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Rivers & Streams

Fishing Regulations Vermont Freshwater Fishing

Index of Rivers & Streams

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

Rivers & Streams

Town

County

Table

Ice Fishing Table

Map

Stream

Section #

ANS*

Alder Brook

Black River to Sargent Pond Outlet.

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

Coventry

Orleans

1

3

1

Sargent Pond to Headwater.

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″

Coventry

Orleans

1

3

Barton River

From Lake Memphremagog upstream to the downstream side of the
US Route 5 bridge southernmost and closest to the village of Barton
in Barton.

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

Barton/ Coventry/ Irasburg

Orleans

1

3

2

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

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17″ the village of Barton in
    Barton to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

Orleans

1

3

Batten Kill River

From NY state line upstream (20.6 miles) to downstream side of Depot Street Bridge (Routes 11/30) in Manchester.

  • All trout must be released immediately

Arlington/ Sunderland/

Manchester

Bennington

1

12, 14

3

W

Depot Street Bridge (Routes 11/30) in Manchester to downstream side of US Route 7 Bridge south of East Dorset

  • Trout: Oct. 1–Oct. 31: catch and release fishing only, all trout must be released immediately.

Manchester and Dorset

Bennington

1

14

105

W

S Route 7 Bridge south of East Dorset to headwaters, and all tributaries

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

12

W

Black River (CONNECTICUT RIVER TRIBUTARY) – Ct R

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.

  • 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
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures

Springfield

Windsor

2

13

5

E

From the top of Lovejoy Dam in Springfield upstream to the Downers
covered bridge.

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Weathersfield/
Cavendish

Windsor

1

13

6

* Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS): E=Eurasian Watermilfoil; W=Water Chestnut; WD=Whirling Disease

Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) may be present in other waterbodies and not yet detected. Please follow the recommendations on pages 26–28 to help stop the spread of ANS.

Black River (CONNECTICUT RIVER TRIBUTARY) – Ct R

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

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 2 trout aggregate
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Weathersfield/
Cavendish

Weathersfield/
Cavendish

1

13

7

Howard Hill Bridge to headwaters

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

13

Black River (Lake memphremagog tributary) – memph

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

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

Newport City, Coventry

Orleans

1

3

8

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.

  • 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

Coventry

Orleans

1

3

9

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

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

Newport City, Coventry

Orleans

1

3

8

VT Routes 14/58 bridge to headwaters.

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

All Applicable Towns

Orleans

1

3

Blodgett/Tarbox Brook

From the confluence with Willoughby River upstream 1,300 ft to bridge on Tarbox Hill Road.

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

Barton

Orleans

1

3

10

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 approx. 2.4 miles from Brownington Center on Chilafoux Road (TH #15).

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

Brownington

Orleans

1

3

11

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.

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Brownington

Orleans

1

3

Chase Brook

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

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

Berlin

Washington County

1

6

12

Clyde River

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

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

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

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

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

13

Clyde River

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.

  • 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”

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

14

From 260 ft 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.

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

Newport City

Orleans

1

3

15

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.

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

Newport City and Derby

Orleans

1

3

16

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

  • Closed to Fishing: Sept. 1 through Oct. 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Derby

Orleans

1

3

17

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

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

All Applicable

Towns

Orleans

1

3

18

Citizens West Charleston Dam to Island Pond outlet.

Charleston/Brighton

Orleans/Essex

1

3, 4

Coche Brook

Little Salem Lake to headwaters.

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

Derby, Morgan

Orleans

1

3

19

Connecticut River

(Including tributaries, bays and setback to first highway bridge)

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

4

4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15

E

Country Club Brook

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

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

Barton

Orleans

1

3

20

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

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Barton

Orleans

1

3

Dead Creek

Dead Creek to Panton Road bridge in Panton.

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

Panton

Addison

3

7

5

E, W

Panton Road Bridge in Panton upstream to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

Addison

2

5

E, W

Deerfield River

From the Woods Road (Medburyville) bridge in Wilmington upstream approx. 2 miles to the VT Route 9W bridge in Searsburg.

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Wilmington/Searsburg

All Applicable Counties

1

14

21

Dog River

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

Berlin/Montpelier

Washington

1

6

Dog River

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

  • 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.

