Captain Stephen Ernye of Lake Run Fly and Guide has been dedicated to chasing Great Lakes salmonids for over a decade! He believes in giving his clients the best chance at catching true trophies and creating life long memories.

Come aboard his 18’ Stealthcraft power drifter with a 40 HP Mercury engine and enough room to accommodate up to 3 people. You’ll have quality Lamiglass rods and reels to use, and if you’re a fly rodder, your guide will bring the fly fishing gear with him, just let him know in advance.

Capt. Stephen specializes in chasing Trout and Salmon, so it’s a good idea to pick a trip depending on what species you’d like to target. The Chinook Salmon season opens in September and these delicious fish are in the cards by late October.

As November approaches, Great Lake tributaries are becoming the playground of Brown and Rainbow Trout that follow the migrating Salmon in search of food. Trout are relentless acrobatic fighters that will give you an incredible battle before you get them into the boat.

The spring is a great time to chase big Brown Trout and get into some fast and furious action. Capt. Stephen will provide everything you need for your fishing jaunt, you just need to show up with a valid fishing license and some food for the trip.

Whether you decide to come with your kids or your best fishing buddies, Lake Run Fly and Guide will make it their business to get you hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Trout
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 25 - May 7
    $400
    Spend a day on the water and go after various species of Trout with the guidance of a knowledgeable guide. You'll be targeting Steelhead and Brown Trout on conventional tackle or you can do some fly fishing, if you prefer, Capt. Stephen will provide all the necessary gear. Catch and release in encouraged. For this trip, you'll need a fishing license and food to stay energized. Legal fishing hours begin half an hour before sunrise so departure time will vary.
  • Private trip
    Salmon Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    Beginning mid-september large chinook salmon begin their annual migration into our river systems.
  • Private trip
    Night Walleye
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 20
    $400
    Starting in May, big Walleye enter nearshore haunts to chase baitfish and spawn. This is your opportunity to catch true trophy class fish. A unique night fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    Salmon Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Oct 31 (Sat, Sun)
    $350
    Beginning mid-september large chinook salmon begin their annual migration into our river systems.
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About the Captain

Stephen Ernye
Oswego, New York, United States
Angler's Choice
75 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2017
Captain Stephen Ernye has been fishing his whole life and he spent the last decade exploring the abundance of Lake Ontario and its tributaries. He's a USCG captain and a licensed guide in the state of New York, and he spends every free moment in nature and on the water. Steelhead is Capt. Stephen's favorite fish, and he's happy to show his amazing local fishery to anglers from all over the country.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Stealthcraft (Jet boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 40HP Mercury engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fishfinder
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

Starting to get snappy
Starting to get snappy
September 28, 2021
Bite is turning on pretty good. Eggs and plugs both taking fish. Cooler temps on the way - about to het real good.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Curtis H.
Wilmington, DE
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Great Experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  Salmon Trip (AM) on October 8, 2021
Where do I start? I had to rearrange this trip because of a change in travel plans and Capt. Stephen worked with me the entire...
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Jim S.
Bennington, Vermont
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8 hour trip with Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  Salmon Trip (AM) on October 3, 2021
spectacular day..great experience Steve is truly a great guide.. terrific experience caught our limit and released others ...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Trout on November 1, 2020
Water in river was pretty low so we could reach just one spot on the Oswego river. From 5:30 am to 11am 7 fish (one person)...
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Schenectady, NY
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Great fishing trip.

VERIFIED   Salmon Trip (AM) on September 23, 2021
It was very nice fishing trip. Thank you for good time.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Trout on November 14, 2020
Where to begin… Steve was so accomidating,  professional and knowledgable.  Had an amazing adventure….We found our go...
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FAQs about Lake Run Fly & Guide

Lake Run Fly & Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group, additional $200 per person after 1 guest - Night Walleye (8 hours)
  • $200 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Salmon Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Trout (8 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Salmon Trip (AM) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lake Run Fly & Guide, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Lake Run Fly & Guide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Lamiglass)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Lake Run Fly & Guide offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Lake Run Fly & Guide offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lake Run Fly & Guide include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Walleye