The Boat & Gear

The Boat & Gear
Fish aboard Lake George's Largest Fishing Charter Boat

  • A 32' Suntracker Partycruiser Pontoon boat
  • Sliding Glass Doors with Cabin Enclosure
  • Comfortable Seating throughout the boat
  • Hummingbird 898 Fishfinder
  • Navionics Navigation Chartplotter
  • Garmin TR-1 Autopilot
  • VHF Marine Radio
  • Cabellas Black Box
  • AquaVu underwater Camera
  • Field & Stream Rods with PfluegerReels
  • Customized Fish 307 Rods with Daiwa reels and line counters
  • Fully Insured For all of our safety
The Captain

The Captain

Welcome to Hooker Charters. My name is Jason Carden, and I will be your Captain. At the ripe old age of 36, I have 18 years experience of Chartering on the Queen of American Lakes (Lake George). I started as a toddler who caught his first fish here, and have not stopped fishing here since. Fishing never got boring to me on Lake George because the action is so good, you constantly tell yourself "One more fish".

My story as a guide starts out as a mate, working under George Pasternak as the captain. I knew how to catch fish on Lake George, but did not know how to "Fish" Lake George. George taught me a lot then and still gives me tips on how they used to catch fish back when he was young. George sensed right away my passion for fishing this lake, and that is why he threw me out there on his boat as a guide at the age of 20. A few years later I had matured from a mate and a guide to a captain, it is then where I bought the business from him and have kept it going since.

My favorite fish to catch on Lake George is Bass. Smallmouths always fight hard, and never give up. Largemouth bass tend to hit hard but lack on the fight. Either way, as soon as you get a bite the adrenaline always kicks in and it is a euphoria that is better than none.

I have caught too many fish to count on the lake so my job as a captain is me living through the customer. I love the smile and emotion people get when they catch...anything. From a kids first fish, to an adults first fish. When a kid catches 20, till when and adult catches 20. The goal is fun for everybody.

From rookies to experts, Hooker Charters can handle it all. It only takes a very short time for me to teach you how to go from "Fishing" to "Catching". My strive is to make sure you always have a smile on your face, even in some sloppiest summer weather.

Book your charter today!!!


  • Flamingo Resort On Lake George
    3914 Lake Shore Drive
    Diamond Point NY, 12824
    Office: (518) 288-6668
    Cell: (518) 683-2493



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