Fishing and Hunting

The St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario are famous for bass, northern pike and muskellunge and guided fishing trips are a tradition in these waters. Novice anglers, or those just wishing to boost their chance of success, hire these experts to take them out onto the water for a successful day.

The 1000 Islands includes the eastern edge of Lake Ontario and is known for trophy-sized catches of salmon, trout, walleye and bass.

And don’t forget about muskies! These monsters top out at more than 60 inches long and are to be pursued only by the most experienced of anglers or with a guide.

Inland waters, including the Black River and Indian River Lakes on the New York side of the 1000 Islands as well as the Rideau Canal in Ontario, are popular spots and hold many of the same species as the bigger bodies of water. They are popular during spring and fall for tributary-style action.

Fishing in the 1000 Islands requires a license from New York state or the province of Ontario.

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Alexandria Bay, NY
seaway charters

1000 Islands Seaway Charters

1000 Islands
St. Lawrence River
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-408-6798

Come fish the 1000 Islands region of the St. Lawrence River for bass, northern pike, walleye, and muskie aboard our fully equipped 27-foot Sportcraft with licensed Capt. Matt Heath. All bait, tackle and equipment included. Marine toilet on board for your convenience. Full or half-day charters available.

Operation Season: April - November

A-Bay Fishing Charters

24675 Swan Hollow Rd
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-482-3750

Fish the St. Lawrence River with Captain Patrick Snyder on a 26-foot Chris Craft. 2 daily charters: 8am-3pm and 3:30pm to dusk. All tackle and bait included. Family and corporate outings. Packages with accommodations available.

Fishing Guide Association

Alexandria Bay Fishing Guides Association

St. Lawrence River
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-783-9740 or 315-222-6180

The St. Lawrence River is legendary for its ever-elusive muskie, trophy pike and walleye. Alexandria Bay is known as one of the world’s premier destinations for fishing vacations. The Association includes experienced guides to take you out onto the water for a great time!

Fish & Trips

Otter Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-482-8695

Providing full and half-day guided fishing trips as well as scenic boat tours on the St. Lawrence River; centrally located in Alexandria Bay.

Operation Season: May - October


FUN-2-FISH CHARTERS fishing and hunting guide

Bonnie Castle Marine
Boat House 2
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-771-2699

315-771-2699 (cell). Bass, northern pike, muskie, walleyes and shore dinners in 1000 Islands region and Black Lake. Also guided ducks, geese and waterfowl. Member of Alexandria Bay and Black Lake chambers of commerce.

International Fishing Charters

11 Rockwell St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-482-4671

With over 20 years of boat handling and guiding experience, you are in good hands. You can leave the details to me. Sit back and enjoy your time on the St Lawrence River.

Operation Season: April - September

Thousand Islands Waterfowl Specialists

113 Church St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-771-7499

World-class duck, goose and turkey hunts on the St. Lawrence River, the Eastern basin of Lake Ontario and their bordering swamps, marshes and inland grain fields. Call for more info.

Operation Season: September - December

TJ Charters

20753 St. Lawrence Park Rd
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-482-3070, 315-486-2099 mobile

Fishing the St. Lawrence River for bass, pike, walleye, perch and muskie from May through October.

Operation Season: May - October

Brownville, NY
saiff's fishing charters

Saiff’s Fishing Charters

PO Box 111
Brownville, NY 13615

Phone: 315-782-4665

Offering a seven-boat fleet that can do private and corporate charters. We boat an eight-hour “line in the water” fishing day.

seaway waterfowl

Seaway Waterfowl Professionals

PO Box 111
Brownville, NY 13615

Phone: 315-782-4665

Operating September through December for up to 19 different species of ducks and geese. Specializing in “open water” float hunts on Lake Ontario. Service provided by quality retrievers and handlers.

Operation Season: September - December

Cape Vincent, NY

Lori-J Charters

P.O. Box 256
Cape Vincent, NY 13618

Phone: 315-654-2414

Fishing Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River for Muskie, northern pike, perch and walleye.

