MONTPELIER, VT. >> The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says now is the best time to watch steelhead rainbow trout leaping up waterfalls as part of their upstream migration.

Biologists say the best place to spot steelhead is at Willoughby Falls just outside downtown Orleans in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Other places to see migrating steelhead include Coventry Falls on the Black River in Coventry and Lewis Creek Falls in North Ferrisburgh.

Fisheries Biologist Jud Kratzer says it's a rare opportunity to watch fish in nature.

The department says the best times to spot the leaping are in the late morning and early afternoon as the sun is hitting the waters.