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The cold, clear water of Vermont’s lakes and streams provide excellent fishing opportunities throughout the state in a magnificent natural setting. Mountain streams are prime spots for brook, brown and rainbow trout. Our lakes and ponds are known for bass, walleye, pike and other species.

Here is some info to help you fishing, whether you catch anything or not!

Fishing Licensing and Seasons

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Laws and Guide
Fishing Licenses
Fishing Season & Dates
Buy a Fishing License
Boating in Vermont
Ice Fishing Basics

Lake Champlain Fishing

Lake Champlain International's Let's go Fishing Program
Fishing Guides (VOGA)

Where to Go

Fishing in Vermont State Parks
Fishing at Seyon Lodge State Park
Fishing Access Areas
Boat Trailer Access Locations in Vermont State Parks (pdf)
Family Friendly Fishing Spots

Fishing Resources

Fishing at Vermont State Parks
Fish Species in Lakes & Ponds
Preventing Invasive Species by Boat Washing
Fish Hatcheries