Join Capt. Rick Austin on the Queen of American lakes - lake George. Austin Charters has decades of fishing experience on this lake and will show you the hottest fishing spots around. Lake fishing is their forte and the captain is a true pro when it comes to catching Lake Trout, Salmon or Bass.

The boat is a wonderful 26’ Steiger Craft pilothouse, able to comfortably hold 4 anglers at the same time. It’s powered by a 300 HP Volvo Penta engine, guaranteeing you get to the fishing quickly and not waste any time. A full-head enclosed toilet is available on board, ensuring comfort in almost any situation.

The charter provides customers with excellent equipment from Daiwa and Akuma, allowing you to be 100% focused on the fishing. Brand-new electronic equipment is also in place to track that hot bite, as well as a wireless trolling motor, so you can sneak up on the catch.

Captain Rick Austin has over 40 years of fishing on this lake and he’s eager to share his tricks and secret fishing spots with the customers. There’s no minimum age for children and you’re welcome to bring them aboard so they can learn the thrill of fishing. Whether it’s bottom fishing, trolling, light tackle or even ice fishing, this charter is ready to cater to its customers.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    The fishing on Lake George is best when the sun is still waking up. Captain Rick will take you before the boat traffic starts disrupting the fish. Lake Trout, Bass, and Salmon are all fair game and the captain knows the hottest spots to catch them. Light tackle, trolling, bottom fishing, and ice fishing are all techniques that can be used on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Ice Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $450
    Ice fishing on the Lake, depending on the weather conditions

About the Captain

Rick Austin
Queensbury, New York, United States
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since October 2016
Captain Rick Austin has a veritable treasure trove of fishing experience under his belt. With over 4 decades of fishing on Lake George, he's the go-to man with the know-how to handle any catch that may stir the surface of the Queen of the American lakes. His love of fishing was passed from previous generations in his family and he's happy to continue the tradition of fishing and teaching on the great Lake George.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Steiger Craft (Pilothouse) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 300HP Volvo Penta engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Ice Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Chris P.
Ticonderoga, NY
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Morning Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 19, 2020
This was a fantastic experience for me and my son. Terrific crew, very well kept gear, beautiful boat, and great fishing. This...
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Monroe, NY
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We caught fish!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 25, 2020
Great trip on a beautiful boat with a very savvy and knowledgeable Captain and mate. Austin Charters would be my first choice...
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Jason G.
Schenectady, NY
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 21, 2020
Even though we were not always on the fish, Rick and Renee went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. 5/5 would...
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Schenectady, NY
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 21, 2020
Austin Charters did a fantastic job hosting me and my son on a Father’s Day fishing trip.  Highly recommend.
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New York, New York
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 20, 2020
Great time with my two sons on Father’s Day weekend.
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FAQs about Austin Charters

Austin Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Ice Fishing Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Austin Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Onboard holding tank)
  • GPS (Auto Pilot)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Austin Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa and okuma used)
  • Lures
  • First Mate

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

Austin Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Austin Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Lake Trout
  • Salmon