ALEXANDRIA BAY FISHING GUIDES - 1000 ISLANDS ON THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER ALEXANDRIA BAY FISHING GUIDES - 1000 ISLANDS ON THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER
ALEXANDRIA BAY FISHING GUIDES - 1000 ISLANDS ON THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER


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 ALEXANDRIA BAY FISHING GUIDES - 1000 ISLANDS ON THE ST LAWRENCE RIVER
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Fishing the mighty St. Lawrence River is a must whenNY Fishing Guide planning your next vacation, fishing trip, or when you are searching for some real fishing thrills and excitement. A fishing charter with an Alexandria Bay guides association member will insure that you are getting a professional, U.S. New York Fishing Trip Coast Guard licensed guide with years of experience guiding and hosting anglers from all corners of the world fishing for Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye or Muskellunge

Our association provides fun-filled personalized fishing trips, for the individual, novice or experienced fisherman. Groups, families and junior anglers are all welcome. The guides are professionals who know from experience where to go at different times, and what the best methods are. They fish the same area day-in and day-out, so they know what works best under all conditions. They can help you improve your fishing skills and knowledge of the river. The 1000 islands can be an overwhelming sight of islands, shoals and under water rock piles with depths with noNY Fishing Charter apparent pattern that can be puzzling to the average angler.  A guide can provide a wealth of information in a days outing.

The season starts the first Saturday in May, beginning with Northern Pike, and Walleye, followed by Smallmouth Bass and Muskellunge opening the 3rd Saturday of June. Note: This differs in Canadian waters, Bass season does not open until the 4th Saturday in June in their waters. Also note that Muskie fishing is the best in the fall, October, November, and into December. The method generally used is to troll with downriggers. For many fishermen the hours spent in search of the elusive Muskie has little or no appeal. You must invest a lot of time and have plenty of patience. It’s called Muskie Madness. However, the reward can be great. Many catches in the 50 + inch range have been taken in the last couple of seasons.

NY Fishing GuideOur boats are equipped with up to date electronics, fishing gear and tackle.  We also supply the bait and ice. Each boat can accommodate up to six passengers. Arrangements can be made for a fleet of 15 + guide boats for large groups or parties. We can accommodate groups of 100 or more people including the Traditional Shore Dinner.

The Traditional Shore dinner dates back to the late 1800’s when oarsmen, now know as guides would row passengers in their skiffs to and from fishing grounds. Stopping midday at an island they would cook a noonday meal of the morning’s catch. The menu consists of bacon lettuce tomato sandwich appetizers, tossed salad with Thousand Island dressing, fresh pan fried fish, salt potatoes, guide’s famoNew York Fishingus French toast for dessert accompanied with guides coffee.

To make the most out of your trip, you’ll need to bring along appropriate clothing for the time of year, non-slip shoes, rain gear, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, camera & film, lunch and beverages of choice, and a cooler to take your catch home. Note: Children under 12 years of age must wear a U.S.C.G. approved PDF, while underway. Check with your guide for availability.

You’ll also need fishing licenses. Besides N.Y. licenses, Canadian fishing licenses are highly recommended as ovNew York Fishing Triper half of the fishing is in Canadian waters. Canadian licenses can be obtained by going to www.tibait.com. N.Y. state non-resident one day license is $15.00, a seven day is $25.00. Canadian one day license is $17.00 -$18.00 depending on currency exchange. Children under 16 years of age do not need a N.Y. State license. Children under 18 years of age do not need a Canadian license, if accompanied by an adult who has a valid Canadian license. Any fish caught are part of the catch and possession limit of the adult who holds the license. As an option, non-residents under 18 years may purchase a license and any fish caught apply to the catch and possession of that license.

 


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