Jolly Sportfishing

Member since January 2016

Hamlin, 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.

Jolly Sportfishing

Hamlin, 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.

Our Charter Listings

Hamlin
trips from
US$ 300

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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Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Very polite and knowledgeable captain who keeps you engaged and enjoying yourself.  We caught brown and lake trout, coho, and king salmon.  Fantastic time!

Fished July 2017

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Jolly Sportfishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thanks Lance, it was great having you guys aboard on Sunday, we caught some really nice fish on a beautiful day on Lake Ontario.