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Vermontís Catch-and-Release Bass Fishing is Underway
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:47:12 PM »

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department Newsletter - May 1, 2018
For Immediate Release: May 1, 2018

Vermontís Catch-and-Release Bass Fishing is Underway

Media Contact:

Bernie Pientka 802-879-5698

ESSEX, Vt. Ė  Vermontís catch-and-release bass fishing season is underway with some of the hottest bass fishing action in the region happening right now.

ďThe spring catch-and-release season is a really special time to be on the water in Vermont, and the fishing can be truly spectacular,Ē said Bernie Pientka, state fisheries biologist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.  ďCombine warming weather, minimal boat traffic and feeding largemouth and smallmouth bass, and spring bass fishing is hard to beat.Ē

Vermontís catch-and-release bass season runs primarily from the second Saturday in April to the Friday before the second Saturday in June, when Vermontís traditional bass season opens.

A full listing of waters and applicable regulations can be found in the 2018 Vermont Fishing Guide & Regulations, or by using the Online Fishing Regulations Tool found at


During the catch-and-release season, all bass must be immediately released after being caught and only artificial lures may be used.  The use of live bait is prohibited.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife has assembled a few basic tips for anglers heading out to fish for bass during the spring catch-and-release season.

Let water temperatures dictate your tactics and lure choices.  Often fishing slowly on the bottom with jig-style baits can be most effective shortly after ice-out.  As water temperatures begin to rise into the 45 to 60-degree range and fish feeding activity increases, moving baits such as spinners, crankbaits and stickbaits can be big producers.

Look for rocky shorelines and marshy back bays.  Shallow, gradual rocky shorelines consisting of ledge, chunk rock, gravel or boulders will hold heat and warm up first, attracting baitfish and ultimately feeding smallmouth and largemouth bass.  Marshy, weedy bays will also warm up quickly and will attract numbers of largemouth bass in various stages of their springtime movements.

Pay attention to the clues.  If you catch a fish, get a bite, or see a fish follow your lure, take another pass through the same area.  Many fish will often stack up on the same structure during the spring as they transition from winter to spring and summer haunts.

To purchase a fishing license or learn more about fishing in Vermont, visit


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