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Vermonts Stream Sections Open to Catch & Release Trout Fishing
Vermont's regular trout fishing season in streams ended October 31, but if you would like to enjoy excellent fall trout fishing until cold weather interrupts, here's your opportunity.

"Avid trout anglers who don't want to put their rods away quite yet can take advantage of mild spells during the fall and early winter in these waters," said Rich Kirn, Vermont Fish & Wildlife's trout project leader. "These areas also provide anglers early fishing opportunities when we experienced good early spring conditions for stream trout fishing, as we did this past spring."

Catch and release trout fishing with artificial flies or lures is open during the off season on the nine Vermont stream sections listed below.

Black River - From the Connecticut River boundary upstream to the top of the Lovejoy Dam in Springfield

Lamoille River - From the Lake Champlain boundary (top of Peterson Dam in Milton) upstream to the top of the hydroelectric Dam at Fairfax Falls

Lewis Creek - From the Lake Champlain boundary upstream to the State Prison Hollow Road (TH #3) bridge in Starksboro

Ompompanoosuc River - From the Connecticut River boundary upstream to the Union Village Dam in Thetford

Otter Creek - From the Lake Champlain boundary upstream to top of Center Rutland Falls in Rutland

West River - From the Connecticut River boundary upstream to the Townshend Dam (Townshend) to Connecticut River boundary

White River - From the Connecticut River boundary upstream to the bridge on Route 107 in Bethel

Williams River - From the Connecticut River boundary upstream to the top of the dam at Brockway Mills Falls in Rockingham

Winooski River - From the Lake Champlain boundary upstream to the Bolton Dam in Duxbury and Waterbury

If you have questions, please contact Vermont Fish & Wildlife at 802-241-3700 or fwinformation@state.vt.us.