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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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!!
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June 1, 2023

Water temperature is getting warmer and the fishing is on fire!!

It was great having Chris onboard  again. His daughter caught the first fish and her first ever lake trout. The bire was definetly hot first thing this morning with multiple fish for everyone! 

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May 27, 2023

Sporty run in the South wind & waves!!

Well the fish were definitely late for breakfast this morning… 

It was another sporty day in the South winds & waves, which prevented us from fishing our hot waypoints from the past few runs. However, we were able to jockey around to catch some fish.  Definitely a much slower day compared to the last few!!
On 🎣 
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May 26, 2023

Another angler catch’s his first ever lake trout

Tony wanted to take his fishing buddy Derek out to catch a  lake trout, before Derek reported to his army boot camp on Monday.

Mission accomplished.!!
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May 22, 2023

Fish On!!

Great having the Doc onboard today for some lake trout jigging to wrap up his Adirondack fishing tour. He definitely caught a bigger trout today than he did fly fishing on the Ausable in Wilmington. 

On Fish.
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May 21, 2023

Fishing Curse Deleted

Well Mel informed us prior to this trip that he had a fishing curse upon him. Stated every time he's gone fishing other people catch all the fish & he goes home hungry..

We had a lot of fun with Mel on board this morning for some fast paced lake trout jigging with me. 

Totally broke his fishing curse by putting him on some nice trout. Winner winner he’s bringing home dinner!!
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May 9, 2023

Small mouths bite is on fire!!

Ernie was able to land his PB smallmouth on the 6 hour trip!! It was awesome to put him and his son on the fish.
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May 15, 2023

Great Lake Champlain 6 hr lake trout trip

It was awesome to have Robbie on board again with his three amingos. Lads all boated fish on the the run which brought out the Fish Smiles!
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April 29, 2023

Lake Trout

Great first run with Pete to scout my haunts out, for the up coming charters next week. He definitely out fished me today. He also caught the skinniest 32 inch lake trout I have ever seen. That fish must’ve been on weight watchers the entire winter!!! We’re On 🎣 out of the gate!! Tight lines!!
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May 29, 2022

Doubled down Sunday

What a great morning run with April and the guys!! They definitely dropped the hammer on the fish this morning with several doubles!! Evan was able to wrap the morning up with a very nice double digit fish before we headed in!!

Another epic morning with fish smiles!!

Fish On!!
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May 24, 2022

Small mouths

Soon the small mouths on Lake Champlain will be 100% in the spawn mode. We're having great pre spawn runs with nice numbers of quality fish!!