Lake George Charter fishing
with Lockhart Guide Service
We specialize in Bass fishing on Lake George using the latest in lures and
light tackle. Our pontoon boat can go in less than two feet of water,
allowing us to go very shallow for the early season Largemouth and
Smallmouth Bass. Crappie and Northern Pike are also plentiful in the
spring. We also have Scotty downriggers for Trout and Salmon fishing.
Enjoy a beautiful day on Lake
George aboard one of the largest and most comfortable charter boats with a
native guide who was born and raised here in Lake George. We offer
affordable fishing aboard a boat that was custom made for fishing. Our 26'
custom Harris "Fisherman" Pontoon boat has over two hundred and twenty
square feet of fishing room for up to a dozen people. This customized
fishing boat is outfitted with a quiet 115hp Honda four stroke motor,
along with all the latest electronic fishing equipment and tackle; whether
you want to troll for deep water Lake Trout and Salmon or cast around for
Bass and Pike. This vessel is equipped with captains chairs and couches
for maximum fishing comfort. Unlike regular fishing boats where comfort is
secondary and you have to climb over the boat to get in, this boat has extremely comfortable
seating for twelve people and the ability to walk aboard from the dock
thru an open door. This larger style custom pontoon boat is a very stable
on the water and has room all around the boat, so you won't be confined to
just the back end of the boat. Our charter boat is inspected yearly by the state of NY
and approved for up to 12 people. Your captain, Ed Lockhart, is a
licensed captain and outdoor guide with a perfect safety
record. Our pontoon boat can get
into the shallowest water to fish for Pike and Bass where other charter boats could
not possibly go. We offer free photographs and videos
of your trip so come aboard and enjoy a day of friendly service, great
fishing and beautiful scenery. Our trips are all private so only your
group or family will be on the boat. Our fishing boat, thr Nathan Brown, was named after one
of our local heros who was killed on Easter day in Iraq. We entertain
groups of all sizes so don't be cramped on a small boat, it costs no more
to hire the finest boat along with a guide who is from Lake George NY.
Captain Ed has the personality to entertain people of all ages and show
everyone a great time, whether you're a serious fisherman or on your first
fishing trip. I take pride in showing you the highlight of your Lake
George vacation and giving you and your loved ones the memories that will
last a lifetime.
Our boat The
Choose a boat that offers enough room, comfort
and quality to make your fishing trip on Lake George an experience to
remember. From families with children to corporate groups to bachelor
fishing parties, choose the biggest and best!
FISHING PACKAGES INCLUDE Our 26' custom "Harris 250 Fisherman" pontoon boat is one of the largest and most completely
outfitted charter boats for all types of fishing on Lake George. This boat
is customized by the Harris company for comfort, superior fishing and
comes equipped with a large live well, bait tank, Scotty downriggers,
Aqua-Vu underwater viewing camera, a
'rest' room, multiple fish finders, a cover for sun or weather and seating for a dozen
persons. Our top quality helm chairs swivel to face the water, so you can
fish like a pro or sit back and enjoy the Adirondack surroundings. Pontoon
boats offer much more space than regular boats, instead of cramping people
in the back of the boat, you can use the entire boat for fishing. Able to go in
much shallower water in pursuit of fish, this boat offers casting room for
all and is very stable on the water. It is more enjoyable to fish closer
to the water than way up off the lake like some boats are, you are closer
to the action! Our 115hp four stroke Honda motor is clean, fast, reliable
and quiet. We can accommodate larger families and groups on our vessel
saving you money from hiring or renting two boats, it's much better
keeping your family or friends together on the same boat. We can make
arrangements for corporate groups and extended families for multiple
For reservations call toll free anytime at
1-888-848-5253. or my cell phone at 1-518-796-8159
Snorkeling and swimming off
our boat! For those who just want to swim or hang out in the clean water of
Lake George, our boat offers a step ladder, for easy access to and from the
water. I can bring you to places like Sandy Bay or Paradise Bay or the calfs
pen diving cliffs, where you
can swim or just enjoy the scenery. Bring your camera and photogragh our
Bald Eagles, Loons and other wildlife.
graduation or wedding gift? We offer gift certificates for an
unforgettable fishing and lakefront lodging experience and available
immediately by email so treat your loved one to an outdoor adventure!
