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Hi Guys,

Anyone out there know what season it's suppose to be?! That saying 'IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE WEATHER, WAIT A MINUTE", HAS BEEN SO TRUE THIS YEAR, WOW!! Just before this writing we had a number of days in the 90's. Now, it is in the 50's with heavy north winds and after two days it is still blowing. We've had days, a couple of weeks ago where the mornings were in the 20's and by afternoon it was in the 70's. As you can imagine, the fish are all confused! Even with all of that, we still caught "hundreds" of nice smallies this spring, and as you can see, by this past months photos, many were in the 4 to 5 pound plus range! Also, you can see, the guys caught some really nice Brown Trout in the Ausable, Boquet and Saranac RIvers near us. I think as of today, most Bass are in spawn or post spawn. It looks like the last week or so of June and the first week of July will be the Senko /top water bite, by then they are out of the post spawn and are feeding again, and that usually lasts till mid July and then the Bass go deep and spread out.


Our lake, Long Pond, is really hot right now. Two of our fishermen Eric and Jim caught qnd released over 75 Bass and Pike in the pond just the other day. !!It is a great pond to fish all year!! Long Pond has really good topwater action in the summer. But like everywhere else, the topwater bite is best in the early morning or evening.



The most "ACTION" fishing in the summer on the big Lake is for Lake Trout. We've been already averaging over 20 Lakers a day now with quite a few over 10 pounds. Not only do we troll for them but we also deepwater "JIG" for them, which is my favorite way. You may also catch Salmon, Browns, and Rainbows. We also do a combination of Lake Trout/Salmon fishing, and deep water smallmouth fishing , as well. This way you can catch a variety of fish, including Walleye now. Here are some photos from LAST summer.


Well guys, I guess that is it for now, gotta get back to the Lake!

Hope to see you soon.



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The Guide Service

ACGS Boat on Lake Champlain

Adirondack-Champlain Guide Service specializes in Lake Champlain fishing for smallmouth bass in the trophy category. We have been guiding clients for over 36 years working out of our Lodge on Long Pond, located in Willsboro, NY. Our extensive knowledge of Adirondack fishing is unsurpassed, combined with our intimate knowledge of Lake Champlain has made us the number one guide service in the Northeast. Fishing in the Adirondack inland lakes is another service we provide and excel at. Adirondack fishing can be challenging and very rewarding plus you’re surrounded by so much natural splendor. Also visit our About Us page to learn more about the Guide Service. We are offering some great Guide Service Rates this year. Learn more about the guide service or our fishing packages.

The Long Pond Lodge

TLodge_Picture_small.jpghe Lodge provides a vast array of fishing packages and can accommodate up to 18 people who come to fish. We provide meals and lodging packages, guide service only packages and full service packages where we combine all our services. We have support from 14 local guides who work with us to provide the best in service and knowledge. Long Pond, which is located directly behind our Lodge, is an excellent Adirondack Park fishery. It contains quality large and smallmouth bass, northern pike and a good mixture of large panfish. Rowboats are provided, free of charge, on all Lodge fishing packages. The fishing packages we offer for the pond do not include the guide service.  This is a great way to reduce your overall expenses and still enjoy a great fishing opportunity.  We do provide a detailed map that reflects all the hotspots and weedbeds. We also provide various ice fishing packages during the long winter on Long Pond. Learn more about the guide service or our fishing packages.