Guide Services

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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 member of the Long Island Beach Buggy Association and the Montauk Surfcasters Association. As an 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.

We offer year-round fully outfitted and guided fishing opportunities for all ages and skill levels.



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


The Nauti Storm is a 21' Sea Pro fully equipped with the latest technology to assure you the best chance at success while on the water. The cabin is not huge but leaves nothing to desire from a porta toilet to a 20" flat screen with satellite tv and a comfy space to relax if you choose.


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.


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 customizable 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.


We offer fully customizable,  guided fishing and sightseeing opportunities in the Champlain Valley. whether you are an experienced angler or novice we can accommodate your needs to assure you and party will enjoy your adventure.


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