Hooked on Niagara – River

Visit Niagara but this time not just for sightseeing! Take a trip with Hooked on Niagara and get some hands-on fishing experience with a professional guide.

Lyle Gayder of Hooked on Niagara takes pride in sharing the incredible year-round, multi-species fishery available in Niagara with guests. He brings professionalism and energy to every trip and helps anglers of all experience levels enjoy their time on the water.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is fully licensed and insured to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. She’s a 20’ Lund boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. She’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and wireless MinKota motor, features the latest navigational electronics, and has downriggers for trolling.

Any time of year, Lyle promises a memorable fishing experience for guests on the Niagara River. The Niagara River supports diversity in fishing opportunities including Trout, Salmon, Bass, Walleye, and many other fish throughout the seasons.

Captain Lyle will cover your fishing equipment, including lie bait and lures.  He’ll also clean your fish after the trip, so every catch counts! You need to have your fishing license ready when the trip starts and prepare some snacks and drinks.

Come get Hooked on Niagara!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 15 (Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $453
    Spend some time on the water, enjoy nature, and catch some tasty fish on the way. Salmon, Trout, Bass, Walleye, and anything else that's in season is waiting for you at the river.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 15 (Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun)
    Price for 2 persons
    US $567
    Spend some time on the water, enjoy nature, and catch some tasty fish on the way. Salmon, Trout, Bass, Walleye, and anything else that's in season is waiting for you at the river.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
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Erin P.
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Beautiful Day on Lake Ontario!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 2, 2024
Lyle was easy going, organized, and personable. He was very patient with Mom and I. We had a great time catching some huge...
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James M.
Fergus, ON
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Fantastic experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 24, 2020
My sister and I took our dad on a fishing excursion for his 70th birthday. We found out about Hooked on Niagara after doing...
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Dean R.
Toronto, ON
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6 hour fishing experience on Niagra River

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on October 1, 2021
Had a great afternoon with Lyle. We started in the mouth of the river catching Small mouth bass and had an exciting unexpected...
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William (. M.
Hamilton, ON
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 3, 2020
Absolutely impressed with Lyle! He is a true professional. He took the time to explain different techniques, what lures to...
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Gary D.
Niagara Falls, ON
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Great afternoon on Niagara River with Captain Lyle

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 20, 2020
On time departure from the dock after review of safety procedures. The fishing spot chosen by Lyle were right on. In no time...
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FAQs about Hooked on Niagara – River

Hooked on Niagara – River offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $620 per group, additional CA $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $775 per group, additional CA $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked on Niagara – River, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor 112lb Minn Kota Terrova

Trips booked with Hooked on Niagara – River include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Hooked on Niagara – River offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (The Niagara River)
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario)

Hooked on Niagara – River offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (When fishing for bass, walleye, trout)
  • Heavy Tackle (When trolling for salmon and trout)
  • Trolling (Trolling for Chinook Salmon and trout)
  • Spinning (Casting and drifting for bass, trout, walleye)

Top targeted fish species with Hooked on Niagara – River include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Lyle Gayder
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
ID & license verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since February 2020
I have always had a passion for fishing and Hooked on Niagara Guide Service allows me to share this beautiful area with my guests. Apart from the great fishing, the Niagara area is a beautiful place to spend a day on the water. I have always loved fishing tournaments too. In 2018, my team and I won the King of the Lake Salmon tournament event against some of the best Salmon anglers on Lake Ontario. I am a dedicated angler and host that make sure my guests leave my boat happy!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
The Niagara River
Lake Fishing
Lake Erie and Lake Ontario

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
When fishing for bass, walleye, trout
Heavy Tackle
When trolling for salmon and trout
Trolling
Trolling for Chinook Salmon and trout
Spinning
Casting and drifting for bass, trout, walleye

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
112lb Minn Kota Terrova

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Dependent on species and season
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and release encouraged when possible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.