#1 for Striped Bass

Rate: 4 people, 5 hours $400

All bait and tackle included!

For information please contact: Captain John Stoddard @ 518-708-9756

Or Click here to E-Mail: Cap'n John

"28'-Twin Engine Carver"

The Fish!

Local Reviews!

TIMES UNION - November 23, 2000 - Fred LeBrun - "John Stoddard will become a household name to local striper anglers come springtime."

TIMES UNION - May 10, 2001 - Fred LeBrun - "Stoddard is the first to see the promise of professional charter service for the 8 or so miles from Albany to the federal dam, hunting for stripers and shad."

TIMES UNION - February 21, 2002 - Fred LeBrun - "Albany Charters: Capt. John Stoddard puts out of Green Island and plies the local waters quite successfully."

TIMES UNION - December 18, 2003 - Fred LeBrun - "Capt. John Stoddard, Albany Charters out of Green Island. He fishes mostly between Albany and Troy quite successfully.:

TIMES UNION - May 27, 2004 - Fred LeBrun - "Capt. John Stoddard out of Green Island says he would rank this the worst of the last five years...Stoddard believes stripers had a glut of lunch options and that bait with a hook got lost in the process. But that's fishing!"

TIMES UNION - February 17, 2005 - Fred LeBrun - "John Stoddard, Albany Charters, out of Green Island and normally heavily booked."

TIMES UNION - May 5, 2005 - Fred LeBrun - "..a boatful of us on Capt. John Stoddard's charter boat, putting out of Green Island, marked a large number of stripers in the predicable runs all the way down to the South Troy bridge...Within 10 minutes, we had three hard fighting stripers on and landed two..."


Looking for carp, bass, pike, or walleye? We'll find 'em!

Want a moonlight cruise or dinner cruise (bring your own picnic dinner), dinner at the Riverfront Bar and Grill, or just a cruise on the Hudson? We can do it!

Please call or email for availability and rates.


Capt. John Stoddard is a U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain. He has been fishing the Hudson River for 19 years and locally for 34.

"Albany Charters" is a 28 ft. Carver Santa Cruz with twin 305s. It is equipt with a fly bridge and large open fishing deck to comfortably accomodate 4 fishermen. The cabin has room for all, on those "not so nice" days! Full galley and stand-up head.