ACGS - Quality Fishing, with Quality People



Hi Guys,

Well the summer is here, but the fishing conditions are still late spring? The water temps have been way cooler then they should be for this time of the year and the bass are still in post spawn which means "very slow". We are averaging 20 to 30 fish a day, which is still good, but we are picking them up, like "one here and one there" and a long time between fish! We are still catching them on the bottom with jigs and ned rigs. still no senko or top-water bite?! What is going to happen is that it is going to get hot right away and we will go right into summer conditions, which means the fish will head to deep water and spread out. Then thru the rest of the summer we will be catching them on the reefs and humps way off shore. Here are some photos from the past couple of weeks.



Even though we catch some nice bass and pike in the summer months it is relatively slow, cause they are spread out and deep and will remain there until fall. By far the most action fishing now is for Lake trout and salmon. It is deep water trolling but also deep water Jigging which is a lot of fun and we are catching lakers now over 10 lbs!! This summer we might be getting into some walleye too, since they have been making a comeback this year?!


Our lake, Long Pond, is really good fishing in the summer, but it is mainly an early morning/late evening bite. We have lots of largemouth, smallmouth, pike, and all kinds of pan fish. Any of you that are coming up to fish with us this summer might want to try one of our combination packages, which includes lodging and meals, Long Pond fishing with a boat on your own, then fishing with a guide on Champlain for trout and salmon, all at a very reasonable price. This way you get to fish for all our species of fish in one trip!!

Also this year we have AC for the first time! We never needed it before , but the climate is changing!!



For those of you who know my son Casey, here are some recent photos of him in recent tournaments on Champlain and the St Lawrence. In the first four tournaments he placed 1st twice, 2nd once, and 6th! So he is doing well!

His two boys Cade and Corbin are in the photos. The Boys will be ready to guide for you sometime in the mid-2030s!


Well guys I guess that is it for now. The next update will be when the fall bite is on!!

Bye for now,

- Pete

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.