Lake Champlain Fishing Reports

Your Lake Champlain Fishing Experience

Looking for the latest updates on the fishing conditions on Lake Champlain? Look no further than Irish Raider Outfitters' fishing report! Our team of experienced guides is dedicated to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information on the best fishing spots, techniques, and tackle to use on the lake. Whether you're looking to catch trophy-sized smallmouth bass, northern pike, or lake trout, we've got you covered. With our detailed fishing reports, you'll be able to plan your fishing trip with confidence and maximize your chances of landing that big one.

We get these questions often. Is Lake Champlain good for fishing? What is the most popular fish to catch in Lake Champlain NY? What large fish are in Lake Champlain? Well, Lake Champlain is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers from all over the world. The lake's diverse fish population includes species such as bass, pike, trout, salmon, and more, making it an ideal spot for both novice and experienced anglers. Take a look at our fishing reports to discover the thrilling experiences our guests have had while catching these impressive fish!

Irish Raider Outfitters provides fishing trips ranging from 4 to 6 hours depending on your choice, with the added option of trout fishing in the Adirondack streams. We understand that there are numerous resources available for planning your next fishing trip, and we're delighted that you've found our advice useful. At Irish Raider Outfitters, we are enthusiastic about imparting our expertise of this breathtaking body of water to avid anglers such as yourself. We can't wait to go fishing with you!

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September 15, 2023

Lake Champlain Champy Expedition search in September

Received the link from our Japanese Champ expedition crew we had on board in September. 
They aired the documentary last week in Tokyo.
That crew was definitely motivated!!!! But the Red snapper they brought on board as bait/chum didn’t 
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August 16, 2023

On Em!!

So when I put a 6 pack of our Amish fishing friends on board for a charter, it often turns into a 18 pack of lake trout in the live well, like tonight!!!!

They’re not into photos but they Love to fish!!! Totally enjoy having them on board 2-3 times a every year. 

We’re still on those……
Easy Fish!! 
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July 31, 2023

On Fish at sunrise

Awesome morning run with Chris on our Champ way Point!!

The fish were hungry this morning!!! On fish all morning!!! 
On 🎣 
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July 28, 2023

Family Time

It’s awesome to have the family here from Switzerland. 
Dax, Simone, Emma and Helen experienced a little Lake Champlain fishing this afternoon.
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July 26, 2023

Busy past few weeks .!!

Here's a photo dumb from the past few two weeks of some of our charters. It's been tough fishing the past week with the water being stained brown from all the rain we've experienced in New York and Vermonts and flooding. We captueeed a sonar image on the Garmin which several folks believe to be Lake Champlain Monster "Champy"
Who knows. 
Tight Lines!

Captain Scott
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July 6, 2023

Great PM on Lake Champlain

Great evening run with Hal and his family!! I do believe they were impressed with fishery Lake Champlain has to offer anglers. Alot of first ever lake trouts caught on their run!!
On Fish!!

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July 3, 2023

Wicked feeding frenzy this morning!!

Great 6 hour run this morning! Fished for awhile with our friend Joe on the hump. Joe wasn’t catching them like my crew, so I tossed him some Gamblers with the secret sauce……

Bamm he was speaking trout and they were jumping into his boat!!

On 🎣 
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June 29, 2023

On Fish

Awesome having Chris from Hobo Custom Rods LLC out with us for two days. Day #1 was definetly sporty with big winds & waves.! 
Alot of fish on our way points day one with lock jaw.
Today day #2 they were hungry and some nice fish came over the rail!!

On fis!!!

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June 22, 2023

Great pm Lake Trout run!!

It was awesome to have Tim and his son back onboard again. Last year's run was terrible with bad weather and rough seas. This year the weather was awesome and the fish were hungry!
It's always great to have repeat fishermen every year that enjoy fishing as much as this Captain!!
Fish On!!

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June 8, 2023

Great smallmouth & lake trout combo run!!

The crew were on the small mouths & lake trout this morning!!
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June 2, 2023

Fish Memories

Couldn’t have asked for better weather and fishing on our am half day today. We had a visiting juvenile loon hanging out looking a fish sandwich much of the day. Rick & his brothers gifted his father a birthday lake trout charter and all the boys caught some nice  fish today!! 

On 🎣
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June 1, 2023

Fish view

On Fish!! Great evening run to splash the Go Fisg Cams!!