Join us in 2017 as our charter service celebrates 40 years of turning dreams into memories



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 40th 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 2017, for the 25th 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 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily
May through October: 8 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)

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See Our 2017 Fishing Trip Offerings & Pricing

Check out our Private Party Charter discounted rates for fishing trips after Labor Day until Columbus Day.

We are the Only Charter Service in the 1000 Islands Offering:

Mixed Party Trips for
just $65 per person! (July 1st through Labor Day)
Your Choice from 3 Different Private Party Bass & Pike Charters. (May 7th through Mid October)
Your Choice from 3 Different Private Party Muskie Hunt Charters. (June 17th through Mid October)
If your group is larger than six anglers, no problem.    Groups of 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.

We also provide free, secure off street parking across the street from our convenient downtown departure dock.

For your convenience, we are able to accommodate deposits using your debit & credit cards*
2017 Fishing Trip Offerings

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

Half Day Mixed Party Trips : 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 after Labor Day until the end of our season. Your private party enjoys the fun and excitement 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 17th 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:

Reservation, Deposit and Cancellation  Information:

Choose from a selection of lunches to compliment your 6 Hr. and Full Day Private Charters:
  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.
   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.

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 6th in both New York & Ontario,
  the Bass season opens in both New York & Ontario on June 17th.

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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