Where do locals go to listen to the lap of the water, the zing of the reel, and the plop of the bobber?
Here are their top favorite spots.
Mascoma Lake, Lebanon
A quiet lake with great fishing. There’s a boat launch right on 4A. No boat? No problem. Walk down the little hill to the left of the boat launch and you’ll see a mini dam. People often fish off this spot.
Dewey Pond, Quechee
Families love coming here to teach their kids to fish. The fishing is easy and there are a lot of varieties to catch: pumpkin seeds, sunfish, and hornpout to name a few.
Boston Lot Lake, Lebanon
I love how peaceful it is here. There are multiple access points to this lake. The easiest access for fishing is here.
Post Pond, Lyme. A quiet pond to fish at. Stop by Loch Lyme Lodge for lunch.
Lake Runnemede, Windsor. A beautiful park with walkings trails, picnic tables, and of course great fishing!
Cole Pond, Enfield. A nice and easy hike will take you to Cole Pond, a local favorite.
Sumner Falls, Hartland VT. A beautiful spot. See video here.
Crystal Lake, Enfield. It’s not called Crystal Lake for nothing. People love its clear blue waters. See here for some photos. You can fish by the bridge if you don’t have a boat.
Lake Fairlee and the Connecticut river (boat or no boat super relaxing)
Lake Abenaki/Mud Pond in Thetford.
Miller Pond in Thetford/Strafford.
Macintosh Pond S. Royalton
A nice pull off of RT 244 on Lake Fairlee
Storrs pond in Hanover. There’s a fee to fish here.
North Hartland Dam. There’s a fee to fish here.
Fishing License Details
Getting a fishing license is easy. I used to get them at Walmart in the fishing department. Most convenience stores in VT allow you to buy one. You can also get on online at the fish and game department. For fishing regulations in VT see here, NH see here.
Places to Get Bait
Get your fishing license and enjoy fishing for your free dinner. A little garlic salt, maybe a little breading like my dad used to do with his fresh catch?
Fresh fish is calling your name…