Lake Champlain has been named one of the best Bass Fishing Lakes in the United States. Other fish include Atlantic Salmon, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bowfin, Brook Trout, Brown Bullhead, Brown Trout, Burbot, Chain Pickerel, Channel Catfish, Common Carp, Lake Sturgeon, Lake Trout, Longnose Gar, Muskie, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, Sauger, Suckers, Yellow Bullhead, and Yellow Perch. The forage base consist of Alewives, Blueback Herring, Smelt and Mooneyes.
The Father's Day LCI Derby, America's oldest, largest freshwater fishing derby, is a favorite event for fishing enthusiasts. Hero’s Welcome in North Hero sells bait and lures.
Just a quick note: Vermont requires fishing licenses. Fishing licenses can be purchased at A & B Beverage in Grand Isle. As of 2009 a non resident adult season pass is $41.00, 1 day $15.00, 2 days $20.00 and 3 days $30.00. Youth, 16 and above, $15.00 for a season pass, children under 16 fish for free.
Also fishing licenses can be purchased online now.