About Catamount Bassin' Guide Service

Catamount Bassin Guide Service is Vermont's Premier fishing guide service. Based in Central Vermont, Catamount Bassin' provides guided fishing trips to all of Vermont's lake regions. Our guides have over forty years combined angling experience. We specialize in Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike species. Fishing for other species is available. You may choose a lake or we can recommend a lake based on your interests and the species you are pursuing.

Mission Statement

Catamount Bassin' Guide Service is committed to providing our clients with a top-notch fishing experience and ensures that your time with us will be truly memorable and rewarding. Our guarantee is that at the end of your day with us, you will not only catch fish, but you will also leave a more knowledgeable and informed fisherman. This newly acquired knowledge will help you to become more successful in the future out on the water! We take pride in offering professional education and guidance on fishing topics and techniques, but most of all, "reel fun" for our clients.



Catamount Bassin' Guide Service is fully comitted to the success of our clients. We set ourselves apart from other guide services in that we guarantee your satisfaction. We want you to have the absolute best fishing experience possible and if you don't, we will be held accountable. If you don't catch fish, we don't get paid!


"It's the evolution of a great bass fishing career to have Don share his vast knowledge with others by starting his own guide business." - Paul Tomeo, Former New York B.A.S.S. Federation Vice President and Current New York State Team Coordinator

"I've had the pleasure of fishing with Don on several occasions, under different circumstances and have found him to be a highly skilled and adaptable angler, as well as an engaging and congenial fishing companion. Plus, he knows how to locate fish!" - Bob Farese, Massachusetts Attorney and Competitive Northeast Tournament Fisherman

"Don is more than just a guide, he is a mentor. His expansive knowledge of fishing techniques, his keen ability to adapt to changing conditions and his deep-rooted passion to provide a memorable experience for his guests makes Don your first choice in guide services." - Sean Alvarez, President of Vermont B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and two-time B.A.S.S. Federation National Championship contender

"Don's passion of teaching the finer points of fishing is what sets him apart from the traditional fishing guide." - Steve Bosley, Northeast BassCat Boats Sales Representative

"Don's ability to stay current with fishing trends made him a valuable resource in creating our fishing department. His knowledge of bass fishing will ensure a great experience for all of his clients and continued success for his guide business. Simply stated, Don is a true professional both on and off the water." - Mike Pratico, Owner of New England Outdoorsman


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