Vermont Fishing Season Will Get Here Eventually: Here’s Where To Fish!

It may seem like winter is never going to end in New England right now, but as warmer weather is right around the corner. Water levels will be high during the spring thaw for the Vermont Fishing Season.  As water levels fall and temperatures rise heading into late spring, many anglers will have a choice in which type of Vermont Fish you are chasing.

 

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Chasing Trout

Trout is one of my favorite fish for eating. Trout streams will become unfishable once water temperatures rise above seventy degrees. If you are catching trout in streams to eat, great! But if you are fishing with catch and release in mind, these temperatures are bad for trout. These higher temperatures dissolve oxygen in the water to a level where hooked trout will build up lactic acid when fighting on the hook. At this point, the trout will be too exhausted to survive if released.

 

This doesn’t mean you can’t go trout fishing in Vermont during the summer, it means you have to be careful when fishing to pay attention to the temperature.

 

What I love about fishing in Vermont is the vast amount of public land you can fish from. There are many streams throughout Vermont that are rich with wild and stocked trout. Some of these fish don’t grow as large as fish in larger bodies of water, but they are still fun to catch.

 

Fishing The Backwoods

There are some advantages in fishing the smaller streams or rivers. These spots often go unnoticed by many anglers and offer some peace and quiet. There are thousands of secret fishing holes throughout the State of Vermont that is abundant with fish.

 

There is no perfect fishing spot, but you should hop in the car and explore around your area. Many a great fishing hole has been found by accident just from exploring side roads.

 

Another way to find a good fishing hole is to stop into your local fishing shop or convenience store where they sell bait. Most locals know great fishing spots in their community.

 

Here are some great fishing holes to try this summer: 

  1. Shelburne Bay, Shelburne
  2. Baker Pond, Brookfield
  3. Lake Champlain, Alburg
  4. Lake Champlain, Burton Island
  5. Winooski River, Colchester

 

 

If you are looking for a great fishing spot this summer, but don’t want to go through all the work in finding one yourself, give us a call. I am a Vermont licensed fishing tour guide and know a lot of great fishing holes where you will catch some great fish! Our motto is “If you don’t catch fish, we don’t get paid!”

 

Chris Bernardi
Chris Bernardi
September 9, 2023.
Keith was an outstanding guide. He was patient, took the time to explain the technique we were to use, and was set on us landing fishing. We had a great time and would definitely use his charter again.
Ken wholey
Ken wholey
August 24, 2023.
Took the guys out for the day on the lake and had a blast reeling in big bass. Kieth was awesome and we will be using him again in the future.
Derrick O'Donnell
Derrick O'Donnell
August 23, 2023.
If you’re looking to catch a ton of fish and have a blast while you’re doing it, you’re at the right place! Can’t wait to go again.
Michael Rodrigues
Michael Rodrigues
August 15, 2023.
I had the pleasure of being on Keith's boat August 6th fishing for my first lake trout trip. He put us on tons of fish and I put my limit in the freezer. Always a great time and an even better fishing guide.
dante canepari
dante canepari
August 15, 2023.
Im not much of a fisherman, but Keith made me feel like a pro. He has top notch equipment, knowledge, and was very professional and patient with a novice like me.
Brown Family
Brown Family
August 12, 2023.
Great trip on Lake Bomoseen with my son! Enjoyed the day - Keith did a terrific job and it was a great experience. He works hard to ensure you're catching fish! We'll see you again next year for sure. Thanks. George
Thomas Novotny
Thomas Novotny
July 18, 2023.
Keith runs a great business, has great character, and is invested in your success and happiness. No other captain and charter has brought me the experience Keith catered - lessons, laughs, diligence and a personalized journey hooking into fish all day. There wasn’t a half hour where we didn’t put a fish on the boat - of course each day is different - but you could always feel the magic when he put a rod in your hands. 5/5
Bender
Bender
June 23, 2023.
We've now been out twice with Keith and had an awesome experience each time. He knows the lake like the back of his hand and put us right on the big fish time and time again. He worked tirelessly with my 5 year old son to make sure he had fun and learned a lot about fishing. I highly recommend Stay Bent Fishing Tours to anyone in the VT area who wants to go out and have a fun day landing monster fish.
Robert Bradley
Robert Bradley
June 12, 2023.
Awesome half day trip on Lake Rescue for smallmouth and largemouth bass. Topwater action was consistent with several really solid fish. Beautiful lake. Guide was professional, knowledgeable and fun to spend the morning with.

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