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Index of Rivers and Streams

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For rivers, streams, brooks and creeks NOT LISTED in this index, see Table 1, Table 3, and Table 4.

Table footnotes are as follows:

* Aquatic Nuisance Species: E=Eurasian Watermilfoil; W=Water Chestnut; D=Didymo; WD=Whirling Disease

ANS may be present in other waterbodies and not yet detected. Please follow the recommendations on to help stop the  spread of ANS.

 

Rivers & Streams

Town

County

Table

Map

Stream Section #

ANS*

Alder Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black River to Sargent Pond Outlet

Coventry

Orleans

1

3

1

 

  • Closed to Fishing – Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Landlocked Salmon Minimum Length 17″

 

Sargent Pond to Headwater

Coventry

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Barton River

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the downstream side of the US Rt 5 bridge southernmost and closest to the Village of Barton in Barton downstream to Lake Memphremagog

Coventry/ Irasburg

Orleans

1

3

2

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

US Rt 5 bridge southernmost and closest to the village of Barton in Barton to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Battenkill River

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY Border to base of Dufresne Dam in Manchester

  • All Trout must be Released Immediately

Arlington/ Sunderland/Manchester

Bennington

1

12, 14

3

WD

Dufresne Dam in Manchester to headwaters, and all tributaries

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

12

 

WD

Black River (Trib Conn)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to I-91 Bridge, Springfield

Springfield

Windsor

4

13

4

E

From the Connecticut River boundary upstream to the top of the Lovejoy Dam in Springfield

Springfield

Windsor

2

13

5

E

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)

 

Black River along Route 131 in Weathersfield and Cavendish, from Downers covered bridge upstream (approximately 4 miles) to the next bridge across the river, The Howard Hill Bridge

Weathersfield/Cavendish

Windsor

1

13

6

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout aggregate

 

Howard Hill Bridge to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

13

 

 

Black River (Trib Memph)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Memphremagog upstream to 600 feet below the falls at Old Harman Mill in Coventry

Newport City, Coventry

Orleans

1

3

7

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

From 600 feet below the falls at Old Harman Mill in Coventry upstream to the top of the falls at Old Harman Mill in Coventry

Coventry

Orleans

1

3

8

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Old Harmam Mill in Coventry upstream to the downstream side of the VT Rts 14/58 bridge in Irasburg

Newport City, Coventry

Orleans

1

3

7

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

VT Rts 14/58 bridge to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Brownington Branch of Willoughby River

 

From its confluence at the Willoughby River extending upstream to the second road crossing on Brownington Chilafoux Road (TH #15). Crossing is located approximately 2.4 miles from Brownington Center on Chilafoux Road (TH #15).

Brownington

Orleans

1

3

9

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

From Second road crossing on Brownington Chilafoux Road (TH #15) Crossing is located approximately 2.4 miles from Brownington Center on Chilafoux Road (TH #15) to headwaters.

Brownington

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17

 

Chase Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its confluence with the Dog River upstream approximately 1/2 mile to the top of the natural falls in Berlin.

Berlin

Washington County

1

6

10

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

Clyde River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Memphremagog to the downstream edge of the arch bridge at Gardner park entrance

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Downstream edge of the arch bridge at Gardner park entrance to the downstream edge of the bridge on Lower Clyde Street in Newport City

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

11

 

  • Catch and Release for salmon between Oct 1 and Oct 31 using artificial flies and lures only
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

From the downstream edge of the bridge on Lower Clyde Street in Newport City upstream to 260 feet below the top of the abandoned Mill Dam immediately upstream of the Number 1, 2, 3 hydroelectric powerhouse, in Newport City.

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

12

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 10
  • Catch and Release for salmon between Oct 1 and Oct 31 using artificial flies and lures only
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

From 260 feet below the top of the abandoned Mill Dam immediately upstream of the Number 1, 2, 3 hydroelectric powerhouse, in Newport City. upstream to the top of the abandoned Mill Dam immediately upstream of the Number 1, 2, 3 hydroelectric powerhouse, in Newport City.

