Fishing For Other Species In Vermont
Guide to 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
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 14 lbs 8 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 6 lbs 4 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 18 lbs 12 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 38 lbs 3.5 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 30 lbs 8 oz
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 caught this 15-pound muskie (held up by her father, Mark) on Otter Creek.
Chase Stokes, age 8 caught this 29.5-inch bowfin while fishing on Lake Champlain.
Chase Stokes shows off this monster musky which was 41 inches long and weighed 31 pounds.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.