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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, brown trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Bomoseen in Vermont.

Lake Bomoseen, VT

One of the top fisheries in Vermont, Lake Bomoseen is also the largest inland lake in the state. This 2,400-acre fish factory, with about 18 miles of shoreline, is located in the west-central part of the state, at Bomoseen.

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Lake Bomoseen is located in the western section of Vermont and is one of the state's largest and most popular lakes for fishing and recreational activities. Its picturesque surroundings and serene waters attract anglers and outdoor enthusiasts year-round.

The lake is renowned for its diverse fish population, providing a wide range of fishing opportunities. Among the popular fish species found in Lake Bomoseen are smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Anglers often target these bass species due to their aggressive nature and exciting fight when hooked. The lake's healthy bass population makes it an excellent destination for bass fishing tournaments and casual fishing alike.

In addition to bass, Lake Bomoseen is known for its brown trout. These beautiful fish thrive in the lake's cold waters and present a rewarding challenge for anglers looking to test their skills. Trout fishing in Lake Bomoseen can be particularly productive during the cooler months and early spring when trout are more active.

Black crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, and bluegill are also abundant in Lake Bomoseen, providing a varied and enjoyable fishing experience. These species offer a great opportunity for anglers to catch a variety of fish and enhance their fishing skills.

Whether one is an avid angler or a family looking for an outdoor adventure, Lake Bomoseen's diverse fishery and recreational activities make it a delightful destination in Vermont. Its mix of smallmouth and largemouth bass, brown trout, black crappie, northern pike, yellow perch, and bluegill create a vibrant and enjoyable fishing experience for all.

Fishing enthusiasts wishing to fish from the bank, can do so at Bomoseen State Park from the beach or from the dock. Fishing equipment is available at no cost from the park office, when open. The park also has a public boat launch ramp and rental boats. Local fishing guides offer trips fishing for bass, crappie, perch and pike. The lake is loaded with aquatic vegetation which makes excellent cover for baitfish and predator as well, so there are plenty of targets in shallow water. There is a boat launch ramp at the KOA campground at the north end of the lake, one at Bomoseen State Park, and two on the south end of the lake near the Highway 4 bridge. For additional information about fishing on Lake Bomoseen, visit the VT Fish & Wildlife website.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Bomoseen

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Brown trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Yellow Perch Northern pike

Lake Bomoseen Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Lake Bomoseen, with many visitors enjoying leisurely cruises or engaging in water sports. The lake is suitable for kayaks, canoes, motorboats, and sailboats, offering ample space for everyone to explore its scenic shorelines and islands.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bomoseen State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off W Castleton Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Woodard Marine Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Point Of Pines Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.


Woodard Marine Fuel Dock
615 Creek Rd
Hydeville, VT 05750
802 265-3690

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For those seeking to extend their fishing trips, Lake Bomoseen provides camping facilities, enabling anglers to enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors and maximize their time on the water. The camping areas offer a range of amenities, making it convenient for families and fishing enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the beauty of the lake and its surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Bomoseen State Park Campground - 802 265-4242

Lake Bomoseen KOA Campground - 802 273-2061

Lake Bomoseen VT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Bomoseen
Bomoseen State Park
22 Cedar Mountain Rd
Fair Haven, VT 05743
802 265-4242


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