Are you ready for an awesome lake fishing adventure? Then book today with Freedom Charters. Captain Gary has been fishing since he was a kid and has spent the last 3 decades trolling Lake Ontario – he knows all the best places to take you for a productive day out.

Hop on board his 30’ Cherokee boat, perfect for groups of 5 anglers. The deck offers plenty of space for anglers to fish without crossing lines, and the cabin is protected from the elements. This is a great boat for experienced anglers or beginners, offering a smooth ride. There is also an autopilot option on board so both the captain and the first mate can help out your group.

The fish you’ll be trolling for can be found in depths from 6–600 feet. You’ll be targeting Atlantic, Coho, and Chinook Salmon, along with Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout from April to September. 

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels from Daiwa. These won’t let you down when reeling in your catch. After the trip, the captain will fillet and pack your catch in freezer bags for you. Have a cooler with ice in the car to transport your fish home.

Before the trip begins, everyone in the group over 16 must buy a fishing license. You’re welcome to bring food and drinks along, although some drinks and snacks are provided. The food and drink you bring can go into the captain’s cooler on board.

Book a trip today with Freedom Charters. The whole family will have heaps of fun and catch their own delicious dinner. Capt. Gary can’t wait to welcome you on board and start making memories together.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Spend some additional time on the water and increase your chances of reeling in some more prized catch! Depending on what's biting at the time of your trip, you'll fish for different species of Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $450
    This is a 5-hour trip on the Genesee River. You'll be trolling for King, Coho, and Atlantic Salmon, along with Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout. Depths vary from 6–600 feet. All fishing gear and tackle are included in the price. The catch that can be kept will be filleted and packed for you after the trip. You can bring snacks and drinks along but must bring a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 30
    $450
    You'll spend the day trolling the Genesee River, fishing depths from 6–600 feet, depending on where the best bite is. All the rods and reels are provided. You'll target King Salmon, Coho, and Atlantic Salmon, as well as Steelhead, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout. After the trip, the captain will fillet your catch and pack it in freezer bags. You must buy a fishing license before the day and can bring your own food and drinks along. These can go into the captain's cooler on board.
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About the Captain

Gary Begy
Rochester, New York, United States
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2019
"My father took me fishing when I was 3 years old and I caught my first fish. It was a little Perch. From that moment I was hooked on fishing." Captain Gary has been trolling Lake Ontario for over 3 decades. For the last 16 years, he has been participating in Fish the Derby and Pro-Am tournaments. He has done well in these, and even won a $16,000 cash prize!

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

Cherokee (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 270HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Party of 5 all got a fish!
Party of 5 all got a fish!
Party of 5 all got a fish!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Thomas L.
Rochester, NY
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Morning fishing with Capt. Gary Begy

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 19, 2021
I gave my Great Nephews a 13th birthday gift, they won’t be forgetting.  They each landed King Salmon; two each from 22...
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Brad S.
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Great full day trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 18, 2021
My brothers and I had a great trip out on the lake with Capt Gary and Red. Weather wasn’t on our side but we managed to land...
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Kathleen F.
Trafford, PA
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All Day Trip (8 hours) with Captain Gary

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 22, 2021
This charter is one of the best that I have been on.  The Captain and his mate were not only experienced, they also were friendly...
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Arnie P.
Macedon, NY
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Full day trip with Captain Gary

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 11, 2021
Excellent trip. The captin worked hard and we caught 6 nice fish.  He cleaned them andwe haf them for dinner.. We will go...
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Laurie R.
Dansville, NY
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Party of 5 all got a fish!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 12, 2021
Gary and crew made it fun. We each got a fish to take home.  Definitely do it again.
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FAQs about Freedom Charters

Freedom Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Freedom Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet ( Private flushable porta potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Cooler to put your food and drinks in)

Trips booked with Freedom Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Packs the catch too)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Industry standard to tip 20)

Freedom Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Ontario, Rochester NY)

Freedom Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

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