Fishing the Finger Lakes Guide and Charter Service

Specializing in bass fishing on the Finger Lakes

A native of the Finger Lakes Region, I have over 35 years experience fishing the Finger Lakes. For the past thirty years I have fished competitive tournaments, earning numerous top place finishes. When you hire me, you'll get a guide who knows the water, where the fish are located, and how to catch them. We have three lakes to chose from, and it would be my pleasure to share which of the lakes are doing better at any particular time.

You will enjoy fishing for both large mouth and small mouth bass on a fully rigged bass boat while learning the many techniques used in catching them.

Book a Trip



Half Day

(FIVE hours for 1 or 2 people)

Full Day

(EIGHT hours for 1 or 2 people)

* add $75.00 for a 3rd person - 1/2 or full day


  • Daily trips May trough mid October.

What you'll need

  • Sun Screen
  • Camera
  • Rain Gear
  • Fishing License (16 and older)

The Lakes

Keuka Lake

One of the jewels of the Finger Lakes. You can not go wrong in choosing this body of water. Keuka offers both good Small Mouth and Large Mouth bass fishing. The fishing picks up in late spring and remains good throughout the summer months and into the fall. This Lake, also, offers live bait fishing for Small Mouths in the summer months. A huge plus when inexperienced anglers or children are involved.

Seneca Lake

The deepest of the Finger Lakes. Seneca is a large lake that runs from Watkins Glen to Geneva. It does not have the numbers of Small Mouth that Keuka has, but the fish are bigger. Here the average fish weighs around 3 to 4 pounds with occasional 5 pound fish caught.

Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake is the longest of the Finger Lakes and offers good bass fishing as well as a tremendous Lake trout population.

The Small Mouth numbers in Cayuga are not great, but the fish are big! Largemouth Bass fishing in Cayuga is quite good, especially in the northern 3rd of the lake, from June-September.

Cayuga Lake is the best lake trout lake in all of the Finger Lakes. They are the main cold-water fish caught in Cayuga Lake and their size is impressive. They average around 5 to 8 pounds with many bigger fish caught as well. I jig fish for them with rod and real and do not troll. Rainbow and brown trout are considered a by-catch as I do not target them, but the are often hooked as well.