Praying Mantis Sportfishing

75 County Route 40
Mexico NY, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Custom built Steiger Craft originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 225HP Honda engines with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

28 ft
6 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Trolling for Trout, Salmon and Bass

Captain Rich Nau of Praying Mantis Sportfishing offers fun and productive fishing charters in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario. He invites all levels of angler aboard from the novice to the pro, welcoming you and your family for a reel spinning adventure fishing for the catch of a lifetime.

The ‘Praying Mantis’ is a comfortable 28 ft Steiger Craft pilothouse. Powered by two 225 HP engines, it is rumored to be the fastest boat of its kind on Lake Ontario, allowing you to get to the fish quickly and make the most of your time on the water. The boat is equipped with Garmin and JRC electronics and Cannon downriggers to ensure you have the best chance of hooking a catch in the Lake, and the roomy cabin provides shelter from whatever the weather will throw at you.

Praying Mantis Sportfishing target Trout, Salmon and Smallmouth Bass across the eastern part of Lake Ontario. They use high quality custom rods and Shimano, Diawa and Okuma reels to bring in their target species, using stingers, spoons and flashers to get the fish biting.

Captain Rich is USCG licensed and has been fishing in the area for over 40 years. He provides trips that cater for the experienced angler as well as the complete beginner. All tackle and lures are included in the price, but please don’t forget to purchase a valid NYS fishing license prior to your trip.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
All rods reels an lures supplied
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Check.

About the Captain

Rich Nau
Mexico, New York, United States
Member since January 2016
Captain Rich has been fishing for over 40 years, ever since he could hold a rod in his hands. On every charter trip he aims to provide a fun, memorable and safe experience for everyone on board.


  • 75 County Route 40, Mexico
    NY 13114, United States