“Snow is either already gone or disappearing from the riverbanks quickly,” said Eric
Palmer, fisheries director with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. With that, Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season is set to open on Saturday, April 9. The mild winter could be a boon for early season trout action across the state.
Vermont’s spring trout season, which is well-known among resident and non-resident anglers alike, can often afford an angler the greatest opportunity to catch trout in rivers and streams. “Some of the biggest trout caught in Vermont rivers each year are taken during the spring season,” said Palmer.
Vermont is known for its excellent fishing opportunities for wild trout, as well as for stocked trout – including large, two-year old “trophy” trout that will be stocked statewide later in the spring.