Description - Vermont's many lakes and streams are home to more than 20 species of game fish offering anglers an opportunity to catch both coldwater and warm water fish. Anglers catch landlocked salmon, brook trout, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, chain pickerel, yellow perch, large mouth bass and smallmouth bass, walleye, brown bullhead and more. In addition to fishing, folks enjoy paddleboating, wind surfing and motor boating on Vermont's 808 lakes and ponds and over 7,000 miles of rivers and brooks.
- Vermont is blessed with numerous sparkling clear waters for a spectacular array of outdoor recreation opportunities. Lake Champlain dominates the northwest area of the state offering 175,174 acres for fishing and boating. In addition, this area offers a rugged landscape dotted with large, deep, clear lakes and miles of fast moving streams. Vermont's central area offers tumbling streams and a diverse selection of lakes and ponds. Southern Vermont is characterized by more than 110 miles of the Connecticut River, Ottauquechee and West Rivers.
Recreation - Vermont's offers some of New England's finest cold-water and warm water fishing opportunities for all experience levels. Trophy catches are not unusual in Vermont. Motor boating, canoeing, kayaking, wind surfing and much more are within minutes of your visit.
Climate - Vermont's climate varies somewhat depending on region. Generally, the state experiences mild summers with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees F. Often summer lows will dip to 50 degrees and by late August temperatures begin to cool. The mountainous regions of the state have seen snow fall in every month, so be prepared for cooler temperatures if staying in those areas.
Winters can be harsh and long in this northern state. Snow is likely to fall anytime between September and April. Humidity makes winter weather seem bitter and usually a few weeks during the winter see night time temperature below zero. The average winter temperature is 20 degrees F with highs reaching into the forties on warm days.
Lakes, ponds, rivers and brooks are located virtually throughout the state. The most well known lake is Lake Champlain which dominates the northwest corner of the state while the Connecticut River marks the eastern boundary.