In the months ahead we are prioritizing Vermont's upcoming total eclipse.
We continue to sell our trout fishing guides, and the eclipse guide
Vermont Trout Hikes: A Guide to its Backwoods Ponds
5.5” X 8.5”, 30 maps, 116 pages,
$15.95, at local bookstores.
If you are going to find an 18-inch brook trout in Vermont, it will be in a backwoods pond, which is included between the covers of this guidebook. However, anglers are not the only readers who will be excited about this guidebook. At a time when COVID has sent thousands of new visitors to Vermont’s woods, here are remote places to swim, kayak, camp, birdwatch, as well as fish. Hike-in waterbodies are rare real estate in the Green Mountain State, but Vermont Trout Hikes offers directions and maps to more than a score of these destinations. The journeys range in distance from only a few hundred feet, to hikes that take you miles from the nearest road, and in some cases into trailless wilderness. Here are places to practice no-trace, primitive camping on designated federal or state lands. Whether the visitor is going to portage a canoe or kayak into one of the easily reached ponds, or throw on a backpack to spend some nights in the backcountry, the reader will find clear directions and information, supported by trail maps. If you are a trout angler, this is a critical reference book that includes information on wild trout populations, stocking, depth charts, and more. There are also special tips for anglers who fly fish.
It is not all about the fish, though, as this excerpt indicates:
“These backwoods waters are places to see an eagle steal a trout from an osprey; to be transfixed by a field of lady slippers; to get nervous as you confront a moose; to listen to an otter crunch on the bones of a living fish; to have a hummingbird perch on a cord that guys your tent; and, to fall asleep listening to the tremolos of the loon and the splashes of feeding trout.”