Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

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Vermont’s Newest State Record Fish

The fishing has always been good in Vermont, and the last decade
has been especially good to anglers in search of state record fish.
Of the 33 fish species eligible for state record consideration, 14
records have been set since 2001. That number is much higher than
the number of state record fish caught in any of the other New
England states or New York over the same time period.

Amazingly, five new state records have been set since the start of
2010, including a 14.55 pound walleye caught by Richard Levesque,
an 8.44 pound pike-pickerel hybrid caught by Kurin Friend, a 0.98
pound pumpkinseed sunfish caught by Joseph Michaels, a 5.63 pound
burbot caught by Patrick Woodward, and a 3.63 pound white sucker
caught by Brian Cadoret. All of these fish, except the sucker, were
caught in Lake Champlain.

These new state records are a testament to the great quality and
diversity of fishing opportunities that are currently available to
anglers in Vermont, so get out there and fish with your family and
friends. You never know…you could set the next state

For more information on Vermont’s state record fish or to download
a record fish entry form, visit .


Caption for attached photo:

By William Crenshaw

Richard Levesque of Swanton, Vt holds the 14.55 lb State Record
walleye he caught last year, one of five new Vermont State Record
fish taken by anglers in 2010. Vermont’s walleye fishing season
starts Saturday, May 7th.


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