Two miles west of the Mt. Philo Inn is Lake Champlain, a 115 mile waterway stretching from Canada to New York. Nearby Thompson’s Point and Split Rock on the New York side, pinch the deepest and most narrow part of the Lake. The deep water in combination with wide shallow bays on either side make this one of Lake Champlain’s most important fishing grounds, where you can catch landlocked atlantic salmon , lake trout , steelhead and brown trout, bass, pike and walleye.
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This area was traditionally inhabited by the Abenaki people. The 230 acres of Thompson’s Point is now owned by the town of Charlotte. The land is leased to a summer community that has developed over the past 150 years. There are 4 public access points to the water on Thompson's Point. Please be respectful to the nearby leaseholders
At least 32 fish species are identified by Abenaki names. The word for brook trout is ziboiskotam, but there are no Abenaki words available for rainbow or brown trout, which were introduced into Vermont in 1886 and 1892 respectively(Langdon, Ferguson & Cox, 2006). Only one alien species has an Abenaki name: carp (Wobhagas). Of the 45 fish species that could be expected at Thompson’s Point, 24 have known Abenaki names. Some of the others may have been lost or were placed in such categories as “common fish” (e.g. chub, dace; alnamagw), “edible fish” (mowomagw), or “trash fish” (miciganakws).