Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles

New York’s Finger Lakes region is known for being home to some stunning scenery, as well as plenty of history, museums, and national parks. Thanks to the 11 long, skinny lakes that gave the area its name, it’s also a hotbed of top angling action! Captain Robert “Buck” Carter is a local, lifelong fisherman who can’t wait to take you exploring some of Skaneateles’ most productive fishing grounds on board Lucky Buck Fishing Charters.

Capt. Buck has plenty of charter experience under his belt – at the age of 21, he was running his own fleet of charter boats in the Florida Keys. His love of first-class freshwater fishing led him to return to New York, where he now provides his guests with incredible angling adventures on two of the most bountiful Finger Lakes – Skaneateles Lake and Otisco Lake. He specializes in reeling in world-famous freshwater fish – Walleye, Perch, and Trout, to name a few!

You’ll be navigating the lakes on board your captain’s 25’ Carolina Skiff, perfectly built to tackle these long, narrow waters. She can accommodate up to 4 guests, including children aged 10 and above – bring along the family, or some fellow freshwater fanatics! She’s equipped with top-notch navigational gear, including GPS and fishfinder, life jackets for all ages, a cooler to store your catch in, and a wireless trolling motor so you can cruise to the hotspots without spooking your fish.

Skaneateles Lake is known for its cleanliness, and for offering up some awesome freshwater fishing – get ready to reel in plenty of Walleye, Lake Trout, Tiger Musky, Bass, and more. Your captain will have you trying out a variety of techniques, including bottom fishing, trolling, and live bait fishing. When it comes to Trout, he’ll teach you his own “dropping” method to hook them. You’ll be able to go after these species on Otisco Lake, too.

Your trip includes top-notch rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Come aboard Lucky Buck Fishing Charters for a first-class freshwater fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) (3-4 anglers)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 15
    $700
    Join Capt. Buck on this morning trip and get ready to see what New York's "Finger Lakes" have in store! You'll be cruising Skaneateles Lake and Otisco Lake for the chance to hook a variety of freshwater species, including Walleye, different Bass species, Tiger Musky, a variety of Trout, and more. Capt. Buck specializes in bottom fishing, trolling, and live bait fishing, as well as using his special 'dropping' method for Trout. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and plenty of fish knowledge!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) (1-2 anglers)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Nov 15
    $500
    Join Capt. Buck on this morning trip and get ready to see what New York's "Finger Lakes" have in store! You'll be cruising Skaneateles Lake and Otisco Lake for the chance to hook a variety of freshwater species, including Walleye, different Bass species, Tiger Musky, a variety of Trout, and more. Capt. Buck specializes in bottom fishing, trolling, and live bait fishing, as well as using his special 'dropping' method for Trout. Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and plenty of fish knowledge!
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About the Charter Operator

Lucky Buck Fishing Charters
Skaneateles, New York, United States
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Member since March 2018
At the age of 21, I fished the Florida Keys with my own commercial boats, ranging from a 16' vessel to a 43' diesel-powered fishing machine. I've come up against a huge variety of species, including Goliath, Snowy, and Black Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, and plenty more. I then moved back to New York state to become a charter fisherman. I really enjoy taking people out and teaching them my skills, as well as learning some of their tricks! We troll, drop on Trout in up to 180 feet of water, as well as going other freshwater favorites such as Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, and Tiger Musky.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Bullhead Bullhead

Crappie Crappie
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Atlantic) Salmon (Atlantic)
Sunfish Sunfish
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

Customer Reviews

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joe played this fish perfect on lucky buck fishing
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Joe R.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) (1-2 anglers) on June 4, 2021
Had a great trip with an excellent Captain!
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Lancaster, PA
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Fishing with Robert

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) (1-2 anglers) on July 16, 2021
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Skaneateles Fishing With Lucky Buck

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) (3-4 anglers) on August 16, 2020
We primarily targeted Lake Trout, and caught many.  Buck shared many effective tips which you’ll not get on You Tube. ...
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Fairport, NY
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) (1-2 anglers) on June 9, 2019
Capt. Buck is a very passionate fisherman. He is very knowledgeable about Skaneateles Lake as well as other lakes in the region....
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Buffalo, NY
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Half day with Captain Buck

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) (1-2 anglers) on July 19, 2019
The fish bite was light to start but the Captain worked hard to make it good by the end!
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FAQs about Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles

Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (1-2 anglers) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (3-4 anglers) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (For your catch)

Trips booked with Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lucky Buck Fishing Charters – Skaneateles include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Bullhead
  • Crappie
  • Lake Trout
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Atlantic)
  • Sunfish
  • Walleye