Fishing in Vermont

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Top Fishing Spots in Vermont

Lake Bomoseen
Lake Bomoseen encompasses more than 2,000 acres and includes boating, fishing, swimming, hiking trails that provide great exploration, and wildlife-viewing.
Lake Champlain
Fish for yellow perch and more, then catch a ferry across the "inland sea."
Clyde River
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. It is native to the west coast of North America from southern Alaska to Mexico.
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
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.

Vermont Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing

River Fishing

Get river fishing tips, freshwater fishing techniques and more to help you catch more fish

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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