Fishmaster Ultimate - Lake Ontario

80 Lighthouse Rd
St Catharines ON, Canada

With Fishmasters Ultimate Charters, you will be able to discover the finest fishing spots Lake Ontario has to offer. If you’re in the Niagara Falls or St. Catherine’s area, join Captain Steve Hardcastle for a fun and productive day out on the Great Lake.

Capt. Steve has a lifetime of fishing experience on the Great Lakes and almost four decades of experience in the chartering business. He has been featured in various TV shows and as a proud winner of multiple fishing competitions, such as King of the Lake and King of Kings tournament, where he got an award for a total of 260 pounds of fish caught over just 2 days. Capt. Steve is a real “fish master” who will put you on fish. If you don’t get your fish, your next trip is free!

Enjoy an exciting adventure with Fishmaster Ultimate Charters and try your hand at trolling for whatever is biting. Your potential catches include Chinook “King” Salmon, Coho “Silver” Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead.

You can easily land some of the largest freshwater fish in your life. For instance, Lakers vary between 10-30 lbs, Steelhead and Cohos are 5-20 lbs, Brownies are usually 8-15 lbs, while Chinooks are 25-49 lbs.

Make your own “catch of the day” possible aboard a 42’ Trojan boat. Fully refurbished in 2015, this vessel has plenty of fishing space for up to 8 anglers. It comes powered by a pair of 750 HP Crusader engines and is fully outfitted with modern electronics and professional accessories. There is also a fighting chair, a restroom, and a multimedia system with a TV onboard for your maximum comfort on the water.

All trips include the use of gear and tackle by Shimano, as well as live bait and lures.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Lake Ontario (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 611
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 114
    each additional person
    This is a 7-hour "dock-to-dock" trip for Salmon and Trout. Everything will be provided but licenses, food, and drinks for your party.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Lake Ontario (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 31 Oct
    US$ 611
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 114
    each additional person
    This full-day "dock-to-dock" trip will take you fishing for Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Steelhead, Coho Salmon, and Chinook Salmon.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Trojan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 750HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Steve Hardcastle
St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Member since May 2014
31
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Captain Steve Hardcastle has been fishing since he was a small child. He has been hooked on the sport since he was 5 years of age when he got his first fishing rod. With over 35 years of charter experience and a fleet of boats both in up in Canada and down in Costa Rica, he has the skills, the equipment, and the boats to put you on your dream fish!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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Walleye and Salmon with FishMaster
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Nicolas Demougeot
Stuart, FL
 5.00
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Walleye and Salmon with FishMaster

VERIFIED   NEW  October 2, 2018
What’s best than limiting on Walleyes one day (lake Erie), including a 28” whopper amongst two dozen others, then...
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Marty Thompson
New York, NY
 4.00
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Afternoon Trip on Lake Ontario with Steve Hardcastle

VERIFIED   August 17, 2018
We had scheduled a 6 hour fishing trip out of St. Catharines for trout and salmon. Due to the excessive heat, it was recommended...
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Peter Steffen
Stroudsburg, PA
 5.00
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Half day afternoon

VERIFIED   June 16, 2018
Great time had with Grandma and a few of the kids. Captain Steve and Ryan were great. Boat very clean and we were not disappointed....
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Jason Michael Rice
San Jose, California
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Wash Pa Boys

VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Captain Steve was awesome at working to get us on fish. Fishing was tough but he never stopped working. I will definitely plan...
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Jaso Rice half day

VERIFIED   July 20, 2018
Captain Steve was great. We had one sick guy and Steve took it easy on him.lol. Good trip look forward for future trips.
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Fishing Reports

Fishmasters With Nick from Fishing Booke

October 03, 2018

What a awesome 2 days fishing with Nicholas with both Lakes in 2 days Lake Erie Day #1 15 Walleye with one over 10 lbs and his Limits to take home to eat ....Day #2 Lake Ontario 10 King… Read Full Report →