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Fish are Warming Up!

Hi Guys, 

SHORT SPRING, HUH??!! We had ice just a little over a month ago, no leaves on the trees, just two weeks ago, and now the leaves are on the trees and the flowers are blooming. Now amazingly the Bass are spawning, right on time. It is amazing how mother nature catches up? i was hoping since we had to open a couple of weeks later than normal, the pre spawn period would last longer. But no, we just lost two weeks. Even losing those two weeks, the pre spawn fishing for smalles was great! Just look at these fish, big huh!!! So if any of you missed this spring fishing, the next time to catch these big smallmouths is OCTOBER THRU MID- NOVEMBER. The spawn and post spawn for bass is just starting and MID-JUNE THRU EARLY-JULY and this is the best time to fish Senkos and Top water. The Largemouth and Pike fishing is just getting underway. Right now we are catching some real big Pike, mostly on Super Flukes. SALMON AND LAKE TROUT Our spring Salmon run up the rivers, just didn't happen. The NYS DEC says we have good numbers of Salmon in Lake Champlain but you couldn't prove it by us, or any other local fishermen. At one time, not so long ago, our shore casting for Lake Trout and our shoreline trolling and trolling up the rivers for salmon was fantastic. Fishermen who couldn't afford boats would cast spoons, spinners and bait fish right from shore and almost everyone from children to seniors would catch their limit of fish. But now, it is almost non-existent. It is really sad!! It seems the only way to catch Lake Trout and Salmon is fishing deep. We are very successful fishing for Trout and Salmon from July thru September, deep trolling and jigging for them which is fun, but it is even more fun when you can get them on top! Anyway guys, check out these photos. You still have time to catch Bass and Pike shallow for about the next month before they go deep. We still have a few weekdays available this month. and one opening the last weekend in June, Hope to see you soon and Happy Fishing


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.