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

Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in local waters. Larger lakes across the state, with populations of northern pike or chain pickerel include Island Pond, Lake Bomoseen, Lake Carmi, Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore, Lake Memphremagog, Lake St Catherine, Lake Willoughby, Somerset Reservoir and others. Muskie can be found in Lake Champlain. Visit the ice fishing page.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 14 lbs 8 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 18 lbs 12 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 38 lbs 3.5 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 30 lbs 8 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 17 lbs 13.3 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

Vermont Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record bowfin was caught in Miller Pond.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Harriman Reservoir.

The state record longnose gar was caught from Lake Champlain.

The state record muskie was caught in the Missisquoi River.

The state record northern pike was taken out of Glen Lake.

The state record tiger muskie was taken out of the Connecticut River.

For information about local sauger fishing, visit the VT walleye page.


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.


Vermont Musky caught by Chase Stokes

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


 

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