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Lake Champlain Fishing



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. Brook Trout

  2. Brook Trout

    There is a 16.88% catch rate for Brook Trout, based on 13 Brook Trout counted.

    Lake Champlain Brook Trout Counts Chart
    Brook

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  3. Yellow Perch

  4. Yellow Perch

    There is a 16.88% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 13 Yellow Perch counted.

    Lake Champlain Yellow Perch Counts Chart
    Yellow

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  5. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

  6. Pumpkinseed Sunfish

    There is a 11.69% catch rate for Pumpkinseed Sunfish, based on 9 Pumpkinseed Sunfish counted.

    Lake Champlain Pumpkinseed Sunfish Counts Chart
    Pumpkinseed

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  7. Rock Bass

  8. Rock Bass

    There is a 7.79% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 6 Rock Bass counted.

    Lake Champlain Rock Bass Counts Chart
    Rock

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  9. Smallmouth Bass

  10. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 7.79% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 6 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Lake Champlain Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

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  11. Rainbow Trout

  12. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 5.19% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 4 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Lake Champlain Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

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  13. Black Crappie

  14. Black Crappie

    There is a 3.9% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 3 Black Crappie counted.

    Lake Champlain Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  15. Bowfin

  16. Bowfin

    There is a 3.9% catch rate for Bowfin, based on 3 Bowfin counted.

    Lake Champlain Bowfin Counts Chart
    Bowfin

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  17. Brown Trout

  18. Brown Trout

    There is a 3.9% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 3 Brown Trout counted.

    Lake Champlain Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

    ENLARGE LAKE CHAMPLAIN BROWN TROUT COUNTS CHART


  19. Pike

  20. Pike

    There is a 3.9% catch rate for Pike, based on 3 Pike counted.

    Lake Champlain Pike Counts Chart
    Pike

    ENLARGE LAKE CHAMPLAIN PIKE COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 19 species of fish and 77 fish counted for May around Lake Champlain.

To date, there are 33 species of fish and a total of 1648 fish counted for Lake Champlain and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1847 (177 years).

Last Update: 5/17/2024 5:29:35 PM

*** 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Champlain are the following:

  1. Border Point
    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
    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
    There is a ledge here with large rocks and boulders. A good place to work for largemouth bass.


  4. Catfish Point
    This point and the little cove is a good place to fish for largemouth bass.


  5. Pearl Bay


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  7. Tabor Point

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    Latest Lake Champlain Fishing Reports

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