Pre-Charter Instructions


A. Everyone 16 and older will need a NY Freshwater Fishing License. They can be purchased locally at a tackle store (as long as they are open) or online.

B. Please don't bring any bananas along they are very bad luck!

C. Dress warmly. It’s always going to be colder on the water! It’s easier to take clothing off then wish you had it.

D. Here is a list of additional things you need to bring with you.

  • All tackle, rods, reels and bait are provided by the charter. Please do not bring these items to the boat with you.
  • Full, durable waterproof rain gear (both coat and pants in rain is forecast
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Lunch/beverages in break proof containers in small cooler to take aboard
  • Large Cooler to transport your catch from dock to fish cleaning station or home.

E. It may be wavy so if anyone in your party suffers from motion sickness please have them take a Bonine 6-8 hrs prior to departure. Available at Walmart or Amazon. Contact your doctor for children. They are especially sensitive to motion sickness. I have a 10 & 11 who get sick and if I give them a Bonine the night before and one in morning they never get sick. I can’t stress how important it is to medicate the night before the trip. After watching people for 20 years, Bonine works much better than Dramamine. Over and over I watch Dramamine users ruin trips while Bonine users have a great time even in big waves. Also, don’t load up motion sickness sufferers on coffee, Gatorade and/or drinks containing citric acid or caffeine before or during the trip. Water is always the best.

F. Tipping

I am often asked what is a customary tip for the mate or crew. We don’t require a tip but it is customary to tip the mate and or captain 10% -20% of the total of the trip. If a tip is given to the captain only, he splits it with the mate. If a tip is give to the mate, it is all his. If you tip both, it’s theirs. I strive to have all crew members work the entire trip to maximize fish catch and ensure you have the best time possible. My mates work their butts off! My motto has always been just keep workingand the fish will come.

Boat Address (For GPS)

  • Salmon River Lighthouse Marina
  • 5 Lake Road EX
  • Pulaski , NY 13142

Lake road extension is County Route 5 at the flashing light. The first flashing light on the north side of the Salmon River. If this is your first trip with us and your trip is in the morning and you get into town before dark, it would be a good idea to come find the boat so it’s not so hard in the morning in the dark.

G. We do not clean your catch. Fish cleaning, smoking and packaging is available at Sonny's Fishing Center which is 1/2 a mile from our dock.

H. Please let me know how many people will be in your party. If anyone is under 16, please let me know also so we have appropriate life jackets available.