All Applicable Towns

Washington

1

6

22

Top of Northfield Falls Dam in Northfield upstream to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

Washington

1

6

Dorin Brook

Lake Willoughby upstream 3/4 mile.

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

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

23

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).

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

Orwell

Addison

3

7

9

East Creek (Rutland City)

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

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Saturday in April to Oct. 31, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Rutland City

Rutland

1

9

24

Flower Brook

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

  • 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

Pawlet

Bennington

1

12

25

VT Route 30 Bridge, Pawlet, to headwaters.

Pawlet/Dorset

Bennington

1

12

Green Brook

Salem Lake to headwaters.

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

Derby

Orleans

1

3

27

Green River

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

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

Arlington/Sandgate

Bennington

1

12

28

WD

Hall’s Brook

Lake Memphremagog to the headwaters.

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Derby

Orleans

1

3

Hatchery Brook

Lake Champlain to main drive for State Fish Hatchery.

  • CLOSED TO FISHING

Grand Isle

Grand Isle

1

29

Hoosic River

From the VT/NY border upstream to the VT/MA border.

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Pownal

Bennington

1

14

26

Johns River

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).

  • Closed to Fishing: Oct. 1 to Oct. 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout: Length Limit: Minimum length 10”, Daily Limit: 2 trout

Derby

Orleans

1

3

30

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.

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

Derby

Orleans

1

3

31

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

  • Closed to Fishing: Oct. 1 to Oct. 31
  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”
  • Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout: Length Limit: Minimum length 10”, Daily Limit: 2 trout

Derby

Orleans

1

3

32

US 5 in Derby to headwaters.

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Derby

Orleans

1

3

Joiner Brook

Winooski River upstream approx. 1900 feet to first falls.

  • 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

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

33

First falls to headwater.

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

Lamoille River

Lake Champlain to the downstream edge of the bridge on Bear Trap Rd in Milton (referred to as the West Milton Bridge).

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

Milton

Chittenden

3

7

1

E

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.

  • Closed to Fishing: March 16 through May 31

Milton

Chittenden

3

7

1

34

E

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5
  • Walleye: Season: first Saturday in May through March 15, Length Limit: Minimum length 18”, Daily Limit: 3

All Applicable Towns

Chittenden/Franklin

2

1

35

E

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Saturday in April to Oct. 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

Fairfax

Franklin

2

1

36

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

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

1

37

Lamoille River

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.

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Length Limit: Minimum length 16 inches, Daily Limit: 2 trout total, Gear Restrictions: Artificial lures and flies only
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Johnson and Hyde Park

Lamoille

1

2

38

From the downstream edge of the Ten Bends Drive bridge in Hyde Park
to top of Cadys Falls Dam in Morristown.

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Hyde Park and

Morristown

Lamoille

1

2

39

From the top of Cadys Falls in Morristown to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

2

LaPlatte River

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

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

Shelburne

Chittenden

3

7

5

E

Leach Creek

CT R main channel to VT Route 102 Bridge, Canaan.

Canaan

Essex

4

4

40

VT Route 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).

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

North Ferrisburgh

Addison

3

7

5

E

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

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures

All Applicable Towns

Addison

1

5

41

State Prison Rd (TH #3) to headwaters

Starksboro/Bristol

Addison

1

5

Lilliesville Brook

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

  • CLOSED TO FISHING: Second Saturday in April through May 31

Stockbridge/Bethel

Windsor

1

10

42

Little Otter Creek

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

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

Ferrisburgh Center

Chittenden

3

7

5

Little River

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

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

Waterbury

Washington

1

6

43

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

Waterbury

Washington

1

6

Locust Creek

From its confluence with the White River upstream to the second bridge on Route 12.

  • CLOSED TO FISHING: Second Saturday in April through May 31

Bethel/
Barnard

Windsor

1

10

44

Lulls Brook

CT R main channel to I-91 Bridge, Hartland.

Hartland

Windsor

4

13

45

I-91 Bridge, Hartland to Headwaters.

Hartland

Windsor

1

13

Malletts Creek

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

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

Colchester

Chittenden

3

7

1

Mettawee River

NY Border to the downstream edge of the Route 153 bridge in Pawlet.

