Lake Champlain Angler Fishing Charters
and Guide Service

Where affordability counts, more is better,
and size definitely matters!

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

This site features over 75 pages of useful information
for the Lake Champlain fisherman.

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For a thorough discussion regarding charter questions
click to call Captain Mick:
(518) 578-9273

Primary Launch
(for Google Maps reference only):
48 Cottonwood Lane,
Chazy, NY 12921

Mail correspondence to:
Captain Mick Maynard
PO Box 1693
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

It's always quicker and more efficient to phone Captain Mick,
but if you must, you can email him here

Experience a world class fishery with a seasoned US Coast Guard Master Captain.
Over 45 years of fishing experience on Lake Champlain!
We guarantee fish on an eight-hour charter
or your next trip is free!

Make memories to last a lifetime!
Target these Lake Champlain species with us!

Give someone special the gift of fishing!
We have gift certificates for Christmas, Father's Day, birthdays and other special occasions.

Captain Mick averages over 175 trips per year
and refers over 100 trips to other seasoned affiliate Captains who network with him.

Affiliate Captain Ryan Latinville with Captain Mick

Updated Fishing Report:
Now booking for summer laker jigging, fall bass and pike and late fall smallmouth!
Numbers and size!!!

Click here to read Captain Mick's latest article on
Fishing Line Management

The Captain guides in Florida from mid-November until early April.
You can find him at, his Florida website.
He resumes charters on Lake Champlain in mid-April.
Many 2020 dates are already booked. Be sure to call in advance to reserve prime dates!

The salmon and lake trout bite kicks in in early April.
We jig for lakers from mid June through August
and troll for salmon again in late fall.

Trophy pike fishing is prime in April, early May and again in September!

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

Here are two monster lakers we jigged up in August, 2018
14 and 16 pound freight trains!
June, July and August are prime months for
giant lakers on Champlain!

We target hard bellied pre-spawn smallmouth in the spring
and jig for them again in late fall.

Click here to read Mick's late-season smallmouth fishing article
published in the Press Republican's Outdoors North Magazine.

Are you still wondering when to book for a particular Specie?
Click here for a recent article by the Captain that will give you insight
into the prime seasons for each Lake Champlain sportfish.

Captain Mick writes his own website. He's fishing seven days a week too!

For the very latest updates
and pictures, check our Facebook link below.

LCA on Facebook

We post pictures on a daily basis of our best fish.
"Like" our page and you'll get updated fishing reports in your newsfeed!

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

Spring and Deep Summer Lake Trout!

We specialize in trolling and jigging for huge 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!

Donny 7/26/13

Our boats are properly equipped for this popular fishing method.
We had to refer away a lot of last minute calls from potential clients this year!
Be one of the lucky ones and book ahead for spring, summer and fall of next season!

How About Ice Fishing?

Click here for general ice fishing locations, tips and a gallery!

Our Lake Champlain Angler Photo Galleries Are Below!
You'll be amazed by the 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,
Elusive walleye.

Our latest catches in our Facebook gallery.

New Vessel and Top Quality Gear,
No Old Boats, No Junk equipment!

We offer first-class, low priced Lake Champlain fishing charters on a 2019 Mako 21 foot LTS multi-species fishing vessel. It's equipped with a quiet, clean 150 horsepower four stroke Mercury outboard, and state-of-the-art Minn Kota trolling motor, Scotty downriggers and two Humminbird sonar/fishfinders (including a Solix 15, with their largest class screen). 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 an experienced Captain who's on the water seven days a week. 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 Captain Mick's fishing trips
year-round click on the Facebook page here.

LCA on Facebook

"Like" our page and see the photos we upload each day in real time, right from the water.

Click here to see thousands of exceptional fish pictures in our Facebook gallery.
We set the standard as the very first charter service on Champlain to use Facebook.
Our posts date back to January 8th, 2011,
through five boats, and now we're approaching 4500 "Likes"!
Compare this Facebook page and its original daily posts to other charter services.
Fishing is Captain Mick's full-time business!

Treat yourself to a bountiful charter with Captain Mick Maynard.
Book it and hook it!

Are you looking for first class lodging on or near Lake Champlain?
Click here to connect with some of our recommended affiliates.

The KitchenRustic BeautyComfort

Your entire group can stay in a waterfront camp like this,
or the numerous lodges the that dot the shorelines of the lake.
We can even 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 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 Derby Tabloid

Lake Trout Fishing On Lake Champlain!

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

Lake Trout Gallery


The Walleye Are Coming Back!

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!

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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 your vessel!

Community Service, Conservation and Youth Stewardship...

- Monofilament and Lead Recycling Initiative -

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

- Vermont Veterans Outreach Team -

- The American Red Cross -

- 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 Essex Junction American Legion -

- Seton Catholic Schools -

- Ken Gadway Fire Recovery Benefit -

-Shane Dutil Fire Recovery Benefit -

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

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

Lake Champlain Angler Captain and owner Mick Maynard

Captain Mick grew up on his family's compound
on Lake Champlain at Chazy Landing.
He has over 45 years of Champlain fishing experience!

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or for an even more detailed conversation, phone Mick's hotline:
(518) 578-9273

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