Captain
Benjamin Roggie

Member since January 2019 Henderson, United States
Background
I have been fishing the waters of NY since childhood, and have worked as a hunting & fishing guide or guide's assistant across 3 states since 2007. Unlike many of my competitors, this is not something I do part time, as a "hobby business," or as a way to finance my personal fishing recreation. Working as a guide, whether hunting or fishing, is my full time job and career. At almost half the age of most of my competitors, I was able to stand on my own two feet and do this for a living when the rest could not, even when they had twice the experience and time invested. That alone tells the story of my capabilities as captain, and my willingness to please my customers! I look forward to seeing you on the water this season so you can experience first hand what separates our boat from the rest of the fleet! Tight lines!
Techniques
Trolling is the name of the game on Lake Ontario. There is a vast and up to date tackle assortment on board and we are always modifying and experimenting with our techniques and presentations. Our goal is to learn new things each season that set us apart from our competitors!

Hey, I'm Captain Benjamin Roggie

Henderson, United States
Background
I have been fishing the waters of NY since childhood, and have worked as a hunting & fishing guide or guide's assistant across 3 states since 2007. Unlike many of my competitors, this is not something I do part time, as a "hobby business," or as a way to finance my personal fishing recreation. Working as a guide, whether hunting or fishing, is my full time job and career. At almost half the age of most of my competitors, I was able to stand on my own two feet and do this for a living when the rest could not, even when they had twice the experience and time invested. That alone tells the story of my capabilities as captain, and my willingness to please my customers! I look forward to seeing you on the water this season so you can experience first hand what separates our boat from the rest of the fleet! Tight lines!
Techniques
Trolling is the name of the game on Lake Ontario. There is a vast and up to date tackle assortment on board and we are always modifying and experimenting with our techniques and presentations. Our goal is to learn new things each season that set us apart from our competitors!

My Charter Listing

River Valley Charters

6 reviews
Henderson
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trips from $350

Fishing Reports

When they just won't stop BITING!!!

July 15, 2019

The fishing has been fantastic! Exceptional! Stellar! Amazing!...Lakers, Kings, even Browns and Steelhead have been taken over the past week! Pictured here was our trip from this past Monday where our anglers caught 4 species of fish to include… Read Full Report →


Hot weather and HOT RODS!!!

July 03, 2019

July is off to a great start! The 4th of July week bought some beautiful weather, amazing water conditions, and plenty of rod action! Salmon have been our main target species this week with lake trout being taken from… Read Full Report →


SUMMER KINGS!!!

June 23, 2019

The past 2 weeks have brought fishing conditions that separate the men from the boys! We had to work for every fish that we caught! Key word...WORK!...When the fish close their mouths it doesn't mean they can't be caught.… Read Full Report →


Success on the NY Bass Opener!

June 16, 2019

On Sunday June 16th, we were fortunate to have the Dave Hardesty party join us for a beautiful day on the water! Dave and his group booked our Fishing Booker "Exclusive" package which is a 4 HR "in harbor"… Read Full Report →


TROPHY CLASS SMALLMOUTH BASS!

June 11, 2019

Our corner (Eastern Basin) of Lake Ontario has a diversity of fish that is unmatched anywhere else on the lake! One of the most reputable fish in the Eastern Basin, is the Smallmouth Bass! Its the fish that made… Read Full Report →


Diversity of the Eastern Basin Pays Big

May 29, 2019

Pictured above, some dandy Northerns taken yesterday while fishing the back bays of the Eastern Basin! Current fishing report - We cant beat the Lake Trout off the hook! And KING SALMON...yea, we got em! But "Ssshhhhh"...dont tell anyone!… Read Full Report →


Your comfort, safety, and SUCCESS is our

May 27, 2019

Variety is the name of the game here in the Eastern Basin of Lake Ontario! Over the holiday weekend we had 2 groups that experienced just that, one being a Fishing Booker group! Browns although plentiful on the fish… Read Full Report →


RED HOT FISHING ACTION ON LAKE ONTARIO!!

May 19, 2019

Our spring thus far has been a success to say the least! Return anglers as well as first time anglers on board our boat have experienced first class fishing experiences with both exceptional fish numbers and variety! The shallow… Read Full Report →


May Derby Dates Available for CASH PRIZE

April 27, 2019

The Annual Henderson Spring Classic Derby has been set for May 16th through the 19th and we will be entered with a competitive edge! Classes for this derby are Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Walleye, Northern Pike, and Pickerel. Anglers… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.83
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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James R.
Syracuse, New York
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
Great day of fishing with Captain Roggie and First Mate Ken!  As you can see they connected our 6 and 8 year olds with...
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Stephen G.
The Bronx, New York
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Great guy, a true hardworking American, capable reliant, Ben works very very hard to get you fish and understand what you want....
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Dave H.
Hoosick Falls, NY
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VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
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Edwin D.
Grape Creek, TX
 4.33
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
Great time just fish were not biting
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Cole W.
Carthage, New York
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Ben Roggie

June 6, 2018
Captain Roggie was a pleasure to fish with and he put us on the fish!  Clean boat with all the tackle you could ever need...
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