Grand Sportfishing

Main Street East
Dunnville ON, Canada

Grand Sportfishing is run by Captain James Houtby, a multi-species fisherman who enjoys being out on the water chasing anything that swims. He is based out of Dunnville, Ontario, and offers fishing trips on Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Grand River and the Niagara River. He has been fishing the waters around the Niagara Peninsula and the Great Lakes for over thirty years, and heads out on various ports following schools of fish around, so as to stay on top of the action to be able to provide you with the best fishing possible.

Join Capt. James aboard his 20’ Harbercraft boat, built in 2012, and powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine that can reach maximum cruising speeds of 15 knots. The vessel is wide and provides ample space to comfortably accommodate up to three anglers. It features a cover to protect you from the elements, as well as GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, downriggers, smaller kicker motor, anchoring system, and icebox to keep both your catch and refreshments fresh during the day.

Grand Sportfishing specializes in both bottom fishing and trolling, as well as ice fishing in the winter months. Capt. James will be able to show you various methods that are best for catching species such as Salmon, Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, and Catfish. His trips include the use of rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning, as well as drinks and snacks.

If you’re just looking to catch some fish for dinner, or are wanting to learn more and improve your fishing skills, then don’t hesitate to book a charter with Capt. James!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    Spend 6 hours fishing the Lakes or Rivers in search of Salmon, Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, and Catfish. Price includes the use of rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    Spend 6 hours fishing the Lakes or Rivers in search of Salmon, Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Walleye, and Catfish. Price includes the use of rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)
Catfish
Lake Trout
Perch (Yellow)

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon
Walleye

Boat Specs

Harbercraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

James Houtby
Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Member since June 2016
I grew up on the water and just loved catching fish since I was a youngster. I'm a multi-species fisherman and enjoy being out and chasing anything that swims. I have been fishing the waters around the Niagara Peninsula and the Great lakes for thirty years. I fish various ports as I follow the schools of fish around and try to stay on top of them to be able to provide you the best fishing possible. If you're just looking to catch some fish for dinner or want to learn more to help you to better understand how to fish better, I will provide a charter to suit your needs.
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