Fishing the NEK!

The beautiful, scenic lakes and ponds of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom (NEK) are home to many species of fish, including bass, trout, pike, salmon, walleye and more! Sometimes hindered by the reputation of Lake Champlain, the NEK boasts an abundance of great fisheries with football sized smallmouth, heavy largemouth and pike weighing in the double digits! With so many lakes at our doorstep, there are hungry fish somewhere and I know where to find them. Avoid the congestion of bigger lakes and come on up and do some fishing in the great NEK, Vermont's diamond in the rough! Bring the family and bring the friends, there are outdoor activities for everyone! Kids are always welcome. What better way to spend quality time with our children and instill upon them the beauty of fishing and the works of Mother Nature!!

Guide services provided by Captain Dave, licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Trips are provided from April to October. Fishing is done from a fully rigged, tournament ready 19' Nitro 901 CDX DC. I practice catch and release to help ensure great fisheries for future generations!

Lake Memphremagog is my home waters. Other guided waters include, but
not limited to:

  • Derby Pond
  • Island Pond
  • Salem Lake
  • Spectacle Pond
  • Lake Morey (not in the NEK, but close enough! Plus, I have a lot of experience here.)

Items to bring:

  • VT fishing license
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/visor
  • Sunglasses, preferably polarized
  • Camera (I can also email photos from my iPhone)
  • Ample clothes (NEK temperatures can vary greatly throughout the day)
  • Food or snacks to keep you energized
  • Rain gear, if rain is predicted

Items provided:

  • All fishing rods, reels, tackle and safety equipment (please specify if a child will be fishing)
  • Cold water and Gatorade
Captain Dave Lamoureux
PO Box 446
Island Pond, VT 05846
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