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Commissioner’s Message

Fishing Regulations Vermont Freshwater Fishing

A Special Message from the Commissioner

commissioner_louis_porter_4Whether you’re after cold-water fish like trout and salmon, cool-water and warm-water species like bass, pike, walleye and panfish, or nontraditional species such as carp, drum, gar or bowfin, Vermont truly is an angler’s paradise.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department works hard to manage these fisheries and protect their habitat.

In the 1800s, most of Vermont was deforested causing immense environmental harm. Countless roads and dams were also constructed, blocking the movement of fish and other aquatic organisms. Today, we recognize the value of clean water and the importance of reconnecting our landscape and maintaining healthy ecosystems.

In addition to protecting habitat and managing fish species, the Department also maintains 186 fishing access areas, and cultures fish at five state hatcheries.

I hope you find this fishing guide useful and informative and take the opportunity to enjoy all that Vermont has to offer!

See you on the water,

Louis Porter, Commissioner, Vermont Fish & Wildlife

www.vtfishandwildlife.com/fish

Visit Vermont Fish & Wildlife online to learn more about

Fishing Opportunities

  • Vermont Fishing Guide: where, when and how to fish in Vermont
  • Family fishing hot spots
  • REEL FUN program: fishing at Vermont state parks
  • Ice fishing in Vermont

    Boating

  • Vermont’s fishing access areas
  • Lake and pond depth charts
  • Vermont Boating Handbook

    Fishing Regulations

  • How to use Vermont’s online regulations tool
  • Using baitfish in Vermont
  • Reciprocal licenses

    Fishing Events & Programs

  • Fun-filled fishing events
  • Let’s Go Fishing program
  • Vermont Record Fish & Master Angler programs
  • Fishing tournaments