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For two centuries, Clayton has been the center of 1000 Islands fishing action. Years ago, the local fishing guides plied the waters off Clayton carrying the wealthy and famous on their annual fishing excursions. It was a formal affair, with the guides dressed in suits and ties, rowing similarly clad passengers out to the fishing grounds in beautiful wooden St. Lawrence skiffs. Now the local fishing guides have powerboats equipped with the latest in fishing tackle, electronic equipment and safety gear to ensure passengers’ safety and comfort.
One thing remains the same, however. Still lurking in the crystal clear waters of the St. Lawrence are any number of gamefish, sure to thrill the angler of every ability. Northern pike, walleye, bass, perch, panfish and the elusive trophy muskellunge continue to challenge fishermen from all over the country and attract professional fishing tournaments year after year.
The fishing action continues throughout the year with a popular ice fishing season for Northern Pike and Perch during the winter. Cars, trucks and small fires dot the ice in the larger bays as fishermen brave the brisk weather in search of fresh pike, caught through the ice. The annual ice fishing derby, held the first weekend of February, attracts many anglers.
Fishing maps are available, along with plenty of bait, tackle and advice, at local bait shops for those anglers who would rather fish on their own. Launch your boat and venture out to discover your own “hot spot” or bring along a folding chair and a rod and fish right from shore along the Clayton waterfront. Many an amazing catch has been landed right here from shore! For your convenience, fishing licenses are available at many locations throughout Clayton.
1000 Islands-Sign Man Charters1000 Islands-Sign Man Charters
They are dedicated to your satisfaction, just come, enjoy world class fishing and leave the rest to them!
Sign Man Charters offers you a full line of packages which include fishing, tackle, bait, shore dinners, onboard meals, accommodations, fish cleaning and to-go-packing.
Professionally equipped with Garmin Radar,
From Pfluger Rods to Pfluger Reels
Families with children are more than welcome!
720 State Street Clayton NY 13624
Bill & Jack’s Marina & CottagesBill & Jack’s Marina & Cottages
Waterfront cottages – furnished. Packages available with boat and motor rental. Fishing Guide available. Dockage and launch ramp. Marina w/ gas and convenience store. Store is open 7am to 7pm Daily.
42088 Fishers Landing Rd Fishers Landing NY 13641
Classic Charters, Tom GIlletteClassic Charters, Tom GIllette
Fish the 1000 Islands Region aboard the Karen Ann, a 27′ Penn Yan, equipped with all the latest in Lowrance electronics, sonar, GPS, Global Mapping, VHF radio, and cellular phone for your security and convenience. All the latest Shimano tackle and bait provided.
A full day charter leaves the dock at 8:00 am and returns at 4:00 pm. Most of our fishing is done in Canadian waters, so a Canadian fishing license is recommended. We can obtain your license (at a small additional expense) and have it on board when you arrive.
Your day aboard the Karen Ann may include catching a mighty Northern Pike, a lunker of a Bass, or it may even include a personalized tour of the Thousand Islands. We will custom tailor your day’s activities to whatever you prefer, whether it be fishing or cruising the majestic St. Lawrence River and exploring the islands and some of the most magnificent sights you’ve ever imagined.
1101 State Street Clayton NY 13624
Clayton Guides AssociationClayton Guides Association
Clayton Guides do it all!!!
1101 State Street Clayton NY 13624
Ferguson Fishing ChartersFerguson Fishing Charters
Fish aboard Ferg’s 1951 ChrisCraft 27′ Hardtop, the last of the wooden classics, fully equipped with all modern day amenities. Clients remark about the comfort and roominess of the wooden boat, and how it brings back memories of the old days. Full day, half day and group packages available.
P. O. Box 118 Clayton NY 13624
Flora Fishing ChartersFlora Fishing Charters
500 Theresa Street Clayton NY 13624
Garnsey’s Classic Island CruisesGarnsey’s Classic Island Cruises
Classic Island Cruises offers personalized tours of the 1000 Islands as can only been seen from the decks of a truly iconic antique boat. Accompanied by a taste of the Islands, you will be visually stimulated while enjoying the region’s finest wines, meats and cheeses.
You’ll cruise the waterways in a relaxing setting for a morning, afternoon or evening with an in depth history of the seaway’s most storied passages. **If desired, you may stop at local island shops along the way or just enjoy cruising past the island sunsets on the open waters of 40 acres.**
The Muskie is a 26 foot, 1953 Chris Craft with oak keel, mahogany planks and a beautiful teak deck. She is the third of her kind in the Garnsey family to carry the same name. Her spacious desks and ride, that only a wooden boat can provide, were noted in the Thousand Islands Sun as the period’s most popular fishing boat and pleasure craft.
Recently Retired from his 26 year career with the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Service, Captain Garnsey is the third generation river Captain with a wealth of knowledge of the islands from the days of bootleggers.