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Ed Lockhart is the only native Lake George charter boat captain operating
on the lake, born and raised in Lake George. With a lifetime of knowledge
of the lake, the area, the people and the history of Lake George, Captain
Ed will share the local best kept secrets as well as his best fishing
spots. The Lockhart family settled on the east side of Lake George in
1820 from Scotland and has many generations of outdoor guides. With your
captain as your guide, you will discover fishing methods and experience exciting
fishing aboard one of the largest, most comfortable charter boats on Lake
George. Learn the local history, experience great fishing and marvel at the
crystal clear waters of Lake George. If you are planning a group boating
adventure, we also accommodate everything from wedding groups to bachelor
parties. Our goal is a 110% good time, whether you want to fish or just
sit back and enjoy the scenery. Above all else we are friendly, great with
kids and always look forward to having you choose Lockhart fishing, as
your northern outdoor Adirondack guide.
Enjoy your Lake George vacation to the
fullest with an unforgettable fishing trip. We use Shimano and Penn
products combined with Yamamoto lures for top quality fishing. Live bait
is provided as well as ice for your cold ones. Have a great summer!
Lake George Islands and campsite service
We will come to where you are camping on Lake George and pick you
up for a day of unforgettable fishing. Some locations where we will come
are Hearthstone Park and Long Island, Just tell me what campsite # you are
at and I will be there. I can stop at one of the many islands for a
picnic or a grilled lunch. The islands have restrooms, picnic tables and
'pick' a picture to view
some of our satisfied customers.
Toll Free: 1-888-848-5253.
1-518-812-0203 cell # 518-796-8159
From avid anglers to family day trips, your party will enjoy Adirondack
Mountain scenery and the famous fishing of Lake George.
Pickup! No driving worries, we will come to
you! If you're staying at a Lake George lakefront motel, resort, time
share, condo or private rental we will come to you. If you are planning a
camping trip to a Lake George island (Long Island), I will come to your
site and pick you up; first class service!! . Boat departs 3 times daily at
9am-12noon 12:30pm-3:30pm and 4pm-7pm all trips are made with
reservations and a modest deposit. Our dockside pickup is great
for persons needing a designated driver so leave the driving to us, it's your vacation!! A modest fee of $20
for dockside pick up is charged to cover the extra fuel and time.
Boat Rentals vs.
Our rates include everything with no hidden charges.
In comparison to renting a boat and taking it yourself, we provide all the
gear, gas, guide services, a bigger and better boat and someone who
baits up hooks and untangles lines so you can relax on your vacation! When
you charter with us you will not have the financial responsibility of a boat,
security deposits or paying for gas and sales tax. After you
have compared the hourly cost of Lake George boat rentals, you will see
that your best investment on the lake is Lockhart Charter Service. Why
rent a little 18' boat when you can have a 26' custom pontoon with a
captain and all the gear and gas supplied.
trip is $250 for 2 persons and $40 for each additional person.
We fish from 9 am to 12 noon 12:30 to
3:30 and 4pm to 7pm for Bass, pan fish or Pike. We have all gear for
trolling lake Trout and Salmon
rate of six or more persons for three hour trip is $60 per person.
All our trips are private so only your family
or group will be aboard.
afternoon and evening Bass
fishing trips offer calm water and great fishing. We offer a boat
that is perfect for "conventional fishing" and we specialize in pleasing the
fisherman who just wants to cast out and catch a fish while you're reeling
I will take you around
the islands and bays using live bait, crank baits, Yamamoto soft plastics
and other top quality lures for some of the best sport fishing New York
to offer. I provide top quality live minnows,
worms and hellgrammites and crayfish (when in season).
1-888-848-5253 It's toll free! 1-518-796-8159 (cell phone) or 518-812-0203
to reserve a day. Lockhart
Charter Fishing is not responsible for parking fees for your vehicle. We
prefer to meet you at the Castaway Marina on Route 9L near Ridge Road.
The Castaway Marina offers a wide range of boating services, boat repairs, parking,
launching, gas and boat sales along with
a friendly staff. We also will meet you at the public docks in Lake George
village or pick you up at your Lakefront motel, resort or residence.
friendly reminder. Many hours are spent "behind the scenes" preparing a
trip for your enjoyment and pleasure. With the ever rising cost of fuel,
bait, tackle, dockage, maintenance and insurance; the fishing business and
boating have become an expensive sport. Any fishing guide or first mate
especially appreciates a tip, it helps offset these rising costs. Our
fishing business also depends on marinas (like Castaway) to be able to
operate and we ask that you please respect the marina and the privacy of
the boats that are docked there. Please use this marina only for parking
and boarding our boat. We supply fishing line, sinkers and hooks at no
charge. Any lost gear, poles or lures will be the users responsibility.
