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What to fish for...

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.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Vermont

Primary fish species residing in Lake Champlain

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

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

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Burlington Waterfront Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Penny Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Charlotte Fishing Access Boat Ramp Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Cedar Beach Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Keeler Bay Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side of the peninsula, off Sunrise Drive, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Mallets Bay Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off W Lakeshore Drive, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

North Hero Causeway Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Bridge Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Rock River Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Spring Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Saint Albans Bay Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Hathaway Point Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sandy Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, at the east end of the N River Street Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Shelburne Bay Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Bay Road, this is two, one-lane, concrete ramps with docks and gravel parking.

Stony Point Access Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off W Shore Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Tauber Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Hog Island Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

West Shore Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side of the peninsula, off W Shore Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Marinas

Apple Island Marina
71 US-2
South Hero, VT 05486
802 372-3800

Bay Harbor Marina
278 West Lakeshore Drive
Colchester, Vermont 05446
802 862-4072

Burlington Harbor Marina
75 Penny Lane
Burlington, VT 05401
802 540-6869

Calm Cove Marina
106 Calm Cove Circle
Colchester, VT 05446
802 863-6980

Champlain Bridge Marina
7724 Vt. Rt 17W
Addison, VT, 05491
802 759-2049

Champlain Marina
982 W Lakeshore Dr
Colchester, VT 05446
802 658-4034

Ferry Dock Marina
1 King Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802 861-2019

Ladd's Landing Marina
412 US-2
Grand Isle, VT 05458
802 372-5320

Marina At Marble Island
1378 Marble Island Rd
Colchester, VT 05446
802 862-6804

Moorings Marina
332 W LakeShore Drive
Colchester, VT 05446
802 862-1407

North Hero Marina
2253 Pelots Point Rd
North Hero, VT 05474
802 372-5953

Point Bay Marina
1401 Thompson's Point Rd
Charlotte, VT 05445
802 425-2431

Saint Albans Bay Marina
15 Georgia Shore Road
St. Albans Bay, VT
802 524-0909

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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