Captain
James Van Hooft

Member since June 2017 Sodus Point, United States
Background
Captain James started working as a first mate, then took business over in 2000. Ever since, he has been running fishing charters. Most of people who come fishing with him are satisfied returning customers. The biggest enjoyment he gets out of his work is watching people catch fish and have a good time.
Techniques
Primarily trolling. Shoreline in the spring and offshore during the summer months.

Hey, I'm Captain James Van Hooft

Sodus Point, United States
Background
Captain James started working as a first mate, then took business over in 2000. Ever since, he has been running fishing charters. Most of people who come fishing with him are satisfied returning customers. The biggest enjoyment he gets out of his work is watching people catch fish and have a good time.
Techniques
Primarily trolling. Shoreline in the spring and offshore during the summer months.
Anglers Choice
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My Charter Listing

Fishlander Charters

72 reviews
Sodus Point
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trips from $425

Fishing Reports

Best year ever!

July 28, 2018

I started as a first mat in 1996. Bought the boat in 2001 and have been taking people out fishing ever since. This has been the best year I have ever seen. We have caught a lot of salman… Read Full Report →


This fish was caught aboard Fish Lander

July 15, 2018

A beautiful brown trout that weighed a whopping 18 lbs. We also boated several others from 7 to 10 lbs. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Phil L.
Buffalo, NY
 5.00
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5 hour trip great experience

VERIFIED   NEW  September 12, 2020
My Father and I did a five hour trip trolling for King Salmon. Captian Jim and his first mate Jerry were incredibly friendly...
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Nozomi P.
Johnstown, New York
 5.00
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Family Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
We booked the 5 hour trip from 3-8 PM and really wished we got the 8 hour one! Captain James and First Mate Jerry made the...
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Ann G.
Rochester, NY
 5.00
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Family Time on the Water

VERIFIED   May 27, 2020
There is not enough space to write all of the things that were great.  Captain James went out of his way to book our last...
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Robert D.
Marion, NY
 5.00
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Full 8 hrs. with Captain Jim.

VERIFIED   August 18, 2020
My brother Craig “SIX” and I Chartered a trip with Captain Jim and first mate Wyatt. Both of us had been on dozens...
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Frank P.
Buffalo, NY
 5.00
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Full day trip!

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
We absolutely loved our day on the lake with Captain Jim and First Mate Jerry!  All the charters started out a little...
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