Lake Champlain at Burton Island State Park

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About Lake Champlain at Burton Island State Park

Fish for yellow perch and more, then catch a ferry across the "inland sea."

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People Often Fish Here For:

Bluegill Bluegill

The bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species you can find in North America. And is a fish that has become increasingly popular among fly fishing anglers.

Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.

Yellow Perch Yellow Perch

The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.

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Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

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Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.