Small Craft Warnings Charters is located in Cape Vincent and offers to show you a memorable time on the St. Lawrence River/Lake Ontario. Fishing for northern pike an Ontario fishing license is required in addition to a NY license but if the trip is catch and release for pike, no NY license is required.  Late summer walleye charters also require the Ontario license, which is purchased and downloaded on your smartphone.

Brown trout fishing is April and May while salmon and lake trout does not start until mid-July.  It is a long steam to the salmon grounds (33 miles) so these trips will start 1/2 hour before sunrise.

You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks as we will be fishing past lunch time and smoking is permitted-tobacco only. No children under the age of 13.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Northern Pike
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $200
    Most of my fishing for Northern Pike is in Ontario so a Canadian license is required. It is normal to catch pike up to 10 pounds, 36". Pike are some of the best tasting fish we have to offer and I can fillet them to remove almost all the bones.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Pike (Northern)
    Northern Pike
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $200
    Walleye is a roaming fish and Lake Ontario has a lot of areas for it to roam, making it difficult to catch until they start setting up on shoals late in summer but they can be caught in the river and the lake.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Walleye
    Walleye
  • Private trip
    10 hour trip for salmon and lakers
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $250
    Fishing out on Lake Ontario for the big fish in the Henderson Area. This trip is subject to Lake Ontario winds since it is a 20 mile steam to the fishing grounds. Salmon fishing is not until mid July because these fish have to work their way over from the west side on the lake. It is always best to check with me the day before for the weather conditions. Wind and wave conditions can also be found on the web.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Lake Trout
    Lake Trout
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    10 hours brown trout
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Jun 15 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $250
    Fishing the Henderson area for early season brown trout, starting April 30. It is a 20 mile steam to the fishing grounds so this trip is subject to the winds of Lake Ontario. It is always best to check with me the day before the trip for weather conditions. Wind and wave conditions can also be found on the web.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
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FAQs about SCW Charters

SCW Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $150 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Northern Pike (6 hours)
  • US $150 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye (6 hours)
  • US $250 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 10 hour trip for salmon and lakers (10 hours)
  • US $250 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 10 hours brown trout (10 hours)

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

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

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

SCW Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (The boat is made specifically for trolling)

Top targeted fish species with SCW Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Jerry Varner
Cape Vincent, New York, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
52 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

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Thompson (Sportfishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 315HP Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
St. Lawrence River
Lake Fishing
Lake Ontario
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
The boat is made specifically for trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Vincent to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
Checks