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

12a

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Closed to Fishing: Sept 1 through Oct 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Top of the abandoned Mill Dam immediately upstream of the Number 1, 2, 3 hydroelectric powerhouse, in Newport City, to the downstream edge of the bridge on Bridge Street, Derby

Newport City and Derby

Orleans

1

3

12b

 

  • Catch and Release for salmon between Oct 1 and Oct 31 using artificial flies and lures only
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Downstream edge of the bridge on Bridge Street, Derby to the downstream edge of the bridge on VT Rt 105, Derby

Derby

Orleans

1

3

12c

 

  • Closed to Fishing: September 1 through October 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

Downstream edge of the bridge on VT Rt 105, Derby to Citizens Charleston Dam (Lubber Lake), W. Charleston

All Applicable Towns

Orleans

1

3

12d

 

  • Catch and Release for salmon between Oct 1 and Oct 31 using artificial flies and lures only
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Citizens West Charleston Dam to Island Pond outlet

Charleston/Brighton

Orleans/Essex

1

3,4

 

 

Coche Brook

Little Salem Lake to headwaters

Derby, Morgan

Orleans

1

3

13a

  • Catch and Release for salmon between Oct 1 and Oct 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

Connecticut River

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Including tributaries, bays and setback to 1st highway bridge)

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

4

4,7,8,11,
13,15

 

D, E

Country Club Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its confluence with the Willoughby River extending upstream to Hollow Road (TH #14) in Barton.

Barton

Orleans

1

3

13

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17

 

Hollow Road (TH #14) Bridge in Barton to headwaters

Barton

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Dead Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Creek to Panton Road bridge in Panton.

Panton

Addison

3

5

 

E, W

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

Panton Road Bridge in Panton upstream to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

Addison

2

5

 

E, W

Dog River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winooski River, Berlin/Montpelier, to the downstream edge of the Junction Road Bridge in Berlin/Montpelier

Berlin/Montpelier

Washington

1

6

 

 

Downstream edge of the Junction Road Bridge in Berlin/Montpelier upstream to the top of Northfield Falls Dam in Northfield.

All Applicable Towns

Washington

1

6

14

 

  • Trout:
  • All trout must be released immediately
  • Fishing may only be done with artificial flies and lures
  • Anglers 14 years old and younger may use natural baits

 

Top of Northfield Falls Dam in Northfield upstream to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

Washington

1

6

 

 

Dorin Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Willoughby upstream 3/4 mile

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

15

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

From 3/4 mile upstream of Lake Willoughby to headwaters

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

 

 

East Creek (Orwell)

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Creek to the falls in Orwell (downstream of Mount Independence Road)

Orwell

Addison

3

9

 

 

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

East Creek (Rutland City)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the confluence with Otter Creek upstream (approximately 2.7 miles) to the top of the Patch Dam in Rutland City

Rutland City

Rutland

1

9

16

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2

 

Flower Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its confluence with the Mettawee River extending upstream (approximately 1000 ft) to the downstream edge of the Rt 30 bridge in Pawlet

Pawlet

Bennington

1

12

17

 

  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 14″ protected slot (all fish 10″ to 14″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 14 inches

 

VT Rt 30 Bridge, Pawlet, to headwaters

Pawlet/Dorset

Bennington

1

12

 

 

Gihon River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

2

 

D

Green Brook

Salem Lake to headwaters

Derby

Orleans

1

3

17b

 

  • Catch and Release for salmon between Oct 1 and Oct 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

 

Green River

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its mouth on the Batten Kill upstream to its confluence with Moffitt Hollow Brook

Arlington/Sandgate

Bennington

1

12

17a

WD

  • Trout:
  • Catch and Release between Oct 1 and Oct 31 – All trout must be immediately released

