Rainbow Trout Salmon Run – Northern VT Spring Fishing

Willoughby River Trout & Landlocked Salmon Jumpstart Vermont Fishing Season

VTfishing2The annual Vermont “Rainbow Run” is a seasonal “rite of spring”. The giant rainbow trout travel the cool waters to spawn and fishermen line the shore of the Willoughby River. It’s life-time experience worth seeing for yourself. Please share your Vermont fishing experiences with us. To feature your business in VT Living, contact us

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A Vermont Rainbow Trout

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A Vermont Landlocked Salmon

It’s an annual fishing event that has been going on for centuries and probably longer. The Rainbow Trout and Salmon fight  their way upstream, jumping the rapids of the Willoughby River to arrive at their destination – the deep cold waters of Lake Willoughby. This is called the Rainbow Run. Fishermen come from miles around to line the shores and wade in the waters of the Willoughby River in hopes of landing a hungry Rainbow Trout or Landlocked Salmon.  The fish battle the currents to make their way upstream to Lake Willoughby. This amazing nature event happens every spring and last from a few days to a few weeks.

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A Landlocked Salmon leaps tall boulders in a single bound!

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Fishermen line the banks and wade in the waters of the Willoughby River

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It’s an uphill climb for this fearless fish.

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