You don't have to go far from home to find great fishing in Chittenden County. Lake Champlain, Winooski, and Lamoille rivers -- and many other ponds and streams in the county -- offer fun and exciting angling opportunities.
The Colchester causeway not only provides great bike riding along the Burlington Bike Path, it also offers some excellent shoreline fishing.
Located near the mouth of the Winooski River where it dumps into Lake Champlain, this section of river can be a true multi-species hot spot capable of producing a wide range of fish.
Colchester Pond is ideal for anglers looking for quiet, small-water fishing opportunities conducive to shoreline or canoe and kayak fishing.
Two separate fishing access areas just below the Route 2 bridge in Milton provide quality opportunities for anglers looking to fish the lower Lamoille River area.
Oakledge Park, just south of downtown Burlington, is a recreational gem that offers quick, easy access, a beautiful setting and some great fishing.
The “Salmon Hole” area of the Winooski River near downtown Winooski is a famed Vermont fishing spot known for producing a wide range of fish species just minutes from the center of Burlington.
The Sandbar Causeway area provides a mix of shallow and mid-depth fishing opportunities around the Route 2 bridge.
The Sandbar WMA offers shallow-water fishing opportunities around the delta of the Lamoille River and is only a short drive from downtown Burlington.
Shelburne Pond is a recreational gem just 10 miles from downtown Burlington that offers great fishing in a small-water, rural setting.
Shelburne Bay is a large bay on Lake Champlain, located in the town of Shelburne, where the department’s Shelburne Bay Access Area offers excellent fishing both in Shelburne Bay and the La Platte River.