PO Box 313 Clayton NY 13624
Gotta Have it ChartersGotta Have it Charters
Let Capt. Keith help make your trip easy and enjoyable. Aboard his 27′ Sport-Craft, with room for up to 6 people, with a head (bathroom) on board. Who says you have to rough it outdoors. The boat is fully equipped with rod & reels, to bait and tackle (or bring your own if you wish) snacks and lunch can be arranged or get a traditional shore dinner prepared by your Capt. on the pristine shores of the St. Lawrence River. From fatback sandwiches, tossed salad, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, freshly caught fish & guides french toast. A shore dinner is something everyone should experience at least once. Chances are once you do you will want to come back for more.
As a member of an elite group of fishing guides, Capt. Keith (with 12 years’ experience) has spent plenty of hours honing his skills. Whether it’s fishing, or a sunset cruise on the river, Gotta Have It Charters can work to personalize your trip to make it memorable for you & your friends or family. Teaching kids of any age that fishing can be the best experience for you and your family, there is nothing better than being on a boat with the ones that mean the most to you and showing them that there is more to life.
728 Strawberry Lane Clayton NY 13624
Irish Hammer Sport FishingIrish Hammer Sport Fishing
Capt. Corbett welcomes you aboard the fishing vessel Irish Hammer. Many say that the fishing opportunities along the eastern basin of Lake Ontario and the scenic upper St. Lawrence River are the best in the northeast. Capt. Corbett encourages you to spend a day fishing with him and judge for yourself.
Capt. Paul Corbett was born and raised on the shores of Lake Ontario in Oswego, NY. With trophy fishing waters steps from his front door, his passion for fishing took hold early.
Staying close to the waters he knows so well, Capt. Corbett calls the Thousand Islands home. This locale provides Capt. Corbett and his clients access to a world class fishery throughout the eastern basin of Lake Ontario and the upper St. Lawrence River. Whether your desires are to chase trout and salmon on Lake Ontario or bass, pike, or the elusive muskie on the St. Lawrence River, Capt. Corbett has the knowledge to provide you with an exceptional service.
Safety comes first aboard the Irish Hammer. The Irish Hammer is a 2013 Hewescraft Ocean Pro. At 24 feet in length it provides anglers with ample room to safely enjoy their fishing experience. State of the art electronics and safety gear ensure a safe and pleasant day on the water. Once aboard the vessel, you will observe that Capt. Corbett takes pride in his vessel and gear. Capt. Corbett is a USCG licensed captain with Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification. In addition, the Irish Hammer is USCG inspected annually.
Fishing packages can be built around clients schedules. Multiple boats are available for corporate or group events. Give Capt. Corbett a call to discuss the opportunities.
15192 County Route 3 Clayton NY 13624
Little Bucks ChartersLittle Bucks Charters
Enjoy a Comfortable, relaxing ride aboard the 6 pack 7, a 27′ Pursuit with amenities. Whether it to be to catch that big fish in the best fishing destinations, or to enjoy the 1000 islands with your friends and family. You Decide the destination and we will make it happen!
New York The Bass FederationNew York The Bass Federation
“The Federation,” or “TBF” as we are commonly known, is the oldest broad-based, independent, grassroots organization in bass fishing, and truly is the backbone of the entire sport. This is the New York chapter’s page.
3559 E Schroon River Rd Pottersville NY 12860
Outlaw Bass OutfittersOutlaw Bass Outfitters
Guided Bass Fishing Trips
The main goal of these trips is to get out on the water and provide a time for you to catch fish and have fun. We provide everything: boat, rods, reel, and gear. These trips can accommodate up to 3 people and are trips centered around catching fish. These are ran in either half or full day trips.
38421 State Route 12 East Clayton NY 13624
Reddog Fishing ChartersReddog Fishing Charters
Offering 4-6 and 8 Hour trips. Will customize to suit your needs!
At Red Dog Fishing Charters we are focused on providing you with a fishing trip experience that is of the highest level of customer satisfaction & we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of trips to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy fishing with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come.
10040 Cemetery Road Clayton NY 13624
Steve Wilcox’s-Clayton Guides AssociationSteve Wilcox’s-Clayton Guides Association
Thousand Islands Bait Store, Inc.Thousand Islands Bait Store, Inc.
T. I. Bait Store specializes in hunting and fishing products and host a convenience store. Open year round. NYS and Canadian fishing licenses.
The Thousand Island Bait Store has been family owned and operated since opening in 1952 and is a must stop destination within the Thousand Islands Region. Providing anglers a large selection of fishing lures used for Panfish, Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye, and Muskie. Including Night Crawlers, Trout Worms, Shiners, Suckers, Crayfish, and Leeches, with some being seasonal. NY fishing and hunting licenses, cold beer, soda, souvenirs, apparel, ice, ATM, gas and propane can also be found at the store front location.
42980 NYS Rt. 12 Alexandria Bay NY 13607
Town of ClaytonTown of Clayton
Town Supervisor: Lance Peterson
Town Clerk: Megan Badour
Tax Assessor: Kim Johnston
405 Riverside Drive Clayton NY 13624