Amazing fishing trip with the family (2019)
My family and I chartered the Avalon with Capt mark and grant the first week of Aug 2019. We had an amazing time. He went out of his way to accommodate our location. Once on board they went over everything we needed to know and we started to drop the lines. We had 3 generations and some are avid fishermen and some of us were there for the family experience. Mark and Grant made sure that we had fish within the first few minutes and it continued. we came home with 9 lake trout as large as 10lbs and everyone of us landed at least one. We had to send a few back as they weren't big enough but that is OK too. I can't say enough about what a great trip we had with Mark and Grant. They made sure we all had a good time and we were all involved in the day. They took us step by step of landing them and them cleaning them for us to eat while we were visiting and we had enough to freeze and take home. Thanks again for a great day!
Great experience! (2019)
My husband, daughter and I spent the morning with Captain Mark and his son and had a fantastic time! They were so knowledgeable and worked hard all morning to make sure we had a great experience and went home with plenty of fish. We were new to fishing on the lake and they took time to explain to us how the equipment worked. We were chasing fish up and down the lake and ended up going home with 11 lake trout / 16 lbs of filets that Mark cleaned and prepped for us - awesome!! Totally happy with the experience and would highly recommend In-Depth Fishing Adventures to anyone looking for a relaxing and fun fishing adventure. I hope we can return next summer!
5 Star Unique Cayuga Experience (2019)
My family has owned a home on Cayuga Lake for several years, but had never gone fishing in the lake. We chartered the boat with Captain Mark two separate days during our vacation week. The first with my 70 year old father and 12 year old son. We had perfect weather and Mark and his son Grant were on the fish right away. We had over a dozen on the line throughout the day and caught 2 land locked salmon (non-keepers) and 7 Lake Trout (all keepers). A few of them were 7 pounders! They cleaned and filleted them on the boat for us, and we walked away with probably 20 pounds of filets and an amazing life experience. These guys are true professionals and I would highly recommend them. The second trip was with my son (12) and my girlfriends son (11). We had a nearly identical experience as the first, but it was very exciting for the boys as it was the first time they had caught fish like this before. The look of pride on their face was priceless. In-Depth Fishing Adventures is hands down the way to go if you want to catch fish in the Finger Lakes. After seeing how these guys find the fish, get them on the line, then clean them - I don't know that I would want to fish any other way. Thanks for the adventure!
"Best Fishing Trip Ever"
As an outdoor enthusiast and an avid angler, I’ve been fishing all my life. I can say with absolute certainty that Captain Mark Lewis and his crew at In-Depth Fishing Adventures showed my buddy and I the best day of fishing we’ve ever had. Typically I don’t write reviews, but after the trip we had, I figured it was the least I could do. If you are looking for a charter or a guide in The Finger Lakes, In-Depth Fishing Adventures should be your first choice.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, Mark and his crew were nothing short of fantastic. Mark was accommodating, professional, and an EXTREMELY knowledgeable. So the first morning we arrived at the docks just before sunrise to find some dense fog on the water (which made me nervous that our day might be compromised). To my pleasant surprise, the Captain and crew didn’t bat an eye. The crew prepped the gear, the Captain plotted our course, and off we went. Thanks to their top of the line electronics and extensive knowledge of the lake, they had our lines in the water just after first light. It wasn’t 5 minutes until the action started! We all caught our limits and the fish were HUGE! We had an absolute blast. As if that weren’t enough, they cleaned and filleted our day’s catch and sent us home with some of the tastiest Lake Trout I’ve ever had. I will certainly be back. Hands down my best charter to date. Thanks again!!!
"Most Exciting Fishing I have ever done"
Let me start off by saying this charter was professionally run, organized and well thought out. Mark and his crew provided us with some of the best fishing I have ever experienced. From the time our lines hit the water we were on the fish, and when I say we were on the fish, we were catching good size lake trout. Mark did an excellent job navigating the waters and getting us to areas where the fish were biting. His knowledge of the lake and the depth and speed at which the fish were biting was amazing, he even predicted when the fish were going to bite and he was right more than he was wrong. There did come a time when there was a "lull" in the action and he immediately pulled up the lines, changed bait, lures, speed, etc and we were back on the fish. I have done other charters in the past and there was an attitude of the crew that since we had lines in the water they were doing their job and we should be happy whether we were catching fish or not- this was not the case with In-depth- we were on the fish all morning. His crew is top notch and they were fun to be around which made the day even better. There were numerous times when we had fish on more than one rod at the same time all the while passing other boats that had no action. I was so satisfied with this trip that I have already booked another for 2018.