Completing our 39th year of experience in turning dreams into memories.

Choose from 3 different Private Party Bass & Pike Charters.
Choose from 3 different Private Party Muskie Hunts.
The Only Charter Service Offering Mixed Party Trips,
$60 per person!
Fishing Groups from 2 to 12..."welcome aboard."

If your group is larger than six anglers, no problem.
Our boat, A.B.'S Office, is the Only U.S.C.G. Certified charter fishing boat in the 1000 Islands.
It's special construction and annual safety inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard, assuring passenger safety and comfort, legally certifies it to carry more than the traditional 6 passengers all the other fishing charter boats are limited to.
We also provide free, secure off street parking across the street from our easy to find downtown departure dock.
2016 Fishing Trip Offerings


The St. Lawrence River is widely recognized as one of North America's truly great fisheries. From pan fish, like yellow perch, to smallmouth bass, pound for pound the fightingist fish in fresh water, to walleye, great northern pike and muskellunge, the fish rich waters of the 1000 islands offer it all.

Now in our 39th year of catering to anglers from across the country and around the world, 1000 Islands Fishing Charters is widely recognized as the most experienced and innovative sport fishing charter service on the St. Lawrence River.

It's no wonder that in 2016, for the 24th straight year, we are one of only 14 charter services in N.Y. State and the only one in the 1000 Islands Region approved by the North American Fishing Club, the largest sport fishing organization in the world, serving more than 500,000 angler members.

1000 Islands Fishing Charters
 P.O. Box 69
  Clayton, NY 13624-0069
Office hours: 9:00 A.M. to 6 P.M. daily
Capt. Allen Benas, Owner/Operator

1000 Islands Fishing Charters is widely recognized as the 1000 Island's most experienced and innovative fishing charter service. Since 1978 we have blazed the trail for our industry. Innovations include an array of complete fishing trip offerings unique to the northeast including half day mixed party fishing trips, complete fishing trip packages and even a combination fishing and hunting safari including guided fishing and upland bird hunting.
When it comes to fishing in the 1000 Islands, our motto pretty well says it all:

"Unless you're the lead dog, the scenery never changes!"

For your convenience, we are able to accommodate debit & credit cards*
We provide free, secure off street parking at our departure location in the heart of downtown.

With the remaining days of our operating season reserved,
we are no longer taking bookings for the rest of the 2016 season.
Thanks to our 2016 clients for making the season so successsful and enjoyable.

2016 Fishing Trip Offerings
(Click on the underlined fishing trip or other item of interest for details & pricing)

Half Day Mixed Party Trips : During the height of our busy season, from July 1st through Labor Day, when it is easy to get the required minimum of six anglers to go, enjoy the experience of a professionally guided fishing trip for just $60 per person. (Before July 1st and after Labor Day please reference our Private Charters, above).

Private Party Bass & Pike Trips: Choose from 3 different trips. Your private party enjoys the fun and excitement of a traditional 1000 Islands Guided Fishing Trip.

Private Party Muskie Hunts:  Choose from 3 different trips, including the traditional full day and our NEW Half Day & 6 hr. Muskie Hunts. 

A.B.'s Office : Your boat, our U.S.C.G. Certified charter boat. The largest, safest and only one of its kind in the 1000 Islands.

U.S.C.G. "Certified?"Here's what U.S.C.G. Certified means to you. Don't be misled by the term "c. g. inspected."

Choose from a selection of lunches to compliment your 6 Hr. and Full Day Private Charters:
   Hot on-board lunches for Muskie trips: A special treat for muskie anglers, especially on chilly fall days.
   On-board Lunch: Fish the entire day enjoying your hearty lunch on board at your convenience.
    Island Picnic Cook-out: This has become our most popular shore lunch option since we introduced it two years ago. Finish your 6 hour charter trip or take a break in your full day charter and enjoy a traditional 1000 Islander's picnic cook-out lunch, prepared on an island, by your guide.
    1000 Islands Shore Dinner: Available only on full day private charters, the tradition of a shore dinner goes back to the earliest days of the 1900's. As we describe, this is a "made from scratch" event. No canned or pre-prepared foods here. You fish until around noon and the rest of the day is taken up by the preparation and enjoyment of this historical tradition.

Reservation, Deposit and Cancellation  Information.

Gift Certificates for that Special Occasion: Our many offerings and their reasonable prices make them popular special occasion gifts for family and friends.

Thousand Island Dressing was created by the wife of a Clayton fishing guide for his shore dinners. Read the interesting history, and enjoy the dressing. OR,

Purchase the Dressing on line, delivered right to your home.

Fishing Tales & Other Good Stuff: Why you should never take bananas on a fishing boat, how fishing may help you live longer and a couple great fishing tales.

1000 Islands River Rat Gazette: Enjoy the current edition of our popular on line newsletter. Click your browser's BACK button to return.

to check on availability for your 1000 Islands fishing trip.
The Northern Pike season opens on May 7th in both New York & Ontario,
  the Bass season opens in both New York & Ontario on June 18th.

Debit & Credit cards:
If you plan to use your credit or debit card to pay for your trip,
there are two convenient ATM machines where we depart from
were anglers can access cash for payment of their fishing trip.
The ATMs open at 7 A.M.

1000 Islands Fishing Charters
  P.O. Box 69
Clayton, NY 13624-0069
Capt. Allen Benas, Owner/Operator

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