Lucky Dutchman Charters

41 Lake Street
Oswego NY, United States

Capt. Bill VanWormer of Lucky Dutchman Charters provides a professional fishing service on the beautiful Lake Ontario. Based out of Oswego, New York, the charter is in the perfect position to catch the Trout and Salmon you’ve always dreamed of catching.

You will be fishing aboard The Lucky Dutchman II, an immaculate boat that is well maintained and frequently renovated. This 28 foot Baha Sportfisherman is furnished with ample seating and a spacious cockpit and is equipped with all the tackle, electronics and safety equipment that you will need to catch quality Trout and Salmon on Lake Ontario.

It is possible to fish Lake Ontario for Trout and Salmon on the lake from the middle of April until the end of September. The season usually starts with fishing close to shore for Brown Trout who follow bait fish that are attracted to the warm waters near the shore. As the season progresses the trout move further out into the deeper waters of the lake, where we will also start to find King Salmon. This is a great time of year for family fishing, as the fish are usually ample and the weather is good. Come fall we fish mostly for King Salmon in both deep and shallow water.

Capt. Bill and his wife Barbara have lived in Oswego County in upstate New York all their lives. Bill became a licensed charter captain in 1986, when he started the Lucky Dutchman charter business. In 1990 he built and opened the comfortable Feeder Creek Lodge, which to this day allows anglers to enjoy a convenient package of fishing and lodging. Bill quit his job with Alcan Aluminium in 1996 and since then has been able to focus on his charter and lodging business full time.


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Baha (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 440HP Pleasure Craft marine engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Lake Fishing
Lake Ontario fishing at its best.
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
 
Lake Trout
 
Salmon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Garmin TR-1
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Garmin TR-1
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Diawa
Live Bait
Lures
spoons, flashers, flys, plugs
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Dylan
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Bill VanWormer
Oswego, New York, United States
Member since January 2016
I grew up in the city of Oswego and when I was a boy I used to get in trouble for taking leaking rowboats out on the Oswego river and into the lake. I first became a licensed charter captain in 1986 and have been running charters full time for 20 years.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Our family chartered the Lucky Dutchman on Fourth of July weekend and had a great time.  Captain Bill and his first mate made the trip enjoyable and fun!  Captain Bill is a seasoned fisherman with lots of good stories.  We took our five year old granddaughter who had fun!  I would highly recommend you charter the Lucky Dutchman!

Terri Sue Martin  • Fished July 3, 2016
Bill VanWormer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 9, 2016

Thanks Terri Sue it was a pleasure sharing the boat and fishing with you and your family. Capt. Bill

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