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A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake

A Line In The Water runs guided trips out of Saratoga Springs and offers to show you what fishing in Saratoga Lake is all about. John Ernst, your guide for the day will do his best to make sure you have a fun day on the water.

Come aboard his 23’ Skeeter SX2250 bay boat that’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, and is equipped with GPS and fishfinder equipment. It can accommodate up to 5 anglers and has an ice box for any drinks you want to bring.

John specializes in light tackle fishing, all to get you on that bite. He offers half day and full day trips, mainly fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, as well as Walleye, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price, just make sure to get a valid freshwater fishing license before the trip. Keep in mind that all trips are catch and release only.

Book your trip now and explore the lake with A Line In The Water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    On this 8-hour trip you will have the opportunity to target species like Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    On this 4-hour trip you will have the opportunity to target species like Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $300
    On this 4-hour trip you will have the opportunity to target species like Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Northern Pike.

About the Captain

John Ernst
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2021
My name is John Ernst and I am a NYS Licensed Guide. I have a wonderful wife and 2 great kids that enjoy fishing as much as I do. I have been fishing semi Professional for 15+ years and have many Top 10 finishes. My goal is to give you absolutely the best and safest fishing experience that I can provide.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Skeeter SX2250 (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2021
My teenagers had a great time. And thank you for your patience with them. They really want to go again! See you next summer.
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FAQs about A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake

A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (No extra for lost lures.)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (This is on Saratoga Lake)

A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with A Line In The Water – Saratoga Lake include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye