Fishing and Hunting

Did you know? The Bassmaster Elite Series is in the 1000 Islands right now! Renowned for our monster smallmouth, we’re host July 23-27 to some of the world’s top anglers vying for $100,000 in prize money. Due to restrictions on gatherings, we’re encouraging everyone to watch the action all tournament long on ESPN 2, ESPN 3 and Watch along and see if you recognize the locations and – maybe – pick up some new fishing hot spots of your own! Following the tournament page here and find the complete broadcast and streaming schedule here.

The St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario are famous for bass, northern pike and muskellunge as well as brown trout and salmon. 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. Spring guided fishing trips in New York are paused as part of the state’s Covid-19 precautions but summer trips are unaffected. Contact guides and charter captains directly for rescheduling.

In 2019, Bassmaster Magazine named the St. Lawrence River the top bass fishing destination in the nation.

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.

Some bait stores are open this spring and able to equip you with the tackle – and knowledge – for a successful personal outing this season. Look for bait stores that sell gasoline and propane to be open despite limitations on various business types. Fishing from the shoreline or your own boat can provide some much-needed relief and relaxation from what’s going on in the world today.

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
[email protected]

Come fish the 1000 Islands region of the St. Lawrence River for bass, northern pike, walleye, and muskie aboard our fully equipped 27′ Sportcraft with licensed Captain 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
[email protected]

Fish the St. Lawrence River with Captain Patrick Snyder on a 26′ 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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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 experiences. 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 your captain. 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
[email protected]

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 information.

May turkey hunting and September – December waterfowl hunting.

Operation Season: May - December

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
[email protected]

Alex Bay Guide, River Guide Charters for walleye, northern pike, bass and perch. Famous Shore Dinner $25.00 per person.