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Lake Champlain Fishing



Top Lake Champlain Fishing Spots

  1. Border Point
    12/3/2015 10:15:04 PM - This little point has a small ledge and frequently you will find bass working it. There is also a nice little cove that holds largemouth bass in the grass.


  2. Kelly Bay
    12/3/2015 10:09:12 PM - This is a good place to fish for Largemouth Bass. You will find lots of timber and brush along the banks to work.


  3. Rouses Point Rocks
    12/3/2015 10:18:14 PM - There is a ledge here with large rocks and boulders. A good place to work for largemouth bass.


  4. Catfish Point
    12/3/2015 10:34:55 PM - This point and the little cove is a good place to fish for largemouth bass.


  5. Pearl Bay
    4/1/2015 9:35:09 AM -


  6. Winooski Upper Reservoir
    5/14/2011 2:36:17 PM - Winooski Upper Reservoir 44.4984, -73.1712


  7. Lost Pond
    5/19/2011 10:39:19 PM - Lost Pond 44.6648, -74.0476


  8. Champlain
    5/19/2011 10:36:49 PM - Champlain 44.5437, -73.3415


  9. Chazy Lake
    5/19/2011 10:36:50 PM - Chazy Lake 44.7428, -73.8238


  10. Highlands Forge Lake
    5/19/2011 10:38:16 PM - Highlands Forge Lake 44.4092, -73.4446



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Lake Champlain Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Champlain, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Brown Trout

  2. Brown Trout

    There is a 45.68% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 37 Brown Trout counted.

    Lake Champlain Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

    ENLARGE LAKE CHAMPLAIN BROWN TROUT COUNTS CHART


  3. Rainbow Trout

  4. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 33.33% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 27 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Lake Champlain Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
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  5. Black Crappie

  6. Black Crappie

    There is a 7.41% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 6 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Champlain Black Crappie Counts Chart
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  7. Walleye

  8. Walleye

    There is a 4.94% catch rate for Walleye, based on 4 Walleye counted.

    Lake Champlain Walleye Counts Chart
    Walleye

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  9. Common Carp

  10. Common Carp

    There is a 3.7% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 3 Common Carp counted.

    Lake Champlain Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

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  11. Sockeye Salmon

  12. Sockeye Salmon

    There is a 2.47% catch rate for Sockeye Salmon, based on 2 Sockeye Salmon counted.

    Lake Champlain Sockeye Salmon Counts Chart
    Sockeye

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  13. Largemouth Bass

  14. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 1.23% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 1 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Lake Champlain Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  15. Pike

  16. Pike

    There is a 1.23% catch rate for Pike, based on 1 Pike counted.

    Lake Champlain Pike Counts Chart
    Pike

    ENLARGE LAKE CHAMPLAIN PIKE COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 8 species of fish and 81 fish counted for December around Lake Champlain.

To date, there are 31 species of fish and a total of 1676 fish counted for Lake Champlain and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1847 (175 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 6:56:11 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Lake Champlain Fishing Reports

  • Sunny Days
    6/8/2019 9:09:00 PM -                                                                    Guided trip 6/8 We have finally settled into some dry weather and while flows are still above average most


  • Late May
    5/24/2019 9:50:00 PM - A young angler learning the craft 5/24 Here we are in late May and the fishing is still behind schedule.  Memorial day weekend usually marks some of the best fishing of the y


  • Still Cold
    5/13/2019 8:10:00 PM - Wild brown caught 5/13 Things are warming up very slowly.  Above average rain and cold temps persist and continue to make the fishing rather challenging.  I did my first trip


  • Late April
    4/28/2019 10:24:00 AM - The rain keeps coming this April and the rivers have yet to settle down for any period of time.  Most local rivers have been unfishable but there are some clean water options


  • April 2019
    4/13/2019 7:53:00 AM - 2018 brown trout Welcome to the 2019 trout season here in Vermont.  We had a very long snowy winter and as a result we should see a great deal of run off to contend with. As


  • FALL REPORT
    8/18/2018 10:09:00 AM - Client caught Lamoille Brown 8/18/18 Well it has been a while since I have updated the conditions page. That is mostly because conditions haven't changed in months! We just w


  • MID JUNE REPORT
    6/10/2018 7:46:00 AM - Vermont steelhead from May  Well spring has come and gone and now we are on the brink of the summer dog days.  So far the air temps have really been comfortable keeping the w


  • Mid April
    4/17/2018 7:38:00 PM - Lamoille River opening weekend 2018 The season is underway and so far it has been a wet cold & raw start.  Despite that there are fish being caught so if you brave the cold y


  • January update
    1/7/2018 10:05:00 AM - Hello and Happy New Year to you all.  Thanks to everyone who booked with us in 2017.  It was a great year of fishing with plenty of rainfall and cooler than average water tem


  • Late May report
    5/26/2017 12:38:00 PM - We are over a month into the trout season and so far so good.  Steelhead season gave up some nice fish and as of now we have been getting rain when we need it.  Hendricksons h


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  1. Schirmer's Fly Shop


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Top Lake Champlain Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Adventure Guide Service


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