Fishing

Ice Fishing Basics

Ice Fishing Basics

Winter means cold temperatures that can keep you indoors and cause a serious case of cabin fever. Ice fishing is a fun and inexpensive way to get outdoors and beat the winter doldrums.

Fishing Knots

Fishing Knots

Strong line and a proper rod, reel and lure system are key factors toward a successful fishing trip. However, these elements are just a piece of the overall puzzle, and a well-tied knot may be the most important of all.

Baker Pond, Brookfield

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Where to Go

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department owns this pond, which has plenty of places to fish from shore. You can also launch a small boat here. Check out Baker Pond's Fishing Access Area.

Family-Friendly Fishing

mom and daughter fishingChances are your kids won’t remember their best day of watching television, but take them fishing and you’ll make memories you can share for a lifetime. All the where, when and how info you need for a great experience is right here.

Year-Round Trout Fishing

Year-Round Trout Fishing

If you're not fishing during the open season for trout (2nd Sat. in April – Oct. 31), there are still several stream sections open year-round for trout fishing. Check out the sections below for where to go.

The sections of streams listed below are open to trout fishing year round according to the following rules:

Colchester Point Access Area - Winooski River

The Colchester Point Fishing Access Area on the Winooski River is another easily-accessible and productive fishing spot within a short walk, bike ride or drive of downtown Burlington.

Cochester Point Access Area

Salmon Hole on the Winooski River

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.

salmon hole

Colchester Pond

Colchester Pond is another excellent fishing spot just minutes from the city of Burlington.

Colchester Pond

Colchester Fills

The Colchester causeway not only provides great bike riding along the Burlington Bike Path, it also offers some excellent shoreline fishing.

Colchester Causway

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Commissioner Louis Porter

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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
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