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Ice Fishing

Don't Let The Cold Keep You Indoors

Ice fishing gives the angler a unique advantage during the hard-water season; once there is six inches or more of ice, you can easily and safely move off-shore without a boat. With many of Vermont's waters, from large lakes to off-the-beaten-path bodies of water, open for ice fishing season, the choices are abundant. Review some ice fishing basics, put together by our friends at Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, to make sure you stay safe. Additional information on planning a Vermont fishing trip can be found through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department or Vermont Outdoor Guides Association.

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife has information on current regulations, stocking schedules, events and more. It's also convenient to buy your license online, with only a few clicks.

Find a place to fish at Vermont's many fishing access areas.

Where To Fish

The hardest part of a fishing trip, in a different state, is finding the perfect body of water that gives you the best chance for success.

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Vermont Outdoor Guide Association

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Official Vermont Vacation Guide Summer 2020

Free Vermont Vacation Guide

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Get cozy and drop your hook; ice fishing in Vermont is a good old-fashioned good time, whether you’re out with friends, family or by yourself to enjoy the serenity and stillness of a Vermont winter. Bonus: you might just bring home dinner.