Meet the Captains


Mike Genest is a well seasoned Captain with over 15 years of experience fishing in Lake Ontario. He is a coast guard certified Captain and is up to date with his first aid and CPR. Along with being a fishing charter captain, Mike is also a Registered Nurse with Niagara Health.

Mike is also a member of the Ontario Sport Fishing Guides Association and abides by all rules and guidelines set out by the Canada Shipping Act 2000.
Fishin’ Clinician Charters is a fully licensed and insured corporation.


Joe has been with Fishin’ Clinician Charters for over 8 years working as Captain Mike’s First Mate. In 2021 Joe completed and received his SVOP (Captains certification) with Transport Canada and is now an official charter Captain with Fishin’ Clinician Charters.


Born June 2022, Ben will soon be learning everything there is to know about fishing from his dad and will be the future owner and Captain of Fishin’ Clinician Charters.


Amazing Experience!Half Day Trip (PM) on September 10, 2023

My new wife has been bugging me to take her fishing for seven years!! Finally booked a trip and it was a blast:) had an amazing time, Joe was fantastic and very entertaining to watch work and my lady got to real in a 22 pounder!! She said it was the best birthday gift ever!! Thank you so much!!!

Jay S.

Half a day with Capt. Joe and Sean.Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2023

Great experience ! We were two couples for our first experience on Ontario lake with charter. The guys worked hard for us to catch fiches. We had great fun with them. Very pleasant persons. Every thing was ready on time. I really recommand these guys. Ray, Sue, René and Louise.

Raymond G.

July fishing tripHalf Day Trip (AM) on July 4, 2023

Mike and Shawn are awesome! Knowledgeable and friendly. Nicest boat and tackle in the marina. Highly recommended.

Shane P.

Awesome Experience and Huge SalmonHalf Day Trip (PM) on June 23, 2023

Captain Mike was very friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I caught 3 nice salmon. We would definitely fish with Captain Mike again. He knew where the fish were and taught us a lot of things we didn’t know about Canada. He even kept us out later than our scheduled time. Next time we’re in Canada, we’ll look him up again!!!

Aangelina A.

MUST MUST MUST!Half Day Trip (PM) on June 3, 2023

I do a fishing charter on every vacation we take. Captain Mike is among the best, and I wish we could take him back to Florida with us! From his decades of skill, his top notch, fishing machine, and the pleasure of his company I highly recommend. We can’t wait to go back with our kids. Thanks captain for marking slaying king salmon off the bucket list!

James A.

Family’s 1st time Fishing with captain Mike  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2022

This was my family’s first time fishing on a boat and on Lake Ontario.  We couldn’t have asked for a better morning on the lake weather wise and we were out of the slip by 0600.  As expected,  Captain Mike was very knowledgeable with the lake and it was evident that his sole focus was ensuring my family of five had a memorable experience.  Captain was very good with the kids and encouraged them every step of the way.  Landing fish is never a guarantee, but we were fortunate for everyone to land a fish by 0900.  The action slowed down after mid-morning, but the captain made us feel at home on his new 25’ aluminum boat.  The boat had impressive fishing equipment and I never knew so many data was pulled to assist with trolling (all taken at depth of lures )  In total, the family landed 6 fish (4 x king salmon, 2 lake trout). The largest was a 23lb salmon.  We definitely enjoyed our experience with captain Mike and the kids already want to go on another trip.  Would highly recommend captain Mike, because he genuinely wants any group to have their experience of a lifetime.

Ryan G.

Excellent half day fishing tripHalf Day Trip (AM) on June 13, 2022

Captain Mike took us out on his brand new boat.  The water and weather were amazing.  We left on time and headed out.  Within the first hour we landed a fish of the life time.  The 5 hour trip yielded 4 very nice catches, a few smaller ones, and a several that took it upon themselves to escape the hook.  We had a child on his first real chartered trip, between Captain Mike and the fish he quickly conquered his fears and we all had a great time.  I highly recommend the Fishin’ Clinician!

Jason W.

Best Day Ever!!Half Day Trip (PM) on April 30, 2022

What an enjoyable afternoon and evening!!  From start to finish we received a warm, easy and genuinely friendly welcome from Mike and Joe.  They got us on fish and they were beauties!!  We went 9 for 9.  3 different species 5 King Salmon, 2 Lake Trout and 2 Cohos.  All the fish fought great!  Spectacular!!!!  Most meat I’ve ever seen caught in all my years of fishing.  It was a really cool memory that I’ll never forget.  Thanks Mike and Joe, we couldn’t have more fun than that.

