Testimonials 2010 - 2011

10/30/11

Capt. Ed and 1st mate Scott,

I would not hesitate to recommend Lets Go Fishin charter to anyone who enjoys fishing with knowledgeable and fun loving guides.  Ed & Scott attempted various strategies while educating and providing a very relaxed & jovial atmosphere for the entire trip.  The boat was excellently equipped with a variety of rods and tackle to accommodate many types of fishing. Ed had customized a lure the night before which landed my 1st  St. Lawrence King Salmon on the 3rd cast. We also had the pleasure of encountering geese, ducks and deer while fishing.

 

Many thanks for a great day on the St. Lawrence.

Garnet Barrigar Winthrop, NY

 

10/23/11

Hello Captain Ed And Scott

I just wanted to say That Joe and I had a great Adventure with you guys fishing on The St Lawrence River!! This past weekend.Very good hospitality

 

Thank you!!! 

Debra Hummel Schuylkill Haven, PA 

 

09/09/11

Ed,

Thank you so much for the perfect birthday for Reilly. We could not have asked for more than a great day on the river and Reilly's monster muskie. We appreciate your expertise as well as your desire to give him an experience to remember. Who knew it would happen so close to home. It was worth every penny!

 

The Donahues Massena, NY

 

08/08/11

Hi Ed & Scott,

Thank you so much for the amazing fishing trip you took my daughter Gabby & I on.  It was a fantastic morning of some seriously awesome fishing.  Your fishing tips and advice were spot on and your knowledge of the river was impressive.  Your customer experience is second to none.  I enjoyed the humor on board and came away feeling like I'd known you guys for much longer.  Gabby is still talking about the crayfish wave, Ed! 

 

I would highly recommend to anyone who is considering a fishing charter to give Ed & Scott a call!  I will definitely be back.  I look forward to getting out on the water with you both soon.

 

Sincerely, 

Luke & Gabrielle Akey Prescott, ON

 

07/31/11

Captain Ed,

I wanted to take a moment and let you know how much I enjoyed the Charter on July 31, 2011.  Being able to boat two Muskies in one day along with several bass will be a memory kept forever.  Please be aware that I am blessed and fish all over the world from Alaska to Barbados. However the St. Lawrence River remains my favorite not only for the variety of fish available but the absolute beauty of the area.  I will look forward to my next trip to the north.

 

Thanks Again! 

Doug Russell, Liverpool, N.Y.

 

07/29/11 & 07/30/11

Captain Ed,

I wanted to thank you and Scott for an awesome time.

 

The Dowd's Middleburgh, N.Y.

 

07/26/11

Ed and Scott,

Becky and I enjoyed every minute of our fishing trip. We have been telling everyone about how great a time it was and the fish we reeled in.  You knew right where to anchor the boat and the time just flew by much too quickly.

 

Patti Shirley Massena, NY

 

07/18/11

Ed and Scott: 

     Thanks again for a great time on the river.  It was a great thrill to catch my largest smallmouth and my first two walleyes on the same day.  Brian and I had a great time and really applaud your knowledge of the river and boat handling skills.  We also appreciate your down to earth approach and we won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who wants to fish the St. Lawrence.  Take care and have a great summer.

 

Bob Potter

 

07/18/11

Ed,

Thanks again for the charter today.  Bob and I had a great time.  

 

Brian Rice Woodstock, CT  

 

07/15/11

Ed,

I enjoyed being out on the water it was an awesome experience.  I had a great day on the water.  The fresh water drum gave up a good fight.

 

Henry Appleton Groton, CT

 

06/20/11 through 06/23/11

 

To: The dynamic fishing duo – Ed and Scott

 

Thanks for a great week of fishing. Your knowledge of the fish and the St. Lawrence is awesome. You put us on the fish with the right bait every time. After 35 years of fishing the St. Lawerence River, you gave me my first Muskie and my largest Bass.Your attention to customer needs and desires is refreshing.

 

Thanks,

Frank Stephenson

Chairman of the Board

Skytech Inc.                                  

and Jeff Baltimore Md.  And Vero Beach, Fl.    

                         

06/13/11

Ed  and Scott,

My son and I had a very similar experience to many of your previous customers – we enjoyed the river and your company, and received just enough advice.  The pike were a little finicky, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying.  The musky photo turned out great, and thank you for posting the pictures so quickly

 

Keith Hoover Baldwinsville, NY

 

06/04/11

Ed and Scott, 

Had a blast with you guys. You guys are dedicated to your customers, even though it was on your own time for us wounded soldiers. Your knowledge, expertise and passion made the trip 100% outstanding. You provided valuable information and laughs all day long.   Once again Thank you and hope to see you in the very near future for some more excitement.

