ACGS - Quality Fishing, with Quality People


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The Best Western Plus the Inn at Smithfield 
If you're  going to be in the Plattsburgh, NY area and need a place to stay, have we got a deal for you.  We have made special arrangements with the Best Western Plus the Inn at Smithfield for a 20% discount .  If you want to look at the hotel to see what they have to offer here is their website address.  The hotel is 100% smoke free.

To obtain this special discount pricing your reservation must be made over the telephone and cannot be made on line.  Here is the telephone number (518) 561-7750 and dial O to speak to the local hotel front desk and ask for the Adirondack-Champlain Guide Service Rate.  Rates vary depending upon availability, room type and the number of people.

Best Western Plus the Inn at Smithfield, offers clean, comfortable rooms with great amenities.  Their staff is always friendly and helpful.  They have hosted many sport fishing events and outdoor enthusiasts over the years and look forward to making your stay in the area enjoyable.

Temple Fork Outfitters
These are great rods at a very affordable price designed by Gary Loomis a legend in rod building.  There is a wide selection to chose from in both spinning and baitcasting. I will have a few of these rods in my boat for clients to try and test for themselves.

High Arctic Adventures
High Article Adventures offers access to unique, once-in-a-lifetime fishing and hunting opportunities in some of the most pristine landscape in the world. Despite the remote locations in the Nunavik region of Canada and in Labrador, our camps’ accomodations are state of the art, with comfort and enjoyment as a top priority (private cabins, each with a full bath; gourmet meals and refreshments; and outside communications, if desired). Please explore our site to glimpse the quality and abundance of fish and game that you will experience with High Arctic Adventures. For additional information, visit our contact page, or simply call 800-662-6404 or email Joe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We offer you something more!

NYSOGA New York State Outdoor Guide Association
The New York State Outdoor Guides Association (NYSOGA) was originally founded on June 28, 1891 and reorganized in 1981. NYSOGA represents guides from every part of New York State, with its organizational structure following that of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's "regional" lines.

The Lake Champlain Walleye Association
The Lake Champlain Walleye Association was founded by a small group of local fisherman in reaction to the rapidly declining Walleye population in the Lake Champlain Basin. In the early 1980’s this small group of individuals formed the association and began the important task of creating a Walleye restoration program in Lake Champlain

Yankee Boat Center
They have a complete line of fiberglass boats, pontoon boats and sailboats. We purchase our boats, motors, and trailers from this dealer and we highly recommend them to our clients.

The Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau
We work with regional committees to highlight the best of our area, getting information out to our visitors so they can anticipate, savor, and remember their best vacation ever.

H 30 Polarized Eyewear
H3O Polarized Eyewear Systems are the most versatile polarized sunglasses available. is the definitive website for all anglers, recreational and professional alike!

The Original Bug Shirt Company
The Most Effective Protective Clothing Against Mosquitoes, Biting Flies, Ticks and all Biting Insects. Also an extremely effective sunscreen, against both UVA and UVB.

Kistler Custom Fishing Rods
"Kistler Rods are preferred by the best pros in the world."

Poor Boy's Baits
Individually poured lures that we use drop shotting that work very well.

The Guide Service

ACGS Boat on Lake Champlain

Adirondack-Champlain Guide Service specializes in Lake Champlain fishing for smallmouth bass in the trophy category. We have been guiding clients for over 36 years working out of our Lodge on Long Pond, located in Willsboro, NY. Our extensive knowledge of Adirondack fishing is unsurpassed, combined with our intimate knowledge of Lake Champlain has made us the number one guide service in the Northeast. Fishing in the Adirondack inland lakes is another service we provide and excel at. Adirondack fishing can be challenging and very rewarding plus you’re surrounded by so much natural splendor. Also visit our About Us page to learn more about the Guide Service. We are offering some great Guide Service Rates this year. Learn more about the guide service or our fishing packages.

The Long Pond Lodge

TLodge_Picture_small.jpghe Lodge provides a vast array of fishing packages and can accommodate up to 18 people who come to fish. We provide meals and lodging packages, guide service only packages and full service packages where we combine all our services. We have support from 14 local guides who work with us to provide the best in service and knowledge. Long Pond, which is located directly behind our Lodge, is an excellent Adirondack Park fishery. It contains quality large and smallmouth bass, northern pike and a good mixture of large panfish. Rowboats are provided, free of charge, on all Lodge fishing packages. The fishing packages we offer for the pond do not include the guide service.  This is a great way to reduce your overall expenses and still enjoy a great fishing opportunity.  We do provide a detailed map that reflects all the hotspots and weedbeds. We also provide various ice fishing packages during the long winter on Long Pond. Learn more about the guide service or our fishing packages.