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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, muskie, northern pike, sauger and sturgeon at Lake Champlain in Vermont.
Lake Champlain, VT

Loaded with bass, catfish, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch, pike, muskie, sauger and sturgeon, Lake Champlain is a 271,000-acre lake on the northwestern border of VT. Nearly 600 miles of shoreline invite anglers to fish from the bank or from a boat. With over 100 miles of deep trolling channels, there are untouched schools of fish looking for a meal. This large body of water is best fished from bigger boats, but some areas do work for small car-top boats, canoes and kayaks. Nearly a dozen boat launch ramps serve the public from the VT side of the lake. This is a storied bass fishing haven, where numerous tournaments are held annually. Nearly a dozen marinas, on the VT side serve the boating public with gas, supplies, dining and shopping. Choose from the many campgrounds and RV parks, some nearby the lake. For additional information about fishing on Champlain Lake, visit the VT Fish & Wildlife website.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Champlain

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass White Perch Yellow Perch Chain pickerel Muskie Northern pike Sauger Sturgeon

Lake Champlain Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Ladd's Landing Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
802 372-5320

North Hero Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
802 372-5953

Click here for a Vermont Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

10 Acres Campground - 802 771-8757

Sportsman Cottages Campground - 802 759-2348

Shelburne Camping Area - 802 985-2540

North Beach Campground - 802 862-0942

Malletts Bay Campground - 802 863-6980

Lone Pine Campsites - 802 878-5447

Apple Island Campground & Marina - 802 372-3800

Keeler Bay Campground & Marina - 802 395-1113

Grand Isle State Park Campground - 802 372-4300

Champlain Valley Campground - 802 524-5146

Lakehurst Campground - 802 928-3266

Rivers Edge Cottages & RV Park - 802 475-2700

Lake Champlain VT Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
D.A.R. State Park, at Lake Champlain
6750 VT RT 17 W
Addison, VT 05491
802 759-2354


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