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Fishing

Index of Lakes & Ponds

Vermont pond

Waters listed in this index have special regulations that override the general regulations and must be followed.

For lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and impoundments NOT LISTED in this index, see Table 1: General Fishing Regulations.

1 – S=State; M+Municipal; G=Federal; U=Utility; P=Private; f=foot or carry in; ud=underdeveloped; t=boats on trailer; c=cartop; r=regulated.

2 – EW=Eurasian Watermilfoil; Z=Zebra Mussel; WC=Water Chestnut; VL=Variable-leaf Watermilfoil; LBV=Largemouth Bass Virus; A=Alewife.

Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) spread prevention practices should always be employed when visiting ANY waterbody, regardless of whether a known infestation is present. Invasive species and/or fish diseases could be present but not yet detected. Please follow the recommendations in Aquatic Invasive Species Laws to help stop the spread of ANS.

Lakes and Ponds

Town

County

Table

Lake Area (acres)

Access1

Aquatic Nuisance Species2

Adams Reservoir

Woodford

Bennington

1

21

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Austin Pond

Hubbardton

Rutland

1

33

EW

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Bald Hill Pond

Westmore

Orleans

1

108

St

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Beaver Pond

Holland

Orleans

1

40

Sf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Beck Pond

Newark

Caledonia

1

6

Sud

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Beebe Pond

Sunderland

Bennington

1

10

Gf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Berlin Pond

Berlin

Washington

1

256

Mc

EW

* Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass: Catch and immediate release only

* Yellow Perch: daily limit, 10 perch

Big Averill Lake

(Great Averill Lake)

Norton/Averill

Essex

1

828

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Big Mud Pond

Mt. Tabor

Rutland

1

15

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on speciic species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Big Salem Lake

(Salem Lake)

Derby

Orleans

1

764

St

* Catch and Release for salmon between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31

Black Pond

Hubbardton

Rutland

1

24

Sc

EW

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Blake Pond

Sutton

Caledonia

1

8

Sf

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Blueberry Lake

(Warren Lake)

Warren

Washington

1

48

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Bourn Pond

Sunderland

Bennington

1

48

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Branch Pond

Sunderland

Bennington

1

44

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Breese Pond

Hubbardton

Rutland

1

22

EW

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Bullhead Pond

Manchester

Bennington

1

8

Sc

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Carmi, Lake

(Franklin Pond)

Franklin

Franklin

1

1,402

St

EW

* Walleye: open season, first Saturday in May to March 15; length limit, minimum length 15”, 17” to 19” protected slot (all walleye between 17” and 19” must be released); daily limit, 5 fish limit provided only 1 is over 19”

Cary Pond

Walden

Caledonia

1

4

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Caspian Lake

Greensboro

Orleans

1

789

Mt

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Champlain, Lake

2

Xt

EW, WC, Z, LBV, A

Chittenden Reservoir (Including all tributaries to fist barrier)

Chittenden

Rutland

1

702

St

* Walleye: open season, June 1–March 15; length limit, minimum length 22”; daily limit, 2

Clyde Pond

Derby

Orleans

1

186

Uc

EW

* Catch and Release for salmon between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31

Comerford Reservoir (CT River)

Waterford/Concord

Caledonia/ Essex

3

777

Ut

Cow Mountain Pond

Granby

Essex

1

10

Mf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Crystal Lake

Barton

Orleans

1

763

St

EW

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Duck Pond

Sutton

Caledonia

1

8

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Dunmore, Lake

Salisbury/Leicester

Addison

1

985

St

EW

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

East Long Pond

Woodbury

Washington

1

188

Pf

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Echo Lake

Charleston

Orleans

1

550

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Elligo, Lake

Craftsbury/ Greensboro

Orleans

1

174

St

EW

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Forest Lake

Averill

Essex

1

62

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Forest Lake

(Nelson Pond)

Calais/Woodbury

Washington

1

133

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Gale Meadows Pond

Londonderry

Windham

1

195

St

EW

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Great Averill Lake (Big Averill Lake)

Norton/Averill

Essex

1

828

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Griffith Lake

Mt. Tabor

Rutland

1

15

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Half Moon Pond

Hubbardton

Rutland

1

26

St

EW

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Harveys Lake

Barnet

Caledonia

1

351

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Holland Pond

Holland

Orleans

1

325

St

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Jobs Pond

Westmore

Orleans

1

39

St

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see below and table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Levi Pond

Groton

Caledonia

1

22

Sf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Lewis Pond

Lewis

Essex

1

68

Gc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Lily Pond

Vernon

Windham

1

41

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Little Averill Lake

Averill

Essex

1

467

Pt

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Little Rock Pond

Wallingford

Rutland

1

18

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Little Salem Lake

Derby

Orleans

1

--

Sc

* Catch and Release for salmon between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31