 

Floyd "Skip" Hurlburt 29 1/2

 

05/31/11

Ed,

had a great time !! and the fish where real good for lunch , thank for taking us out !!!

 

Mike Cameron

 

The guys had an amazing time on the charter yesterday - still talking about it. Just had an awesome fish feed - it was soooo good! Anyone looking for a fishing trip on the St. Lawrence, should definitely contact you and Scott!

 

Terry Taylor

 

05/30/11

Ed and Scott,

Cathy and I had a great time today! Thanks for being so patient and teaching us so much! I can't wait to come back!

 

Karen Crandall

 

Thanks for a fun day on the St Lawrence and all your help making the day a success. We had a great time and it was nice meeting both of you.

 

Thanks, Cathy Ciriani Grossman

 

05/21/11 & 05/22/11

Ed & Scott:

I want to thank you guys for an awesome weekend of fishing on the St. Lawrence. You guys know where the fish are. I’ll be back.

 

Dave Fingar, Livingston, N.Y.

 

05/07/11

Hey Ed,  

Thanks so much for a wonderful day!  What a beautiful experience!  I had a great time and I did not even fish!  My husband, Mike had a great time too.  Thank you so much for all of your help.  Mike couldn't have done it without you.  I did not know how it was going to work out since He is in a wheelchair, but you guys did a great job and the tour was fun and pleasant for both of us.  Mike was pleased to have caught the first pike of the season. We surely would do it again.  Hope to see you soon.  

 

Mike and Ivette Norwood, NY

 

11/01/10

Ed and Scott

As the fishing season here in N.Y. drew to a close, I'd yet to make the trek to Massena, N.Y.  So I jumped at the opportunity to accompany Capt. Ed Reyes & Scott Rogers  for an afternoon on the St. Lawrence pursuing Muskellunge.  We began at 4:00pm and continued through the afternoon.  The one Muskie we did boat was 36" in length.  We hooked it only a few hundred yards from the dock just after we'd deployed some large lures to troll with.  This is a fish often refered to as "The Fish of 10,000 casts."  It's not a fish one pulls into the boat with frequency. I would recommend Capt. Reyes to anyone wishing to try their hand at these fish.  He clearly knew his quarry and the submerged terrain they call home.  

 

"Dredd" Scott Conlee Columbia Co. NY

 

10/20/10

Ed and Scott,

My wife and I had a GREAT TIME!!!  My goal was to at least see a muskie and you guys were able to put me on one and even got it into the boat it was awesome.  My wife can't say enough about how comfortable and welcome you guys made her feel and how much fun she had, she wants to come up in May for some pike fishing.  I also appreciated the tips on muskie fishing and proper tackle as it is a new hobby for me.  We will be back in May and October for muskies is looking pretty good as well.  Thanks again for a great trip and rearranging your schedules to get us out ahead of the rain and wind.  Stay safe and keep in touch, I am always interested in seeing how the fishing is going up there.  

 

Mike and Shelly Kaminsky Binghamton, NY

 

08/28/10

Captain Ed & Scott,

Thank you for taking us fishing.  It was the most fun we had in ages.

 

Thanks again.  

Charlie and Paul Machabee, Brushton, NY

 

08/24/10

Captain Ed & Scott,

Thanks so much for the fantastic morning of fishin' fun. We loved feeling what it's like to reel in the big ones!  What a thrill!! And the two of you with the jokes and back and forth banter surely added to the fun.  It's great to have the pictures & video you took to watch & show to our friends. We've heard over and over time & again, "Oh that looks like so much fun, I want to go fishin' with them."  The kids & I plan to make this a yearly venture.  Maybe twice next year with my daughter being on the leader board.

 

Thanks again.  

Karen Coia, Massena, NY

 

08/24/10

Ed & Scott,

Thank you so much for our fun filled fishing trip august 24th-- from catching fish, to joking around with you guys, it was the best fishing trip I have ever been on.  I would deffinately recommend you guys to everyone I know, and have already told a ton of friends.  I really enjoyed actually being able to see the fish from the boat, and learning things about fishing that I didn't know before. My family and I really enjoyed the pictures and videos, and I loved seeing my fish on the leader board! Thanks again, and I deffinately can't wait until next time! 

