Fishing & Fly Fishing

Vermont’s Finest Fishing

Whether you’re an avid fisherman or just looking to relax with a rod and reel, Vermont’s unspoiled rivers, lakes, and ponds offer ample opportunities to soak in the natural environment and enjoy a fishing trip. From large lakes and rivers to remote mountain streams and ponds, there’s a great experience out there for any fisherman, from pros to novices.

Explore our Lakes & Ponds

Favorite small pond locations include Spring Lake (Cuttingsville), Sugar Hollow Pond (Pittsford), or Leffert’s Pond (Chittenden). Each offers a unique and quiet fishing spot where the scenery won’t fail to impress. Drop a line in for bass or pike from a boat on Lake St. Catherine, Bomoseen, or Chittenden Reservoir for Large or Small Mouth Bass or Pike.

Fly Fishing

Snag that trophy trout you’ve always dreamed of on your next Vermont fishing trip. Try fly fishing on the shores of the Otter Creek or venture south to the Battenkill River to snag your Brook, Brown, or Rainbow trout. Or explore the many secluded, nearly untouched mountain streams and ponds at your leisure. You’re sure to experience some of the best trout fishing in New England.

Bring your own rod and reel, boat or waders or take a fishing tour for the inside story on Vermont’s waters. Relax with the family or enjoy some solitude on the water and observing the magnificent wildlife and scenery that surrounds you.

Ice Fishing

Vermont offers four season fishing! Bundle up and brave the winter weather and try ice fishing on our lakes for a special experience. Head out on the ice to your shanty, and drop in a line for northern pike, trout, or panfish. A unique Vermont tradition!

Fishing Licenses

Before you drop your line in the water, be sure to get your Vermont fishing license.