Fine Line Fishing Adventures

Fine Line Fishing Adventures wishes you a welcome to Vergennes. Captain Sterling Pelsue is a fully licensed charter captain primarily located on Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain specializing in Salmon and Lake Trout fishing year-round. Gather your friends and family and join him for a day of fishing full of fun and excitement. The captain is a lifelong angler who’ll do his best to put you on the fish and make your trip one to remember!

Your adventure will take place on a 22’ Sea Nymph aluminum fishing boat that can carry up to 5 anglers. This boat runs on a 350 HP Mercury Cobra engine and is equipped with a wireless trolling motor, outriggers, and downriggers.

Captain Sterling offers action-packed spring and summertime trolling for Trout and Salmon, bow fishing night trips, and late summer and fall jigging charters during the fall Lake Trout spawn. May through June is the most productive period for Walleye fishing, so the captain also offers combination Walleye trips with a night of bow fishing afterwards!

Just because the water freezes over in the winter doesn’t mean fishing stops here at Fine Line Fishing Adventures! Captain Sterling stays on Lake Trout year-round and nothing is more exciting than landing Laker through the ice on jig rods in a nice warm shanty. In addition, you can fish for Pike and Panfish as well.

All the bait and gear are provided for your trip. You must purchase a Vermont fishing license (3-day non-resident fishing licenses available). Also, bring some snacks and drinks to stay refreshed throughout the trip.

If you’re looking for a great way to spend a few days fishing this year, let Fine Line Fishing Adventures do the work for you while you enjoy the bounty and great times Vermont has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nighttime Bow Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $350
    Join Captain Sterling on his bow fishing boat for an action-packed night of shooting fish! Common Carp, Tench, Gar, Sucker, Rudd, and Bowfin are plentiful and always lots of action. High-powered lights run off a generator make it easy to spot fish, and the rest is up to you! No limits on the invasive species.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Walleye/Bow Fishing Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 1
    $450
    Have a memorable time on the water by having 3 hours of Walleye fishing followed by 5 hours of bow fishing immediately afterwards with a short run from the Walleye fishing location. This action-packed trip runs from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $450
    Five-hour trolling trips are available for chasing Trout and Salmon. You and Captain Sterling will depart at 5:00 a.m. and get back by 10:00 a.m. The trip price covers all the fishing equipment as well as catch cleaning. Bring your licenses, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Walleye
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 1
    $450
    May and June are very productive months for Walleye in the rivers to spawn. You and Captain Sterling will start the adventure at 6:00 a.m. and spend 5 enjoyable hours on the water. Bring nothing but snacks, drinks, and valid fishing lincenses.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Lake Trout Jigging
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 1
    $500
    During the fall, Lake Trout gathers in large numbers in deep water for the spawn. Primarily, this is the time of year when most trophy fish is landed in consistent numbers and can be very productive. Morning and evening trips are available, check with the captain for details.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    On these 8-hour trolling trips, you and the captain will have a lovely morning targeting Trout and Salmon. The departure time is 8:00 a.m. The trip price includes all the fishing equipment you'll need as well as fish cleaning.
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About the Captain

Sterling Pelsue
Vergennes, Vermont, United States
4 Fishing Reports
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3 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2022
Captain Sterling is a fully-licensed charter captain who started this business last year but has been fishing Trout and Salmon on Lake Champlain since he was 6 years old. The captain knows Lake Champlain like the back of his hand. Lake Trout is his favorite target species but if it can be caught, he fishes for it!

About this listing

Targeted species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Bowfin Bowfin
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Carp Carp

Boat specs

See Nymph (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Bank Transfer

Recent Fishing Reports

Jiggin for biggins on the broad lake!! ?
Jiggin for biggins on the broad lake!! ?
August 9, 2022
Weare in full swing-on our jigging trips on lake Champlain and there’s no better time to experience the fight these fish have coming up from the deep water! Although trolling is extremely productive in the spring and the early summer these trout go deep once the water warms. Thus making it prime for jigging! Jigging for lake trout is one of my favorite ways to target these beautiful fish and the bite has been hot!. we’ve been busy the last few weeks! Just got the new boat back which is full of room and extremely comfortable for groups to fish out of. Join me with friends and family for an afternoon or evening targeting trophy lake trout and see what its all about!!

Customer reviews

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5 hours of Lake trout bliss

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Lake Trout Jigging on July 7, 2022
Captain Sterling does not disappoint. My wife and I booked a full day out with him to jig for lake trout. He sure knows how...
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Trolling for Lake Trout

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Trolling on June 2, 2022
Went Trolling for Lake trout with captain sterling. Had a great time. Awesome captain, lots of fun to spend the morning on...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Lake Trout Jigging on August 10, 2022
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FAQs about Fine Line Fishing Adventures

Fine Line Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $175 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Nighttime Bow Fishing (5 hours)
  • $225 per person - 8 Hour – Walleye/Bow Fishing Combo (8 hours)
  • $450 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Trolling (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Walleye (5 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Lake Trout Jigging (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Trolling (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fine Line Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Fine Line Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fine Line Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Fine Line Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fine Line Fishing Adventures include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Bowfin
  • Brown Trout
  • Carp
  • Lake Trout
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon
  • Walleye