.
We anglers will come up with all kinds of reasons why we can not tell you where the secret spot is, such as , you have to put in your time, If I tell ya I have to kill ya, I will have to blind fold you if I take you there, and so on, this list is as big as the phone book.
The other part of the secret spot phenomon that has always intrigued me, is when you do see fishing enthusiasts catching fish in theirsecret spot, up pops the next secret which is to figure out what they are using for bait.
And that is a whole different article about the secret bait, so the next time you see an angler fishing by themselves take in consideration it could be their secret spot.
Chris Bates Host “ Outdoor Secrets Unwrapped” with Stephanie Calabro The “Outdoor Secrets Unwrapped tv show can be seen daily on CAT-TV, GNAT- TV, Orca Media as well as the huntingchannelonline.com