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Fishing

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 GuideFishing LicensesFishing Season & DatesBuy a Fishing LicenseBoating in VermontIce Fishing Basics

Lake Champlain Fishing

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

Where to Go

Fishing in Vermont State ParksFishing at Seyon Lodge State ParkFishing Access AreasBoat Trailer Access Locations in Vermont State Parks (pdf)Family Friendly Fishing Spots

Fishing Resources

Fishing at Vermont State ParksFish Species in Lakes & PondsPreventing Invasive Species by Boat WashingFish Hatcheries