With a length of approximately 125 miles, Lake Champlain is one of the largest lakes in the Mid Atlantic region. This unique body of water is bordered by New York, Vermont, and Quebec, Canada. The lake is fed by a number of tributaries including the Boquet, Saranac, and Ausable Rivers.

Lake Champlain fish species include landlocked Atlantic salmon, lake trout, northern pike, walleye, yellow perch, white perch, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, and others.

Shallow water species such as northern pike and crappie are often found along sheltered areas such as Kelley Bay, Missisquoi Bay, Dillenbeck Bay, Carry Bay, Keeler Bay, St. Albans Bay, the shallow flats south of the Sandbar Causeway.

Landlocked salmon can be caught in the Inland Sea north of the Sandbar Causeway. Lake trout are often found in deep-water areas of the lake.Productive deep-water areas are found off Grand Isle, and parts of Outer Mallets Bay, Shelburne Bay, Converse Bay, Button Bay, and near the Champlain Bridge.

Several of the lake’s provide productive fisheries for salmon, trout, and other species.

Lake Champlain is one of the top areas for ice fishing in the Northeast. Yellow perch are usually the main catch, although a variety of species can be targeted.

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