Counting fish on Lake Memphremagog

VT F&W Wildlife photo

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will survey anglers on both the American and Canadian sections of Lake Memphremagog through November 2020. The two-year survey funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission will include visual counts of anglers and interviews to learn about fishing effort, catch and harvest rates, and biological data such as the length, weight, and age of fish caught and kept. Lake Memphremagog is over 30 miles long with three quarters of the lake in Quebec and three quarters of its watershed in Vermont. Survey information will remain confidential; it’s intended to help fisheries biologists manage the lake’s fish populations into the future. Above, Deborah Martel of Newport caught this 101lb lake trout on Lake Memphremagog.

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