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
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $444
    Experience fishing the Niagara River. Get outside and enjoy some time on the water catching fish in Niagara. From Salmon and Trout to Walleye and Bass depending on the season, Hooked on Niagara promises a fantastic day on the water.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $444
    Spend an afternoon targeting Salmon, Trout, Bass, and other species, with the help of a professional guide. He'll cover everything you need equipment wise, you just need to purchase your license and bring some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 24 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $377
    This morning trip will take you to the river, where you can target different types of Salmon, Bass, Walleye, and Trout. The captain will cover your fishing equipment, make sure to prepare your license.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 25 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $377
    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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About the Captain

Lyle Gayder
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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) Bass (Smallmouth)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
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
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
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
American Express
Bank Transfer

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

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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James M.
Fergus, ON
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Fantastic experience!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) 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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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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Mark R.
Midland, Ontario
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Kristis First Niagara River Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 13, 2020
November 13 was not a jinx. We found Lyle to be a fantastic boat captain, took time to show Kristi her first steelhead and...
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Don M.
Stoney Creek, Ontario
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6 hour trip with Capt Lyle

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 26, 2020
My son and I had a great time today with Capt Lyle. It was a beautiful fall day and my son who’s 11 caught some good...
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Scott H.
Toronto, ON
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1/2 day trip with captain Lyle “priceless”

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on November 28, 2020
Truly a once in a lifetime experience on the Niagara River with captain Lyle Already planning my next adventure. 😁
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FAQs about Hooked on Niagara – River

Hooked on Niagara – River offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $480 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $480 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $565 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • CA $565 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (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