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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' motorboat 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, 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.

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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' motorboat 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, 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.
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Jolly Sportfishing

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Kendall
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Fishing Reports

Spring Brown Trout Fishin

March 02, 2020

It's looking like an early spring here Western NY, and the fishing is already starting to heat up with good brown trout fishing along the lake shore. I personally took advantage of the early bite this week and fished… Read Full Report →


June 23rd Solid Class of Salmon

June 23, 2019

Nice June weather this past Sunday with a group of great guys. They have been repeat customers for 5 seasons, always love having these guys on the boat. The fishing was good too, with a nice class of solid… Read Full Report →


May 18th

May 19, 2019

Another solid trip with a great group of guys. Found some brown trout in close first thing in the morning on this trip, after an hour of that, we quickly changed gears for salmon, and in no time were… Read Full Report →


May 11th Spring Kings!!

May 11, 2019

Another solid trip this past Saturday aboard the Small Fortune. Found an aggressive school of salmon early in the trip, and it was all we could do to keep up with the fish for almost 2 hours. The bite… Read Full Report →


May 5, 2019 Fishing in the Fog

May 04, 2019

Radar earned it's money this weekend helping us to find our way through the fog, and avoid our friends in other boats on the water. Mixed box of fish again this weekend, kings, browns and a coho salmon. Heard… Read Full Report →


April 28th fishing

April 29, 2019

Solid fishing trip yesterday on Lake Ontario. Great mixed bag of fish, kings, Lakers, browns and 1 Atlantic. It’s going to be another good season again this year. Read Full Report →


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 →

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4.76
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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14th birthday present
14th birthday present
August fishing trip
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Sarah K.
Batavia, NY
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Always a great time with Captain Jolly, this was not my first time and definitely won’t be my last with him.
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Kelley G.
Schenectady, NY
 4.33
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14th birthday present

VERIFIED   NEW  August 8, 2020
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John M.
United States
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
It was our first time on Lake Ontario for King salmon. Cptn. Chris was very attentive, courteous, and knowledgeable. He took...
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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
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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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