The 6 Best Fly Fishing Spots in Vermont!

With Vermont’s large variety of lakes, rivers, and streams means there is plenty of room to find a spot of your own. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or you’re just getting started, here are the six best fly fishing spots in Vermont. 

1. Batten Kill River

If you are going to find your own honey hole in Southern Vermont, Bob Young will probably be the one to introduce you to it. Having cut his chops on the mighty Batten Kill River, Bob now offers fishing tours in the Manchester and Bennington areas and everywhere in between. Get lessons on wading or casting from the drift boat for beginners well-seasoned anglers alike.

2. Black River

No one knows the Black River like Chuck Kashner. So when it comes to catching brown and rainbow trout, bass, and pike, you had better consult this guide and tier first. Chuck also runs a guide service but he is glad to help you out with lessons or information, like the tip, “fish like to be wet and this time of the year having high water periods is good for the grand scheme of the season.”

3. Waterbury Reservoir, Waterbury, VT

Nobody knows the waterways between Waterbury and Winooski like Willy Dietrich, certified fly-casting instructor by the Federation of Fly Fishers. In July, when trout season is winding down, it is small mouth bass time, and Willy can show you just how to angle them. It all about the warm temperatures and good top water action.

4. Lake Champlain Tributaries, Burlington, VT

When you are on the Lamoille and Winooski Rivers, Otter Creek, or Mettawee River, there is one name to know. Ed Schirmer is a guide, instructor, an outfitter, and a tier. While his specialty is trout, he will also go for pike and bass as well. Since 1975, Ed has also been selling gear and clothing to outfit all of your angling adventures.

5. White River

A 60-mile river and tributary of the Connecticut River, the White River is stocked with trout and salmon by Vermont Fish and Game. It is often overlooked in favor of the Lake Champlain tributaries, but fishing the White is almost always yields a catch due to its well-known rapids and relatively low fishing popularity. 

6. Clyde River

A tributary of Lake Memphremagog, the Clyde River is a beautiful trout stream with several sections of slow water are supplemented by short sections of rapids, where landlocked salmon come to spawn. Fly fishing the Clyde River requires many different strategies, as it is a very diverse river. Water types vary as the river is influenced by ponds and lakes as well as tributary streams.

View more Vermont Fishing Holes.
Share your favorites!
Vermont Search
Find Fishing Holes Near You
Find Fishing Holes Near You
20 State Park Beach Road, Barnard, VT
Barnard is a classic Vermont hill town surrounded by high rolling hills, dotted with farms and affording many scenic vistas.  This busy park i... Read More
177 Reservoir Road, Waterbury Center, VT
Waterbury Center State Park lies on the easterly trivium of Waterbury Reservoir, a quarter mile off VT Route 100. It is an integral recreation reso... Read More
3444 Little River Road, Waterbury, VT
In the early 1800s, pioneers cleared fields, rocks, and stumps in Ricker Basin and Cotton Brook. A settlement of 50 or so families once lived in th... Read More
2967 Seyon Pond Road, Groton, VT
One of Vermont’s best kept secrets, Seyon Lodge State Park provides rustic and welcoming facilities in the midst of the inspiring beauty of G... Read More
18 Ricker Pond Campground Road, Groton, VT
Ricker Pond State Park, established in the 1930’s, is located on the western shores of Ricker Pond and adjacent to the Montpelier-Wells Rail ... Read More
6993 State Forest Road, Groton, VT
As early as 1704 Native Americans and the French were using routes through Groton to reach Canada and Massachusetts.  Colonists settled this a... Read More
3570 Lake Dunmore Road, Brandon, VT
Branbury is located on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo. The Green Mountain National Forest is its neighbor to the e... Read More
44 Stillwater Road, Groton, VT
As early as 1704, Native Americans and the French were using routes through Groton to reach Canada and Massachusetts. Colonists settled this area o... Read More
2278 Boulder Beach Road, Groton, VT
This state park gets its name for the many large rocks left by glaciers on the sandy beach of Lake Groton and throughout Groton State Forest. The p... Read More
4239 VT RT 232, Marshfield, VT
Welcome to New Discovery State Park. As early as 1704, Native Americans and the French were using routes through Groton to reach Canada and Massach... Read More
5800 Woodstock Road, Hartford, VT
The park's location along US Route 4, and its proximity to many upper-valley attractions make it a popular tourist destination. Hundreds of thousan... Read More
856 VT Route 12, Lake Elmore, VT
The Town of Lake Elmore calls itself “The Beauty Spot of Vermont.” Located in the southeastern part of Lamoille County, Elmore is mostl... Read More
2008 Scout Camp Road, Ludlow, VT
Camp Plymouth is rich in history from the birth of our nation right up to present day.Facilities/ AmenitiesThere is a group camping area on the sou... Read More
1393 Green River Dam Road, Hyde Park, VT
Welcome to Green River Reservoir State Park. Green River Reservoir became a state park in March 1999 when 5,503 acres were purchased from the Morri... Read More
5 Button Bay State Park Rd., Ferrisburgh, VT
Button Bay, a 253-acre park, is located on a bluff in Ferrisburgh along the 130-mile long Lake Champlain. Historically, the area has been visited b... Read More
1621 Black Pond Road, Hubbardton, VT
Nestled away in the forests of 3,500-acre Bomoseen State Park sits the quiet camping area of Half Moon Pond State Park. The park is located in the ... Read More
787 Kingsland Bay State Park Road, Ferrisburgh, VT
Kingsland Bay State Park sits on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain. Visitors can enjoy the picnic areas and historic buildings of the park, ... Read More
22 Cedar Mountain Road, Fair Haven, VT
Welcome to Bomoseen State Park. The 3,576-acre park is located in the Taconic Mountains on the shores of Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely w... Read More
3985 Route 5, Weathersfield, VT
The land of Wilgus State Park was given to the state of Vermont in 1933 by Colonel and Mrs. William Wilgus for the creation of Wilgus State Park.Th... Read More
1215 U.S. Route 2, Milton, VT
Sand Bar State Park takes its name from a natural sandbar between South Hero Island in Grand Isle County and the town of Milton on the Vermont main... Read More
Show More
Select a Vermont town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you