Thousand Islands Fishing Charters

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Top Thousand Islands Destinations

Thousand Islands: 12 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Henderson Harbor
trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Dexter
trips from US $175
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Cape Vincent
trips from US $150
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(19 reviews)
Henderson
trips from US $450
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Sackets Harbor
trips from US $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(3 reviews)
Henderson
trips from US $500
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Clayton
trips from US $335
Henderson
trips from US $700
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(10 reviews)
Henderson
trips from US $850
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Alexandria Bay
trips from US $575

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Thousand Islands

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Thousand Islands are: Full list of top fishing charters in Thousand Islands

The average price for a private 4 hour Thousand Islands fishing trip is US $418, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $423 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Thousand Islands that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Thousand Islands are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Thousand Islands are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Thousand Islands are:

Many fishing charters in Thousand Islands provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Thousand Islands are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Thousand Islands are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $606
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $584
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $618
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $700
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $811
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $638

Fishing in Thousand Islands

Visiting this famous archipelago on the Canada–US border is an adventure in itself, but fishing the Thousand Islands is a complete experience. Made up of 1,864 islands on the St. Lawrence River, emerging from Lake Ontario, the region is home to some great freshwater fishing. Spend a day here surrounded by stunning nature and beautiful calm waters, and recharge your batteries.

Lake Ontario is a rich freshwater haven with limitless options to explore. Famous for its populations of Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, and Musky, it’s a dream location for any avid angler. Perch, Trout, Walleye, and Salmon all call these waters their home, so you can reel in some trophy freshwater species while relaxing in the untouched nature the area is known for.

With a wide variety of trips on offer, you’re sure to find something that interests you. You can go on a morning or afternoon half day trip, targeting any specific species you have in mind. Full day trips give you more flexibility as you can cover more ground, and maximize your chances of reeling in a big one. A multiday trip can be a whole vacation filled with fun activities!

Depending on the area you’re visiting, you can fish in one of the bays of Lake Ontario, like Henderson and Chaumont Bay, or head up the St. Lawrence River for some more action. No matter where you go, the fishing is productive, and the natural views are amazing, so you’re sure to have a great time.

Rules & Regulations

As you’ll be fishing close to the border, depending on the side you’re on and where you want to go, you’ll need the appropriate fishing license. Buy a New York state fishing license for fishing in the US, as well as an Ontario fishing license if you plan on visiting the Canadian side.

Thousand Islands
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Based on 28570 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Thousand Islands Fishing Seasons

January

With the coming of the New Year, everyone is taking a break and spending time with their families. Guides are preparing for the beginning of the fishing season.

February

Since Lake Ontario is not ready for prime fishing yet, you can head out to some tributaries and have a relaxing day.

March

With warmer temperatures approaching, you can go out on the lake and spend the day fishing for some nice Trout.

April

In April, the weather gets really nice, so you can hit the lake in search of some Brown and Rainbow Trout.

May

This is when the fishing season really kicks off, so find a charter in the area and have a fun adventure. You can target Trout, Bass, Pike, and Walleye.

June

With the beginning of summer, the weather is nice, and the fishing is even better. Hit the fishing grounds and reel in some Pike, Bass, Walleye, and Trout.

July

Lake Ontario is brimming with life, and a variety of freshwater species are biting now. Look for some Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, as well as Pike and Trout.

August

In August, the Salmon bite is hot, while Trout is always a great species to target. Enjoy the nice weather and productive fishing.

September

This is a great time to head out in search of some nice Salmon specimens. The weather is still good, and you can have a great time cruising the waters of Lake Ontario.

October

With the fall in full swing, trolling for Steelhead is a great experience. Salmon and Trout can be found in the tributaries, so hit up St. Lawrence River for a good time.

November

The Steelhead bite is hotter than ever, so this is your chance to land a trophy Rainbow. When it comes to Salmon, head out to the tributaries and reel in some Coho and Silver.

December

With the holiday season approaching, head out to the nearby areas and hit up the tributaries for some big fish among lots of snow.

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What anglers said about fishing in Thousand Islands

If you're looking to catch salmon at this time of year using bait, don't! They're laying out there in large schools, waiting for the water to get colder so that they can move up the rivers & creeks to spawn. As it was stated to me, they're not feeding. You have to piss them off with shiny objects that will make them attack whatever you're using. It's a totally different style of fishing for me, but it's really cool.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're looking to catch salmon at this time of year using bait, don't! They're laying out there in large schools, waiting for the water to get colder so that they can move up the rivers & creeks to spawn. As it was stated to me, they're not feeding. You have to piss them off with shiny objects that will make them attack whatever you're using. It's a totally different style of fishing for me, but it's really cool.
Ewing Charters
Ewing Charters Milton, PA
Do some research. Be prepared for warm weather. Bring water and sunscreen. Use Captain Mike!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research. Be prepared for warm weather. Bring water and sunscreen. Use Captain Mike!
Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River
Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River East Amherst, NY
There is a large variety of fish here. Tall to the locals about specific places and bate/lures for the fish you want to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is a large variety of fish here. Tall to the locals about specific places and bate/lures for the fish you want to catch.
River Valley Charters
River Valley Charters Waverly, NY
There’s a lot to do in Henderson and surrounding areas during the summer months so bring the family and make a weekend of things!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There’s a lot to do in Henderson and surrounding areas during the summer months so bring the family and make a weekend of things!
River Valley Charters
River Valley Charters Carthage, New York

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Thousand Islands?

SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Another great day on the River. We caught Pike and a 10lb walleye. Good fishing and had lots of fun with Jerry
Kevin  P.
Kevin P.
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
My son and I had a great time. We caught some nice pike and a 6.5lb small mouth. Captain Jerry continued his pursuit until he set us up on the fish and it was game on. Booking again in 2 weeks.
Adam  P.
Adam P. Ontario, New York
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a AWESOME TIME!!!! Captain Jerry was great and made us feel right at home!! And we caught a lot of big fish!!!! We would definitely use him again!!
Scott  L.
Scott L. Westfield, NY
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and caught some good fish. Thanks Captian Jerry
Mike  M.
Mike M. Howard, OH
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Had a great time. Caught a lot of fish. Captain was very knowledgeable and worked his butt off to make sure we caught fish. Awesome time I certainly recommend this charter
Leo  S.
Leo S. Watertown, New York
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had an amazing day with Captain Jerry! He is very knowledgeable about the river and knew exactly where to catch Northern Pike. We would highly recommend any fishing trip with Captain Jerry!!!
Beth  M.
Beth M. Hillsborough Township, NJ
Ewing Charters
Ewing Charters
Fishing charter in Henderson Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Excellent captain, fantastic first mate. He put us on fish even in less than ideal weather. Highly recommend!!!
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Syracuse, New York
Ewing Charters
Ewing Charters
Fishing charter in Henderson Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Highly recommend Capt. Tom and Gary. We caught our limit and then some! Will be booking with them next year!
Darrell  M.
Darrell M. Clayton, New York
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a good time on the lake with Captain Jerry. Very nice boat and he knows well the area. Definitely, we will be back again.
MACIEJ  W.
MACIEJ W. Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
From equipment to locations to just a great time, Capt Jerry gives you a great fishing trip from start to finish! We come every two years and if the schedule stretched out that far we would be rebooking right now! Thanks Capt Jerry!
KENT  S.
KENT S. Pueblo, CO
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(52 reviews)
It was a great time on the water. The fish would not cooperate but it's early August. VERY reasonable rate and Captain Jerry was great company.
Mark  H.
Mark H. Chesapeake, VA
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Capt Jerry was amazing. We had a great time and learned a lot! After catching our pike, him and his wife filleted them for us…. Great people! We will definitely be booking a trip again. Highly recommend while in Cape Vincent 😊
Cori  R.
Cori R. Caroga Lake, NY
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Had a great day of fishing with Family and Captain Jerry at S.C.W. Charters
Luke  H.
Luke H. Roseto, PA
Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River
Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River
Fishing charter in Alexandria Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Mike has a lifelong passion and respect for all things outdoors. He is a very skilled fisherman and was responsive to our needs on the water. We stopped at an island for a scenic picnic lunch. I would definitely use Mike again. Many thanks for the great experience!
Annette  F.
Annette F. East Amherst, NY
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
It was like fishing with a friend. Capt. Jerry made my Father’s Day weekend with my dad so memorable. I highly recommend.
Jesse  B.
Jesse B. Dexter, New York
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Jerry provided an excellent day on the water. He went out of his way accommodate all our needs and wishes. He was friendly and made our time with him a pleasure. His boat was well suited for various types of weather. We highly recommend his charters.
Dana  L.
Dana L. New York, New York
Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River
Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River
Fishing charter in Alexandria Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Great day. Great guide. Great with my grandchildren. I have been fishing for 40 years and I learned some things today. Do yourself a favor and save (&75), book directly with him at Upstate guide service.
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. Penn Yan, NY
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Great day on the water with Capt Jerry. Very responsible rates, quality boat and gear. Trip was as advertised. Will definitely book a trip with Capt. Jerry again.
Art  S.
Art S. Middletown, PA
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Capt. Jerry was great. We scheduled to fish smallmouth but the weather threw us a curve. We switched over to northern pike and had a great time in spite of the weather.
Dan  A.
Dan A. United States
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain Jerry is a great guide . I certainly got an education from him and the boat is great. Not only did he go out of his way to make sure we got fish , but cleaned and bagged them also. Will definitely book another trip !
Paul  H.
Paul H. PILESGRV Township, NJ

Top Targeted Species in Thousand Islands