Guy C.

Afternoon/Evening 5 hour TripHalf Day Trip (PM) on August 21, 2021

The entire trip went perfect. The boat was ready when we arrived and just had to drop lines and the trip was underway. All of the equipment was available and in excellent shape including rods, downriggers and sonar equipment. The fish, as always, have a mind of there own but eventually the bite turned on and caught fish for everyone on board, the largest being a 28 pound salmon.

I would recommend this charter company to anyone wanting a professional experience with a fantastic captain and crew. My second charter with Mike.


Mike Knoll

Great half-day trip with Captain Steve – Half Day Trip (PM) on September 4, 2021

The experience:
We were out for roughly three hours and in that time had three fish on and were able to reel in two of them. Salmon fishing is not really for kids; They put up a heck of a fight and definitely require a fighting mentality, position and the muscle to reel in a very strong fish. Still, the trip was a total success and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve and Mike for their expertise!

The captain:
Steve clearly has a passion for fishing. He knew where to go to find the fish and rigged up 5 rods to fish with concurrently. He is great with children and makes sure that they (and everyone) are safe. When you are talking to him, he seems to have the ability to keep his eye on all five fishing rods at the same time and spring into action as soon as there is a fish on. Since we had kids with us he was happy to control the rod while the kids reeled in the line as much as they could. Great soft skills.

The boat:
We went out on their 27’ boat and while we acknowledge that we aren’t the average clientele (3 adults and 2 kids) we were hoping for some more comfortable seating on and below deck. The room that was available below deck to relax was cluttered however I don’t fault the crew for this at all. As I said, we aren’t the average clientele and having kids they didn’t always want to be on deck. The bathroom (head) on board is tiny. Very tiny. Think airplane. If you need to use the restroom, do so before going out to the lake.

Stuart K.

Fantastic day on the water – Half Day Trip (AM) on August 4, 2021

Mike is very easy going and makes the trip a lot of fun.  He is very knowledgeable and goes out of his way to make your day enjoyable.  If you have a chance, book a charter.

Kelly H.

Half Day with Captain Mike – Half Day Trip (PM) on August 22, 2021

Mike was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. We had a great time.

Joyce K.

Fishing with Mike – Half Day Trip (AM) August 20 2020

What an amazing day on the water with Fishin Clinician Charters and Captain Mike. My three boys had the time of their lives and will never forget this experience. They couldn’t stop talking about all the salmon and trout we caught which made our freshly caught dinner even better. I also included my father on this trip. He used to be an avid fisherman but hasn’t been able to get out in some time. It was great to see him bringing in a huge rainbow with huge smile on his face to match. I recommend this adventure to anyone who wants to have a great day on the water with friends or family. I’ll be booking again soon. Thanks so much Fishin Clinician Charters

Neil T.

Half Day Excursion with Fishin Clinician Charters – Half Day Trip (AM) September 6 2020

We met up with Captain Mike for a half day fishing charter and enjoyed ourselves tremendously! Captain Mike is well equipped with gear and knowledge, and made all 5 of us feel at home. We caught a few and few got away, that’s fishing! Highlight was a beautiful Rainbow trout and the smile on my fathers face. Priceless! Will come again to get the ones that got away! Captain Mike is up for the challenge!

Mark T.

Great Morning with Mike! – Half Day Trip (AM) August 15 2020

Caught a monster lake trout and a couple little guys. Capt mike knew exactly what he was talking about and did everything possible to catch us some fish. Great attitude all day and super friendly. Definitely would recommend choosing fishing clinician charters and Capt Mike for your next or first charter.

Adam L.

Amazing Fathers Day Fishing Trip – Half Day Trip (AM) June 24 2020

We couldn’t recommend Captain Mike highly enough. He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and made sure we all had a great time. This fishing charter was a Father’s Day gift for my husband and the whole family (Children age 7 and 9) had fun. Mike brought us to where the fish were and helped us each hook a fish. We landed two salmon and a trout. We are already thinking of booking another trip with him. Highly recommend!

Amy C.

Incredible Day on Lake Ontario – Half Day Trip (AM) July 3 2020

We found Captain Mike through Fishing Booker and he lived up to all of his positive comments. He was ready and waiting for us for our 6am departure time. His boat is stocked with all the equipment You needed and a bathroom. We created great family memories and will be bookingCaptain Mike for another trip soon.

Jordana B.

Great Half Day with Capt Mike! – Half Day Trip (AM) June 5 2020

Went out with my 13 year old son and two of his pals and we had and amazing time. Boys raved about the charter all the way back home to Toronto. Bunch of fish and a fun, friendly vibe with Mike at the helm. Already discussing details for our next outing. Very highly recommended.

