Vermont Fishing News

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    • Latest Ice Conditions From The Fishing Northeast Region

      Fishing Northeast strives to bring you the most up to date ice reports from New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. This report takes about two days to compile across a number of outlets and we try to bring them to you every week or two. […]

    • 2017: Another Year of Beautiful Fish

      From the new World record spotted bass to the Utah state record lake trout that was later disqualified because the out-of-state angler’s license had expired a few days prior, 2017 was a year of many records and even more beautiful fish. Fishing Northeast does not put a size limit on […]

    • recommended ice depth safety chart Vermont Ice Fishing Conditions

      Vermont Ice Fishing Conditions These conditions have been acquired from multiple sources and are to be used as basic guidance for where “safe” ice can be found. Remember, ice is never 100% safe and these conditions are only to be used as guidance. It is 100% your responsibility to assure […]

    • Outstanding leaders organize new native fish advocacy group

      Exciting news! A new organization focused on our native fish has been organized, “to protect, preserve, and restore native fish populations through stewardship of the fish and their habitats.” I was pleased to participate in getting this group up and running, and will serve on the group’s Maine advisory committee. […]

    • Vermont Certifies Two New State Records

      RUTLAND, Vt. – Two fish caught in tributaries of Lake Champlain earlier this year have been certified as new Vermont state records. A new state record carp, weighing 33.25 pounds and measuring 40 inches in length, was caught in Otter Creek in April by Ferrisburgh angler Chase Stokes. Stokes, an […]

    • Great News For Lake Sturgeon in Vermont

      RUTLAND, Vt. – Fisheries staff from Vermont Fish & Wildlife received a pleasant surprise recently while completing survey work on Lake Champlain in the form of a 48-year old lake sturgeon that biologists first studied and tagged nearly two decades ago. “We first saw this fish in 1998 when it […]

    • August 6 Declared Hatchery Day in Vermont

      August 6 Declared Hatchery Day in Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department today announced the declaration of August 6, 2016, as “Hatchery Day” in Vermont in recognition of the important role the state’s fish hatcheries play toward benefiting Vermont’s environment and outdoor recreationalists. […]


      STATE FRUSTRATED WITH SWANTON’S INACTION ON LEAKY DAM Swanton officials say they don’t plan to fix a broken dam that environmental advocates say threatens an endangered species of fish. Meanwhile, state regulators say they’re investigating ways to correct the problem. The dam, owned by Swanton village, has a leaky sluice […]

    • Invasive spiny water flea more common in Lake Champlain

      Invasive spiny water flea more common in Lake Champlain BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials are reminding anglers and boaters of ways they can help prevent the spread of spiny water fleas, an invasive species found in Lake Champlain that competes with native species for food and can foul fishing […]

    • A year of notable firsts for lake sturgeon program

      A year of notable firsts for lake sturgeon program When Matt Norton went down to the Otter Creek to do some fishing late last month, he was expecting to catch “Just about anything.” Which is pretty much the norm below the falls in Vergennes. As the avid Little City angler […]

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