SCW Charters is located in Cape Vincent and offers to show you a memorable time on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 20’ Starcraft aluminum fishing boat that can safely take up to 3 anglers. It runs on a 150 HP Yamaha. The boat is also equipped with a livewell and downriggers.

Captain Jerry provides all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as excellent lures. This allows you to focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The captain can also clean and bag your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

The captain regrets it but he does not accept children under 13 years of age on his charters.

Book your trip now and hit the water with SCW Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Northern Pike
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $160
    Trolling for Northern Pike in the St. Lawrence River and, if licensed, in Ontario. It is normal to catch pike up to 10 pounds, 36" long. I encourage catch and release of Pike because it is slow-growing and it takes a few years before it is even ready to spawn. Selective harvest, however, is not harmful and I can clean your catch to remove most of the bones.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $160
    Walleye is a roaming fish and Lake Ontario has a lot of areas for it to roam, making it difficult to catch until about the third week in July, but it is a great table fare and worth the effort. Many times when trolling for walleye, I catch nice size bass and brown trout.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip–Smallmouth Bass (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $200
    Casting the shoals and points, bring your favorite rod and lures. Seating is limited to 2 anglers.
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About the Captain

Jerry Varner
Cape Vincent, New York, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since December 2021
Captain Jerry was farm-raised, he joined the Marines in 1970, and has then driven tractor-trailers for 40 years. He started fishing in the Cape Vincent area in 1988 and got his first charter license in 1997. Captain Jerry started chartering because he was catching fish and several people wanted him to take them fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Starcraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
St. Lawrence River
Lake Fishing
Lake Ontario

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
15# line, light trolling rods
Trolling
The boat is made specifically for trolling
Drift Fishing
for bass. Limited to 2 anglers only

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Proven fish catchers
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaned, washed, and bagged

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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.
You Keep Catch
If wanted
Catch and Release Allowed
Always good for larger 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
Checks

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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C. J. M.
Clayton, New York
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye on June 27, 2022
I’ve been fishing with captains from Europe to South America, from the Wise River in Montana to the mountains of North Carolina,...
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Dave S.
Jeannette, PA
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye on July 28, 2022
Captain Jerry was awesome! Started out for a walleye trip just couldn’t get them to bite. We were marking a lot of fish just...
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Andrew S.
Penn Yan, NY
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Northern Pike on July 4, 2022
I took my 19 year old son and two teenage grandsons out with Capt Jerry on 2 consecutive days.  Both trips were great.  Capt...
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Al B.
Rutland, Vermont
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye on June 15, 2022
We had an excellent trip with Captain Jerry. He welcomed us on the boat and picked up on our skill level and allowed us to...
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Justin P.
Utica, New York
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Wow, does not say enough.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Northern Pike on June 23, 2022
I could not be happier with the way this trip worked out. From the welcome to the hospitality of cleaning our fish this is...
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FAQs about SCW Charters

SCW Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $80 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Northern Pike (6 hours)
  • $80 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (6 hours)
  • $100 per person - 6 Hour Trip–Smallmouth Bass (MAX 2) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with SCW Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with SCW Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (Proven fish catchers)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaned, washed, and bagged)

SCW Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (St. Lawrence River)
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Ontario)

SCW Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (15# line, light trolling rods)
  • Trolling (The boat is made specifically for trolling)
  • Drift Fishing (for bass. Limited to 2 anglers only)

Top targeted fish species with SCW Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye