Ice Fishing

In 1981, John Staples caught a 34 lb trout from Lake Willoughby’s 300’ deep glacial waters. It is no wonder that the Northeast Kingdom is famous for fishing year-round! With or without a shanty, you may expect to net perch, bass, “longe” (a large fish resembling a salmon) and common mountain trout.

Fishing Licenses/Bait & Tackle: Currier’s Market, Northern Exposure Country Store, and the Evansville Store offer all that is needed to get you out fishing, including Vermont licenses – the cost for Adults (18+ years) is $20.00 for Vermont residents and $41.00 for non-residents; Youths (15-17 years) are $8.00 for Vermont residents and $15 for non-residents, and children younger than 15 years may fish for free. Fishing licenses may also be purchase online through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.