Winooski River

Main Street, Montpelier, VT, United States

The Winooski River is one of the largest in the state.  It’s headwaters drain from the edge of North East Kingdom and the Green Mountains adjacent to Montpelier and Barre.  Larger tributaries offer additional opportunity for big trout while most of the small tributaries have solid brook trout populations.  Trout mix with smallmouth bass and other warm water species, and seasonally will find salmon and other anadromous trout, in the lower river stretches.