Lake Champlain Angler Fishing Charters
and Guide Service

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- An Anglers Guide to Fishing Lake Champlain and its Tributaries -

Over 60 pages of useful information for the Lake Champlain fisherman.

Lake Champlain Angler Fishing Charters and Guide Service,
where affordability counts, more is better, and size definitely matters.

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Click to call Captain Mick:
(518) 578-9273

Experience a world class fishery with seasoned US Coast Guard Captains.
Over 80 years of combined fishing experience on Lake Champlain!
We guarantee fish or your next trip is free!

Spring 2015 has arrived!

We have some trips scheduled for late April and both Captains have many booked in May and June as well.
We're crossing our fingers and counting on open water in late April with our typical
salmon, lake trout and prespawn smallmouth bite.

Click here to check out the bruiser smallies we're privileged to on Lake Champlain!

Below are a few memorable smallmouth bass caught in late October, 2014
Bruiser smallmouth action peaks as the water temps cool through November!
We advise booking your dates well in advance for next fall's action!
Click here to read Captain Mick's late-season smallmouth fishing article
published in last fall's Press Republican Outdoors North Magazine.


These monster pike were landed on September 15th, 17th and 18th, 2014!
Fall is the time for big pike on Champlain! Book in advance, our dates are limited!


Click here to read Captain Mick's article on Lake Champlain's Esox Genus,
The Pike Family

Click here for the Captain's latest article on "Power Fishing"
published in the fall 2014 issue of Outdoors North!

Spring and Deep Summer Lake Trout!

We specialize in trolling and jigging for monster lakers too!
Ask about our jigging trips and book ahead of the curve.
This "hands-on" application is a blast! Feel the fight from bottom to top. No more skidding them in!

Frank 4/15/13 Phil 4/14/13
Donny 7/26/13

The calendar is filling up fast!

Check Out Our Lake Champlain Angler Photo Galleries Below!
You'll be amazed at the numbers of trophy fish images in these galleries...

Our Lake Champlain smallmouth,
Huge Champlain pike,
Beautiful hybrid pike/pickerel.
Chunky Champlain largemouth bass,
Prehistoric bowfin photos,
Bruiser lake trout,
Robust brown trout pictures,
Champlain Atlantic salmon catches,
And, elusive walleye.

New Vessels and Top Quality Gear, No Junk!

We offer first-class, low priced Lake Champlain fishing charters
on twin 2012 21' PolarKraft Outlander multi-species fishing vessels.
They're equipped with quiet, clean 115 horsepower four stroke outboards,
and state-of-the-art Minn Kota trolling motors, riggers and electronics.
We're properly equipped to troll, jig or power fish (cast).
Premium rods and reels are also provided.

Unlike the competition, our prices peak at $375 for an eight hour trip.
There are no confusing "rates packages", additional person add ons, or fuel surcharges.
$275 four-hour and $325 six-hour trips are also available.

Our stable, 8' wide, deep V hulls can easily accommodate parties of four people,
but we suggest three or fewer, for safety when casting, and for higher individual catch rates.
Group rates with multiple vessels are available.

Many wise clients have already reserved their dates!
Don't miss your chance to fish with our experienced Captains.
Get your fishing trip on the books now...

Compare our prices, our catches,
and the information we provide on this website to any other fishing charter service on Lake Champlain!

We're always fishing,
therefore we're always on the fish!!!

Phone Lake Champlain Angler Charters
(518) 578-9273

Click here to read testimonials from some of our clients...

Our affordable fishing charters
beat the competitionís rates hands down
and we have the Coast Guard credentials
that are required on Lake Champlain...

Fish With Knowledgable Captains! Don't get shut out. Reserve your dates soon...
Phone (518) 578-9273

To keep up to date with our Captain's fishing trips year-round click on the Facebook page here.
"Like" our page and see the photos we upload each day in real time, right from the water.
We have nearly 1,650 "Likes" and counting!
Compare our page and daily posts to other charter services. Fishing is our full-time business!

LCA on Facebook

These Captains never stop fishing!
Treat yourself to a bountiful charter with our Captains.
Book it and hook it!

How about rustic Lake Champlain lodging with a touch of class?

The KitchenRustic BeautyComfort

Your entire group can stay in our waterfront camp for $150 per night or $750 per week,
or we can arrange a discount for your party at area hotels!
Our Videos
Fishing Forum
Lake Champlain Specialty Tackle
Fishing Reports

Invasive and Nuisance Species
Lake Champlain Records
Access and Launches
Navigation and Piloting
Lake Trivia
Lake Champlain Links
Hot Spot Maps
Trout Unlimited
Animated Fish Graphics
Fishing Knots
New York Regulations

Don't lose the big one...

