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    • 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

      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 […]

    • Vermont Anglers Rejoice: Felt-Soled Wader Ban is Repealed

      Vermont Anglers Rejoice: Felt-Soled Wader Ban is Repealed MONTPELIER, Vt. – Many anglers will be happy to learn that a five-year ban on the use of felt-soled waders in Vermont has been repealed, effective July 1, 2016. Using felt-soled waders and boots was prohibited in 2011 out of concern about […]

    • Fish fraud: Police allege angler broke rules with $13,500 prize-winning catch

      Fish fraud: Police allege angler broke rules with $13,500 prize-winning catch Lake Champlain International walleye winner last year collected cash fraudulently, investigators say COLCHESTER, Vt. (NECN) —Police in Colchester, Vermont, have cited a Plattsburgh, New York, man on accusations of felony fraud for allegedly passing off another angler’s trophy fish […]

    • Vermont Fish and Wildlife Suspect Security Breach

      Vermont Fish and Wildlife Suspect Security Breach Potential security breach may have affected online customers’ credit card information. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife (FWD) is posting this notice because of a suspected security breach related to the on-line purchase of licenses and tags from the Department. The Department values […]

    • Anglers Reminded of Lake Sturgeon Protection and State Law

      Anglers Reminded of Lake Sturgeon Protection and State Law RUTLAND, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding anglers of the state regulation applying to lake sturgeon, as well as the need to help protect the endangered species through responsible angling practices and by reporting catch information to […]

    • Vermont Bass Fishing Season to Open June 11, 2016

      Vermont Bass Fishing Season to Open June 11, 2016 RUTLAND, Vt. – Vermont’s regular bass fishing season is set to kick off on Saturday, June 11, marking the start of some of the hottest and most-renowned bass fishing in the northeast. “From big-water angling on lakes like Champlain, Bomoseen and […]

    • Study sheds light on trout mortality

      Courtesy of Centre Daily Times by Mark Nale Study sheds light on trout mortality If you are a trout angler, at some point you likely learned that trout caught while bait fishing often die after they are released. Biological studies from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s reported variation in the […]

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