Paul L.

Awesome Day with Captain Mike and friends – Half Day Trip (PM) July 12 2020

No regrets! Booked fishing charter as a birthday present and it exceeded expectations! Everyone had a great time! Captain Mike and staff were fabulous- friendly, helpful and personable! It was an awesome experience!

Heather B.

Suzanne Flook recommends Fishin’ Clinician Charters.

August 19, 2019 ·

My family had a great time with Mike! He’s very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to make sure you’re having a great time. Great memories were made – would definitely recommend!

Stephen Adams recommends Fishin’ Clinician Charters.

June 18, 2019 ·

Mike has a great attitude and cares that his customers are enjoying themselves. It was a pleasure fishing on his boat and I look forward to future adventures.

Sarah Palma reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

June 28, 2017 ·

Great charter company! Friendly, professional and very well set up! Mike is very knowledgeable and makes it a great experience for newbies to the more seasoned anglers! Would definitely recommend Fishin’ Clinican Charters to anyone looking to catch some prime lake Ontario salmon and trout!

Moeed Ahmed Baig recommends Fishin’ Clinician Charters.

May 20, 2019 ·

One of the best charter team! It was my first time to have any charter and Mike made it a great unforgettable experience for newbies like us. Mike and Joe have good knowledge and know their job well, they are friendly, they cares about your safety and always willing to help you to get more and more fish.

Would highly recommend this charter and can’t wait to do it again … thanks Mike and Joe!

aryn Arsenault reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

August 21, 2017 ·

Great experience. Weather didn’t co operate for our scheduled day but Mike was amazingly flexible as we had out of town guests and managed to reschedule us for the next day. We had a great time and of course caught some beautiful(tasty)fish. Can’t wait to do it again!

Dave Antunes reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

June 11, 2018 ·

What an incredible experience. We learned a lot about the fish, and had an amazing time catching them. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Mike really knows his stuff and his amazing hang out with!

Bruno Di Franco reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

August 5, 2017 ·

Been on a few charters now and decided to give Fishin’ Clinician a try with a group of five friends (all different levels of fishing skills/experience). Could not have been more satisfied with the afternoon! Mike is knowledgeable, professional, and skilled when it comes to his craft. Both he and first mate Joe work very hard to give people a fishing experience they will never forget! Will definitely book again. Recommend to anyone interested in salmon and trout fishing, whether experienced or a newbie! Thanks again Mike and Joe.

Dave McMahon reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

April 26, 2018 ·

I recommend this fishing charter to anyone that’s interested and getting out on the water enjoying some fishing. Mike is a super nice guy !

Lance Richter recommends Fishin’ Clinician Charters.

May 17, 2019 ·

Best Fishing Charter in Lake Ontario! Could not keep up with all the action we were getting. Only negative is that my forearm is sore because of the size of the Kings we were reeling in!

Brandon Rosetafari reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

June 27, 2018 ·

Wow, what an amazing experience. 8 fish on in 7 minutes! Some of the biggest salmon I’ve seen! These guys know what they’re doing! Great guides, great time.

Rie Binding recommends Fishin’ Clinician Charters.

September 2, 2018 ·

great experience fishing with fishing clinicians! if you havent gone out with them yet i recomend to hit the water for aome monster fish.

Debbie Byrne reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

June 2, 2017 ·

Best Captain and First mate! These guys made it super fun and bonus they have a great boat! We will totally book with them again and can’t wait.

Diane Elizabeth recommends Fishin’ Clinician Charters.

August 31, 2019 ·

A fantastic day on the water with our host Mike!

Josh MacNeil reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

May 5, 2017 ·

Got to be the best charter going!! Mike is always professional and always makes sure everyone on board has the best experience possible! I’ll be back!

Denis Pommainville reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

August 9, 2015 ·

Lots of fun! Would recommend this captain to anybody wanting to experience great lake fishing.

Ron Jegeris reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

May 5, 2017 ·

Mike G is an amazing fishing charter Captain! Never disappoints! Always on the Fish!

Kevin Grant reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

July 28, 2017 ·

Scott Charles reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

May 5, 2017

Dan Barrett reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

May 5, 2017 ·

Mike Morelli reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

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Becca Mao reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

July 22, 2015 ·

Philip Joseph reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

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Matthew Berkmortel reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

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Brendan Carmichael reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

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Safil Hussain reviewed Fishin’ Clinician Charters5 star

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