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Who We Are and What We Do

US Coast Guard Master

 US Coast Guard Master

Captain Dave Morrissette

Merchant mariner #8403318


Dave Morrissette was introduced to Lake Champlain and the Champlain Islands in the late 90’s. Frequent fishing trips and many bass tournaments led to a lifetime dream of living on this fantastic fishery.


Twenty years later, Dave is fulfilling his dream. In 2017, Dave and his wife, Melissa, purchased the Anchorage (the first place he stayed at in the 90’s), a cabin rental business tucked within Paradise Bay.


With the completion of his USCG Master Captain license in 2019, Dave has been excited to share his knowledge of this great fishery with others and making a stay at the Anchorage a full-service fishing destination. Recently however, Dave and his wife decided to sell the Anchorage allowing Dave to further pursue a full-time guiding service on Lake Champlain. So, if this great fishery is on your bucket list, book your trip now!

Affiliated Captains

USCG Merchant Mariner #8393422

Captain Tim Aldrich

USCG Merchant Mariner # 369792

Captain Matt Trombley 3rd Alarm Charters

Captain Dave Morrissette


"I have had the chance to see Captain Dave in action during the spring and late fall on Lake Champlain. I have hired guides before and what stands out about Dave and Last Cast charters is his knowledge of the fishery, his decision making, and his boat. Dave shared his knowledge of why the fish would be where they are, why they would relate to certain structure or what pattern they were following. He’s not shy to either change locations or techniques when something seems to be not working, and these decisions are made quickly so that we can spend time catching fish.


On the rare “tough” day, which almost always seems better that most fisheries I have been on, he works hard to get his clients educated and fish in the boat. The boat itself is perfect for Lake Champlain. The waves on this lake remind you that Mother Nature is in charge, but with the right boat and a very skilled captain you can still enjoy the day! I highly recommend Last Cast and look forward to upcoming trips."       Todd Mathews

2024 National Championship

2024 National Championship

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"Booked a charter with Captain Dave for me and my family and it was incredible. The day was sunny, we caught bass and it was a memory that will last forever." John Reed

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