 

katie :) Coia, Massena, NY

 

08/02/10

Capt Ed & Scott,

Thanks for yet another great time on the water.  I have definitely taken to fishing the Drums!  I was on a mission with this trip and you and Scott helped me complete that mission.  With no disrespect to Mr. Meissner, Massena's most famous fisherman, it was just a thrill to catch a Bass that was able to top the leader board.  You also showed great respect to my hunting buddy  Bob a.k.a.Sweet Old Bob (SOB) and gave him the feeling like the four of us have fished our whole lives together.  It looks like this will be a yearly outing for us.

 

Thanks again,

Chris Hutchison, Massena, NY

 

07/20/10

Dear Captain Ed and Scott,

Thank you for the charter on July 20th.  Our grandsons really enjoyed catching the fish.  They had never caught anything that large.  Again thank you for your time and patience with them.  Their smiles were unbelievable.  

 

Thanks Bob and Jean Payne, Liverpool, NY

 

07/15/10

We caught Largemouth Bass today, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Perch.  If you haven't fished in this area, I would recommend that you give Ed a call and you go out with Ed and Scott because they're going to give their very best effort to you.  I was pretending that a lot of those fish I was catching today was because of me, but I think I was a better fisherman because of the guys I was fishing with.  You can feel at ease with these guides.  They make you feel at home and that makes this fishery very special.

 

Don Meissner, Host Rod & Reel Streamside

 

07/15/10

These guys are not like other guides.  These guys are joking around with you, laughing, and having a good time.  At one point Ed made us switch worms and we started catching more bass.    A lot of guides will make you just sit there and watch your pole, but not these guys.  They make it enjoyable. 

 

Louie Barkley, Waddington, NY 

 

07/13/10

Ed, 

Thanks so much for a great day on the water. Everyone had a great time and all were in agreement that you made our day. All talking about making it an annual event with you, that is if you can put up with us.

 

Thanks again, 

Whitey Hansen, Potsdam, NY

 

Ed,

A great day on the water with good friends and an excellent guide. Mother Nature held up her end of the bargain with the weather, but the Fish Gods only baited us to try it again with the fish (a muskie) that got away!  We talked later about making this trip an annual event, since we spend most of our time together on the golf course. The day spent on your boat was definitely a highlight and I'm sure you'll see us again.

Good Fishing,

 

Bob, Potsdam, NY

 

Ed,

Thanks for the pics. My second on a super day, regardless of the outcome (a nice Muskie lost at the end of the day).  Enjoyed your company, stories and expertise, Ed, and look forward to another experience.

 

Wilky, Potsdam, NY

 

07/04/10

Ed,

We all enjoyed ourselves - the water - your company and the day. All three boys agreed they had a good time, I did not expect much bite if any even before we left home - forecast being in the middle of a big high and with much sun - and I had so prepared the boys. 

Thanks again, We'll be back .

Paul Czapranski, Scottsville, NY

 

06/25/10 

Captain Ed and Scott,

When my wife and son got me a charter with you for Father's Day I thought that it was a gift that would have been hard to beat.  You managed to top it by putting me on a Muskie on the first cast of the morning.  Then to add a Hall of Fame Freshwater Drum a few casts later I thought.....what a day!   The absolute best part of the trip though, was when my son said that this was the best fishing trip ever!  This is saying something as he has been on several deep sea charters in Florida.  You and Scott treated him like one of the guys and that made him feel special.  You two really know your stuff both in the boat and in the water.

 

The best advice that I could give anyone is to look at the pictures for June 25th!

 

Thanks Again,

Chris and David Hutchison, Massena, NY

 

05/31/10

Ed & Scott, 

Mike, Ronnie and I would like to thank you guys for a great day of fishing. This was my first charter and I must admit it was refreshing not having to worry about anything. You guys provided all the right equipment at the right time, and you catered to everyones needs. The northern pike fishing was great, as well as the bass, even though we weren't targeting them. The east wind wouldn't cooperate for the walleyes but that was ok, we had a great time. You taught a somewhat veteran fisherman a few tricks and your knowledge of the St. Lawrence River rubbed off also. And the subs were great too!

