Lake Champlain

Custom Fishing Trips

Here at 3rd Alarm Charters, we offer the longest fishing season with the most variety of any Lake Champlain fishing charter in Vermont. From Ice Out of early April to the holidays of November and December, we've got you covered by offering both trolling and casting trips. Our vessels are set up to handle any tastes, as our trips can be split half trolling and half casting. Once we return from our late summer trips on Lake Ontario, we resume our Champlain trips for bass and pike fishing during the spectacular fall colors. No matter what species you choose, you can also trust Captain Matt to do what seems best for the time of year.

Our Lake Champlain trips are set up for groups of 2 to 4 people. Call 802-345-7949 to schedule your tour today.

A Wide Variety Of Fish

The trolling trips from 3rd Alarm Charters are for anglers focused on catching lake trout and landlock salmon. However, you may encounter rainbow and brown trout as well. July and August are phenomenoal months for jigging for trophy lake trout.  This is when we catch our biggest lakers of the season along with our highest catch rates as well. For our Lake Champlain fishing charter casting trips, the primary focus is on bass and pike; however walleye, pickerel, bowfin, and gar can all be caught on any given day.
Every species of fish has certain times of the year that are prime for catching. Bass and pike can be caught from ice out throughout the summer months, and even into late fall. However, the best time for them is during April/May and September/October. Trolling for salmon and trout is generally best from late May to late July, though we also offer early trolling trips in April. These trips give you a chance to troll shallow waters just after ice out.

Plan Your Next Vacation Or Getaway

Fishing Getaway
3rd Alarm Charters lets you fish all of Lake Champlain, from the shallow bays up to the islands of Grand Isle County, Vermont. Our trolling trips, on the other hand, have you concentrating on the waters from Westport, NY to Charlotte, VT. We can also arrange fishing charters trips to the lakes and ponds of Western Vermont in Rutland and Addison Counties.

If you're looking for the perfect couple's retreat, take a trip to Vermont's Green Mountains with 3rd Alarm Charters and enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Whether it's a vacation getaway or a corporate retreat, the name to know is 3rd Alarm Charters.


4-hrs / $300
8-hrs/ $500
Max 4 people

Fall waterfowl hunts $200/person - max 2 people
Oct/Nov cast & blast combo ( morning hunting , afternoon Bass & Pike fishing) $250/person- max 2 people

Lodging suggestions available for all above trips
Call 802-345-7949
to schedule your tour

3rd Alarm Charters is a locally owned and operated company that started in 2010.

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