 

Hall’s Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Memphremagog to the headwaters

Derby

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Hatchery Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain to main drive for State Fish Hatchery

Grand Isle

Grand Isle

 

1

18

 

  • CLOSED TO FISHING

 

Johns River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Memphremagog to the downstream edge of the first bridge (culvert) upstream of Lake Memphremagog on North Derby Rd (TH #6)

Derby

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

From the downstream edge of the first bridge (culvert) upstream of Lake Memphremagog on North Derby Rd (TH #6) to downstream edge of the bridge on Beebe Rd (TH #3)

Derby

Orleans

1

3

19

 

  • Closed to Fishing: October 1 to October 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

From the downstream edge of the bridge on Beebe Rd (TH #3) upstream approximately two tenths of a mile to the downstream edge of the bridge on Elm Street (TH #2) in Derby.

Derby

Orleans

1

3

20

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31 and October 1 to October 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

Downstream edge of the bridge on Elm Street (TH #2) in Derby to US 5 in Derby

Derby

Orleans

1

3

21

 

  • Closed to Fishing: October 1 to October 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

US 5 in Derby to headwaters

Derby

Orleans

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Joiner Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winooski River upstream approx. 1900 feet to first falls

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

22

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 16″ protected slot: (all fish 10″ to 16″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 16 inches

 

First falls to headwater

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

 

 

Lamoille River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamoille River to the downstream edge of the bridge on Bear Trap Rd in Milton (referred to as the West Milton Bridge)

Milton

Chittenden

3

1

 

E

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

From the downstream edge of the bridge on Bear Trap Rd in Milton (referred to as the West Milton Bridge) upstream to the top of the first dam (Peterson Dam) in Milton.

Milton

Chittenden

3

1

23

E

  • Closed to Fishing: March 16 through May 31

 

From the Lake Champlain boundary (top of Peterson Dam in Milton) upstream to downstream edge of the bridge on Rt 104 in the Village of Fairfax (Arrowhead Mountain Lake – See Lakes Table)

All Applicable Towns

Chittenden/Franklin

2

1

24

E

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5
  • Walleye:
  • Season: 1st Saturday in May through October 31
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 18″
  • Daily Limit: 3

 

Lamoille River from the downstream edge of the bridge on Rt 104 in the Village of Fairfax upstream (approximately 1.6 miles) to the top of the Fairfax Falls Dam in Fairfax.

Fairfax

Franklin

2

1

25

 

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Hydroelectric dam at Fairfax Falls in Fairfax upstream to the downstream side of the railroad bridge in Johnson

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

1

 

 

From the downstream side of the railroad bridge in Johnson upstream (approx 3.7 miles) to the downstream edge of the Ten Bends Drive bridge in Hyde Park

Johnson and Hyde Park

Lamoille

1

2

26

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 16 inches
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout total
  • Gear Restrictions: Artificial lures and flies only

 

From the downstream edge of the Ten Bends Drive bridge in Hyde Park to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

2

 

 

LaPlatte River

 

 

 

 

 

 

LaPlatte River to the falls in Shelburne (under Falls Road bridge).

Shelburne

Chittenden

3

5

 

E

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

Leach Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to VT Rt 102 Bridge, Canaan

Canaan

Essex

4

4

27

 

VT Rt 102 Bridge, Canaan to headwaters

Canaan

Essex

1

4

 

 

Lewis Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Creek to the falls in North Ferrisburgh (just upstream of Old Hollow Road).

North Ferrisburgh

Addison

3

5

 

E

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

From the Lake Champlain boundary (falls in North Ferrisburgh) upstream to the State Prison Hollow Rd (TH #3) bridge in Starksboro

All Applicable Towns

Addison

1

5

28

 

  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)

 

State Prison Rd (TH #3) to headwaters

Starksboro/Bristol

Addison

1

5

 

 

Lilliesville Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the confluence with the White River upstream to the 2nd bridge on the Lilliesville Brook Rd.

