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The Captain

Bill Lortz has been fishing on Oneida Lake and the 1000 Islands region for over 20 years. I have been tournament bass fishing for the past 16 years on both the local and regional level. I was introduced to guiding by my uncle who ran a successful charter business on Lake Ontario. Through my years of being a first mate on his boat I learned and experienced first hand the value of educating fisherman. Our goal at NY NORTHCOUNTRY BASSIN' is for you to not only catch fish but to learn.


2013 2nd place at Oneida Lake in Bassmaster Weekend Series Divisional Championship
2013 38th place BASS Northern Open on Oneida Lake
2013 3rd place at Henderson Harbor in Bassmaster Weekend Series
2012 5th place at Oneida Lake in Bassmaster Weekend Series Divisional Championship
2011 - 1st place at Lake Erie in Bassmaster Weekend Series
2011 - 5th place in Angler of the Year in Bassmaster Weekend Series
2011 - 20th place finish in BASS Northern Open on Oneida Lake
Qualified multiple years for Bassmaster Weekend Series Nationals
Three top 10 finishes in northeast Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League
Three top 20 finishes in BASS Northern Opens
Five top 50 finishes in FLW and BASS events
2007 Angler of the Year in ABBA Series
2007 FLW Everstart Series Championship qualifier

My name is Bernie Hoyt (a.k.a.Bernie Bass). Growing up on the South Shore of Long Island I've always had a passion for fishing. My father introduced me to surfcasting the beaches of Fire Island. At a young age, my eyes were opened to the surfcasting capital of the world, Montauk. My appreciation of the sport led to a longtime membership of the Long Island Beach Buggy Association and the Montauk Surfcasters Association. As a NYS Certified Fishing Guide, with over 30 years experience in the surf, I offer a variety of guided trips for all ages and skill levels. Trips are customized based on skill level and experience.  Day trips go to Long Island's outer beaches and inlets. Overnight trips are to Cape CodCuttyhunk Island, and other Striper Coast locations. In addition to the guided trips being offered, anglers can also register their group or organization for seminars to sharpen their techniques, strategies, and ability to read the water.



Ice Fishing

whether it running and gunning chasing schooling Pan fish or chilling in a heated fish house waiting for that big toothy critter. we offer fully customisable fishing trips so you can plan the perfect adventure for your family


Stripers On The Hudson

Target Stripers as they move up the Mighty Hudson river to their spring spawning grounds aboard the Lazy D and Me our 25' fully tricked out Baha Cruiser with the latest gear and technology and also a bathroom for the ladies


Spring, Summer and Fall

Crappie, Walleye, Pike, Bass, Salmon and Lake Trout are just a few of the many species we target during the course of the year. We offer fully customisable trips. Give us a call and we will let you know what your best opportunities are for the time of the year your planning your adventure

    Scott Cormier grew up on the banks of the Menominee River in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. His love for family, fishing, and the outdoors groomed him into the man he is today. Scott is a Promotional Fisherman, Guide, Speaker, Author, and a RV Sales Consultant and sales trainer for one of the Midwests largest RV Dealerships, Hilltop RV Superstore. He also heads a "Show Team" that is available to dealers and manufacturers for  major outdoor shows to promote and sell their products.

     Scott is also very involved in marketing and the promotion of many products in the RV, Marine, and Outdoor markets. He is an active member in two Bass Clubs, the Yooper Bassers in Michigan, and the Tri County Bassmasters in Wisconsin. He is a familiar face at dozens of regional Bass Tournaments throughout the Midwest each year, and currently fishes the Anglers Choice and the North American Bass Circuit. He has been featured on numerous TV Shows, including Strike Kings Pro Team Journal, Hitting the Hotspots, Michigan Out of Doors, Discovering, 906 Outdoors, Great Lakes Fisherman, and local broadcast news.  In print, he has been featured in iBass360, Midwest Bass, WFN Network, Midwest Outdoors, Great Lakes Angler, BassFan and others. 

    • Scott uses and endorses Strike King Lure Company, Sunline America, Kistler Custom Rods, iBass360, Humminbird, Minn Kota, VMC Hooks, and Hilltop RV Superstore.


With Northern Hooksetter Adventures, our goal is to help create a great experience and lasting memories for you and your family. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned angler, we will focus both on teaching and giving you the best opportunities to have a great day on the water fishing on the Inland waters of Northeastern Wisconsin .

We will give you a more personalized bass fishing experience where you, the customer, are our only priority. Safety, comfort and fun are part of the package!

With experience guiding anglers of all ages and experience levels, we know how to take care of our guests. We can accommodate individuals, groups, and corporate trips for your family or clients.

You will be fishing aboard a 21' Bass Cat Puma Bass Boat with the best equipment available. We will teach you how tho use the latest techniques from our many years of experience on the water. Whether you want to chase that trophy bass or just have an enjoyable day on the water, We will do our best to ensure a great experience in the Northwoods. Let's go fishing !

• Accommodations

Fully Loaded Bass Cat Puma Bass Boat • Latest Humminbird Electronics • Safety Gear • Kistler Rods • Ardent Reels • Strike King Lures Included

• Details

You are welcome to bring your own equipment if you would prefer.  We have an on board cooler for your food and drinks for the day. Remember to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, cold weather gear (if applicable), and rain gear (if applicable). The last thing you will need is a fishing license that can be purchased at the local Wal-Mart, tackle shop, or gas stations near the ramps. We can stop on the way to get everything you need for an enjoyable day on the water.