Subtle Signals From Fish,
Anglers Be Attentive

Published by Captain Mick
for the 2012 Rotary International Fishing Derby Tabloid

Read about our forage base.
It's leading to bigger fish in Lake Champlain!

A Dark Cloud Of Bait
With A Silver Lining

Here's an interesting baitfish story
first published by Captain Mick
for the 2010 Rotary International Fishing Derby Tabloid

Lake Trout Fishing On Lake Champlain!

Lake Champlain's Lake Trout
Present Challenges
To Biologists and Anglers Alike

Lake Trout Gallery

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Salmon,
The King Of Gamefish

Atlantic Salmon Gallery

Over 250
Free Animated Fishing Graphics and Avatars!
You Know...
We could have the largest collection of fishing
and fish related gifs on the net!

Cartoons!Gif Images!

-Animated Fish Gifs-
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Champlain Valley Weather
Ice Fishing
Ice Fishing Equipment Rentals
Waterfront Lodging
Fishing Charters
Photo Galleries
Lake Champlain Events, Tournaments and Derbies
Youth Involvement
Excursions To Other Waters
Bait and Tackle Shops
Marina Services
Lake and Fisheries Stewardship
Our Allies
Our Enemies
The Lake Champlain Monster
Marina Services
Vermont Regulations

This website is loaded with content
for the Lake Champlain fisherman. It features...

Ice Fishing Information ... Local and Marine Weather Forcasts for the Champlain Valley ... Informative Fishing Articles for All Seasons By Publisher and Free-Lance Author Mickey Maynard ... Species Information From Alewives To Yellow Perch ... Salmon, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Ice Fishing and Children's Photo Galleries ... Lake Champlain Salmon and Lake Trout Fishing Videos ... Contacts and Rates for Outstanding Fishing Charters and Guided Excursions with an Experienced Coast Guard Licensed Captains ...Guided Duck and Whitetail Deer Hunting on Lake Champlain's Islands and Estuaries ... Lake Champlain Waterfront Camps For Rent and Hunting and Fishing Lodge Rentals ... Updated Lake Champlain Fishing Events, Tournaments, and Derbies ... Lake Champlain Fishing Records ... Three Lake Champlain Fishing Forums and Recent Fishing Reports ... A Listing of Waterfront Access and Boat Launches ... Local Bait and Tackle Shops ... Lake Champlain Marina Listings ... Fishing Knots ... New York Regulations and Vermont Regulations ... A Listing of Lake Champlain Related Organizations and Associations ... Lake Champlain Trivia ... Information Regarding Invasive and Nuisance Species Like Alewives, Lamprey, Cormorants and Zebra Mussels ... Threatening Fish Disease Information, Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) ... Lake Champlain Navigation and Piloting Tips ... Hot Spot Fishing Maps For Perch, Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass ... A Lake Champlain Monster Page Featuring "Champ" ... Youth Features and Stewardship Intiatives ... Hundreds of Free Animated Fish and Fishing Cartoons or Graphics ... Lake Champlain Marine Resource and Services, US Coast Guard Captains Serving The Lake Champlain Watershed - Offering Assistance Towing and Rescue, Vessel Transport and Delivery, Scuba Charters, Historic Tours, Waterfront Property Showcasing ... and Lake Champlain Related Links of All Sorts!

Clean you vessel!

Community Service, Conservation and Youth Stewardship...

Monofilament and Lead Recycling Initiative

Lake Champlain Angler Charters has donated
benifit charters to the following organizations...

Casting for Recovery
(breast cancer survivors support group)

CVPH Medical Center Foundation

Plattsburgh Moose Lodge 2390

The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Lake Champlain International (LCI)

Lake Champlain Turkey Talkers

C.A.S.T. for Kids

The American Heart Association

The Mitchell Kilkeary Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Buddy Walk

The Essex Junction American Legion

Below, Captain Mick Maynard receives the Lake Champlain International Heritage Award
from Senator Patrick Leahy for public service to the fishery,
Burlington, VT, June 2013

Senator Leahy and Captain Mick

Captain Mick and pro angler Clay Dyer
support C.A.S.T. For Kids on July 11, 2009 in Plattsburgh

C.A.S.T. for Kids

Presley and Claude

Inspire stewardship for the future.
Teach a child to fish!

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You won't find more experienced Captains on Lake Champlain!

Lake Champlain Angler Captain and owner Mickey MaynardLake Champlain Angler Captain Mike Tarasavage

Two Captains with over 80 years of Lake Champlain experience combined!
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