Stockbridge/Bethel

Windsor

1

10

29

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

Little Otter Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain to the falls in Ferrisburgh Center (downstream of Little Chicago Rd).

Ferrisburgh Center

Chittenden

3

5

 

 

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

Little River

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Rt 2 Bridge to its beginning at base of Waterbury Dam

Waterbury

Washington

1

6

 

 

From the confluence with Winooski River upstream to the Rt 2 bridge in Waterbury

Waterbury

Washington

1

6

30

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2

 

Locust Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its confluence with the White River upstream to the 2nd bridge on Rt 12.

Bethel/Barnard

Windsor

1

10

31

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

Lulls Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to I-91 Bridge, Hartland

Hartland

Windsor

4

13

32

 

I-91 Bridge, Hartland to Headwaters

Hartland

Windsor

1

13

 

 

Mad River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

6

 

D

Malletts Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malletts Creek to the first falls upstream of Roosevelt Highway (US 2 and US 7) in Colchester.

Colchester

Chittenden

3

1

 

 

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

Mettawee River

 

 

 

 

 

 

NY Border to the downstream edge of the Rt 153 bridge in Pawlet

Pawlet

Rutland

1

12

 

 

From the downstream edge of the Rt 153 bridge in Pawlet upstream (approximately 16 miles) to the downstream edge of the first bridge on Dorset Hollow Rd and including tributary: Flower Brook upstream (approximately 1000 ft.) to the downstream edge of the Rt 30 bridge in Pawlet.

Pawlet

Rutland

1

12

33

 

  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 14″ protected slot: (all fish 10″ to 14″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 14 inches

 

First bridge on Dorset Hollow Rd, in Dorset, to headwaters

Dorset

Bennington

1

12

 

 

Mill Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Willoughby upstream 1/4 mile

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

34

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

From 1/4 mile upstream of Lake Willoughby to headwaters

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

 

 

Mill Brook (Windsor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to US Rt 5 Bridge, Windsor

Windsor

Windsor

4

13

35

 

US Rt 5 Bridge, Windsor to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

13

 

 

Mill River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain to the falls in Georgia (just upstream of Georgia Shore Rd bridge).

Georgia

Franklin

3

1

 

 

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

Missisquoi River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain to Riverside Cemetery (5120′ below Swanton Dam)

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

3

1

 

E, W

Riverside Cemetery (5120′ below Swanton Dam) to 850′ below the Swanton Dam

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

3

1

36

E

  • Closed to Fishing: March 16 to the Friday before the 1st Saturday in May, both dates inclusive

 

From the top of the Swanton Dam in the Village of Swanton downstream approximately 850 ft. to the water treatment plant on the west side of the river, and downstream approximately 850 ft. to the upstream end of the cement breakwater on the east side of the river.

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

3

1

37

E

  • Closed to Fishing: March 16 through May 31

 

Missisquoi River from Swanton Dam in the Village of Swanton upstream to the Highgate Falls Dam

Swanton/Highgate

Franklin

2

1

38

E

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5
  • Muskellunge:
  • Daily Limit: Zero, All muskellunge unintentionally taken must be immediately released

 

Highgate Falls Dam to top of the Sheldon Springs Dam in Sheldon Springs

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

2

1

39

 

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Sheldon Springs Dam in Sheldon Springs to downstream edge of Kane Rd (TH-3) bridge in Sheldon

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

1, 2

 

 

From the downstream edge of Kane Road (TH-3) bridge upstream(approximately 5.7 miles) to the top of the Enosburg Falls Dam in Enosburg Falls

Sheldon and Enosburg

Franklin

1

2

40

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2

 

From the top of the Enosburg Falls Dam in Enosburg Falls to Headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

2, 3

 

 

Moose River

 

 

 

 

 

 

From confluence with Passumpsic River upstream (approx. 350 ft) to the downstream edge of the Concord Avenue bridge in the Village of St. Johnsbury

Village of St. Johnsbury

Caledonia

1

7

41

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2

 

From downstream edge of the Concord Avenue bridge in the Village of St. Johnsbury to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7

 

 

Mud Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain to the dam in Alburg (just upstream of Route 78 bridge).

