Explore the open waters of Lake Ontario with Jolly Sportfishing, and have the time of your life! Captain Chris Jolliff has been fishing the lake since he was a kid, so with a lifetime of experience, he’ll make sure you have a successful trip.

You will be fishing aboard the Small Fortune, a 26’ Baha Cruiser cuddy cabin boat. The boat is equipped with top quality navigational electronics, and features two electric reels, three downriggers, and rod holders. The boat’s comfortable, stable ride and ability to find fish will make your adventure memorable.

Fishing out of Sandy Creek, Capt. Chris targets King Salmon, Brown Trout, and Steelhead (Rainbow Trout). The species targeted depend on the season. Brown Trout is predominant in early Spring, and Kings and Steelhead from May until the end of the season.

This full-service charter runs seasonally, starting at the beginning of April and fishing through the spring and summer until approximately mid-October. 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 anglers are welcome on board. Capt. Chris particularly enjoys teaching children how to fish, supplying life vests that are comfortable for them. While he 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.

All you need to do now is join Jolly Sportfishing and you’re ready to have a Lake Ontario fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    This is a full day trip, leaving the dock by 6 A.M, and fishing inshore, nearshore, or offshore up to 15 miles. Where we fish depends on where the best fishing is, which is usually dependent on season. The target species include King Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. The captain will provide you with all the fishing gear, so just come and have a great fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    This trip concentrates on the morning bite. Typically taking place within 5 miles from shore, the trip targets King Salmon and Trout. All the fishing gear will be provided for you on board, so just get excited about your newest fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $400
    This trip takes advantage of the late afternoon and evening bite, so it's a great trip if you want to spend a few hours on the water, but don't want to get up early in the morning. You'll target Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steelhead. All the equipment will be provided, just bring your sense of adventure, and get ready to have some fun!
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About the Charter Operator

Jolly Sportfishing
Kendall, New York, United States
8 Fishing Reports
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12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2016
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' motorboat 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, all I wanted to be was a Lake Ontario charter boat captain.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

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
Fishfinder
Bed
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Adrianna D.
Rochester, New York
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They had a blast

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 5, 2020
They still are talking about how much fun they had. Will definitely do again !
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 8, 2020
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Full day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 3, 2019
It was our first time on Lake Ontario for King salmon. Cptn. Chris was very attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable. He took...
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6 hour salmon trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on 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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Half day trip with Capt. Chris.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on 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 on...
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FAQs about Jolly Sportfishing

Jolly Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jolly Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Sitex)
  • Bed

Trips booked with Jolly Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Jolly Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Jolly Sportfishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Jolly Sportfishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)