Lake Champlain, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Lake Champlain, Vermont Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Water is cooling quickly! Look to dying weeds for pike and pickerel action!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
10 / 14 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Lake Champlain is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 93.99

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day for bass, pike, panfish and salmonids

Best stretch: There are simply too many to list in a lake 120 miles long.

Best access point:

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Fish species: Carp, bass, northern pike, pickerel, panfish, perch, bowfin, freshwater drum, longnose gar

Fishing season: Lake Champlain is open to fishing year round

Nearest airport: Burlington International

Person Fishing in a stream

Lake Champlain Description

The shallow waters of Lake Champlain and its lower tributaries hold a bounty of warm water fishes for the fly angler. Best accessed with a canoe, kayak or other watercraft this body of water is quite foreboding but when taken in smaller segments excellent fishing can be found. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Access points are an easy means to launch along the many bays, setbacks and rivers from Missisquoi Bay to ...

Techniques & Tips

Look for weed edges and strip flies along them for pike. Rock piles and deeper structure will start congregating bass shortly. It won't be long before lakers are headed to spawn and salmon will be found near tribs.

7-Day Forecast

The weather is showing a bit of a warm up for the next week which will get a last hurrah out of som of our warm water species. This might be your last chance to get into carp until next year!


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