Alburg

Grand Isle

3

1

 

 

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

 

Myers Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Willoughby upstream 1/2 mile

Westmore

Orleans County

1

3

42

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

From 1/2 mile upstream of Lake Willoughby to headwater

Westmore

Orleans County

1

3

 

 

New Haven River

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the confluence with Otter Creek in New Haven, to Munger Street Bridge, New Haven

New Haven

Addison

1

5

 

 

From Munger Street Bridge in New Haven upstream (approximately 4.1 miles) to the South Street bridge in Bristol.

New Haven/Bristol

Addison

1

5

43

 

  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 16″ protected slot: (all fish 10″ to 16″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 16 inches

 

South Street Bridge, Bristol to headwaters

Bristol

Addison

1

5, 9

 

 

Nulhegan River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to VT Rt 102 Bridge, Bloomfield

Bloomfield

Essex

4

4

44

 

VT Rt 102 Bridge, Bloomfield to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

4

 

 

Ompompanoosuc River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to US Rt 5, Norwich

Norwich

Windsor

4

11

45

E

From the Connecticut River boundary (US Rt 5 in Norwich) upstream to the top of the flood control dam in Union Village in the town of Thetford.

Norwich/Thetford

Windsor/Orange

2

11

46

E

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Top of the flood control dam in Union Village in the town of Thetford to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

11

 

 

Orcutt Brook

Salem Lake to headwaters

Derby, Morgan, Holland

Orleans

1

3

46a

 

  • Catch and Release for salmon between Oct 1 and Oct 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

Ottauquechee River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to 1st highway bridge crossing, Hartland

Hartland

Windsor

4

11

47

 

1st highway bridge crossing, Hartland to Headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

11

 

 

Otter Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain to the top of the dam in the city of Vergennes

Vergennes

Addison

3

5

 

E, W

From the Lake Champlain boundary (Falls at Vergennes) upstream to the top of the Center Rutland Falls in Rutland.

Vergennes/Rutland

Addison/Rutland

2

5, 9

48

 

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Top of the Center Rutland Falls in Rutland to VT Railway Bridge, Danby

All Applicable Towns

Rutland

1

9

 

 

From the Vermont Railway Bridge north of the fishing access upstream (approximately 2 miles) to the Danby- Mt. Tabor Forest Road Bridge (Forest Road #10).

Danby

Rutland

1

12

49

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2

 

Danby-Mt. Tabor Forest Road bridge (Forest Road #10) to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

Bennington/Rutland

1

12

 

 

Outlet Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the highway bridge near Echo Lake in Charleston upstream to the top of the dam at the outlet of Seymour Lake.

Charleston/Brighton

Orleans County

1

3

50

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

Passumpsic River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to 1st Highway Bridge crossing, Barnet

Barnet

Caledonia

4

7

51

 

1st Highway Bridge crossing, Barnet to top of Gage Dam in St. Johnsbury.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7

 

 

From top of Gage Dam in St. Johnsbury upstream (appr 2.4 miles) to the top of Arnold Falls Dams. Moose River – From confluence with Passumpsic River upstream (approx. 350 ft) to the downstream edge of the Concord Avenue bridge in the Village of St. Johnsbury

St. Johnsbury

Caledonia

1

7

52

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2

 

From the top of Arnold Falls in Village of St. Johnsbury to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7

 

 

Paul Stream

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to VT Rt 102 Bridge, Maidstone

Maidstone

Essex

4

4

53

 

VT Rt 102 Bridge, Maidstoneto headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

4

 

 

Pinneo Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winooski River upstream approx. 100 ft to railroad crossing

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

54

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 16″ protected slot: (all fish 10″ to 16″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 16 inches

 

Railroad crossing to headwaters

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

 

 

Porter Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greensboro, Porter Brook, tributary to Caspian Lake, is to be closed in its entirety.

