Vermont Walleye Season Opens May 4

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The best walleye fishing in New England will begin soon in several Vermont rivers and lakes, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. The department is reminding anglers that walleye fishing season starts in much of the state on the first Saturday in May and that regulations vary, depending on the water you are fishing.

In all waters of Vermont except Lake Carmi, Chittenden Reservoir and the Connecticut River, walleye and sauger have an 18″ minimum length requirement and three-fish daily limit. The open season is from Saturday, May 4 to March 15, 2014.

Lake Carmi has a slot limit for walleye. The minimum length is 15 inches, all walleye between 17 and 19 inches must be released. The daily limit is five walleye, but only one may be over 19 inches long. The season is open May 4 through March 15.

Chittenden Reservoir has a minimum length is 22 inches, the daily limit is two, and the season is open June 1 through March 15.

On the Connecticut River no walleye between 16 to 18 inches may be kept and the daily limit is four fish, of which only one may be longer than 18 inches.

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