" Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River is in full swing and the fishing is as about as good as it can get! Great numbers and plenty of good sized fish to go around. Fish have been taken on egg sacs, beads and plugs, though higher than normal rain fall has had river flows above average. This will translate to excellent Steelhead fishing well into the Holidays!
We have had some of the best Waterfowl hunting we have ever experienced with great numbers of Woodducks, Mallards & Canadian Geese! Hunts in the Otter Creek Valley have produced well, a sharp fall cold front has those birds moved out & flight birds in on Champlain now! We have taken a little break to enjoy some November Deer hunting, but we will be back on the drift boat right after Thanksgiving! We still have some wonderful dates available for December & January Steelhead so give us a shout!"
October 2017 Fishing Report
"We have been full swing on both the Salmon River & Lake Champlain with our busiest fall to date! The Salmon River has seen a record return of King & Coho Salmon & catches have been making for tired arms daily! The unseasonably warm weather has our bass bite on Champlain in a more late summer pattern then fall...But adapting tactics has kept great numbers as we expect from this world class fishery! Not to be forgotten we are just beginning our Waterfowl hunts & have enjoyed some beautiful mornings in the marsh with more to come!"
September 2017 Fishing Report
" All i can say is WOW on Lake Ontario! Some of the best fishing since 2012, crazy numbers & quality fish! This will translate to phenominal fishing on the Salmon river! We are fully booked into late October...but still have some pike trips for Champlain & Steelhead for the Salmon River. Fall is here...fishing is LIGHTS OUT on both Champlain & the Salmon River!"
August 2017 Fishing Report
Who says you cant catch fish in the dog days of August! When we have had calm condtions the Lake Trout jigging bite has been HOT! Other days we have spent casting in South Hero, Mallets Bay & the central Lake & plenty of Pike, Pickerel, Large & Smallmouth Bass to go around! We leave for lake Ontario in 10 days & back after Labor Day. Still a select few fall dates for bass & pike along with Salmon River drift boat trips....give us a shout!
April 2017 Fishing Report
We have been guiding the Salmon River the last few weeks & drop back Steelhead fishing has been pretty steady. High traffic days making the bite a bit tougher, being willing to keep moving & finding fresh fish is the key! A few more trips this week, a couple Champlain Pike trips & then on to the Hudson River!
May 2017 Fishing Report
We are right smack dab in the middle of the May Striper Run on the Hudson River. Cool spring weather & lots of rain have the spawning supressed but lots of fish are here & we are still on the fish daily! Some double digit days & some nice fish coming to the net...smiles all around! June dates are filling , dont delay on getting in on some hot summer action on Champlain!
June 2017 Fishing Report
" we have been on the water pretty steady through early june and Champlain is showing us the mixed bad bonanza she is known for! Lake Trout, Salmon, Bass and Pike all coming to the net on any given day! June is THE month to be here to taste a little of everything! We are now booking into late july & early August for jigging trips for Lake Trout..give us a shout!"
July 2017 Fishing Report
" while trolling for Salmon on Champlain has slowed a bit, the trolling for Kings on Ontario is on fire! We just enjoyed our first trip over to Oswego and the King numbers are the best we have seen in years! Champlain continues to produce great Lake Trout numbers, this is the time of year to net a trophy! We have landed some nice size Smallmouth Bass when we have targeted them, the coming fall months are the best for numbers of smallies! We still have a few dates open for Champlain smallmouths in Sept/Oct as well as King Salmon on the Salmon River! Give us a shout!"
About 3rd Alarm Charters
3rd Alarm Charters has been providing anglers with the adrenaline-fueled experiences they've been searching for since we opened back in 2010. Our Lake Champlain fishing charters offer year-round adventures and the most flexible scheduling options around. We also offer unlimited availability of the Hudson and Salmon Rivers and Lake Ontario fishing trips.