Vermont Fishing Guide: Local Guided Fishing Tours

Staybent Fishing Tours is a Vermont Fishing Guide company that specialized in guided fishing trips on the rivers, lakes, and streams of Vermont. We love fishing in this beautiful state. Some of our favorite spots to fish are in the Upper Valley region near Dartmouth College and Burlington, Vermont.

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Winter Ice Fishing

What we fish:

Winter fishing season during the winter it doesn't stop fishing. Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors with our customers, friends, and family. Vermont offers a large variety of top-notch freshwater ice fishing. Some of the fish you can catch during the ice-fishing season are:

  • Northern Pike
  • Trout
  • Salmon
  • Lake Trout
  • Walleyes
  • Panfish

What to wear:

  • Dress in layers, starting with a good base layer like natural wool or fleece.
  • A good quality winter coat and waterproof snow pants are also a must.
  • Avoid bundling up tightly when walking long distances on the ice, especially in deeper snow. Walking will generate heat and perspiration that can dampen your layers and seep body heat you once you reach your fishing destination.
  • A decent pair of winter boots is essential to avoid cold feet. The key to warm feet is to keep them dry and wear boots slightly larger than your standard size.
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Open Water Fishing (Boat Fishing)

What we fish:

Fishing is a great way to get outdoors with our customers, friends, and family. Vermont offers a large variety of top-notch freshwater fishing in lakes, streams and ponds. Some of the fish you can catch during open water season are:

  • Brook Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Pumkinseed
  • Brown Trout
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Lake Trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Yellow Perch
  • Landlocked Atlantic Salmon
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rainbbow Smelt
  • Northern Pike
  • Walleye

Fishing Tips:

  • Pack snacks and drinks
  • Use the bathroom before you get on the boat
  • Bring sunscreen, sun-glasses and a hat
  • Bring insect repellent
  • Bring a camera
  • Bring wet wipes
  • Bring plastic bags for trash
  • Bring lots of fun!

Customer Testimonials

We caught tons of fish, keith is a pro, put us on the fish instantly.
We caught trout, largemouth, smallmouth all good size
Crushed em for 7 hours
5lb largemouth was a beast
Smallmouth fought like beasts
Nearly 10 rainbow trout

Dude knows his stuff, if you want a guide in VT go with Stay Bent
Picked me up at my hotel too

Thanks for a blast Keith!

Luke D. 

Whether your looking to expand your knowledge on fishing, or just looking for a good time and some laughs, Keith is the man to call if your ever around central VT. A friend and I recently booked a trip and had a great time all around .Keith provided us with some fishing gear, warm ice shanty, and some real county food out on the ice. He was able to put us on all sorts of fish, some perch we caught jigging and the large mouth bass and northern pike were caught on the tip ups with live bait ... hands down damn good time.

Noah1992, Bridgewater, VT

He really knows his stuff about fishing and is always teaching me new things every time I go with him, incredible the amount of techniques about how to catch fish, he knows and is always sharing his knowledge.

Jared Larmar

Great guy. Great day. Great fishing. Made it great for the boys and when the fish kept hitting, Keith kept the tour going.

Stephen Schonhoff

Great fishing experience, lots of fun ... Keith Was a wonderful guide with lots of knowledge and super nice guy.

Donna Schmidt Ginevan

Book Your Trip Today and Get Ready To Catch Fish