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Have you ever been to Killington, VT? To those of you who have, you should know by now that it is home to the largest ski resort on the eastern side of the country. But, do you also know that there is more to this town besides skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities?

Killington, VT is the place to be if you are looking for a vacation place any time and day of the year. The town offers multiple vacation destinations and activities including mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and even angling. 

Killington Fishing

Vermont is just the place to visit if you are looking for angling opportunities anglers would not want to miss. Vermont will give you abundant produce of different fish species in different locations. This is especially true in the town of Killington. 

Fishing is a popular pastime in Killington, especially during summers. It gives you the feeling of coming home to your favorite angling location. Summer is also the prime time of the year for chasing smallmouth bass across most of their range. 

As spring comes, spring bass comes into action, As the water temperature starts spiking up to 50 degrees, bass begins their annual migration towards the bank. This makes spring the bass season. These species may be caught from boats or kayaks in any stream, river, and lake. If you do not have access to any of these water vehicles, catching bass from the edge is also possible and would still give you a good amount of produce. 

Come winter, species like northern pike, brown trout, yellow perch, black crappie, and rainbow smelt are the star of the season. As anglers say, when the lake freezes over, let’s go Ice fishing. Winters are a fun and challenging way to enjoy Vermont’s scenery, but it also allows anglers to taste landings on trophy-sized lake trout and northern pike.

So if you happen to be in the town, make sure to take every opportunity you can to go angling any time of the year. Some of the spots you can visit are Colton and Kent Ponds where you can find an abundant largemouth bass population. It also has some pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, brook trout, rainbow trout, and other trout species.  

Fish species
Northern Pike
Northern Pike fish

Habitat: Onshore

Weight: 2 - 34 Pounds

Length: 16" - 29"

Pumpkinseed 
Pumpkinseed  fish

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 1 Pounds

Length: 4" - 16"

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass fish

Habitat: Lake, Pond, Rivers

Weight: 2 - 22 Pounds

Length: 15" - 32"

Rainbow Smelt
Rainbow Smelt fish

Habitat: River, Ponds, Lakes

Weight: 0 - 1 Pounds

Length: 7" - 14"

American Yellow Perch
American Yellow Perch fish

Habitat: River, Lake, Backcountry

Weight: 1 - 4 Pounds

Length: 1" - 10"

Crappie
Crappie fish

Habitat: River, Lake

Weight: 0 - 5 Pounds

Length: 4" - 19"

Brook Trout 
Brook Trout  fish

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 10 Pounds

Length: 10" - 34"

Brown Trout
Brown Trout fish

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 2 - 40 Pounds

Length: 13" - 39"

Discover Killington 

1.Visit Killington Ski Area

The Snowshed Adventure Center at the Killington Ski Area offers a range of fun. Ranging from easy to big thrills, it surely is providing something for every guest. The center is open to all visitors with some attractions including a bocce ball court and a children’s playground. There is also a hiking trail that takes visitors from the unloading area of the K-1 Express Gondola to the summit of Killington Mountain, where they can find fantastic views of the surrounding area. 

2. Go to Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont

The Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont houses a nationally recognized collection of works of art by Norman Rockwell. The museum was established to commemorate the year Norman Rockwell spent in the state of Vermont. Also, it was established to commemorate the entire diversity and span of his career from 1911 to 1978. The museum showcases a chronological display of over 2,500 magazine covers by Norman Rockwell. It also includes advertisements, facts, paintings, and other types of published works. All his work shows his development as an illustrator and how he connects his work to the cultural, economic, and political history of America.