Cold Steel Sportfishing

Basin Street
Oswego NY, United States

Capt. Tom Burke has owned & operated Cold Steel sportfishing for the last 29 years. He is based in New York’s famous Salmon river region, on the eastern end of lake Ontario and spends six months a year on lake Ontario and six months on the Salmon river and other tributaries. Tom has spent his entire adult life in pursuit of trophy salmon & trout, including eight summers in Alaska’s famous Bristol Bay watershed.

Capt. Tom operates a 1977 36’ Egg Harbor sportfisherman on lake Ontario. This vessel has been restored from bow to stern. It provides a comfortable, stable and safe fishing platform, while its rich mahogany interior brings back memories of the good old days! In 2000 Tom brought 1st mate Andy Bliss onboard, who is now also a licensed captain and Nys guide. Together they have become a formidable duo, whether chartering or winning tournaments from one end of the lake to the other. On a fishing trip with Cold Steel Sportfishing you will have at your disposal two full time captains, tournament tested, top quality gear (Shimano, Cannon, Humminbird, etc), and a fully licensed & insured vessel.

From September to May Cold Steel moves to the tribs. This allows them to follow large adult King & Coho salmon, along with steelhead & Brown trout. Either streamside, or from the comfort of their 18’ heated Makenzie drift boat, Capt. Tom will guide you to that trophy of a lifetime!! Whether you choose big Kings during the beautiful fall foliage, acrobatic Steelhead dancing across the water with the falling leaves, or become one of the “frozen chosen” during the solitude of winter Steelheading, Cold Steel will again provide you with top of the line gear and the knowledge of the rivers garnered over thousands of hours on the water.

We look forward to fishing with you!! Capt. Tom


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip(Diehard!)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 21 Sep
    US$ 1000
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    10 hour trip for up to 6 people. Run up to 10 miles longer- additional up to 6 people max, or fish up to an hour longer on us) All tackle provided. You need:NYS fishing license(1 day $10) soft sole shoes, camera, rain gear, food & drink, cooler to take fillets home if desired
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day - Lake Ontario
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 21 Sep
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    10 hour trip for up to 6 people. All tackle provided. You need:NYS fishing license(1 day $10) soft sole shoes, camera, rain gear, food & drink, cooler to take fillets home if desired
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Lake Ontario
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 26 Mar - 20 Sep
    US$ 700
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    8 hour trip for up to 6 people. All tackle provided. You need:NYS fishing license(1 day $10) soft sole shoes, camera, rain gear, food & drink, cooler to take fillets home if desired
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Lake Ontario (am)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 26 Mar - 20 Sep
    US$ 520
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    6 hour trip for up to 6 people. All tackle provided. You need:NYS fishing license(1 day $10) soft sole shoes, camera, rain gear, food & drink, cooler to take fillets home if desired
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Lake Ontario (pm)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 26 Mar - 20 Sep
    US$ 520
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    6 hour trip for up to 6 people. All tackle provided. You need:NYS fishing license(1 day $10) soft sole shoes, camera, rain gear, food & drink, cooler to take fillets home if desired
  • Private trip
    Spring Brown Trout - Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 26 Mar - 20 Sep
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    4 hour trip for up to 6 people. Springtime nearshore. All tackle provided. You need:NYS fishing license(1 day $10) soft sole shoes, camera, rain gear, food & drink, cooler to take fillets home if desired

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon

Boat Specs

Egg Harbor sport fisherman (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 385HP 8.1 Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
PayPal
Checks

About the Charter Operator

Cold Steel Sportfishing
Oswego, New York, United States
Member since March 2016
8
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I've fished my whole life. It's always been the one thing I could do non-stop and enjoy. I loved the idea of making my love a profession! Equally, I enjoy meeting new people and teaching them to fish, or guiding them to their catch of a lifetime. I enjoy fishing for almost any fish, but Trout and Salmon are my passion!
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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September fishing trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bill Phoenix
Watkins Glen, NY
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 5, 2018
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Jay Davidowicz
United States
 5.00
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Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   August 2, 2018
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Joseph Grimaldi
Albany, NY
 4.33
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VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
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