Tails Up Sportfishing invites you out to a morning or afternoon on the water with Captain Jeff Verdone and his first mate. Fishing out of Bronte Harbour, in the Western Basin of Lake Ontario, these two lifelong fishermen will do their utmost to give you the best chance of reeling in the fish of a lifetime. Anglers of all experience levels are more than welcome, and that includes kids as well.

Their boat is a 28’ Wellcraft Prima that’s powered by twin 175 HP V6 Mercruiser engine, and comes with a toilet, bed, and wash down hose. It’s outfitted with the latest and greatest in fish finding technology and GPS to make sure you’re on the fish at all times. There’s quite enough room on the boat for up to five prospective anglers, so make sure to bring others along for the ride.

Tails Up Sportfishing specializes in trolling for Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. Proper Salmon fishing takes skill and practice, and the crew will be more than happy to help you every step of the way. As an added bonus, if you go on a trip during July and August, you’ll be automatically entered into the Great Ontario Salmon Derby.

The price of any given trip will include rods, reels, and terminal tackle. The crew will clean and fillet your catch after the trip so you don’t have to. Just don’t forget to bring a valid fishing license and a pair of polarized sunglasses, and you’re all set for an unforgettable freshwater adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 10 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $467
    Want to get out during the week without taking time off work? We are proud to offer a 4 hour afternoon charter Tuesday to Thursday from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 10 (Sat, Sun)
    $584
    You don't need to go on a full day trip in order to have a good time on the water. This trip will have you trolling Lake Ontario for Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with complimentary catch cleaning. Please bring a valid fishing license with you before the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 10 (Sat, Sun)
    $584
    Afternoon trips are a perfect option if you're someone who likes to sleep in. You'll be trolling Lake Ontario for Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. The price of the trip includes rods, reels as well as terminal tackle. Please bring a valid fishing license, along with a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen.

About the Captain

Jeff Verdone
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
ID & License verified
36 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Captain Jeff Verdone and his first mate have both been lifelong fishermen. They run a child-friendly charter and love introducing kids to the sport. Whether you're an experienced fisherman or someone who's just starting out, they'll make sure you have a great experience fishing on Lake Ontario.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Wellcraft (Cruiser) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 175HP Mercrusier V6 engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 6
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (44)
With this catch... NO \u201cfish tales\u201d are needed
Awesome adventure, loads of fun and sport!
Awesome adventure, loads of fun and sport!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Ross M.
Burlington, Ontario
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great afternoon trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 3, 2022
Thank you Jeff and crew! An excellent trip, very helpful and knowledgable, friendly support for our group of newbie fishermen....
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Marie P.
Fergus, ON
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on July 10, 2021
Our trip was a day to remember forever!! The boat was rocking and the winds were high so our six hr trip was reduced...
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Nicholas R.
Montreal, QC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2019
We booked Tailsup Charter for the 3/4 day on a glorious Saturday morning. The day started off slow, but picked up and we were...
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Helen G.
Burlington, Ontario
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening sail with Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 29, 2020
We had a great time! Perfect weather and we caught so many fish! Lots of salmon.  Jeff was really knowledgeable and helpful...
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Kath S.
Toronto, Ontario
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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First time fishing

Full Day Trip on July 1, 2020
this was my first time fishing ever! I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not… turns out I had a blast!!! My first fish...
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FAQs about Tails Up Sportfishing

Tails Up Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • CA $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • CA $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Tails Up Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tails Up Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Tails Up Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Tails Up Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Tails Up Sportfishing include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)