A $100 deposit is required to
reserve the boat.
Deposits may be made through Paypal to
firstname.lastname@example.org or by
check. Lockhart Guide Service will not make reservations without a
deposit. Mailing address is Lockhart Guide Service LLC 50 Dream Lake Rd Ext.
Lake George NY 12845. Gift certificates are available
read the following.
We recommend you bring clothes to suit the weather, soft soled shoes,
sunglasses, a fishing license and beverages of your choice. (we do
not provide beer). All items brought on board are the responsibility of
Your Captain accepts payment at the beginning
of the trip in cash, certified check or money order; we do not accept credit cards or out of state checks on the boat.
If you wish to pay with a Credit card, payment can be made before the trip
thru the Paypal site listed above. .
Thank you, Sincerely Ed Lockhart
812-0203 (home) or (518) 668-5253 (office). Toll-free
Cell Phone: 518-796-8159
us for more information!
Services offers variety in Lake George Fishing
| Trolling for Lake Trout & Salmon|
|Swimming at Sandy Bay|
|Bass fishing- Using live bait and/or
|3 hour Evening fishing for Bass or Salmon.|
|Northern Pike and Pickerel fishing|
|Pan Fishing (kids love it)|
|Fall fishing- Brilliant colors and fishing.|
swimming/snorkeling & boat tours.|
licenses can be purchased at our local tackle shops. We recommend
Fish307.com (1-518-798-9203) for fishing licenses, information and
honest answers. Beach Road Bait and Tackle is also a recommended
We offer photos and live action videos
of your fishing trip on request. So walk down to your dock, hop aboard, and lets go fishing.
References and feedback I enjoy seeing people having a good
time with great memories to last. I also do appreciate your positive
feedback. See you on the water! Sincerely, Ed Lockhart
Thanks for an absolutely wonderful fishing trip. The whole
family, kids and adults, had such a great time. The 3 hours just flew
by. A special thanks for taking such good care of the younger kids, both
with the fishing and just generally keeping them entertained. We will
most definitely call you again next summer for another trip.
Thanks for showing us a great time on the lake on Saturday.
You look us out for the 5pm - 8pm trip which was awesome!
Everyone had a blast and i'll definitely recommend your services
and we'll hopefully be back at some point in the future. Ryan
We wanted to thank you for a wonderful fishing trip.
Tommy, Don and I had a wonderful time. Tommy was so excited to go
fishing for the first time and catch so many fish!! Don and I
appreciated your easy instruction - I couldn't believe I caught a
fish the first time I cast my line in the water. Your trip started
our vacation out on a perfect note with tons of wonderful memories.
Thanks again for a wonderful time!!
Hi Ed –
My son (Brett) and I want to thank you for a
very memorable fishing trip you provided for us this past Monday
evening! We were impressed with the amount of “action” we received
during the 3 hour time period. The quantity and size of the bass
that we caught were quite remarkable! We also enjoyed your company
and appreciated your expertise and humor! We definitely plan on
coming back either later this fall or next spring for another go
Thanks for the experience that my son and I
will remember for a lifetime!
We're back home after our short vacation in the
Adirondacks... the highlight of which was our fishing outing on
your boat yesterday! We really enjoyed it, and truly appreciate
your hospitality and wisdom. We'd love to see the photos you
took with your camera; please e-mail them to me at your
Many thanks again, and take care,
Below is the note my brother-in-law John
sent to you this morning. I agree totally with everything he said
but just wanted to add a few words from me personally.
The boat, the gear, the information you
shared regarding the Lake George region and your obvious skill
couldn't have been better for me, considering!
Most importantly I want to say thank you
(and thanks to my bro-in-law John for finding you), for an
experience that most blind people would never have. My being blind
turned out to be no obstacle at all; your boat, equipment and help
were exactly right for the situation...
