Join us as our fishing charters service and professional fishing guides celebrate 41 years of turning dreams into memories

1000 Islands Fishing Charters


Now in our 41st 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 2018, for the 26th 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.

Office hours:
November through April: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily
May through October: 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. daily
Capt. Allen Benas, Owner/Operator
1000 Islands Fishing Charters
  P.O. Box 69
Clayton, NY 13624-0069
(You must dial all 10 numbers in our area)

We are the Only Charter Service in the 1000 Islands Offering:
Mixed Party Trips for
just $65 per person! (July 1st through Labor Day, now concluded for 2018 season)
Your Choice from 3 Different Private Party Bass & Pike Charters. (May 5th through October 28th)
The above feature our fall discounted Private Party Charter rates for fishing trips from 9/5 through 10/28.
Your Choice from 3 Different Private Party Muskie Hunt Charters. (June 16th through October 28th)
If your group is larger than six anglers, no problem. Groups up to 12 welcome.
Your boat, A.B.'S Office, is the Only U.S.C.G. Certified charter fishing boat on the St. Lawrence River, Certified by the Coast Guard to legally carry more than the traditional 6 passengers that all the other fishing charter boats are restricted to.

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!"

We are fully booked for the rest of our operating season.
Thanks, one and all, for a great season and we look forward to seeing many of you next season on your annual family and "buddy" fishing trips and introducing new area visitors to the beauty and enjoyment of a guided fishing trip in the 1000 Islands.

2019  Trip offerings will be posted by December 1st, in plenty of time to get
Gift Certificates for Holiday giving to lucky friends and family.

For your convenience, we are able to accommodate debit & credit cards*

We provide free, secure off street parking at our convenient departure location in the heart of downtown Clayton.

2018 Fishing Trip Offerings
(Click on the underlined fishing trip or other item of interest for details & pricing)

Half Day Mixed Party Trips:   (Now concluded for 2018. For half day trips see Private Party trips below.)
During the summer season, from July 1st through Labor Day, enjoy the experience of a professionally guided fishing trip for
just $65 per person.  (Before July 1st and after Labor Day please reference our Private Charters, below).

Private Party Bass & Pike Trips:
Choose from 3 different trips, with post-season discounts between Labor Day and mid Nov.
Your private party enjoys the fun and
special treatment of a traditional 1000 Islands Guided Fishing Trip as the center of your guide's attention.

Private Party Muskie Hunts:
Choose from 3 different trips, including the traditional full day and our NEW Half Day & 6 hr. Muskie Hunts.  (June 16th through mid Oct.)

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."

Frequently Asked Questions:
Information that may be helpful in planning your fishing trip.

Reservation, Deposit and Cancellation  Information:
We encourage our anglers to read this section in our mutual interests.

Choose from a selection of lunches to compliment your 6 Hr. and Full Day Private Charters:
(Not included in trip cost, our lunches are put up by a local catering company and delivered to the boat on the morning of your trip)

On-board Lunch: Fish the entire day enjoying your hearty sandwich or cold fried chicken lunch on board at your convenience.
Island Picnic Cook-out: This has become our most popular on-shore lunch option since we introduced it two years ago. After fishing all morning, 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.

Hot on-board lunches for fall 6 hr. & full day Muskie trips: A special treat for muskie anglers, especially on chilly fall days.

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

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.

Thousand Island Dressing

 The only salad dressing ever named for a region of the United States was created in the early 1900s by the wife of a Clayton fishing guide for his shore dinners. Since 1973, we have been the only producer of the original formula dressing for retail sale. Read the interesting history that inspired a 60 minute special seen on national TV.  OR, better yet,

Purchase the 'Original' Thousand Island Dressing on line

Also available is a copy of the DVD of the TV special at a 50% discount, all delivered right to your home in 2 to 3 business days by priority shipping.

  to check on availability for your 1000 Islands fishing trip.

The Northern Pike season opens on May 5th in both New York & Ontario,
  the Bass season opens in both New York & Ontario on June 15th.

Debit & Credit cards:
If you plan to use your credit or debit card to pay for your trip, there are convenient ATM machines at our two local
convenience stores and three major bank branches where anglers can access cash for  payment of their fishing trip.

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

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