Hammerhead Charters and Tackle

Lake Ontario is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in the world, for good reason. It’s vast water reserves offer a bountiful home to many exciting species that attract anglers from the world over – Hammerhead Charters and Tackle capitalize on that fact and bring you to the hottest fishing spots around!

Climb aboard and cast off on their 33’ long Tiara, a respectable performance fishing vessel. She can hold up to 6 anglers fishing in comfort at the same time. A full suite of state-of-the-art electronics manufactured by Furuno are available on board, for navigation and fish-finding. Comforts weren’t skimped on either, you have a full-head toilet available as well as a shower, kitchen, and bed. Downriggers are present to extend your reach when trolling.

You can expect to go after a variety of excellent species that live in this great lake, such as the Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead, Chinook and Coho Salmons. You’ll be assisted in all of this by Captain James Piano, who’s been fishing for over three decades, born and raised in the area – he knows all the little tips and tricks of the local species and can’t be fooled by them!

The charter will provide you with all necessary fishing equipment, you just need to bring a burning desire to go fishing! Your skill level doesn’t matter as the crew are proficient at both instructing new anglers and assisting experienced sea wolves. There’s no minimum age for kids and Hammerhead Charters and Tackle welcome young anglers on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    This full day trip will target a variety of species like Lake Trouts, Coho and Chinook Salmon, and others you run into. You will go up to 10 miles offshore. The captain will provide you with the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    This 6-hour trip will take you between 5 and 10 miles offshore. The species you will target are Coho and Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, and others you run into. The charter will provide you with all the necessary equipment.
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About the Captain

James Piano
Rochester, New York, United States
1 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain James Piano has been fishing for over three decades now, accumulating a vast base of knowledge and skill he's happy to share with his customers. Your enjoyment is his absolute priority and he'll work hard to make sure you have a lot of fun on his trips. His favorite thing about being a charter captain is seeing the huge grin on his customers' faces when they finally reel in a good fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Tiara (Performance fishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 350HP Crusaders engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.93
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Full day of Fun and excitement!!
Full day of Fun and excitement!!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Johnathon P.
Little Valley, New York
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 2, 2020
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Beth T.
Boothbay, ME
 5.00
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Full day of Fun and excitement!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 17, 2019
We made the trip out from Maine for my boyfriend and my dad’s birthdays hoping to hook onto a king salmon. Boy did our...
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Lonnie D.
Middletown, MD
 5.00
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My arms are tired

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 28, 2018
I have had some big fish days but this one was amazing.  King Salmon and Lake Trout from start to finish.  Jim and...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 12, 2020
The charter operator canceled 7 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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Aaron L.
United States
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 15, 2018
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