From the height of summer to the depths of winter, River Valley Charters will show you Lake Ontario’s best fishing. Captain Ben Roggie runs trips from Henderson Harbor NY, the trophy fishing destination for discriminating anglers! This corner of Lake Ontario consists of several back bays fed by tributaries of the lake. Along with our exceptional Salmon and Trout fishing, these back bays provide trophy-class Pike, Pickerel, Walleye, and Smallmouth Bass! The Eastern Basin of Lake Ontario also provides security from the wind and weather. Open-minded anglers can find themselves fishing the bays of the lake on days that would be too unsafe or uncomfortable on the open waters. This means less chance of cancellations due to weather! The deep water fishing consists of Brown & Lake Trout, Steelhead, King (Chinook) & Coho Salmon. Anglers looking for Multi-species trips often reserve 2 days of fishing for the most diverse experience. Add a day of perch fishing for a cost-friendly addition to your trip!

The 26’ Penn Yan comes equipped with everything you need and more for a successful and comfortable day on that water. On board, you’ll find all the necessary safety equipment, along with Lowrance & Garmin navigational gear. You’ll have a porta-potty on board for your convenience, while the livewell will make sure to keep your bait fresh. Comfortable seating is available for when rest is needed, and an open deck/floorplan provides ample space for fighting fish! Rest assured that you’ll be in for a safe, fun, and memorable day’s fishing.

You’ll have your catch cleaned and prepared at the end of the trip at no cost to you, so you can relive the day and memories over a delicious meal that evening. The region is also rich in history and other forms of recreation. Capt. Ben will gladly assist in building a multi-day itinerary for you and your party upon request. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any company that goes as above and beyond as River Valley Charters!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Perch Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $450
    Enjoy a day of jigging Perch from Henderson Harbor! This fish makes for plenty of excitement and is exceptionally delicious! A productive day of Perch fishing can sometimes produce buckets of fillet-size fish! These are great trips for families, kids, and those who are nervous about venturing out into the bigger deeper waters of the lake. Fishing is conducted within Henderson Harbor and close to shore. All necessary bait and tackle are provided!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bass/Pike/Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $700
    Throughout the summer, you'll have the chance to head out on Lake Ontario and target exciting Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, and Walleye. These incredible fish are a favorite of anglers all over North America for their excellent game and delicious tasting qualities. Six hours on the lake is sure to get you reeling in these great creatures. Just note that the Pike and Walleye season begins May 1st, while Smallmouth Bass starts on the 3rd Saturday in June.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Salmon/Trout
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $700
    Spend 6 hours on Lake Ontario throughout the summer catching incredible Salmon and Trout. You'll head out first thing in the morning, as dawn breaks, to troll the rich waters and catch the first bite of these exciting and delicious fish. Try to reel in as many as possible to feed you and your family for a week or more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Trout
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 24 - Jun 30
    $700
    Lake and Brown Trout are at their peak during May and June in Lake Ontario. Make the most of this season and get out early in the morning to catch these exciting and delicious species. Six hours should be plenty of time with an experienced captain to reel in as many fish as possible, as you'll troll these productive waters to entice the bite.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Pike/Bass/Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 1
    $700
    Troll the back bays of Lake Ontario's Eastern Basin for a variety of warm water fish. In previous seasons, this has been one of the hottest times of the year for Trophy Lake Ontario Walleye throughout the Eastern Basin! Trophy class Northern Pike, Pickerel, and Small Mouth Bass are also target species and give us the option to produce a "multi-species" day without having to pull rods and relocate!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Pike/Bass/Walleye (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jul 7
    $700
    Troll the back bays of Lake Ontario's Eastern Basin for a variety of warm water fish. In previous seasons, this has been one of the hottest times of the year for Trophy Lake Ontario Walleye throughout the Eastern Basin! Trophy class Northern Pike, Pickerel, and Small Mouth Bass are also targeted species and give us the option to produce a "multi-species" day without having to pull rods and relocate!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trout (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 7
    $700
    An afternoon trip for Spring Brown and Lake Trout! Brown Trout are typically the target species, however Salmon, Steelhead, and other gamefish are common. If the shallow water bite is slow, the deeper waters can provide steady rod action for Lake Trout if you prefer!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trout & Salmon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 25
    $700
    Half day afternoon fishing charter for Lake Trout and Salmon on Lake Ontario! Lake Trout fishing in the Eastern Basin of Lake Ontario from June through August is unmatched by any other area of the Lake! While Lake Trout are the primary target species in June and July, Kings are still common and caught regularly! Steelhead and Brown Trout are also occasionally taken on these trips!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bass/Pike/Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $800
    From May 1st, you'll have the opportunity to target Pike and Walleye, while the Smallmouth Bass season commences on the 3rd Saturday of June. These fantastic creatures will do whatever possible to get off the end of the line, so you're in for a thrilling day trying to get them aboard, not to mention the delicious treat you're in for at the end of the day. Their meat is highly-prized, so you'll want to hook plenty of them aboard. Thankfully, you're in the right place to ensure that happens.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon/Trout
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $800
    Delicious and exciting, Salmon and Trout are every angler's dream. They'll put up a strong fight to resist getting hooked onto the boat, while their meat will provide a tasty, filling meal at the end of the day – just what you deserve. Spending 8 hours on the water will give you the maximum chance of hitting your daily limit, so get ready for an intense but productive day aboard on the famous Great Lake.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Trout
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 24 - Jun 30
    $800
    Get out on Lake Ontario during the peak Trout fishing period. The season runs from the beginning of May through the end of June, and you'll target these tough-fighting and delicious species by trolling. Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout – they're all here. By spending 8 hours on the water you'll maximize your potential of reeling in a boatful and take home plenty to cook up for a delicious meal.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bass/Pike/Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $950
    From May 1, you'll have the opportunity to target Pike and Walleye, while the Smallmouth Bass season commences on the 3rd Saturday of June. These fantastic creatures will do whatever possible to get off the end of the line, so you're in for a thrilling day trying to get them aboard, not to mention the delicious treat you're in for at the end of the day. Their meat is highly-prized, so you'll want to hook plenty of them aboard. Thankfully, you're in the right place to ensure that happens.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Salmon/Trout
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $950
    Delicious and exciting, Salmon and Trout are every angler's dream. They'll put up a strong fight to resist getting hooked onto the boat, while their meat provides a tasty, filling meal at the end of the day – just what you deserve. Spending 8 hours on the water will give you the maximum chance of hitting your daily limit, so get ready for an intense but productive day aboard on the famous Great Lake.
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About the Captain

