ACGS - Quality Fishing, with Quality People



Hi Guys,

How's your summer been? Ours has been awful! We've had so much rain. This is the first time I have ever seen Lake Champlain completely stained and dirty, and I mean the "whole lake". Needless to say, the fishing has not been good! As you can see though, by these recent photos we did catch some really nice fish, but the quantities weren't there. On the other hand, our Lake Long Pond, has been excellent this summer. Most of the Largemouth you see here are from our lake! But the summer is coming to an end and the fall, which is the biggest fish of the year, " IN ALL MOST ALL SPECIES".


Here are some pictures from last fall. Prime time here is now late September thru early November. It used to be from late August ?



As I mentioned in earlier updates not that long ago we had over a dozen guides that worked with us and it was almost never a problem booking in guys at the last minute, but now it's different, you have to book early cause we only have a few guides left and like a lot of other type's business, we can't find help??!! So, if you are thinking about coming to fish with us, snf you can be flexible on your dates, it would really help. But there is really no problem though, just using meals only packages and just fishing on our lake on your own.


Look at these Lakers and smallmouths we caught this summer. The biggest laker you seen here was a whopping 52 pounds and it was caught by our close client and friend Matt Lipscomb. And you might recognize my son. Casey with a 7.34 pound smallmouth. I would like to say they were caught on Champlain, but the lakers were caught in Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest territories, at Plummers Lodge. It has the largest Lake Trout in the world and I highly recommend it!! My son Casey caught the monster smallmouth on the St. Lawrence River in a Bass Tournament this summer. But on Lake Champlain we have great fishing for Lakers and Bass as well. Just not quite as big . And our trips are not as costly and a lot closer!!


Hope to see you soon.



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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.