Captain
Jolly Sportfishing

Member since January 2016

Kendall, United States

Background
I've been fishing the big lake for salmon and trout since I was 4 years old, cutting my teeth on spring brown trout in a 14' motor boat with my Dad. We eventually got a little bigger boat outfitted with offshore equipment, and by age 12 there wasn't anything I couldn't do on the boat. At age 14 I got my first job as a mate on a charter boat, and from that point on that's all I wanted to be was a Lake Ontario charter boat captain.
Techniques
First, fishing is suppose to be fun, and that's what is really important to me when you fish with me. I like to have a good time when on the water. I'm a light line fisherman, and grew up fishing lighter tackle on big kings. I have put several fish in the boat over 30lbs that were caught on 10lb test mono. During the spring I can run most of my gear with light tackle, however as we transition into the summer fishery some of my gear gets beefed up, dipsies and copper rods. But, I stick to a light line set up on my downriggers.

Hey, I'm Captain Jolly Sportfishing

Kendall, United States
Background
I've been fishing the big lake for salmon and trout since I was 4 years old, cutting my teeth on spring brown trout in a 14' motor boat with my Dad. We eventually got a little bigger boat outfitted with offshore equipment, and by age 12 there wasn't anything I couldn't do on the boat. At age 14 I got my first job as a mate on a charter boat, and from that point on that's all I wanted to be was a Lake Ontario charter boat captain.
Techniques
First, fishing is suppose to be fun, and that's what is really important to me when you fish with me. I like to have a good time when on the water. I'm a light line fisherman, and grew up fishing lighter tackle on big kings. I have put several fish in the boat over 30lbs that were caught on 10lb test mono. During the spring I can run most of my gear with light tackle, however as we transition into the summer fishery some of my gear gets beefed up, dipsies and copper rods. But, I stick to a light line set up on my downriggers.

My Charter Listing

Jolly Sportfishing

Kendall
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trips from $325

Fishing Reports

Good Summer Fishing

July 08, 2017

The summer fishing is setting nicely, we are being nice catches of kings and steelhead to the net. Kings up to 20lbs and steelhead I the 4-10lb range. Some lake trout in the mix as well, with one laker… Read Full Report →


Winter Fishing

February 11, 2017

Just a quick report to get everyone looking forward to the official start of the spring fishing. With the mild winter weather and open launches some folks are getting out on the water and catching good numbers of brown… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.67
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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First time charter fishing, and had the most amazing time.
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William W.
Wallingford, CT
 5.00
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6 hour salmon trip

VERIFIED   August 26, 2018
this was our 1st lake ontario experience and captain Chris and mate/wheel man Johnny were very personable , efficient and experienced...
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Neil K.
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Chris.

VERIFIED   September 22, 2018
Had a blast.  Fish were being stubbron but the capt was able to put us on some. Got a chance to see an awesome sunrise...
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Maryellen O.
Endicott, New York
 5.00
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   September 15, 2018
Knowledgeable captain. Fantastic family trip. We are booking several times next year.
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Sally F.
United States
 5.00
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First time charter fishing, and had the most amazing time.

VERIFIED   August 8, 2017
Highly Recommend.  We had never been on a charter before, so I was a bit nervous.  Captain Chris was wonderful. ...
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Lawrence J. D.
Mapleton, ME
 3.00
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 26, 2018
Great day! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
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