The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board is holding three public hearings on proposed changes to trout and bass fishing regulations.
The board proposes reducing the daily creel limit for brook trout by half. It’s also considering opening 11 new river sections to catch-and-release trout fishing with artificial flies or lures, outside of the normal season.
And catch-and-release open water bass fishing outside the normal season is being proposed on all lakes, ponds and reservoirs not listed as "seasonally closed waters."
Public meetings will be held Tuesday in St. Johnsbury, Wednesday in Montpelier and Thursday in Castleton.