Greensboro

Orleans County

1

3

55

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

Poultney River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain upstream to Poultney River to Central Vermont Power Dam at Carver Falls in West Haven.

West Haven

Rutland

3

9

 

E, W

Central Vermont Power Dam at Carver Falls in West Haven to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

9

 

 

Preston Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winooski River upstream approx. 2600 feet to first falls

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

56

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 16″ protected slot: (all fish 10″ to 16″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 16 inches

 

First Falls to headwater

Bolton/Huntington

Chittenden

1

6

 

 

Ridley Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winooski River upstream approx. 1700 ft to first falls

Duxbury

Washington

1

6

57

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 16″ protected slot: (all fish 10″ to 16″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 16 inches

 

First falls to headwaters

Duxbury

Washington

1

6

 

 

Roaring Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its mouth on the Batten Kill upstream to the downstream side of Bridge # 14 on Sunderland TH 3 in East Kansas

Arlington/Sunderland

Bennington

1

14

57a

 

  • Trout:
  • Catch and Release between Oct 1 and Oct 31 – All trout must be immediately released

 

Rock River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain to the first Canadian border crossing

Highgate

Franklin

3

1

 

E

Saxtons River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to US Rt 5 Bridge, Westminster

Westminster

Windham

4

13

58

 

US Rt 5 Bridge, Westminster to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

13

 

 

Schoolhouse Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Willoughby upstream 1/4 mile

Westmore

Orleans County

1

3

59

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

From 1/4 mile upstream of Lake Willoughby to headwaters

Westmore

Orleans County

1

3

 

 

Stevens River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to 1st Highway Bridge crossing Barnet

Barnet

Caledonia

4

7

60

 

1st Highway Bridge crossing Barnet to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7

 

 

Stony Brook (Alder Brook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its confluence with the Black River upstream 3.5 miles to the outlet of Sargent Pond in Coventry.

Coventry

Orleans County

1

3

1

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Sargent Pond to headwaters

Coventry

Orleans County

1

3

 

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Waits River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to US Rt 5 Bridge, Bradford

Bradford

Orange

4

11

61

 

From the Connecticut River boundary (US Rt 5 Bridge, Bradford) upstream to the top of the Central Vermont Power Dam in Bradford.

Bradford

Orange

2

11

62

 

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Top of the Central Vermont Power Dam in Bradford to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7, 11

 

 

Ware Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the downstream edge of the furthest downstream bridge/culvert on Back Coventry Rd (TH #8 in Irasburg) upstream approximately one mile to the top of the first major natural falls on Ware brook.

Irasburg

Orleans

1

3

63

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

 

Warm Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

From its mouth on the Roaring Branch upstream to the base of the so-called Hale Company dam in East Arlington

Arlington/Sunderland

Bennington

1

14

63a

 

  • Trout:
  • Catch and Release between Oct 1 and Oct 31 – All trout must be immediately released

 

Wells Brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Willoughby to headwater

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

64

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31

 

Wells River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to US Rt 302 Bridge, Newbury

Newbury

Orange

4

7

65

 

US Rt 302 Bridge, Newbury to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7

 

 

West River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to US Rt 5 Bridge, Brattleboro

Brattleboro

Windham

4

15

66

E

From the Connecticut River boundary (US Rt 5 Bridge) upstream to the Townshend Dam (Townshend).

