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Fishing Adventures

Spring Fishing near Smugglers' Notch Resort

In Spring, Smugglers' offers a convenient home base for fishing aficionados interested in exploring Vermont's lakes and waterways.

Lake Champlain is about an hour away, and many local lakes and the Lamoille River are within a short drive.

Guests are welcome to fish in the Resort's front pond, a beautiful spot with mountain views that is perfect for casting practice or a child's first introduction to fishing.

A Vermont fishing license is required for ages 15 and older. A wealth of information on the Vermont fishing season and where to buy a license can be found on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's website. Fly fishermen can find a nearby resource for gear and classes in Stowe at The Fly Rod Shop

Fly Fishing Stream Tour

By Reservation
Join The Fly Rod Shop for an instructional stream tour! These 4 hour privately run trips will get you on the river, teaching you how to identify bugs, cast a fly rod properly and hopefully catch a fish! Rates include everything but a VT State Fishing License and gratuity. All tours depart from The Fly Rod Shop in Stowe.

Ages 8 & older. $275 for 1 Person, $380 for 2, $450 for 3 and $520 for 4. Larger groups can be accommodated. Advanced registration required, limited space available. Tours can be booked by calling the Fly Rod Shop at 802-253-7346. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Gone Fishing

All ages
Available daily by reservation
If you are looking for a fun SPIN fishing excursion for the whole family then you will love our Family Gone Fishing Program.

On this 3 hour fishing adventure our experienced guides will take you to our “Secret Fishin’ Hole”. Once we are at the secret spot it is a small walk along the river to get to our fishing location. On the walk out there is a good chance of seeing White-tailed Deer, Moose, and even the local Bald Eagle! Before the fishing begins the guide will spend time going over the basics of spin fishing such as parts of the hook and rod, the equipment and bait being used, and how to stay safe while fishing. Then each person will be given their own rod provided by The Fly Rod Shop and everyone will spread out along the riverbank and start fishing! The fish that could be caught include: Small-mouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseeds, Brown Bullhead and Rainbow Trout. Our guides will be there with you every step of the way to teach you what exactly needs to be done in order to catch fish.

Pricing varies based on experience selected at time of booking. Space is limited; advance registration required, so call 802-253-7346 now to reserve your spot! Make sure to say you are from Smugglers' Notch Resort. This is NOT a fly fishing program. Minimum of 4 participants required for this tour to run.

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