Ewing charters invite you to enjoy a fun and productive day of fishing on East Lake Ontario. They’re based in Henderson Harbor, New York which is a freshwater fishery known as the ‘Golden Crescent’. On your day of fishing you will be with Capt. Tom Ewing, a USCG Licensed Captain. He brings over 30 years of experience on the big lake and knows the hot spots to get you on the fish.

Ewing Charters operates the ‘Silver Bullet’. This is a 26’ Penn Yann Fisherman boat with a 10’ beam to give you all the space to catch the big fish. The ‘Silver Bullet’ is powered by a 370 HP custom built gas motor and rigged with finders and navigational electronics.

The species on that you will target on the lake is dependent on the season.
You will be targeting Lake Trout, Brown Trout and Salmon from May until September. Walleye in May and August through September. Northern Pike and Pickerel in May. Smallmouth Bass can be caught from the third Saturday in June through till September.

Included on your trip are all the rods, reels, tackle, and our complimentary fish cleaning service. You will need to purchase an NYS fishing license if you are age 16 or older. Bring your snacks and drinks along with a cooler for the end of the day to take your catch home. A first mate is also on board to make your trip more enjoyable.

Take to the fish with Capt. Tom and bring your family and friends out for a memorable trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Trout/Salmon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 19
    $700
    You'll be targeting Brown and Lake Trout as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon that can be found on Lake Ontario. This trip will give you a chance to catch Trout and Salmon. Capt. Tom will supply you with all the gear that you need as well as clean your catch for you. You just need to have an NYS license and take all of your essentials for the day.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 19
    $700
    This trip out on Lake Ontario will give you a chance to catch Trophy Walleye, Pike, or Pickerel. Once you've booked this trip, you will need an NYS fishing license if you're over 16. A 1-day license is $5 for NYS residents and $10 for non-residents. This trip is a true treat and you're in for a bigger treat when you reward yourself with the freshly filleted fish at the end of a long day.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 19
    $800
    The fishing for Trophy Walleye, Pike, and Pickerel is high when late spring comes to Lake Ontario. A successful day abounds when you're out angling with Captain Tom as his knowledge of the fishing in this part of the lake is paramount. All you need to do is to book your trip along with an NYS fishing license and pack all of your trip essentials.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM) Trout/Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 19
    $800
    A longer trip on the lake will give you a greater chance of catching the big fish. Captain Tom has been fishing on Lake Ontario for his whole life so he knows some great spots where you can fetch some Trout and Salmon. So go ahead book the trip then make sure you have a NYS fishing license. Then your all set to some world-class freshwater fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fishing with Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 3 - Sep 19
    $900
    Eight hours of fishing with 1 night lodging for 1-4 people. You will be staying at the crew's cottage at Rays Bay, Henderson, NY which is only 5 minutes from the boat. Included are all linens for 5 beds, refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner, towels, stove, and grill. You can prepare your meal or just dine out at nearby restaurants. You will be fishing for Trout, Salmon, or Walleye. You will need a NYS license. Details and directions to cottage will be given after booking.

About the Captain

Thomas Ewing
Henderson Harbor, New York, United States
ID & License verified
23 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2020
I have been fishing Lake Ontario all my life. I started fishing for Smallmouth Bass. Then with the stocking of the Salmon and Trout I gave it a try. I found out that there were many big trophy fish to be caught on Lake Ontario. I caught my limit of fish on a daily basis. People would see the success I had when I got back to the dock. They kept asking me if I was a charter captain. That's when I decided to get my USCG LICENSE in 1988 and started my own business. Now I enjoy watching my clients catching the fish and having fun doing it.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Penn Yann (Cruiser) originally built in 1984. Powered by a 370HP Custom Built engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tips are appropiate and appreciated

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days 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
As long as they can take the waves
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Checks

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day salmon and trout
Half day salmon and trout
Great Time
+11
Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Bruce W.
Seymour, TN
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4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great Time

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (AM) Trout/Salmon on July 14, 2022
Our time with Captain Tom and Pete was great.  Crew was very open to the needs of their “passengers”.  :) We caught...
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Ronald V. B.
Potsdam, NY
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6 hour trip with Captain Tom Ewing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Trout/Salmon (AM) on June 16, 2022
The trip was excellence, My grandsons and myself had a great time,  We caught Lale Trout and Browns.  The biggest fish any...
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Rebecca F.
Vernon Township, NJ
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Half day salmon and trout

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Trout/Salmon (AM) on August 8, 2022
Capt Tom and his mate were fantastic. Very knowledgeable of the waters and they made sure we had a great time. We’ll be using...
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James C.
Gouverneur, New York
Excellent
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6 hr trip with Capt. Ewing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike (AM) on July 9, 2022
Had an awesome time! Beautifully day. Every person got their limit . Excellent. Capt. Ewing knew exactly where the bite was...
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Thomas H.
Cambridge, NY
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8 hr trout & salmon

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (AM) Trout/Salmon on August 14, 2022
Great day on fish all day! Captain & crew very nice & knowledgeable . TOP RATE
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FAQs about Ewing Charters

Ewing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Trout/Salmon (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Walleye/Pike (AM) (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (AM) Trout/Salmon (8 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Fishing with Lodging (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ewing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ewing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are appropiate and appreciated)

Ewing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Ewing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Trolling

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