Head out to the Great Lakes or the Niagara River with Sparkys Charters and have the time of your life! Captain Mark Mcgranahan has been chartering for over 18 years, and he has all the experience needed to put you on the fish. He’ll make sure to take you to the most prolific fishing grounds and put a smile on your face!

You’ll be fishing aboard his 19’ Crestliner aluminum fishing boat, powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines. This boat will take you where you need to be in no time, and the navigational equipment on board will help take you where the fish are. There’s a wireless trolling motor on board, so you don’t have to worry about spooking the fish. Up to 4 people can come aboard.

These are some of the richest freshwater fisheries in the country, so there’s never a shortage of fish you can target. Capt. Mark will always take you to the area that’s giving results at the moment. You can expect to reel in species like Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, Perch, and Bass.

You’ll have all the fishing equipment ready for you on board, including rods, reels, and tackle. Capt. Mark will also provide you with live bait, so you’ll have the best chance at reeling some trophy specimens. At the end of the day, he’ll clean and fillet your catch, so you can take it home for a delicious meal with the family.

Kids are welcome to join, so feel free to take them along for the ride, and show them what fishing is all about and how fun it can be. Pack some snacks and drinks for the day to stay refreshed, and you’re ready for a great time!

Join Sparkys Charters and visit the prolific fresh waters of New York, making some amazing new fishing memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    If you're up for spending a whole day out on the prolific waters of New York, this is the trip for you! You'll go out and target some trophy species for 7 hours. You can expect to come across fish like Walleye, Salmon, Perch, Bass, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. You'll find all the fishing gear on board, just pack some snacks and drinks to stay energized throughout the day, and you're ready!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (2 Anglers)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $480
    Join the captain on the water for a day of fishing fun. On this trip, you'll spend 7 hours chasing some of the prized fish in the area, including Perch, Bass, Walleye, Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. The captain will provide you with all the equipment, just bring snacks and drinks to stay refreshed, and come have a fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Enjoy spending 4 hours on the beautiful waters of New York on this half day trip. You'll head out in search of species like Salmon, Perch, Walleye Bass, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. The captain will provide you with all the equipment, just bring some snacks and drinks and you're all set.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (1 or 2 Anglers)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    Explore the beautiful waters of New York on this 4-hour trip. You'll join the captain on a fishing adventure, targeting species like Walleye, Salmon, Perch, Bass, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Lake Trout. You'll have all the equipment on board, just pack some snacks and drinks and you're all set!
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About the Captain

Mark Mcgranahan
Tonawanda, New York, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2020
I was an Executive Chef for many years and always fished for fun and slowly cooked less and fished more and never looked back. I've been in business chartering on Lake Erie, Ontario, and the mighty Niagara for 18 years. I pride myself on not giving boat rides. If you have a fish in mind to catch I can help you do that and have fun along the way. We fish many different ways casting, drifting, trolling it all depends on the type of fish we are after. I became a captain because of my love for fishing. Let me know if I can be of service!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch

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

Boat Specs

Crestliner (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
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

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Shaun S.
Edmond, OK
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Half Day Lake Ontario and Lower Niagara River

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (1 or 2 Anglers) on September 25, 2021
Had a great time with my wife and Sparky fishing for walleye. Sparky’s boat, tackle and organization is top notch. Fishing...
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Tonawanda, New York
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Amazing Experience!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (1 or 2 Anglers) on July 5, 2021
I booked a half day charter with Sparky’s Charters for Father’s Day. My stepdad and I went out and had a blast! We caught...
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Buffalo, NY
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Half Day Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 12, 2021
Booked a half day morning trip as a Fathers Day gift for my dad! Would highly recommend and am definitely going to book again!...
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William K.
Cape Coral, FL
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Great charter with Captain Mark and Conner.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (2 Anglers) on July 23, 2021
Caught some walleye for dinner. A good experience.
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FAQs about Sparkys Charters

Sparkys Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (1 or 2 Anglers) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $80 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (2 Anglers) (7 hours)
  • $480 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

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

Trips booked with Sparkys Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Sparkys Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Sparkys Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sparkys Charters include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye