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!”

 

C K
C K
February 22, 2022.
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We had an excellent time with Keith for Ice fishing! Caught a Northern Pike on a jigging rod of all things! Keith was always professional, friendly, and very instructive. Highly recommend!
Erin Courcey
Erin Courcey
January 24, 2022.
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Keith really runs a terrific private ice fishing excursion!! From the start, Keith was extremely responsive, organized and full of knowledge and excitement over our family’s desire to try ice fishing for the first time. Keith was thorough in his planning with us so that we were prepared and comfortable with our plans. The day was amazing—-Keith is an expert fisherman, and he so was patient with all of us non fishermen/women. We learned so much and really had the time of our lives with Keith! We will definitely do another excursion with Keith soon, and highly recommend him!
David Malfetano
David Malfetano
January 17, 2022.
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Keith is a fantastic guide and was very helpful to our inexperienced crew. Would certainly book this tour again!
Jon Boudreau
Jon Boudreau
January 17, 2022.
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Keith and his dad run a great service and provided us with an excellent time on the lake. He knows what he’s doing and takes his time to teach the tour group. Absolutely would book again.
Luke C
Luke C
January 17, 2022.
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One of the best fishing experiences I’ve had. Everything was organized, well run, and an absolute blast. Hard to find a better charter!
Kristin Bitter
Kristin Bitter
October 10, 2021.
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My family and I had an awesome time out on Lake Morey this weekend with Keith!! He had a great boat, a bunch of different tackle, and put us onto some really nice fish.
Sean Bitter
Sean Bitter
October 10, 2021.
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Great fishing! Lots of big fish! Keith is the best
Mike Seaton
Mike Seaton
September 2, 2021.
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We went out with stay bent recently and had a great experience! We caught many fish and the guide was very knowledgeable
Christopher Augello
Christopher Augello
August 31, 2021.
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Awesome day on the lake. Keith was awesome , great teaching my kids how to fish and me . Caught a bunch of fish too.
Chris Ritter
Chris Ritter
August 30, 2021.
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We had a blast fishing with Keith last week. He put us on nonstop action on a hot day, which is not easy. The lake was beautiful and fun to jump in as well. My nine-year-old daughter does not have a ton of fishing experience, but he was able to get her working the retrieves perfectly, and she ended up out fishing me by a long shot! We got largemouth, smallmouth, rock bass, Pickerel, Perch, and sunfish. Keith is great with kids, and a lot of fun to hang out with for grown-ups. His boat and equipment are top notch as well. I would recommend this guy to anyone, And we are looking forward to our next trip which might be some ice fishing.

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