 

Thanks again,

Darren Taylor, Norfolk, NY

Mike Cameron, Hudson Falls, NY

Ron Guyett, Canton, NY

 

05/27/10

Captain Ed and Scott, 

As a licensed NYS fishing guide who fishes primarily for bass, I greatly appreciated the opportunity to get schooled in the art of angling for northern pike.  You clearly have great knowledge of the river; as well as where, when and how to fish it.  The boat and equipment was in excellent condition, and the attention paid to our personal comfort, safety and fishing needs/goals was simply superb.  You are a first rate outfit, and I will recommend you to all my clients and friends.  The charter was a present for my son Tucker's 11th birthday.  He has caught many a fish in his young life, but never a pike; and he has been just itching to do so.  That he could catch a 7 lb pike on his own, on such a beautiful day, was a dream come true for both of us.  As a father I can't thank you enough for that gift.  I'm sure we'll be calling you again.  A hearty thanks from me and my son Tucker for a great day fishing!  -

 

PS - I am particularly grateful for your gentlemenliness and personal character evident throughout the day; you are both really good guys.

 

Rev. Michael Catanzaro and son Tucker, Canton, NY.

05/24/10 & 05/25/10

All the superlatives fall short when trying to describe my fabulous fishing excursion with Let's Go Fishin' Charters.  Captain Ed and First Mate Scott went way over and above the call of duty to make my adventure a pleasurable and productive one.  I immediately sensed a genuine concern, caring and deep commitment to help me have fun, hook and land fish.  Their easy going nature put me at ease and I felt as if I went out fishing with my two best buddies (maybe I was).  Their knowledge of the river, fishing techniques, lures, etc is unmatched.  This was easily the best fishing experience of my life.  I cannot imagine going out on any other charter.  I cannot wait until next spring when I can again go out fishing with my two best buddies!

 

Lenny Pagano Dover, NJ. 

 

05/20/10

Captain Ed & Scott,

On the 20thof May you guys took us out Pike Fishing, It was a belated birthday present for my son John.  He was excited as any 11 year old boy would be.  I told you this trip was all for him and not to worry about me.  You took him to the front of the boat and started a fishing trip and a friendship he wont forget for some time.   You worked very hard to put us on fish and were very confident in your fishing grounds.  You didn't ride us up and down the river but stayed on proven waters and put us on several fish which we caught, and saw many that followed the lures.  You enjoy what you do, it showed.  Fish, friendship and a very happy young man, and I enjoyed all of it.  

 

Thanks a lot and if my son so wishes, see you next spring.

 

John Johnson Hermon NY 

 

05/17/10 & 05/18/10

Ed and Scott,

I can easily say going out with you guys was the most fun I ever have had catching fish. I think I can speak for both Austin and myself when I say you guys made the fishing so much more enjoyable with your wit and input. You guys have a great charter, we could not have asked for a better time, I would refer you guys to anyone looking for a great time fishing. Not only did we have fun we caught a ton of really large fish making our time that much more enjoyable. I am looking forward to coming back sometime and fishing with you guys again.

Thanks for the amazing time!

 

Ryan Scheestel, Freeport Pennsylvania

 

05/17/10 & 05/18/10

Ed, Thanks again for the amazing two days.  You  really made it a priority to hook us on our first Northern Pike, but not only Pike.  You guys would not give up until we had caught some fish, and genuinely cared whether we caught fish or not.  I would say we  had a pretty good day with the four we caught (minus the four that got away).  The 33 inch 7 lb and 7 oz one  I caught "set the hook" was a great catch.  I would recommend you guys to anyone who is looking  for a beautiful day on the river and want to hook into some real trophy fish.   You guys made the time we spent out there just that much better, with your good  humor and great fishing stories.  I am looking forward to coming back to fish  with you again.

 

Austin J. Shockey Freeport, PA

 

05/15/10

Ed,

Thank you for a great day of fishing on May 15, 2010. I really appreciate all of the effort you made to help me hook my first Northern Pike. Too bad the big guy didn't come around again. But, the 5lb 6oz northern was definitely a real rush to pull in.

Planning on coming back in the fall to try for Muskie.

 

Thanks again, Don Thomas Monticello, NY

 

05/15/10

Ed,

Don and I had an awesome time and we would both like to thank you for the great day of fishing that we had!! As you know, that was Don's first northern Pike ever (BTW, the video of us catching our fish was fantastic!!) so it was definitely a great time for us!! I've hired guides for fishing trips several times now and you by far, are the best!! Both you and Scott are knowedgeable, patient, and informative and we look forward to fishing w/ you again!! For fisherman who are looking not only to catch some fish, but to enhance and improve upon their skills, Ed and Scott are the guys to hire!!

 

Take care, 

David Bisnett Monticello, NY