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
[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-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

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

Brownville, NY
Cape Vincent, NY
Chaumont, NY
Lucky Star Ranch Estate

Lucky Star Ranch Estate

13240 Lucky Star Rd
Chaumont, NY 13622

Phone: 315-649-5519
[email protected]

Lucky Star is a 2,000 acre game park 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.

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
[email protected]

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 legally certified to carry more than 6 anglers. Guided trips include July and August half-day mixed party trips for $60 each. Private Party Charters are available all season.

Operation Season: May - October

Dean Meckes Charters

Dean Meckes Charters

36191 Reese Rd
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-405-1706
[email protected]

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 and 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
[email protected]

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 river outfitters

St. Lawrence River Outfitters

413 James St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-212-4458; 315-956-1444
[email protected]

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

Spencer’s Cottages & Boat Rentals

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

Phone: 613-382-4289
[email protected]

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

Hammond, NY
Henderson Harbor, NY

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

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
[email protected]

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.

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
Mallorytown, ON
Redwood, NY
Three Mile Bay, NY
Watertown, NY

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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

Phone: 315-785-2263
[email protected]

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

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