Tails Up Sportfishing

27 reviews
In demand!

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 six 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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 10 (Sat, Sun)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    A full day trip is without a doubt the best way to experience everything Lake Ontario has to offer. The Captain will take you to his favorite spots where you can troll for Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Brown Trout. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, but you will need to get a valid fishing license beforehand.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 10 (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 10 (Sat, Sun)
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 20 - Oct 10 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    Want to get out during the week without taking time off work we are proud to offer a 4 hour afternoon charter Monday to Friday from 5PM to 9PM.
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About the Charter Operator

Tails Up Sportfishing
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Angler's Choice
27 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) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

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

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Fantastic Evening
1\/2 Day with Captain Jeff and First Mate Brandon
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Helen G.
Burlington, Ontario
 5.00
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Evening sail with Jeff

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Heidi M.
Toronto, ON
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 14, 2020
Going to have a hard time topping our Tuesday evening charter. We landed 12/13 bites and had multiple double headers - we were...
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Lisa H.
Kitchener, ON
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1/2 Day with Captain Jeff and First Mate Brandon

VERIFIED   NEW  July 11, 2020
We had a fantastic day! So much fun. Jeff and Brandon were great and very attentive.  We caught a lot of fish and all...
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Shelley A.
Chatham, Ontario
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Fantastic Evening

VERIFIED   NEW  July 24, 2020
Great evening, my sons and their friend loved it! Brandon and Jeff were great with helping them. Would definitely boom with...
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Kath S.
Toronto, Ontario
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First time fishing

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...
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