Pawlet

Rutland

1

12

From the downstream edge of the Route 153 bridge in Pawlet upstream (approx. 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 Route 30 bridge in Pawlet.

  • 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

Pawlet

Rutland

1

12

46

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

Dorset

Bennington

1

12

Mill Brook

Lake Willoughby upstream 1/4 mile.

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

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

47

From 1/4 mile upstream of Lake Willoughby to headwaters.

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

Mill Brook (Windsor)

CT R main channel to US Route 5 Bridge, Windsor.

Windsor

Windsor

4

13

48

US Route 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).

  • Lake Champlain Boundaries

Georgia

Franklin

3

7

1

Missisquoi River

Lake Champlain to Riverside Cemetery (5120’ below Swanton Dam).

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

3

7

1

E, W

Riverside Cemetery (5120’ below Swanton Dam) to 850’ below the Swanton Dam.

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

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

3

7

1

49

E

From the top of the Swanton Dam in the village of Swanton downstream approx. 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.

  • Closed to Fishing: March 16 through May 31

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

3

7

1

50

E

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

  • 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

Swanton/Highgate

Franklin

2

1

51

E

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

  • 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

Highgate/Swanton

Franklin

2

1

52

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

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Sheldon and Enosburg

Franklin

1

1, 2

53

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

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Saturday in April to Oct. 31, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Sheldon and Enosburg

Franklin

1

2

54

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.

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Saturday in April to Oct. 31, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Village of
St. Johnsbury

Caledonia

1

7

55

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 Route 78 Bridge.

  • Lake Champlain Boundary

Alburgh

Grand Isle

3

7

1

Route 78 Bridge to dam in Alburgh (just upstream of Route 78 bridge).

  • Lake Champlain Boundary
  • No Shooting, Spearing or Bow and Arrow for fish

Alburgh

Grand Isle

3

7

1

Myers Brook

Lake Willoughby upstream 1/2 mile.

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

Westmore

Orleans County

1

3

56

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.

  • 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

New Haven/Bristol

Addison

1

5

57

South Street Bridge, Bristol to headwaters.

Bristol

Addison

1

5, 9

Nulhegan River

CT R main channel to VT Route 102 Bridge, Bloomfield.

Bloomfield

Essex

4

4

58

VT Route 102 Bridge, Bloomfield to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

4

Ompompanoosuc River

CT R main channel to US Route 5, Norwich.

Norwich

Windsor

4

11

59

E

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below & table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

Norwich/
Thetford

Windsor/Orange

2

11

60

E

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.

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

Derby,
Morgan, Holland

Orleans

1

3

61

Ottauquechee River

CT R main channel to first highway bridge crossing, Hartland.

Hartland

Windsor

4

11

62

First 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

7

5

E, W

Otter Creek

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

Vergennes/Rutland

Addison/Rutland

2

5, 9

63

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

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

All Applicable Towns

Rutland

1

9

64

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

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Saturday in April to Oct. 31, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Danby

Rutland

1

12

65

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.

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

Charleston/Brighton

Orleans County

1

3

66

Passumpsic River

CT R main channel to first Highway Bridge crossing, Barnet.

Barnet

Caledonia

4

7

67

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

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7

68

From top of Gage Dam in St. Johnsbury upstream (approx 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.

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Saturday in April to Oct. 31, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

St. Johnsbury

Caledonia

1

7

69

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 Route 102 Bridge, Maidstone.

Maidstone

Essex

4

4

70

VT Route 102 Bridge, Maidstone to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

4

Pinneo Brook

Winooski River upstream approx. 100 ft to railroad crossing.

  • 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

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

71

Railroad crossing to headwaters

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

Porter Brook

From Caspian Lake upstream to its headwaters.

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

Greensboro

Orleans County

1

3

72

Poultney River

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

West Haven

Rutland

3

7

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.

  • 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

Bolton

Chittenden

1

6

73

First Falls to headwater.

Bolton/
Huntington

Chittenden

1

6

Ridley Brook

Winooski River upstream approx. 1700 ft to first falls.

  • 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

Duxbury

Washington

1

6

74

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.

