Praying Mantis Sportfishing

75 County Route 40
Mexico NY, United States

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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 20 Sep
    US$ 480
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    In the spring you'll be fishing for Brown and Lake Trout, while in the summer you will target Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Salmon. In the fall you will just be targeting Salmon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 20 Sep
    US$ 480
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    In the spring you'll be fishing for Brown and Lake Trout, while in the summer you will target Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Salmon. In the fall you will just be targeting Salmon.
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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.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Rich Nau
Mexico, New York, United States
Member since January 2016
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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.
Response time: 36 hours
Response rate: 33%