Make some memories in Olcott and go fishing with Cranks Charters. Your guide for the day is Captain Craig, which allows you to benefit from years of sportfishing experience. 

Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout, and Steelhead will be our targeted species. During the trip, you will be trolling. Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned.

You’ll be dropping lines from a 31’ tiara with space for 4 passengers. It has downriggers and everything you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. It’s customary to tip the Mate 10–20% to show your appreciation. Fishing licenses are required, but that can be taken care of right in town at a local tackle shop or online.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go out with a captain and first mate who truly has just as much fun on the trip as you do. Capt. Craig and his crew love educating you on the fishery and seeing fantastic memories be made. The bite is on fire!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $650
    Five-hour trip $600.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US $650
    Five-hour trip $600.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $800
    Eight-hour trip $750.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (14)
Perfect day
Had a BLAST despite rough weather!
Had a BLAST despite rough weather!
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Fred C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Perfect day

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 19, 2024
Craig is an exceptional Captain, he knew where to go, what to use and how to catch fish.  Within the first hour we had several...
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Wendy B.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 26, 2023
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Gettysburg, PA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day salmon fishing!

Half Day Trip (AM) on August 5, 2023
We had a great experience with Captain Craig and 1st mate Chuck. They really helped us to have an enjoyable time despite the...
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Ben T.
Batavia, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Had a BLAST despite rough weather!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 16, 2023
Capt Craig and Mark were both awesome guys to hang out with.  The winds got aggressive and we had 5 feet waves… very difficult...
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Philip V.
Buffalo, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip

Half Day Trip (AM) on August 13, 2023
We all had a blast with Captain Craig! He is professional and very knowledgeable. We all maxed out our fish count, even in...
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FAQs about Cranks Charters

Cranks Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Cranks Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Cranks Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Cranks Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Cranks Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)

Meet the Captain

Craig Heitzenrater
Olcott, New York, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2023
Meet Captain Craig Heitzenrater, your guide for amazing trips from Olcott, NY, on a spacious 30' Sportcraft boat. He's like a fishing magician, especially good at catching Brown Trout, Steelhead, and King Salmon by trolling. He's got so many secrets from his years of fishing, and the most exciting way to discover them is by coming aboard and fishing with him!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Tiara (Sportfishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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

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