Buffalo Bass and Walleye

Explore Lake Erie with Buffalo Bass and Walleye. You’ll be fishing alongside Captain Alan, who has 30 years of experience navigating this lake and the Niagara River. He’ll show you a variety of fishing techniques, such as casting, trolling, and drifting, all with a hands-on approach. This all becomes an unforgettable experience when you’re the one setting the hook and landing a trophy fish. Learn something new and be proud of your catch.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ Lung Pro-V boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This aluminum boat is powered by a 225 HP Honda engine and a modern, state-of-the-art Minnkotta trolling engine. The boat has Lowrance sonar, VHF radio, and Hummingbird GPS and fishfinder.

Choose between a half or a full day trip and get your trophy. You can target Bass, Walleye, Perch, and Salmon in the lower part of the Niagara River. If you’re after Smallmouth Bass, it’s best to start in May. You’ll target Bass using live bait at the beginning of the seas and then switch to tube jigs and drop-shot techniques. When it comes to Walleye, you’ll start the season with jigging and proceed with slow trolling in the summer.

Your captain covers all rods reels, lures, and live bait. Your catch will be filleted and packaged. Don’t forget to bring your fishing license, snacks, and drinks. It’s recommended to dress in layers and also bring a cooler for your catch.

You’ll hardly find better fishing opportunities in the area. And with an experienced guide by your side, you can only learn a lot. Pick a date and join Buffalo Bass and Walleye!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bass/Walleye/Perch
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $380
    Walleye, Bass, and Perch. The captain will show you the best ways to go after them, all depending on the season. Don't forget to bring your fishing license, food, and drinks. All equipment you'll need is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Lower Niagara River Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 4 - Oct 30
    $550
    The season starts in late September. The Niagara River drift fishing is featured in major sport fishing publications and televised on dozens of fishing shows, which recognize the Niagara River as a world-renowned first-class sport fishery. Trophy Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout exceeding 20 lbs are commonly caught here. Salmon averages in the 25 lbs range.
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About the Captain

Alan Smith
Buffalo, New York, United States
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2021
I became a fisherman out of pure love for this sport. I love fishing anywhere, anytime. I became a fishing Charter Captain on the Great Lakes and the lower Niagara River in August 1990.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Yellow Perch
Salmon Salmon

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 250HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lower Niagara River
Lake Fishing
Erie

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Hummingbird helix 10, Hummingbird helix 5
Fishfinder
Hummingbird helix 10
Live Bait Well
Onboard
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minolta terrova
GPS
Hummingbird helix 10, Hummingbird helix 5
Fishfinder
Hummingbird helix 10
Live Bait Well
Onboard
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minolta terrova

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Top of the line
Live Bait
Dependent on species we are fishing for
Lures
Top of the line for the areas we fish
Catch cleaning & filleting
Upon request

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 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
Welcomed
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (9)
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
May fishing trip
May fishing trip
May fishing trip
+6
Angler Rating
4
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0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Wendy C.
Vestal, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Bass/Walleye/Perch on May 25, 2022
It was a beautiful trip for families to be close together. We caught many fishes but we let them go back to their family too....
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Michael C.
West Falls, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Capt. Al

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Bass/Walleye/Perch on May 1, 2022
Even though not the best fishing conditions, Capt Al found the fish. We caught some huge bass. Can’t wait to go out with...
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Art R.
TN OF TONA, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Asked for walleye and we got them

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bass/Walleye/Perch on July 23, 2021
Arrived later than Captain Alan asked so his original spot of choice was jammed and only caught sheepshead. Knowing what we...
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Amelia T.
Lockport, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing fun

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bass/Walleye/Perch on October 10, 2021
Captain Alan is a great guy and works hard to help you catch the fish you want to! Great fun trip!
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Sierra J.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
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Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bass/Walleye/Perch on July 10, 2021
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FAQs about Buffalo Bass and Walleye

Buffalo Bass and Walleye offers the following trips to customers:
  • $380 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Bass/Walleye/Perch (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour – Lower Niagara River Salmon (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Buffalo Bass and Walleye, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Hummingbird helix 10, Hummingbird helix 5)
  • Fishfinder (Hummingbird helix 10)
  • Live Bait Well (Onboard)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minolta terrova)

Trips booked with Buffalo Bass and Walleye include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Top of the line)
  • Live Bait (Dependent on species we are fishing for)
  • Lures (Top of the line for the areas we fish)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Upon request)

Buffalo Bass and Walleye offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Lower Niagara River)
  • Lake Fishing (Erie)

Buffalo Bass and Walleye offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Buffalo Bass and Walleye include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye