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.

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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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Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Jennifer H.
Fairport, NY
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Great half day trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 11, 2021
I booked this as a bday gift for my husband. We were joined by his brother and father. Captain Jim let us know before the trip...
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Charles R.
GUILDRLND CTR, NY
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10 hour Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 10, 2021
Fishing was very tough the day we went due ti change of wind direction but we still caught 2 fish and lost another.Capt Jim...
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Kim H.
Williamson, NY
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8 hr trip with Capt Jim Vanhooft and first mate Jerry

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 10, 2021
Wonderful time again with Capt Jim! He never fails to see you have a good time if you are catching fish or not…we were. We...
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Luke A.
Cleves, OH
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Half day trip with Jim and Jerry

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 8, 2021
We had a great time! Jim and Jerry are super knowledgeable about fishing the lake and the entire area, their equipment is in...
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Damon B.
Candor, NY
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Half day with captain jim

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 31, 2021
Great trip about the 4th time out with captain Jim we pick his boat everytime because we love how great of a captain he is...
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