Fishing At Lake Champlain
AKA: Champlain Lake
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.
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.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Champlain
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Lake Champlain Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Ladd's Landing Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
North Hero Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
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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
D.A.R. State Park, at Lake Champlain
6750 VT RT 17 W
Addison, VT 05491
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Fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish, perch, pike, muskie, sauger and sturgeon at Lake Champlain in northwest VT.