Matthew Dickerson: Rainbow trout out of the pockets

I’d only been out on the river once all month. So after dinner, when the river calls my name, I heed the call.

Matthew Dickerson: Sockeye tipping: Abundance, resilience and diversity, Part 2

A lone sockeye salmon sits in the stream in front of me under a low canopy of alder. The stream is wide, gravelly and shallow: only two to three inches deep and a few feet wide.

Matthew Dickerson: Sockeye in the Wood River system: Abundance, resilience, diversity; Part 1

For five days and nights I resided in a shoreline cabin partway up the Wood River system in Alaska’s Wood-Tikchik State Park. Officially, I was serving as artist-in-residence for Alaska State Parks and had come to spend a week in the state’s largest park … (read more)

UVM asking for anglers to help with studies

University of Vermont researchers are enlisting the help of Lake Champlain anglers this summer to complete two important studies.

Matthew Dickerson: Three strikes, no photos and the mysterious bowfin

Vermont’s Arrowhead Mountain Lake is the only place I have ever caught a bowfin.

Fires, swimming prohibited at fishing access areas

With the beginning of summer and anglers fishing from shore, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department reminds people that open fires and swimming are prohibited at all Vermont state fishing access areas.

Go fishing for free this Saturday

Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 11 this year, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season.

Matthew Dickerson: Of baby bison, brown trout, cutthroats and Cody

We were still within sight of the boat launch where we began our six-mile float down the Shoshone River in Cody, Wyoming.

Jessie Raymond: Discovering the fun of fishing

There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as spending a spring evening fishing. At least that’s what Mark says. But then, he practically grew up with a fishing pole over his shoulder. I grew up with a book bag over mine.

Walleye fishing season opens May 7

The Vermont walleye fishing season opens on Saturday, May 7, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England.

Matthew Dickerson: The delight of catch and release

For years I have been hoping for — and advocating for — year-round fishing in Vermont. Now I have my wish.

Vermont’s trout season to open April 9

Despite lingering snow cover in some areas of the state, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says anglers can still have fun and be successful early in the season if they keep a few strategies in mind.

Sign up now for fishing instructor workshops

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers to become instructors for the Let’s Go Fishing program to pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters.

Letter to the editor: Disabled anglers need, deserve more state support

Several years back, a petition signed by hundreds of local citizens was sent to the legislature in Montpelier, asking to amend Vermont Fishing License regulations.

Vermont updates fishing regulations

Vermont’s fishing regulations will look different on Jan. 1, 2022. But don’t worry, most of the new regulations have been simplified and provide additional fishing opportunities.


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