Lake Champlain is the sixth largest freshwater lake in the United States. It is 120 miles long and just over 10 miles wide at at its widest point. The lake has a maximum depth of just under 400 feet deep. Over 70 islands may be found in its clear waters. The lake forms a border with NY and Vermont on its eastern side. To the west it borders the Adirondack Mountains. There are over 30 major tributaries that drain into Lake Champlain. The outflow for Lake Champlain is the Richelieu River where it flows into the St. Lawrence River. At one time Lake Champlain briefly became the nation's sixth Great Lake when President Clinton signed Senate Bill 927. Following a small uproar the Great Lake status was rescinded.
Lake Champlain is home to the following species of fish Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bowfin, Brook Trout, Brown Bullhead, Brown Trout, Burbot, Chain Pickerel, Channel Catfish, Common Carp, Lake Sturgeon, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Longnose Gar, Muskie, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass, Steelhead, Walleye, Sauger, Suckers, Yellow Bullhead, and Yellow Perch. The forage base consist of Alewives, Blueback Herring, Smelt and Mooneyes.
|Relax -n- Reel Fishing Adventures||Guide Randy LaValley|
| Captain Randy is a Certified USCG 100 ton Master Captain with over 40 years of vessel and water experience. He also conducts distressed vessel towing services on Lake Champlain in conjunction with the US Coast Guard and many of the lakes Marinas. Captin Randy has a 24 foot craft powered by a 205 HP inboard V6. This vessel is the workhorse of the operation best suited for deep water fishing pursuits. Equipped with 4 Captains Pak Walker Electric Downriggers and a dual planer board system. The onboard electronics are: Walker Duo Sense Temperature at the weight, Garmin 250c fish finder, Garmin 546s GPS / Sonar, Uniden 525 VHF Radio. It's also equipped with a Porta-potti in the cuddy cabin for privacy when required.
|LakeChamplainAngler.com||Captain Mickey Maynard|
|Captain Mickey Maynard has over 40 years experience fishing on Lake Champlain and in the Adirondack region's many rivers, lakes and ponds. He has also spent countless hours fishing on Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Hudson River from Troy to New York City. Mickey’s a US Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer with an assistance towing endorsement. He’s also a freelance outdoor sports writer who has published fishing articles in the Lake Champlain Weekly, the Press Republican and the New York Outdoor News. Mick has fished with Champion bass anglers like Scott R. Martin and David Dudley. He's also guided for numerous other notable professional fishermen, club anglers and tourists alike who come to sample the virtues of northern New York and the Lake Champlain region. He's been featured on several local television shows and in various fishing articles from local tournament publications to USA Today. Whether you’re after trout, salmon, bass, pike, musky, bowfin or even carp, Mickey welcomes one and all to join him aboard his fleet of specialized vessels for an unforgettable angling experience.
|H2O Adventures Guide Service||Captain Howard Hammonds|
|Guide Howard Hammonds welcomes you to Lake Champlain, one of the finest bass fishing waters in the nation. Covering some 490 square miles, Lake Champlain has an incredible amount of the very best largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing available anywhere. H2O Adventures Guide Service wants to help you find the hot bite. H2O Adventures is Lake Champlain’s premier bass fishing guide service, with local knowledge and experience that spans decades.
|Trolling Tina Charters||Captain Jim Hotaling|
|Enjoy Lake Champlain Trout and Salmon fishing with Captain Jim Hotaling aboard The Trolling Tina III, a 24 ft. Crestliner which is fully equipped and all tackle is provided. Captain Jim will guide your Lake Champlain Fishing Charter on the Broad Lake, truly one of the most beautiful areas of Lake Champlain, bordered on the east by the Green Mountains of Vermont and on the west by the Adirondacks of New York. Our Lake Champlain Fishing Charter season starts in May and runs through October. Our Spring Charter season runs from 1st of May through the 1st week in June. At this time, Trout and Salmon can be caught at or near the surface. Our Summer season runs from June through August, and we have charters available 7 days a week. Our Fall fishing runs through September and October. Average Lake Trout sizes are 5 to 7 lbs. along with Lake Trout weighing up to 16 lbs. Average Salmon sizes are 2 to 4 lbs. along with Salmon weighing up to 8 lbs.|
|West Shore Charters||Captain Bob Davies|
| Captain Bob Davies has over 25 years fishing experience on Lake Champlain. This fishery offers something for every fisherman -- salmon, lake trout, brown trout, steelhead, northern pike, muskie, large and smallmouth bass, walleye, perch -- over 80 species. Trolling for cold water species, casting for warm water species, whatever your preference -- Lake Champlain is your destination.
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