Chaumont, NY
Lucky Star Ranch Estate

Lucky Star Ranch Estate

13240 Lucky Star Rd
Chaumont, NY 13622

Phone: 315-649-5519

Lucky Star is a 2,000-acre ranch that manages whitetail, red stag and Pere David deer. Management program includes acres of food plots and harvest of adult does and protection of young bucks. The goal is to produce an adequate buck-to-doe ratio that creates a healthy herd of trophy class whitetail. Hunting packages feature 5-Day and 3-Day hunts. Turkey and waterfowl hunting permitted during open seasons. Lucky Star has a 100 acre-lake managed for Largemouth bass, Northern pike and Black crappie. Because the lake is privately managed, guests do not need a fishing license. Booking three and one-day fishing trips with lodging packages.

Lucky Star Ranch is also a private outdoor wedding and events venue with on-site tent provided, beautiful pool area, on-site lodging & more!

Operation Season: Year Round

Clayton, NY
1000 Islands Fishing Charters

1000 Islands Fishing Charters

P.O. Box 69
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-2381

The most experienced and innovative charter service in the 1000 Islands. North American Fishing Club approved. Fishing the St. Lawrence River in N.Y. and Ontario. The only U.S.C.G. Inspected and Certified charter fishing boat in the 1000 Islands, thereby legally certified to carry more than the 6 anglers other boats are limited to. We welcome groups up to 12. Guided trips include July and August half-day mixed party trips for $65 each and 4, 6, & 7 1/2 hours. Private Party Charters are available all season. Visit our website for complete information on all of our trips and other offerings.

Operation Season: May - October

Signman Charters

1000 Islands-Sign Man Charters

720 State St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-3041
Toll Free: 888-686-3041

In operation since 1980. Captain Clarke has spent his entire life fishing “the river.” Fish for northern pike, walleye, smallmouth and largemouth bass and muskellunge (muskie).

Operating from the first Saturday in May through mid-December.

Operation Season: May - December

classic charters

Classic Charters

1101 State St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-3017
Toll Free: 800-716-2672

Offering sport fishing on the St. Lawrence River. 27′ Penn Yan with full dinette and the latest electronics. Shore dinners available. Fishing for up to 6 people. Specializing in corporate charters, no group is too big or small. USCG Licensed.

Classic Island Cruises

Classic Island Cruises

French Bay Marina
530 Theresa St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-955-9166

Fish aboard a 26-foot, 1953 Chris Craft with an oak keel, mahogany planks and beautiful teak decks.

Operation Season: April - November

Clayton Guides Association

St. Lawrence River
1101 State St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-3017
Toll Free: 800-716-2672

For two centuries Clayton has been the center of 1000 Islands fishing action. Lurking in the crystal clear waters of the St. Lawrence are any number of game fish both large and small, sure to thrill the angler of every ability. Eight member guides.

Operation Season: April - December

Dean Meckes Charters

36191 Reese Rd
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-405-1706

Fishing the St. Lawrence River from Alexandria Bay to Cape Vincent, and eastern Lake Ontario, including Chaumont Bay, out of my fully rigged Ranger Z-20 bass boat with the latest technology electronics. I supply quality equipment and the hottest fish catching baits as well as live bait. Being a successful tournament angler helps me keep abreast of the latest fish catching techniques and productive areas. Accomplished tournament angler in both FLW & BASS circuits.

Ferguson Fishing Charters

PO Box 118
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-3100

Over 30 years in fishing charter business. Fully equipped 1951 28′ Chris Craft. Specializing in corporate outings with famous guide’s shore dinner. Clients come back year after year. 315-286-7479

grindstone island

Grindstone Island Hunting Guide Service

10841 Northshore Rd.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-2642

Enjoy a two, three or four day hunt on one of the largest islands in the Thousand Islands, accessible only by boat. Package includes: Transportation by boat to and from Grindstone Island, overnights in a camp along the shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River, meals and the hunt. Optional: Incorporate a muskie fishing trip in with your stay! Packages start @ $375/day.

