July 14, 2023
Fishing at the Chittenden Reservoir
Allow us to introduce you to Chittenden Reservoir – a hidden gem nestled amidst the breathtaking Green Mountains. With access available here at Mountain Top Resort, you’ll be sure to be left in awe as you take part in fishing in our local lake!
Spanning 740 acres, the Chittenden Reservoir is known for its tranquility. Just a short hike (or drive!) from our main lodge, this oasis provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy all Vermont has to offer in one place.
When you step onto the lake’s shores, some of Vermont’s best inhabitants will often greet you. You may catch sight of loons, their calls echoing across the lake and through the mountains. If you look up, there’s a great chance you’ll witness a bald eagle soaring through the air. And, if you’re lucky, the possibility of seeing a moose wander by is a once-in-a-lifetime view and happens frequently.
But let’s not forget what we’re here to do: Fish! It is required to have a license to fish the Chittenden Reservoir, which can be done through the Department of Fish and Wildlife. This body of water also caters to all fishing skill levels whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice waiting to cast your line for the first time.
Because we understand packing is slim, we get that you cannot always pack your most prized possessions. Our Activities Center offers rentals for casting rods, hooks, lures, and tackle boxes that are designed specifically for the fish found in the lake. Often, you’ll see Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Sunfish. Rentals for our fishing boat are also available for those daring to go out deeper and fight the tug for the bigger fish down below.
Chittenden Reservoir is perfect for those avid fishermen and beginners alike to “catch” a glimpse of paradise. From the moment you step foot out of your car and onto the property at the lodge, you’ll see panoramic views that are only exemplified on the water. Pack up the gear, embrace the adventure, and cast your line into an unforgettable experience.
By Mary Sutton, MTR Member