Townshend/Jamaica

Windham

2

15

67

E

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Top of Townshend Lake Dam in Townshend to VT Rt 100 Bridge, Jamaica

Townshend/Jamaica

Windham

2

15

68

 

  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

VT Rt 100 Bridge, Jamaica, to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

12, 13, 15

 

 

White River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to Bridge St. Bridge (US Rt 5), Hartford

Hartford

Windsor

4

11

69

D

From the Connecticut River boundary (US Rt 5 Bridge) upstream to the downstream edge of Route 107 bridge in Bethel.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

2

10, 11

70

D

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

From the confluence with Lilliesville Brook in Stockbridge downstream 3.3 miles to 220 ft. downstream of the confluence with Cleveland Brook in Bethel.

Stockbridge/Bethel

All Applicable Counties

1

10

71

D

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Length Limit: 18″ Minimum Length
  • Daily Limit: 1 trout
  • Gear Restriction: Artificial lures and flies only

 

Lillieville Brook, Stockbridge, to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

10

 

D

Williams River

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT R main channel to US Rt 5 Bridge, Rockingham

Rockingham

Windham

4

13

72

E

From the Connecticut River boundary (Ys Rt 5 Bridge) upstream to the top of the dam at Brockway Mills Falls in Rockingham.

Rockingham

Windham

2

13

73

E

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Top of the dam at Brockway Mills Falls in Rockingham to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

13

 

 

Willoughby River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barton River to Orleans/Brownington Rd Bridge

Barton

Orleans

1

3

74

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

Orleans/Brownington Rd Bridge to natural falls top

Barton

Orleans

1

3

75

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

Natural falls top to Brownington Branch confluence

Barton/Brownington

Orleans

1

3

76

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

Brownington Branch confluence to downstream edge of the bridge on VT Rt 58 in the village of Evansville (Brownington)

Brownington

Orleans

1

3

77

 

  • Closed to Fishing: Second Saturday in April through May 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

Downstream edge of the bridge on VT Route 58 in the village of Evansville (Brownington) to Willoughby Lake outlet

Brownington/Barton/Westmore

Orleans

1

3

78

 

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout:
  • Length Limit: Minimum length 10″
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout

 

Winooski River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Champlain upstream to the first railroad bridge (approximately 9 mile) in Winooski and Burlington.

Winooski/Burlington

Chittenden

3

5

 

E

From the Winooski One Hydro Dam west of Main Street (US 7) in Winooski and Burlington and extending downstream to the downstream side of the first railroad bridge.

Winooski/Burlington

Chittenden

3

5

79

 

  • Closed to Fishing: March 16 through May 31

 

From the Winooski One Hydro Dam west of Main Street (US 7) in Winooski and Burlington upstream to Preston Brook, Bolton

All Applicable Towns

Chittenden

1

5, 6

80

 

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

From Preston Brook mouth upstream (approximately 4.4 miles) to the Ridley Brook mouth

Bolton/Duxbury/Waterbury

Chittenden/Washington

1

6

81

 

  • Open to fishing year round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Trout:
  • Length Limit: 10″ to 16″ inches protected slot: (all fish 10″ to 16″ must be released)
  • Daily Limit: 2 trout only 1 greater than 16 inches
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Ridley Brook mouth upstream to the top of the Bolton Dam in Duxbury and Waterbury.

Bolton/Duxbury/Waterbury

Chittenden/Washington

1

6

82

 

  • Open to Year Round Trout Fishing (Catch and Release outside of trout season using artificial flies or lures)
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass:
  • Season: Open Year Round
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: 5

 

Winooski River in Duxbury and Waterbury, from the top of the Bolton Dam in Duxbury and Waterbury upstream to the Route 2 Bridge (east side of Waterbury Village)

Little River: From the confluences with Winooski River upstream to the Route 2 bridge in Waterbury.

Duxbury/Waterbury

Washington

1

6

83

 

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout:
  • Season: 2nd Saturday in April to October 31
  • Length Limit: None
  • Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2

 

Route 2 Bridge (East side of Waterbury Village) in Waterbury to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

6, 7

 

 

 

 

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