Lake Champlain Angler
Fishing Charters
and Guide Service

World class fishing with a US Coast Guard Master Captain

Captain Mickey Maynard

Don't be fooled by phony fly-by-night fishing "guides" who claim to be Captains!
Lake Champlain is a Federal "navigable waterway". A US Coast Guard License is required to guide or charter!

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 hardcore fisherman with the credentials to charter on Lake Champlain. He holds a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captain's license and an assistance towing endorsement. He also holds a Coast Guard certified Able Seaman Unlimited/Any waters, Merchant Mariners Z-Card. Mick is a freelance outdoor sports writer who has published fishing articles in the Lake Champlain Weekly, the Press Republican and the New York Outdoor News. The Captain 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.



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Lake Champlain
Lake Trout and Atlantic Salmon Charters


Lake trout, brown trout and Atlantic salmon trolling is prime from mid April to through June and again from mid August to late November! Jigging for lake trout can be done from May through September. The cost for an eight-hour fishing trip on Lake Champlain aboard our fully equipped vessel is $350.00. Top quality equipment and tackle is provided. Four or six-hour trips are also available. We guarantee fish on eight-hour trips or your next charter is free! Book two 8 hour days fishing and receive a discount on the second day. Email or phone us at the contacts listed below to make arrangements We'll provide an experience that fishermen and tourists alike can’t find anywhere across the picturesque waters of this historical world class fishery.

2013 Fee Schedule

2012 21' Polar Kraft Outlander
Cold Water Fishing

Trolling with modern Scotty Downriggers or Outriggers (Boards)
Or, precision deep water jigging
with state of the art equiptment
that provides total boat control!
(up to four people)

$250 — 4 Hours
$300 — 6 Hours
$350 — 8 Hours





Lake Champlain
Guided Bass and Pike Fishing trips
with Casting or Trolling Options


Our bass and pike fishing trips begin in early April and continue through early November. Our versatile Polar Kraft Outlander with its massive casting deck can easily get into the necessary tight spots and can comfortably accommodate three anglers and the guide. A fourth person may be approved if all anglers are experienced. The cost for a guided eight-hour trip aboard this vessel is economically priced at $350.00! Four or six-hour trips are also available. Again, we guarantee fish on an eight-hour outing or your next trip is free!

2013 Fee Schedule

2012 21' Polar Kraft Outlander
with a quiet, emission-free Yamaha four stroke
and 80lb Minn Kota trolling motor with built-in GPS
and IPilot remote for precision boat control

Warm Water Fishing
Shallow/Stealth/Tributaries
We can accommodate up to four people, but we strongly suggest three or fewer
for casting safety and best individual catch rates.

$250 — 4 Hours
$300 — 6 Hours
$350 — 8 Hours





Guided Fishing (Your Boat)

We also provide a $125.00 per day guide service for visiting anglers like tournament bass fishermen who have their own boat and simply want to be shown around the hot spots or shown a few productive Lake Champlain techniques. We are the most seasoned and knowledgeable Lake Champlain guide service and we have the credentials required to charter on Federal waters like Lake Champlain.





Island and Estuary Shuttle Access for Sportsmen
Wishing to Hike, Hunt or Camp on Lake Champlain

Captain Mick is also insured and sanctioned, with the right vessels, to shuttle hikers, campers, or hunters, to and from the lake's islands and estuaries. While he does not offically guide hunters, hikers or campers, he is personally experienced on these islands and he may choose to join you on your outing at no cost. Make your fall stay-cation a hunting and fishing experience to be remembered on Lake Champlain.

Duck Hunting




Sportsman's Lodging On Lake Champlain

Don't forget to ask about our waterfront camps and fishing lodges on Lake Champlain. They're available for rent by the night or by the week. If you're planning on staying in a hotel, ask about the "Fisherman's or Hunter's Discount" we can arrange for you!




Contact us early at (518) 578 - 9273
or email Captain Mick Maynard at captainmick@lakechamplainangler.com
to make the most of your next visit to Lake Champlain.






Lake Champlain
Client's Fishing Photos



Here is a sample of quality Lake Champlain fish photos. These were caught by our clients, friends and guides aboard our fleet, and aboard our clients boats...


Claude Bouchard 7lb Salmon, Birthday Client


Salmon Client Mike


Marshall


Nathan, Alex and Aaron


Isabelle


Nick


Bob Clisby


Ford


Tom


Client, Geoffrey


Client, Bob


Clients Gerry and Sue


Client Carl


Guided Client, Jim


Client, Jeff


Captain Mick


The Captain and Jan


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