Experience The Thrill Of Fishing For Salmon In Vermont
All about fishing for landlocked Atlantic salmon in VT.
Lake Champlain is the most prolific salmon lake in VT. Other major lakes in with healthy populations of landlocked Atlantic salmon include Harriman Reservoir, Lake Memphremagog, Lake Willoughby and Seymour Lake.
World record: 79 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 12 lbs 10.4 oz
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Vermont State Record Salmon
The state record Atlantic salmon was caught from Lake Champlain.
Vermont Salmon Fishing
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies, as well as a variety of other lures and baits.
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies. For more details check here for articles about fly fishing.
About The Pacific Salmon Family
Pacific Salmon are born in and remain in freshwater streams for the early years of life. The number varies by species. Afterward they migrate to the Pacific Ocean waters where they bulk up and prepare for their once in a lifetime spawning run up the freshwater stream where they were born. They will instinctively return to their birthplace, spawn and die. They are found in the streams which empty into the ocean, and adjoining ocean waters.
Salmon fishing waters and information, by state.
Learn the life cycle of salmon
The more you know about the life cycle and seasonal migration of salmon, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Vermont salmon fishing waters. Visit the salmon fishing page for more information about the life cycle of the different species of salmon.