ACGS - Quality Fishing, with Quality People

As most of you know, on November 7th, we lost our good friend "Fred" Johnson to a massive heart attack.


It was a complete shock to all of us that he left so soon having not been sick at all. But he did go the way all of us would like to go, with no suffering. He fished right to his last day!! On that day, we caught the "Lake Champlain Grand Slam", which is our top 5 game fish, smallmouth, largemouth, pike, landlocked salmon, and lake trout all in "One" day. I guess all the stars and planets were lined up for "Fred" cause that only happens once in a great while! Fred was a great fisherman, great friend, and a great human being! He will be missed dearly.


If you have tentatively booked an ice fishing trip please contact us to confirm soon as dates are filling up. 


Here are some photos from this past month. As you have seen over the years, some of our biggest Smallies and Pike are caught in the month of November!


As of this writing Long Pond has been icing every morning. It does disappear later in the day, but it is getting ready!! As soon as the temperature goes below freezing both day "and " night, it will freeze up in no time and give it about 2 weeks and it will be safe enough to ice fish. We're sending out a special newsletter as soon as it happens, so make sure you look for it!!

Most of the inland lakes should be all frozen up buy the end of December and the shallow bays of Champlain by mid January.

Hey Guys, make sure you check out our 2013 ice fishing rates, you can't beat it! don't forget, that if any of you are first time Ice Fishermen and want to learn, and as long as I am not attending one of the sport shows, I'll be here to teach you. As long as you are staying at the Lodge my guiding on Long Pond is "Free" to you!! I have all the equipment; the only extra charge will be for bait. You will learn a lot and you will love it!!

Long Pond is one of the best action "tip-up" lakes you will ever Ice Fish. It is loaded with Pike, Bass (have to be released in the winter), Yellow Perch, Crappie, Bullhead, and Sunfish. 2 miles down the road from us is Willsboro bay which is 4mile bay on Lake Champlain and it is great  ice fishing for landlocked salmon, lake trout, yellow perch and smelt! So within just a few miles of the lodge you can ice fish for most anything!! Also, not to far away are some great inland lakes which have some great salmon and lake trout ice fishing and we will direct you to the hotspots on those lakes. Get your Ice fishing stuff out guys!!

Well guys, that is it for this month. I wish you all a happy holiday season, especially those of you who had to deal with hurricane Sandy. I hope everything gets back to normal soon.

Bye for now,


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.