Join us in 2022 as we celebrate our 45th year of turning dreams into memories. Scroll down for fishing trip offerings and details.


Entering our 45th 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 2022, for the 30th straight year, we will be 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: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily
1000 Islands Fishing Charters
  P.O. Box 69
  Clayton, NY 13624-0069
(You must now dial all 10 numbers in our area)
Capt. Allen Benas, Owner/Operator

Gift Certificates for Holiday giving:

Our many offerings and their reasonable prices make them popular Holiday and other special occasion gifts for family and friends.
Order by December 23rd and have it in time for a Christmas morning presentation for that special angler in your life.
For your convenience we have arranged to be able to accept credit card payments for Gift Certificates.
Call for information on how to give your "special someone" a fishing trip to really look forward to.


We are the Only Charter Service in the 1000 Islands Offering:
Mixed Party Fishing Trips for just $70 per person! (July 1st through Labor Day)
Your Choice from 2 Different Private Party Bass & Pike Charters. (Mid May through late September)
Your Choice from 2 Different Private Party Muskie Hunt Charters. (June 19th through mid October)

Check out our early season discounts on Private Party Pike charter rates between mid May and June 17th.


If your group is larger than six anglers, no problem. Groups up to 12 welcome.

A.B.'S Office, is the Only U.S.C.G. Certified charter fishing boat on the St. Lawrence River, Certified by the U.S.C.G. to legally carry more than the traditional 6 passengers that all the other fishing charter boats are restricted to.

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

We are the only charter service in the 1000 Islands that can accommodate debit & credit cards*

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!"

2022 Fishing Trip Offerings
(Click on the underlined fishing trip or other item of interest for details & pricing)

Half Day Mixed Party Trips:  (July 1st through Labor Day)
  During the summer season, from July 1st through Labor Day, enjoy the experience of a professionally guided fishing trip for
just $70 per person.  (Before July 1st and after Labor Day please reference our Private Party Charters, below).

Private Party Bass & Pike Trips: (Mid May through late September)  
Choose from 2 different trips.
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: (June 17th through mid October)
Choose from 2 different trips, including our Half Day & 6 hr. Muskie Hunts. (June 19th through October)

A.B.'s Office:
Your boat, our 15 passenger 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.

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

 It was created in the early 1900s by the wife of a Clayton fishing guide for his shore dinners and first served to the dining public in Clayton's historic Thousand Islands Inn. Since 1972, when we purchased the Inn (1972-2013), we have been the world's only producer of the 'Original' formula dressing. Read the interesting history that inspired the 60 minute special on national TV, a CBS Sunday Morning segment, get some tasty recipes AND, best of all,

Order 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.

Our Northern Pike charter season begins in mid May.
The Bass season opens on Saturday, June 19th.

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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