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 Mick Maynard has over 45 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. Captain Mick’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 maintains 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 both national and 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 other exotic Champlain fish, Mick welcomes one and all to join him aboard his 21 foot multi species vessel for an unforgettable angling experience.

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

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 June through August. The cost for an eight-hour fishing trip on Lake Champlain aboard our fully equipped vessel is $375.00. 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.

2015 Fee Schedule

2015 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)

$275 — 4 Hours
$325 — 6 Hours
$375 — 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 2015 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 $375.00! Four or six-hour trips are also available. Again, we guarantee fish on an eight-hour outing or your next trip is free!

2015 Fee Schedule

2015 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
We can accommodate up to four people, but we strongly suggest three or fewer
for casting safety and best individual catch rates.

$275 — 4 Hours
$325 — 6 Hours
$375 — 8 Hours

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
to make the most of your next visit to Lake Champlain.

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.

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