Niagara River Guide Service

Whether you want to experience fishing Lake Erie for the first time, or you’re a seasoned pro of these waters, Niagara River Guide Service has the trip for you! Captain John Delorenzo will show you just how hot the action can get, on this Northern lake.

Capt. John invites you to join him for a freshwater adventure on board his 21’ Lund. She can hold 4 angler and the captain, fishing at the same time without crossing rods. The engine is a 150 HP Evinrude outboard that allows the boat to cruise at a maximum speed of 40 knots.

Despite her impressive speed, you won’t even need to test it – the action starts 10-15 minutes after you leave the port. You’ll go after Smallmouth Bass and Walleye on Lake Erie with Capt. John. These fighters will give your fishing muscles a workout and your skills a test. The onboard wireless trolling motor helps you sneak up on them and keep you steady for that perfect cast.

Kids of all ages are more than welcome with Niagara River Guide Service, the captain will provide you with all sizes of life jackets. Capt. John and the other guides have been fishing the area for 35 years and know all the best fish holes around.

All you need before you cast off on an exciting fishing excursion is a valid fishing license which you can get in almost any local tackle shop. The captain will gladly help you with buying one – just ask him for details.

Remember to pack sunglasses, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera – you don’t want to miss out on documenting your trophy catch!

Treat your family or friends to an outdoors experience you’ll fondly remember for years to come. Book a trip with Niagara River Guide Service today and start making memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $400
    Head out of Buffalo Harbor State Park in the morning and hit the waters of Lake Erie before the boat traffic picks up. You'll go after Smallmouth Bass and Walleye on this 7-hour trip. The action starts just 10-15 minutes after you cast off!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $350
    An evening trip targeting Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and more on the Niagara River. Perfect for all types of anglers, from beginners to seasoned fishermen and women!

About the Captain

John Delorenzo
Buffalo, New York, United States
3 Fishing Reports
61 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
I've been fishing since my teens and I have been guiding for thirty-seven years. I have caught thousands of trophy fish so my greatest satisfaction comes from helping others to catch that trophy fish that they couldn't on their own.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Freshwater Drum Freshwater Drum
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund (Performance fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Great day on Erie chasing mighty walleye!
Tight lines all day long!
Boom...20 inch trophy!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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JEREMY P.
Wake Forest, NC
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Excellent father and son trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on September 4, 2021
Captain Paul Schirmer was spectacular at hosting us on his boat for our afternoon fishing trip. He not only put us on fish...
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Big Rapids, MI
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Great day on Erie chasing mighty walleye!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 20, 2021
Capt John was initially a bit concerned with the walleye bite in the weeks leading up to us fishing with him. John knew we...
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John C.
Buffalo, NY
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Half Day trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 28, 2021
My family and I had a great walleye fishing trip. Mark put us on the fish within 15 of launching. Highly recommend and will...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 3, 2021
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Mary B. A.
Buffalo, New York
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Half-day trip with Capt. Paul

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 16, 2020
We had such a great time on this trip! My friend had never been fishing and I grew up fishing, across-the-board Captain Paul...
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FAQs about Niagara River Guide Service

Niagara River Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $80 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Niagara River Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Niagara River Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Niagara River Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (lake Erie)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Niagara River Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Niagara River Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Walleye