Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate

Discover the finest fishing spots Lake Ontario has to offer with Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate. 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 on the Great Lakes behind him, and almost four decades of experience in the chartering business. He’s 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. He’s a real “fish master” who will get you on fish. If you don’t get your fish, your next trip is free!

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.

Enjoy an exciting adventure with Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate 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.

All trips include gear Shimano gear and tackle, as well as live bait and lures. All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks on board to stay refreshed throughout the day, and you’re all set for an incredible day’s fishing. With a fridge, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, everyone on board will be able to enjoy Lake Ontario’s beauty, so come and make the most of it!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 31 Oct
    $835
    up to 6 persons
    + $114
    each additional person
    Explore Lake Ontario's famous fishery and enjoy stunning surroundings at the same time. Head up to 20 miles into the lake and troll for the bite of delicious and tough-fighting Salmon and Trout. These magnificent creatures will put up a fight to get on the boat, so you're in for a thrilling day's fishing. What's more, they make for incredible table fare, too, so you'll enjoy your work's produce at the end of the day. All you need to do is bring some snacks and drinks and settle in for a great day out.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 10 Oct
    $721
    up to 6 persons
    + $114
    each additional person
    Get ready for a productive morning's fishing on Lake Ontario. This 6-hour trip provides plenty of opportunity to catch your daily limit of Trout and Salmon, especially as you head out early to catch the first bite of the day. You'll be trolling the water tops to lure these incredible creatures, so bring plenty of snacks and drinks to stay refreshed and entertained as you wait for the bite. Then, get ready for an intense battle to hook a tasty treat aboard.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 10 Oct
    $683
    up to 6 persons
    + $114
    each additional person
    This 6-hour trip runs until sunset and gives you plenty of time to hit your daily limit to take back to shore. Try trolling the water with live bait and artificial lures to entice the bite of Brown, Lake, and Rainbow Salmon, as well as Coho and Chinook Salmon. These delicious creatures will require a bit of effort to get onto the boat, as they try to wriggle away from your line, but you'll have all the gear on your side to reel 'em in.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Apr - 10 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $607
    up to 6 persons
    + $114
    each additional person
    Speed across Lake Ontario first thing in the morning to wake up with a breeze in your face, and get ready for some incredible fishing. You'll troll the lake's deep waters, trying to catch the bite of tough-fighting Trouts and Salmon. These strong creatures will make you work hard to get them on board, but you'll reap the rewards as you take home something delicious for lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 13 Apr - 10 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $607
    up to 6 persons
    + $114
    each additional person
    Try and bag yourself something delicious for dinner as you go after incredible Trout and Salmon on Lake Ontario. Be prepared for a thrilling afternoon out as you use all your strength to battle it out with these tough-fighting creatures. You'll troll to try and entice the bite of a range of these beautiful species, so get ready to spring into action as the reels start to turn.
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About the Captain

Steve Hardcastle
St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Angler's Choice
98 reports
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2014
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!

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

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Ice Box
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 Cancelation
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 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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Half a day trip with Captain Steve \/ highly recommended
Half a day trip with Captain Steve \/ highly recommended
Half a day trip with Captain Steve \/ highly recommended
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Irina M.
Almaty, ALA
 5.00
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Half a day trip with Captain Steve / highly recommended

VERIFIED   NEW  June 11, 2019
Unforgettable experience! Well organized, safe, extremely interesting! Thanks a lot, Captain. My boys and I were very...
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Nicolas D.
Stuart, FL
 5.00
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Walleye and Salmon with FishMaster

VERIFIED   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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Tino K.
Toronto, ON
 5.00
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Half day trip with Steve and Ryan

VERIFIED   April 20, 2019
We had an absolute blast today. Very professional team steve and Ryan. Would recommend them any time. We will for sure be back...
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Farhan B.
Scarborough, ON
 5.00
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   May 4, 2019
Had an awesome time out with these guys. Caught a few kings and lakers. Had such a great time, I already booked a full day...
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Marty T.
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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Fishing Reports

May 27 Fishmaster off shore full day

May 27, 2019

This is why I reccomend a full day fishing. When the fish move off shore I go to find the big ones Day before all small fish on a half day .well yesterday we had the full day to… Read Full Report →


May 26th Fishmasters

May 26, 2019

Smaller fish inshore now ....if ya wana book go for the full day as the fish are moving off shore ...these guys will be back this August for a full day of Big Kings Great Trip with the Boys… Read Full Report →


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