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Fishing At Lake Champlain

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, 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 New York.

Excellent fishing opportunities on Lake Champlain includes bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish, perch, pike, muskie, sauger and sturgeon. This thriving fishery is a 271,000-acre lake on the northeastern border of New York State. Well over 100 miles of deep trolling channels and nearly 600 miles of shoreline set the stage for the fishing here. This big water is best fished from larger boats, but some areas can work for small craft, canoes and kayaks. Sections of shoreline are accessible from many locations around the lake. About a dozen boat launch ramps serve the public from the New York side and the Vermont side. Fishing charters and guides offer a wide variety of fishing packages, depending on the fish species you desire. This is a bass fishing haven, with numerous tournament held here annually. A dozen or more marinas, on the NY side serve the boating public with gas, supplies, dining and shopping. Take your pick from many campgrounds and RV parks, some at the waters edge.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Champlain

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye 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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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kings Bay Resort Campground - 514 972-2272

Lakeview Campground - 518 297-2104

Monty's Bay Campground - 518 846-7342

Ausable Point Campground - 518 561-7080

Port Kent Campground - 518 834-9011

Iroquois Campground & RV Park - 518 643-9057

Ausable Chasm Campground - 518 834-9990

Shady Oaks RV Park - 518 562-0561

Plattsburgh RV Park - 518 563-3915

Ausable Pines Campground & RV Park - 518 561-1188

Crown Point Campground - 518 597-3603

Crown Point Reservation Campground - 518 597-3257

Campgrounds and fishing at Lake Champlain in Vermont

Lake Champlain NY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Ausable Point Campground
3346 Lakeshore Drive
Peru, NY 12972
518 561-7080

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Lake Champlain in New York.

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Fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish, perch, pike, muskie, sauger and sturgeon at Lake Champlain in northeast NY.

Fishing on Lake Champlain.