Approved Fish Species For Bait

A person may harvest and use only the following fish species as bait:

Lake Champlain

On Lake Champlain bluegill, pumpkinseed, rock bass, yellow perch and white perch may be taken by open-water fishing or ice fishing, may not be transported alive, may only be used for bait on Lake Champlain, and may not  be commercially harvested or sold as bait.
Alewife may only be used/possessed if dead.

All other species of fish are prohibited for use as bait.

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