Long Pond

Westmore

Orleans

1

90

St

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Lowell Lake

Londonderry

Windham

1

109

Sc

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Maidstone Lake

Maidstone

Essex

1

745

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Marl Pond

Sutton

Caledonia

1

10

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Martins Pond

Peacham

Caledonia

1

82

St

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see below and table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Mcintosh Pond

Royalton

Windsor

1

23

St

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Memphremagog, Lake (including South Bay)

Newport/Derby/ Coventry

Orleans

1

5,966

St

EW

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Moore Dam Reservoir (Ct River)

Waterford

Caledonia

3

1,235

Ut

Mill Pond

Windsor

Windsor

1

80

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Morey, Lake

Fairlee

Orange

1

547

St

EW

* Bass: length limit, minimum length 14”; daily limit, bag limit 5 bass

Nelson Pond

(Forest Lake)

Calais/Woodbury

Washington

1

133

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Nichols Pond

Woodbury

Washington

1

171

Pc

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

North Pond

Chittenden

Rutland

1

5

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Notch Pond

Ferdinand

Essex

1

22

Pf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Noyes Pond

(Seyon Pond)

Groton

Caledonia

1

39

Sr

* All Species: open season, second Saturday in April to last Sunday in Oct., between 6:00 a.m. and one hour after sunset. Access to waters controlled by Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation; legal method, open-water fishing, by fly casting or trolling with a fly rod and reel, using artificial flies with a single hook without a barb or with the barb crimped down or fled off, only from boats rented from the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation (shore and tributary fishing are prohibited).

Perch Pond

(Zack Woods Pond)

Hyde Park/Wolcott

Lamoille

1

30

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Pigeon Pond

Groton

Caledonia

1

69

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Pleiad Lake

Hancock

Addison

1

6

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Raponda Lake

Wilmington

Windham

1

121

St

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Red Mill Pond

Woodford

Bennington

1

7

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Retreat Meadows

Brattleboro

Windham

1

80

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Roach Pond

Hubbardton

Rutland

1

22

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Runnemede Lake

Windsor

Windsor

1

60

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Sadawga Pond

Whitingham

Windham

1

194

St

EW

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

Salem Lake

(Big Salem Lake)

Derby

Orleans

1

764

St

* Catch and Release for salmon between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31

Seymour Lake

Morgan/ Charleston

Orleans

1

1,769

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Seyon Pond

(Noyes Pond)

Groton

Caledonia

1

39

* All Species: open season, second Saturday in April to last Sunday in Oct., between 6:00 a.m. and one hour after sunset. Access to waters controlled by Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation; legal method, open-water fishing, by fly casting or trolling with a fly rod and reel, using artificial flies with a single hook without a barb or with the barb crimped down or fled off, only from boats rented from the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation (shore and tributary fishing are prohibited).

Shadow Lake

Glover

Orleans

1

210

St

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Sherman Reservoir

Whitingham

Windham

1

112

Ut

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow Trout: Open Season, second Saturday in April to Oct. 31, daily limit 6 trout

Silver Lake

Leicester

Addison

1

101

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

South America Pond

Ferdinand

Essex

1

29

Pf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

South Pond

Marlboro

Windham

1

68

Str

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Spring Lake

Shrewsbury

Rutland

1

66

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see below and table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Stannard Pond

Stannard

Caledonia

1

25

Sf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Sterling Pond

Cambridge

Lamoille

1

8

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Stiles Pond

Waterford

Caledonia

1

154

Sud

* Yellow Perch: daily limit, 10 perch

Stoughton Pond

Weathersfield

Windsor

1

56

Gt

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Stratton Pond

Stratton

Windham

1

46

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Sunset Lake

Benson/Orwell

Rutland

1

202

EW

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Unknown Pond

Averys Gore

Essex

1

19

Pf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Unknown Pond

Ferdinand

Essex

1

12

Sf

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

* Use of fish (alive or dead) as bait is prohibited

Vail Pond

(Big Fish Pond)

Sutton

Caledonia

1

16

Sud

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Vernon Hatchery Pond

Vernon

Windham

1

10

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Weatherhead Hollow

Guilford

Windham

1

33

St

* Bass Open Season for Harvest: Second Saturday in June through Nov. 30.

West Mtn. Pond

Maidstone

Essex

1

60

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Wheeler Pond

Barton/Caledonia

Orleans

1

15

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)

Willoughby, Lake

Westmore

Orleans

1

1,653

St

EW

* Brook, Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout, and Landlocked Salmon: daily limit, total of brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon must not be more than 2 in aggregate

Zack Woods Pond

(Perch Pond)

Hyde Park/Wolcott

Lamoille

1

30

Sc

* Only open to fishing from second Saturday in April to Oct. 31 (see table 1 for regulations on specific species)