Silver Fox Charters

Operating out of Hamlin, New York, Silver Fox Charters offers professional and exciting fishing trips on the legendary Lake Ontario. Captain Scott Bengsch has been a very successful Salmon and Trout fisherman on the lake for the past 35 years. He’s been running charters on Lake Ontario for the past 11 years and takes great pride in having lots of returning customers.

He invites you for a lake fishing adventure aboard his 27’ Penn Yan offshore sportfishing boat. It can take up to 5 anglers fishing at the same time and comes powered by a 350 HP MerCruiser Fuel Injection MPI engine. It also features a private restroom, beds, downriggers, a livewell, and an array of professional marine electronics.

Your trip will start from the East Fork Marina, where you’ll meet the captain at the boat. He’ll introduce you to all the safety gear onboard, and then you’ll set sail. You’ll be going up to 10–15 miles offshore, but this depends on the season and the bite. Sometimes there’s fish very near the marina, and sometimes you’ll need to take a longer ride out before getting to a perfect spot.

Your primary targets will be Chinook, Coho, and Atlantic Salmon, as well as Steelhead, and Brown and Lake Trout. Expect to do some fun trolling and the captain showing you all the tricks of the trade.

He’ll also provide top-notch fishing gear by Daiwa, lures, and catch cleaning, so tips for him and the first mate are more than welcome. Feel free to bring sneakers or sandals, sunglasses, hats, drinks, food, and a cooler.

Silver Fox Charters will take care of everything else and make sure you have an incredible time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $640
    price breakdown
    $640
    This full-day trip will see you fishing the magnificent Lake Ontario for 8 hours, giving you the chance to cover more distance. Your main targets will be Chinook, Coho, and Atlantic Salmon, as well as Steelhead, and Brown and Lake Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $520
    price breakdown
    $520
    Rise and shine and board the ship at 6:00 a.m. for an incredible 5 hours of fishing. Depending on the bite, you'll have a chance at reeling in a variety of Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 15
    $460
    price breakdown
    $460
    If you're not a fan of mornings, this evening trip is made for you! You'll be going after a variety of Trout and Salmon, and the captain will do everything for you to fill your coolers.
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About the Captain

Scott Bengsch
Hamlin, New York, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since December 2018
For the past 35 years, I have been fishing Lake Ontario for Salmon and Trout with great success. I've been running my fishing charter business for the past 11 years and I can proudly say that I have numerous returning customers. I often exchange information with other captains in the area to ensure the most productive experience to my customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Atlantic) Salmon (Atlantic)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Penn Yan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 350HP MerCruiser Fuel Injection MPI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Neil S.
Towanda, Pennsylvania
 4.67
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Full day fishing trip with captain Scott

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 20, 2020
Great crew!! The fishing was bad despite there hard work, but hey… that’s fishing!! We did end up taking...
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Jim F.
Buffalo, New York
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 31, 2019
Great experience! The crew worked hard to put us into fish and they certainly did. I would highly recommend Silver Fox Charters.
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Artem P.
Rutherford, NJ
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 15, 2019
Well prepared Captain Scott made sure we did not leave empty handed.
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