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

Arlington/
Sunderland

Bennington

1

14

75

Rock River

Lake Champlain to the first Canadian border crossing.

Highgate

Franklin

3

7

1

E

Saxtons River

CT R main channel to US Route 5 Bridge, Westminster.

Westminster

Windham

4

13

76

US Route 5 Bridge, Westminster to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

13

Schoolhouse Brook

Lake Willoughby upstream 1/4 mile.

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

Westmore

Orleans County

1

3

77

From 1/4 mile upstream of Lake Willoughby to headwaters.

Westmore

Orleans County

1

3

Stevens River

CT R main channel to first Highway Bridge crossing Barnet.

Barnet

Caledonia

4

7

78

First 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.

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

Coventry

Orleans County

1

3

1

Sargent Pond to headwaters.

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Coventry

Orleans County

1

3

Valley Brook

From Seymour Lake to headwaters.

  • Closed to fishing: Oct. 1 to Oct. 31

Morgan and Holland

Orleans

1

2

79

Waits River

CT R main channel to US Route 5 Bridge, Bradford.

Bradford

Orange

4

11

80

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

  • 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

Bradford

Orange

2

11

81

Top of the Central Vermont Power Dam in Bradford to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7, 11

Walloomsac River

From the VT/NY border in Bennington upstream to the top of the former Vermont Tissues Plant Dam (downstream of Murphy Road) in Bennington.

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Sat in April to Oct. 31, Length Limits: None, Daily Limits: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Bennington and

Shaftsbury

Bennington

1

14

82

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.

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

Irasburg

Orleans

1

3

83

Warm Brook

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

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

Arlington/
Sunderland

Bennington

1

14

84

Wells Brook

Lake Willoughby to headwater.

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

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

85

Wells River

CT R main channel to US Route 302 Bridge, Newbury.

Newbury

Orange

4

7

86

US Route 302 Bridge, Newbury to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

7

West River

CT R main channel to US Route 5 Bridge, Brattleboro.

Brattleboro

Windham

4

15

87

E

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

Townshend/Jamaica

Windham

2

15

88

E

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

  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

Townshend/Jamaica

Windham

2

15

89

VT Route 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 Route 5), Hartford.

Hartford

Windsor

4

11

90

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

2

10, 11

91

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

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

Stockbridge/Bethel

All Applicable Counties

1

10

92

Confluence with Lilliesville Brook, Stockbridge, to headwaters.

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

10

Williams River

CT R main channel to US Route 5 Bridge, Rockingham.

Rockingham

Windham

4

13

93

E

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

Rockingham

Windham

2

13

94

E

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.

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

Barton

Orleans

1

3

95

Orleans/Brownington Rd Bridge to natural falls top.

  • 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

Barton

Orleans

1

3

96

Natural falls top to Brownington Branch confluence.

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

Barton/
Brownington

Orleans

1

3

97

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

  • 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

Brownington

Orleans

1

3

98

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

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

Brownington/Barton/

Westmore

Orleans

1

3

99

Winooski River

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

Winooski/
Burlington

Chittenden

3

7

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.

  • Closed to Fishing: March 16 through May 31

Winooski/
Burlington

Chittenden

3

7

5

100

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

All Applicable Towns

Chittenden

1

5, 6

101

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

  • Open to fishing year-round (see below and table for regulations on specific species)
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) 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

Bolton/
Duxbury/

Waterbury

Chittenden/Washington

1

6

102

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

  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open to trout fishing (Catch and Release) using artificial flies or lures
  • Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Season: Open year-round, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: 5

Bolton/
Duxbury/
Waterbury

Chittenden/Washington

1

6

103

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).

  • Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout: Season: Second Saturday in April to Oct. 31, Length Limit: None, Daily Limit: Total number of brook trout, brown trout and rainbow trout no more than 2
  • From Nov. 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in April, open ONLY TO TROUT FISHING (Catch and Release) using artificial flies and lures

Duxbury/
Waterbury

Washington

1

6

104

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

All Applicable Towns

All Applicable Counties

1

6, 7

Johns River

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

  • Landlocked Salmon: Minimum Length 17”

Derby

Orleans

1

3