ACGS - Quality Fishing, with Quality People


The links on this website have helped to tell our story as we start our 32nd  year of service. Now you can read what our clients have to say about the Adirondack-Champlain Guide Service by reading their actual comments below.

  • Lee Strauss, from Ooltewah, TN said, “I come all the way from Tennessee because the average Lake Champlain smallmouth is bigger than in Tennessee and the topwater action is fantastic.”

  • Andrew Halliday, from Delmar, NY said, “I’m looking forward to catching my first 6 pound smallmouth and Lake Champlain is the place to find them.”

  • Doug Jensen, from Valley Falls, NY said, “I’ve enjoyed several fishing trips where we’ve caught over a 100 fish in one day.”

  • Phil Zulli, from Mahopac, NY said, “The fishing is very good but I come for Jane’s cooking.”

  • Bob Johnston, from Scarborough, NY said, “I’ve been fishing with this guide service for over 20 years, and they’re the best in the business.”

  • Mike MacWilliams, from Basking Ridge, NJ said, “We caught so many fish my thumbs were bleeding from lipping so many bass by the end of the day.”

  • Tony Vassalo, from Edgewater, NJ said, “I just love fishing the pilings for those huge largemouth bass on plastic worms.” 

  • Andy Jensen, from Halfmoon, NY said, “Long Pond is certainly a great fishery in all seasons, including winter.”

  • Eric Backman, from Norwalk, CT said, “I enjoy fishing the inland Adirondack lakes they are all so scenic and the fishing is outstanding.”

  • Doug Rockwell, from Pine Bush, NY said, “I thoroughly enjoy being able to bring my son to such a quality run guide service.”


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.