Jolly Sportfishing

1033 S. Lakeland Beach Road
Kendall NY, United States

Owned and operated by Captain Chris Jolliff, Jolly Sportfishing specializes in fishing for Salmon and Trout on the open waters of Lake Ontario. This full service charter runs seasonally, going out on the water at the beginning of April and fishing through the spring and summer until approximately mid October.

You will be fishing aboard the Small Fortune, a 26 foot Baha Cruiser powered by a 5.7 liter V8 Pleasure Craft engine that is located in the center of the boat under the deck. This creates a quieter ride without having engines at the back that might get in the way of battling the King Salmon of Lake Ontario. The boat is equipped with top quality navigational electronics from Sitex and Garmin, and features two Big Jon electric planer reels, three Walker Tournament Series downriggers and multiple Traxtech rod holders. The boat’s comfortable, stable ride and ability to find fish will make your adventure a memorable one.

Fishing out of Sandy Creek, Capt. Chris targets King Salmon, Brown Trout and Steelhead (Rainbow Trout). The species targeted depends on the season, with Brown Trout predominant in early Spring and Kings and Steelhead being more numerous from May until the end of the season. At the height of the Summer the fishing can take place up to 12-13 miles into the lake, while during the Spring and Fall the fish are found closer to the shore.

All levels of angler are welcome on board. Capt. Chris particularly enjoys teaching children how to fish, supplying life vests that are comfortable and fit children properly. While Capt. Chris promotes catch and release he is happy for you to keep some of your catch and will clean and bag it for you to take home. For extra fee your fish can be smoked and delivered to you in the local area within a few days of your trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This is a full day trip, leaving the dock by 6am, and fishing inshore, near shore, or off shore up to 15 miles. Where we fish depends on where the best fishing is, which is usually dependent on season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip- Morning
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This trip concentrates on the morning bite. Typically taking place within 5 miles from shore, the trip targets King Salmon and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip- Evening
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 325
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip takes advantage of the late afternoon and evening bite, and leaves the dock at 3:30pm.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

Boat Specs

Baha Cruiser (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1988. Powered by a 270HP Pleasure craft 5.8L engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

About the Charter Operator

Jolly Sportfishing
Kendall, New York, United States
Member since January 2016
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I've been fishing the big lake for salmon and trout since I was 4 years old, cutting my teeth on spring brown trout in a 14' motor boat with my Dad. We eventually got a little bigger boat outfitted with offshore equipment, and by age 12 there wasn't anything I couldn't do on the boat. At age 14 I got my first job as a mate on a charter boat, and from that point on that's all I wanted to be was a Lake Ontario charter boat captain.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 90%

Customer Reviews

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4.67
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William Wambolt
Wallingford, CT
 5.00
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6 hour salmon trip

VERIFIED   August 26, 2018
this was our 1st lake ontario experience and captain Chris and mate/wheel man Johnny were very personable , efficient and experienced...
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Neil Kuhnhenn
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Chris.

VERIFIED   September 22, 2018
Had a blast.  Fish were being stubbron but the capt was able to put us on some. Got a chance to see an awesome sunrise...
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Maryellen Ostrander
Endicott, New York
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 15, 2018
Knowledgeable captain. Fantastic family trip. We are booking several times next year.
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Sally Fernandez
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First time charter fishing, and had the most amazing time.

VERIFIED   August 8, 2017
Highly Recommend.  We had never been on a charter before, so I was a bit nervous.  Captain Chris was wonderful. ...
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Lawrence J Duchette
Mapleton, ME
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 26, 2018
Great day! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
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