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Vermont's Family-Friendly Fishing Hot Spots

Southern Region

Shaftsbury Lake, Shaftsbury
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Description:  Shaftsbury Lake State Park offers shoreline fishing, camping, swimming, and a playground with the purchase of an entrance fee. You can also rent a boat there. More info »

Species:  The lake has largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegills, pumpkinseed sunfish, and rock bass. Best fishing for the trout that are stocked here is in the spring.  

Directions:  From Bennington, travel north on VT Route 7A for about 9.5 miles, and turn right onto State Park Rd.
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