Benjamin Roggie
Henderson, New York, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
I have been fishing the waters of NY since childhood, and have worked as a hunting & fishing guide or guide's assistant across 3 states since 2007. Unlike many of my competitors, this is not something I do part time, as a "hobby business," or as a way to finance my personal fishing recreation. Working as a guide, whether hunting or fishing, is my full time job and career. At almost half the age of most of my competitors, I was able to stand on my own two feet and do this for a living when the rest could not, even when they had twice the experience and time invested. That alone tells the story of my capabilities as captain, and my willingness to please my customers! I look forward to seeing you on the water this season so you can experience first hand what separates our boat from the rest of the fleet! Tight lines!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch

Boat specs

Penn Yann (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 405HP 350 V8 engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Ontario

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Portable camping Potty
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Perch in excess of 50 fish subject to cleaning fee
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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
Captains discretion on perch in excess of 50 fish
Catch and Release Allowed
For warm water fish

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Part of our limit on lakers
King salmon
The big one...22 lb laker
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
81%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Anita C.
De Peyster, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Benjamin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Trout & Salmon (PM) on August 17, 2021
I selected this charter based on the web description.  We were not disappointed.  Of course, as in any fishing trips, patience...
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Erik S.
Geneva, New York
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on July 1, 2022
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Larry T.
West Sand Lake, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with Capt Ben and mate Eric

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on August 20, 2021
Our second year going out with Ben and Eric. Could not have asked for a better day on the lake. While the walleye bite was...
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William M.
New York, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Full day with River Valley Charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on September 15, 2020
River Valley Charters are great. The captain stayed in regular contact with me leading up to day of our trip.They work extremely...
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Scott M.
Waverly, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on June 26, 2021
Ben communicated about the weather and expectations days prior to the trip. He explained what we were doing and why we were...
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FAQs about River Valley Charters

River Valley Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Perch Fishing (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Bass/Pike/Walleye (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Salmon/Trout (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Trout (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day – Pike/Bass/Walleye (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day – Pike/Bass/Walleye (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Trout (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Trout & Salmon (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Bass/Pike/Walleye (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Salmon/Trout (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Trout (8 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Bass/Pike/Walleye (10 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Salmon/Trout (10 hours)

When you book a trip with River Valley Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Portable camping Potty
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with River Valley Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Perch in excess of 50 fish subject to cleaning fee)
  • First Mate

River Valley Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Ontario)

River Valley Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with River Valley Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Atlantic)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye