Frequently Asked Questions

Why go with a fishing guide?

There are many good reasons to chose a guide service. Guides save you TIME and Money! If you are new to the area or just not catching a lot of fish on your own a reputable guide service can help. We can teach you some new techniques or answer any questions you may have to give you more confidence the next time you go fishing. That is our goal at JD’s Custom Charters!! If you book a trip with us I guarantee that you will see or learn something new on your trip that we do a little differently to improve our catch ratio.

What should I expect to experience on a fishing charter with JDsCC?

JDsCC is a very hands on charter service depending on the skill level of the guests on board. If you are curious about setting lines, driving the boat, netting the fish and want to try it just ask! Your main job once aboard is to enjoy the fresh air, sit back and relax. Let me do what I love to do and put you and your party in position to catch your trophy.

Where are you located?

JDsCC operates out of Sandy Creek Marina most of the season. It is located HERE(link) in Hamlin, NY. Sandy Creek is one of the most productive areas year round due to its bottom contours and nearby shoals. The steep decline to deeper water and nearby wautoma shoals makes for shorter runs out to find the fish and can hold large schools of trout and salmon l season. In case of inclement weather it also makes for a shorter jaunt into safer waters.

What do I do with my catch?

JDsCC reccomends C.P.R. on most species but if you want to keep a few for the dinner table we have a cooler with ice on board. At the end of your charter I will clean your catch for you back at the dock. They will be cleaned however you like and put in zip top storage bags. Don’t forget an appropriate cooler and ice for the ride home.

Are we saposed to tip the captain/crew after our trip?

It is fairly standard as a token of our hard work and time to make your trip a memorable one but not mandatory.

Why can’t I catch fish on my boat?

If this situation fits you I reccomend you book a charter with us. First day we take a 4 hour charter aboard my vessel and we will go over some techniques to success from instruction to putting them into action.
The second part of your 101 charter I will personally come aboard your own fish catching vessel and we will get you catching fish like we did the previous day. This is a great way to build confidence fishing on your own boat. Ask about these special rates!

Do you fish the LOC derbies?

We try to fish everyone of them. Derby time is when we fish the big boys and is for the competitor and diehard. This is also great for old fishing buddies/friends. We can schedule multiple day trips to help maximize your chances of gettin on the LEADERboard. If you are interested you can sign up online and check out past years results HERE(LOC link).

Rally up your team or come fish with ours and let’s get your name on the board. You have to be in it to win it!!