What if the weather is bad?
The Captains most important issue is the safety of his customers. If the weather is bad enough to not leave the dock, we will wait it out for a period of time that is accessible to both customer and Captain. If the weather stays bad for the entire day, I will gladly re-book your trip to another day or refund your deposit.
What are our lodging options?
There are all types of lodging within walking distance to the boat. B&B´s, cottages, bunk room type lodge, private lodge. There is also the Sodus Lake House
for larger groups and families. Something for everyone at every price range.
Do I need a fishing license?
A valid NYS fishing license is mandatory on Lake Ontario. One day, one week and season licenses are available at the marina where we dock, or on line at the NYS DEC
How many people can you take on the boat?
My Coast Guard license allows me to take 6 passengers for hire. The average group is 3 or 4 passengers.
What happens to the fish we catch?
The Captain suggests you bring a large cooler to transport your catch at the end of the day. The fish will be cleaned and bagged for you before you leave the boat. Taxidermy services are also available at a reasonable rate.
What about food and drink?
Bring whatever you want to eat or drink on the boat. Soda, beer, water, juice are all fine. Please no hard liquor.
How long will we fish?
We like to leave the dock at 6:00AM. We normally do not need to travel very far from Sodus Point to begin fishing. We will return to the dock at 2:00PM. On a half day trip we will return to the dock at 11:00AM. Longer days are available at a rate of $75.00 per hour.
What about children on the boat?
That choice is yours to make. From past experiences, younger children do get bored rather quickly. But we do love to help teach kids how to fish.
Are there bathroom facilities on the boat?
Yes there are. Below deck
there is a clean private stand up head for your privacy and comfort.
Are there any restaurants near by?
There are several. Pizza shops, sub shops, sandwich shops, full dining restaurants, bar food establishments. You name it and Sodus Point has it. For some of the places, you can click here
and scroll down to the Sodus/Sodus Point section.
What other activities are available near by?
Again, you name it and it´s not far. Go-karts, miniature golf, championship golf courses, casinos, outlet malls, theaters, Finger Lakes wineries. For a complete list of attractions, go to the Wayne County Tourism web site
Can people come on the boat that don't fish?
Of course. We have several groups that come and the ladies will read a book and enjoy the sunshine while there husbands catch the biggest fish of their lives. And visa-versa. We do Lake and dinner cruises also, so everyone can just enjoy the sights of our area.