You know, Ed, to
say that you were accommodating to us would be quite an
understatement. Despite your better judgment, we dragged you
out in the rain the first day. Even when we did get a nice
day, and kept you out well past the planned 4 or 6 hours, you never
flinched. Even on a finicky day for fishing, following a
couple days of rain, you found us plenty of bass, and big ones to
boot. You’re a terrific guy to be around, and we enjoyed
ourselves immensely. My personal thanks to you, Ed, for having
fulfilled what I had dreamed this vacation would be for me, my
brother-in-law Doug, and my dad. I’ll never forget it.
Dear Mr. Lockheart,
My husband and I were going through our
photo albums with our children and came across your brochure from
1997. That summer we come up to Lake George with my family and we
took a fishing trip on your boat and we took pictures and sent them
to you. You made a brochure with one of the pictures of my son with
your daughter (black and white and later on in color. We had great
memories that summer thanks to you. This summer we had friends come
up and told them to look you up if interested in fishing they came
and said they had a great time. I just wanted to share a piece of
memory with you. I hope all is well with you and your family.
Staten Island, NY
Hi Ed, I just wanted to take
a moment and again thank you for a great day of fishing, stories and
just being on the lake. My sons and I truly enjoyed our experience. Josh
was so excited about catching so many fish and it will be an experience
he will remember for a life time. Even Mark who didn't catch as many as
Josh commented that just being together and enjoying the time spent
together was a treasure. We will definitely make another trip up to fish
and will take my wife who after hearing our story seemed like she would
enjoy it as much as we did. I'm hoping that maybe in late September when
the Great Garage Sale in Warrensburg takes place we can come up again.
Would the fishing be good then/ well, I'll let you go so again many
Mark Sweeney Computer Operations
Supervisor Department of Labor &
I just wanted to get this note off to you to tell you what a
terrific experince you provided for my wife and me on May 29 2010
just 4 short days ago. We desperately needed some relaxation and in
the 4 hours we spent with you we got all of that and more. You
clearly knew the wters of that lake better than most men could know
their bath tub. As a result , my wife and I each caught about 15
fish which were released to get bigger for next time. My wife had
never done any thing involving the outddoors and she had a
perfectly wondrful day. Your pontoon boat was very easy ion her as
she can have motio n sickness but with your boat , no probllem. In
those rare moments when you were not expertly guiding us toward
where the fish were, you tested my knowledge of TV and Movie western
trivia, provided excellent conversation and locasl history lessons
and some outstanding suggestions on where to eat. I went to that
prime rib place and I tell you what, it was a big piece of prime
rib, more than i could handle , and cooked to perfection.I have no
reservation whatsoever about spreading the word that for the best
relaxation and entertainment a morning fishing with Ed Lockhart is
momey well spent. Would I do it again? Just show me where to sign
up Best wishes, Earl Dewey Wallingford CT
Just wanted to take a moment and say thanks for the great day fishing.
Hunter and I really enjoyed the afternoon and we both can't thank you
enough for such an outstanding day. We are looking forward to ice
fishing this year. Just let us know.
See you soon,
"hi ed, it is willy lobur. thank you
for a fun filled day. the guys really enjoyed the day. it was made
possible because we all came to a conclusion that night that you we
simply a DOWN TO EARTH GUY WITHOUT AN ATTITUDE. we will be back up next
summer with the families and we will book with you AGAIN !!."
Ed, thanks for a great week. We could not
have picked a better captain on the whole lake! Dan
so much for taking us out on Saturday afternoon. Lesa, I and Alesandra
had a blast! In fact, my wife was singing your praises and telling
everyone at Diamond Cove Beach about your fish locator skills!! Thanks for all of your
hey ed i
just want to thank you for another great time, though the conditions
were tough your knowledge and company made it another great trip;.
Sharon and sled ed feel the same way and we'll see you soon thanks
I just got back and wanted to thank you
for a great evening of fishing. My son Richie has not stopped telling
fish stories since he got back that night. Your easy going nature and
ability to put us on fish made the experience exactly what I had hoped
for. You definitely have a repeat customer for years to follow. Thanks Rich Dalton
"Dear Ed :
I just wanted to say Thank
you for a most wonderful day fishing. Jonas and Jordan had a great
time and talked about it all day. I just looked at the picture of them
on the web site and they look great!
Again Ed, thanks for a fun filled day of
fishing and when I am back up in the Lake George area I will call
ahead and book a new trip with you.
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