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!

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River Valley Charters

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(18 reviews)
Henderson
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Fishing Reports

SUMMER KINGS!!!
SUMMER KINGS!!!
Jun 23, 2019 Henderson
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. It simply means you have to bust your hump to figure out exactly what it takes to trigger them to strike! You can stick the rods in the water and stare at them all day, but if theyre not biting there is ALWAYS a reason. Changing lures, colors, lead distance from the ball, speed, depth...its all part of the process, especially on tough days. If the person rigging the rods is at any time sitting still on a tough day then theyre doing it wrong! We were able to pull some impressive King salmon out of the lake over our past 2 weeks of fishing, along with some beautiful lake trout. Pictured above is one of those Kings, and if we told other anglers competing in the same area for the same fish what speed we were running our boat to catch fish that day, they'd probably call us liars! Sometimes you've gotta throw the textbook away, or better yet...find some blank pages and write your own chapter in the book! Overall fishing has been exceptional this year! Mature kings have been averaging 17-20lbs with some over 20 making their way into the boat. Lake trout have been a mixture of year classes, ranging anywhere from 10 to 18 pounds. To make things better, we are FINALLY getting some long overdue sunshine! The LOC Derby begins this Saturday June 29th, with cash prizes for top 20 fish in each category and Grand prize of $10,000 for biggest Salmon! There is also $500 and $1000 prizes for biggest fish of the week each week. Its a great time to enjoy yourself on the water, and for those that are looking for a more "competitive" day of fishing, enter the derby and let us try and put you on the leader board! -Capt Ben Roggie
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Part of our limit on lakers
King salmon
The big one...22 lb laker
+20
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
81%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Anita C.
De Peyster, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Benjamin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Trout & Salmon (PM) on August 17, 2021
I selected this charter based on the web description.  We were not disappointed.  Of course, as in any fishing trips, patience...
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Erik S.
Geneva, New York
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on July 1, 2022
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Larry T.
West Sand Lake, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with Capt Ben and mate Eric

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on August 20, 2021
Our second year going out with Ben and Eric. Could not have asked for a better day on the lake. While the walleye bite was...
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William M.
New York, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with River Valley Charters

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on September 15, 2020
River Valley Charters are great. The captain stayed in regular contact with me leading up to day of our trip.They work extremely...
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Scott M.
Waverly, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Salmon/Trout on June 26, 2021
Ben communicated about the weather and expectations days prior to the trip. He explained what we were doing and why we were...
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