Fishing in Vermont

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Top Fishing Spots in Vermont

Bomoseen State Park
Lake Bomoseen is known for its kid-friendly fishing with places to fish from shore or from a rental boat.
Burton Island State
The park is accessible only by boat or by the ferry that makes trips every 10 minutes for visitors.
Gardner Park
The park is located at the mouth of the Clyde River and has a large mowed area which makes casting from shore easy.
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Common Catches in Vermont

Brook Trout
Brook Trout
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout
The rainbow trout is an extremely valuable species in any and all of its forms.
Brown Trout
Brown Trout
The brown trout is one of the world’s most widely distributed and highly esteemed freshwater fish.
Yellow Perch
Yellow Perch
The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.
Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.

Types of Fishing in Vermont

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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