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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie in Vermont.

Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Vermont waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Vermont

Vermont Musky caught by Chase Stokes

Chase Stokes shows off this monster musky which was 41 inches long and weighed 31 pounds.

Larger lakes across the state of Vermont, with populations of northern pike or chain pickerel include Island Pond, Lake Bomoseen, Lake Carmi, Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore, Lake Memphremagog, Lake St Catherine, Somerset Reservoir and others. Muskie can be found in Lake Champlain.

Alyssa Bowen 15lb Muskie

Alyssa Bowen caught this 15-pound muskie (held up by her father, Mark) on Otter Creek.

Vermont bowfin caught by Chase Stokes

Chase Stokes, age 8 caught this 29.5-inch bowfin while fishing on Lake Champlain.

Fishing for other species in Vermont



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

VT State Record: 14 lbs 8 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

VT State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

VT State Record: 18 lbs 12 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

VT State Record: 38 lbs 3 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

VT State Record: 30 lbs 8 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

VT State Record: 3 lbs 2.5 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

VT State Record: 17 lbs 13 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Vermont, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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