For the preservation, protection and maintenance of Lake St. Catherine
Lake St. Catherine offers both warm water and cold water fishing. You'll find big and small mouth bass as well as the usual pan fish (including some large crappies) and yellow perch that hit like rockets. If you enjoy fighting 13 pound pike you'll do it here. There are no walleyes or chain pickerel but you'll find just about all else. In fact, our lake hosts several major fishing tournaments here every year.
Since the Big Lake is almost 70 feet deep, you'll find lake trout, rainbows, brown trout and an occasional brookie. The State claims there are landlocked salmon here also, but as far as we know, no one has seen one.
The state regularly stocks predator fish such as trout to control a herring-like fish - the alewife - that was introduced to the lake, probably by a fisherman dumping a bait bucket. The alewife is a great bait fish. However, it eats zooplankton which eat algae. We sincerely hope that the trout are hungry and eat all the alewives in sight.
Check out the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's Fishing Events and Programs website by clicking here.