Playin Hookey Charters

When you’re looking for a charter that can take you to the best bite around Newcastle, ON, turn to Playin Hookey Charters! Captain Randy Scheel is passionate about fishing as much as he’s excited about anglers having a great time on his trips.

Your escapades will begin as soon as you come aboard the captain’s 24’ sport fisher, rigged with a 240 HP Mercruiser engine. There’s more than enough room on the boat for up to 4 people and all their catch. There’s a porta potty on board, and the captain has an ice box where you can keep your drinks and food. If you have it, bring a small cooler to transport the fresh fish home.

Capt. Randy loves different types of fishing, but chasing Salmon and Trout holds a special place in his heart. He knows where the best hotspots are when you want to catch Chinook, Coho, and Atlantic Salmon, and where Rainbow and Brown Trout like to hide. You will be casting your line around Port of Newcastle and maybe Port Hope, if the fishing conditions allow.

You can keep a few fish if you’d like, but catch and release is recommended when you’ve caught enough to fill your cooler. Solid Daiwa fishing equipment will wait for you on the boat, and after the expedition, your guide will clean and fillet everything you caught.

It’s up to you to buy and have a valid fishing license on the trip, and don’t forget to stock up on drinks, snacks, and lunch, if you’re going on a longer trip. The kids are welcome to join you, as long as they’re 6 and older, Capt. Randy will have life jackets for everyone.

Playin Hookey Charters invites you to an unforgettable day on the water, where the bite is strong and the fishing action is superb!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $548
    A couple more hours on the water means more opportunity to reel in more fish and come home with an assortment of fish fillets. In the cards are Atlantic, Chinook, and Coho Salmon, as well as beautiful Rainbow and Brown Trout. Remember to bring your fishing license, food, and drinks!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $626
    On this trip, you will fish Lake Ontario for 8 hours for Coho, Atlantic, and Chinook Salmon, that aren't just excellent fighters, but also delicious. Brown and Rainbow Trout are also a frequent catch. Capt. Randy will provide all the fishing gear, you just need to bring your own drinks, snacks, lunch, and of course, a valid fishing license.
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About the Charter Operator

Playin Hookey Charters
Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2019
For Captain Randy Scheel, fishing started out as a hobby when he was 6 years old. He bought his first boat when he was 16, and then worked his way up to a bigger vessel as time went by. He loves being on the water and after taking his friends out for a day of Salmon fishing on Lake Ontario, he realized he truly enjoyed watching them catch fish. That's when he decided to run charters and target his favorites – Salmon, Rainbow and Brown Trout.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Thompson 240 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by a 240HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent
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Paul D.
Lindsay, ON
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August fishing trip-Playin Hookey charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2020
We spent an enjoyable day with Captain Randy out of Newcastle. Weather was iffy in the AM due to high winds the previous day....
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Myo M. A.
Lachine, QC
Excellent
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Amazing 6 Hours Trip with Captain Randy

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 13, 2019
It was perfect day of fishing with very well experienced Captain. Very helpful and very friendly. Boat is good fully equipped...
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John M.
Pickering, Ontario
Excellent
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4 hours, starting at 4pm

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 3, 2019
Captain Randy is the guy you want. Hard working and very personable. Went the extra mile to ensure we caught fish in less than...
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FAQs about Playin Hookey Charters

Playin Hookey Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • CA $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Playin Hookey Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta p)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Playin Hookey Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Playin Hookey Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Playin Hookey Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Playin Hookey Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Atlantic)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)