The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and
lake trout. Brown trout are considered the most difficult to catch
and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival
of the trouts and the brook trout is the most sensitive to temperature.
The others are comfortable in slightly warmer waters.
Trout Fishing Lakes In Vermont
Vermont is trout country. Lots of trout water and quality fish.
Most rivers and streams contain trout, as do many small lakes,
ponds and parks. The major VT lakes with trout include Harriman
Reservoir, Lake Bomoseen, Lake Carmi, Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore,
Lake Memphremagog, Lake St Catherine, Lake Willoughby, Maidstone
Lake, Seymour Lake and Somerset Reservoir. Visit the Vermont Fish
& Wildlife Department website for details on trout
stocking in Vermont.
Paran Creek produced the Vermont state record brook trout and
Sherman Reservoir was home to the VT state record brown trout.
Willoughby Lake turned out the VT state record lake trout. The
Vermont state record rainbow trout came out of Lake Dunmore.
Organizations & Resources
The states list to the left can direct you to information about
trout fishing in other states.
All About Fishing for Trout in Vermont.