Vermont Bass Fishing - Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Fishing in VT

Vermont Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in Vermont lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Vermont

Even though the cold water in Vermont shortens the growing season, bass thrive in many fisheries through out the state. Bass can be found in ponds, parks, rivers and small lakes. The larger populations of bass can be found in Vermont's major lakes including Harriman Reservoir, Island Pond, Lake Bomoseen, Lake Carmi, Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore, Lake Memphremagog, Lake St Catherine and Seymour Lake.

Fishing for bass In Vermont

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

VT State Record: 10 lbs 4 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

VT State Record: 6 lbs 13 oz

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Bass fishing lure

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Green Mountain State.

Bass fishing in Vermont

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Vermont.

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Catch big bass!

Lake Dunmore produced the Vermont state record largemouth bass and Lake Champlain was home to the VT state record smallmouth bass.

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Bass fishing information, by state.


Learn the lifecycle of a bass

Vermont smallmouth bass caught by Chase Stokes
Smallmouth caught by Chase Stokes

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Vermont bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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