NEWPORT — Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has found that excuse for you: a “free ice fishing day” on the fourth Saturday in January.
Saturday, January 25, is Vermont’s new free ice fishing day. This will be a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing without a fishing license.
The department worked with the Legislature to create a free ice fishing day to encourage individuals, friends and families to get out and try one of the most popular fishing methods enjoyed in Vermont.
The Newport area has plenty of good ice fishing lakes and ponds to choose from, offering fisherman the opportunity to grab some northern pike, trout, salmon, walleye, and panfish.
If you have never been ice fishing, Saturday is a good chance to give it a try. Click here for a beginners guide to ice fishing that is sure to get you ready to head out on Saturday.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.