St. Lawrence Charters/More Strikes For Your Buck

214 State St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-1216 May-Nov

30+ years as licensed fishing charter captain on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. We don’t boast to be the biggest and best, but we will give you more strikes for your buck!  Drift fishing. Daily and half day rates are available

(315) 686-1216 Apr-Nov; (863) 692-9117 Dec-Apr.

st lawrence river outfitters

St. Lawrence River Outfitters

413 James St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-212-4458; 315-956-1444

We are 4th and 5th-generation waterfowlers born in Jefferson County, New York. Together we have a combined 60+ years of hunting experience extending from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the back water ponds, swamps, marshes, islands and shoals of the mighty St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. We offer guided hunts for Canada Goose, spring Snow Goose, puddle ducks,divers, 2 man layout boat, sea ducks, late season Finger Lake hunts, spring turkey and ice fishing trips. Members of Ducks Unlimited, Waterfowl USA and Delta Waterfowl.

Fineview, NY
wellesley island state park

Wellesley Island State Park

44927 Cross Island Rd
Fineview, NY 13640

Phone: 315-482-2722
Toll Free: 800-456-2267

Archery hunting is allowed in designated areas by permit only.

Operation Season: October - December

Gananoque, ON

Dan Spencer’s Fishing Charters

305 Clark Dr.
RR 3
Gananoque, ON K7G 2V5

Phone: 613-382-3820

Fish the St. Lawrence River for bass, perch and walleye or troll for musky and northern pike. All equipment is supplied. Boat is Transport Canada-approved and I am fully insured. Rates are by the hour and start time is at your convenience.

Operation Season: May - December

Spencer’s Cottages & Boat Rentals

4607 Hwy. 2 W
RR 3
Gananoque, ON K7G 2V5

Phone: 613-382-4289

Eight waterfront cottages with launch, ramp, dockage and guided fishing charters aboard a 26-foot Seaswirl. Specialized in trolling for large northern pike and muskie. Rent your own bass boat or pontoon boat. Boat license not necessary. Fishing tackle, licenses, maps and worms available. Open May-Oct, 8am-5pm.

Operation Season: May - October

The Island Lure/1000 Islands Fishing Charters

4607 Hwy 2, RR 3
Gananoque, ON K7G 2V5

Phone: 613-382-4289

Fish aboard our 26ft Seaswirl; a stable walkabout vessel with toilet facilities. We specialize in trolling for large pike and muskie. Enjoy the beauty of the 1000 Islands while you fish; all equipment provided! Located at 4607 Hwy. 2, 4 km (3 miles) west of Gananoque, Ontario.

Hammond, NY

Guided Bass Trips

PO Box 102
Hammond, NY 13646

Phone: 407-744-1350

Full time bass fishing guide providing bass casting trips from a professional bass boat. Targeting smallmouth & largemouth bass out of Chippewa Bay on the St. Lawrence River and on the nearby Black Lake.

Operation Season: June - October

Henderson Harbor, NY

Ewing Charters

Eastern Lake Ontario
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-376-6921; 315-286-1868

Sports fishing on Eastern Lake Ontario from Henderson Harbor to the Salmon River. Fish aboard a 26′ Penn Yan with all tackle supplied. Special fishing – lodging packages available. Full-time guide with 30 years experience.

Henderson Harbor Guides Association

Lake Ontario
PO Box 36
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-938-5313

Henderson Harbor is a traditional fishing village located in one of nature’s most perfectly formed harbors and is an jumping off point for fantastic brown trout fishing, trophy walleye, salmon trout, bass and pike catches on Lake Ontario.

Operation Season: April - November

How Sweet It Is Charters

13366 Co. Rt. 123
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-408-4040

Fishing eastern Lake Ontario, New York, out of Henderson Harbor.

