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Hi Guys,

Look at these photos from just the past couple of weeks!! "Great Huh"!? This spring has been exceptional with quantity of big smallmouths, many in the 4 to over 5lb range. boats averaged over 40 fish a day and a total of over 3,600 smallmouths for the month!!! A special congradulations to Tom Sommers and Roy Bain who caught and released 126 smallies in one day! It was a very cold month with water temps staying in the 40s, much too cold for the Largemouths and Pike to bite. But to our surprise we caught quite a few walleye. It has been a long time but the walleye are on their way back!

Right now, as of June 1st, it looks like the smallmouths are spreading out to their spawning areas and are no longer schooled up, so the baits of choice will be senkos, swimbaits, tube jigs, jerkbaits, flukes, ned rigs, and of course topwater. As the waters warm, the largemouth and pike bite should start soon. Even though we are behind in weather, Mother Nature has a way of catching up. I expect the shallow water fishing to be normal which is right thru mid July then the fish will go deep.



In the past couple of years there has been some exciting fishing for Lakers in the summer. Besides trolling deep for for trout and salmon, we have been deepwater jigging for them and we have been very successful. There are quantities of them and some real big ones too!! Many caught over 10lbs!! If any of you are coming to fish this summer, besides fishing Long Pond in the early morning and evening for largemouths and pike, we have a guide to take you out for some salmon, trout, smallies and maybe some walleye too! Might want to try it?!

Here are some photos from last summer:


Well guys that it for now. We still have openings for the later part of June and also into July. That is a popular time to bring up the kids, they are out of school and there is still a lot of action!!

Ok guys, hope to see you soon!

- 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.