Mit-She Fishing Charters

Ben's Cove, Rt. 3
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-938-5865 or 315-778-7701

Eastern Lake Ontario, Henderson Harbor, Sackets Harbor area. Let us take you on your next fishing adventure. Over 35 years experience fishing eastern Lake Ontario. We specialize in trophy walleye fishing in May and June. Fully equipped 28 foot boat. Families and large groups welcome. Package plans and waterfront lodging available. Member of Henderson Harbor Guides Association and Lake Ontario Fisheries Coalition. Rates starting at $300. 315-938-5865 or 315-778-7701

moby dick

Moby Dick Charters

PO Box 455
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-938-5871
Toll Free: 888-232-2827

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned angler, go with this full-time guide specializing in having fun & catching fish with safety in mind. Thirty years experience fishing eastern Lake Ontario. 26′ Sport Fisherman, fully USCG licensed & insured w/ latest equipment supplied. Families, groups, multi-boats. Member of NYS Outdoor Writers Association. 4 hour, 6 hour and 8 hour rates available for 1-6 people.

shady lady

Shady Lady Sport Fishing Charters

Eastern Lake Ontario
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-646-1733; 315-783-0747

Fish Eastern Lake Ontario aboard a fully-equipped 26′ Penn Yan. The latest electronics and fishing equipment available. Multiple boats available for large groups. Shore dinners on a remote island are always a treat. Waterfront lodging available.

Henderson, NY

Ron Ditch & Sons Charters

8405 Cornell Rd
Henderson, NY 13650-2330

Phone: 315-938-5234

Ruddy’s was established in 1935 by Ruddy Ditch, the first of three generations. We are a family fleet covering all aspects of Lake Ontario fishing! Ron’s license includes all navigable waters of the U.S. Think of Ruddy’s for a fun and productive day of fishing. Corporate trips welcome. Great accommodations available. Winter calls: 772-692-0089.

Operation Season: April - October

Kemptville, ON

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Kemptville District Office
PO Box 2002
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Phone: 613-258-8204

Information, rules and regulations for fishing and hunting in the province of Ontario including licensing information for outdoor activities.

Operation Season: Year Round

Kingston, ON

Nickel’s Charters

1321 Anderson Dr.
Kingston, ON K7P 0C6

Phone: Summer 613-546-3474, Winter 613-541-1186
Toll Free: 877-763-9326

Chartered sport fishing on eastern Lake Ontario out of Kingston. Lake trout and salmon fishing aboard 31-foot power cruiser. All equipment supplied. All inquiries are welcome.

Operation Season: June - September

Mallorytown, ON

1000 Islands Fishing Guide Service

24 Narrows Lane Rd
Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0

Phone: 613-923-5257

Fish guaranteed; more than 38 years as a fishing guide without a fishless day! Tournament bass professional.

Operation Season: May - October

Bassin Bob Fishing Charters

112 Old River Rd
RR 2
Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0

Phone: 613-923-5539

Fish in comfort with a knowledgeable guide aboard a 25-foot pontoon boat with 115mph Mercury featuring swivel seats and trolling motor.

Operation Season: May - October

Redwood, NY
fishing charter

St. Lawrence River Fishing Charters/Guide Service

P.O Box 611
Redwood, NY 13679

Phone: 315-783-9740, 315-222-6180

Taking pride in providing a comfortable atmosphere for women, children, families, novices and experienced anglers. We will tailor your trip to ensure a quality fishing experience. Cell phone: 315-783-9740. Shore dinner is $25 for each person. Call for hunting rates.

Three Mile Bay, NY
trophy angler

Trophy Angler Charters

6390 Rt. 12E
Three Mile Bay, NY 13693

Phone: 315-778-4177

Trophy Angler Charters is fishing Lake Ontario for brown trout, lake trout and trophy walleye. Completely outfitted 26′ Penn Yann; all equipment supplied and fish cleaned. Free lodging on Lake Ontario for charter customers. Fun. Fish. Safety.

Operation Season: April - September

Watertown, NY

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Region 6 Office, 317 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: 315-785-2263

DEC’s Region 6 Fisheries and Wildlife Office will answer your questions on rules and regulations for fishing and hunting in New York State, as well as licensing information. Also, information on New York State boat launch sites and wildlife management areas. Region 6 covers Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

The DEC website provides more information on all things related to state managed lands at


Wolfe Island, ON
general wolfe hotel

General Wolfe Hotel

1237 Hwy. 96
PO Box 100
Wolfe Island, ON K0H 2Y0

Phone: 613-385-2611
Toll Free: 800-353-1098

Duck hunting with guides available.

Operation Season: November - January