Niagara River Guide Service

Niagara River Guide Service is one of the oldest and most respected companies in the Western New York region. This is a full-time charter company that has been featured in largest outdoor magazines, including Sports Afield, In Fisherman, Field and Stream, and Outdoor Life, as well as on National TV with Orlando Wilson, Bob McGuire, and Babe Winkelman.

The company’s owner, Captain John V. DeLorenzo, has been successfully running charters for over 25 years now, specializing in the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie. Capt. John hand-picks and trains his guides and always works hard to make sure his guests become his repeat customers.

Head to the lower Niagara River for the likes of Walleye or spend your day catching them on Lake Erie. Explore the river anytime from September through May – during the season, the Niagara becomes one of the best Trout and Salmon fisheries in North America. If you are more interested in a summer trip, the crew will put you on Smallmouth Bass and Walleye that reside on Lake Erie. You can even hook into Catfish while fishing the Niagara River – the opportunities are limitless!

You will be catching double digits of Bass and landing trophies on a 21’ Lund boat. Its 150 Evinrude E-TEC engine will power you to the most productive grounds in the area, while the top-notch electronics will aid your search for the fish. All rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures will be available for you to use. At the end of the trip, your catch will be cleaned by the captain.

Niagara River Guide Service proves that there is truly no other fishery in North America with the quality and consistency of fishing all year-round!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Niagara River Full Day
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    May, June, July, and August are prime time for Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in the Niagara Region. From September through May, the Niagara River offers the best Salmon and Steelhead fishing in The USA along with some beautiful Lake Trout and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Niagara River Half Day
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $350
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing the Niagara River for species such as Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and much more. Enjoy your summer in upstate New York even more by catching fish! Bring a fishing license, and all the fishing equipment you need will be provided.
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About the Captain

John Delorenzo
Lewiston, New York, United States
3 Fishing Reports
59 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
I've been fishing since my teens and I have been guiding for thirty-seven years. I have caught thousands of trophy fish so my greatest satisfaction comes from helping others to catch that trophy fish that they couldn't on their own.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (White) Bass (White)
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Catfish Catfish

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Fall fishing is Outstanding!!
Fall fishing is Outstanding!!
August 30, 2021
Sept - Oct - Nov is a fantastic time to catch Bass, trout and Salmon on the Niagara River. As of the water cools down the fish go on a feeding binge to bulk up for winter. And the Niagara gorge is spectacular in its fall colors.

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Kirk K.
Newnan, GA
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Great 1/2 trip with CAPT John!

VERIFIED   Niagara River Half Day on August 3, 2021
My wife, 7 year old daughter and I took a half day trip with CAPT John out of Buffalo Harbor.  As we were putting in for...
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Lockport, NY
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Half day trip with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   Niagara River Half Day on May 22, 2021
My family and I had an enjoyable time fishing Lake Erie. Captain John was very accommodating to rearranging plans, and Captain...
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Jason W.
Buffalo, New York
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Half day trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Niagara River Half Day on April 8, 2021
I was looking to kill some time with my family on a beautiful day. What I got was the trip of a lifetime! Captain John was...
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Potsdam, NY
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Full Day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Niagara River Full Day on May 15, 2021
First time on the lake, and Salmon fishing!! My boys and I had a wonderful time! Can’t wait for next year!
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VERIFIED   Niagara River Half Day on April 24, 2021
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FAQs about Niagara River Guide Service

Niagara River Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Niagara River Half Day (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $80 per person after 2 guests - Niagara River Full Day (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Niagara River Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Niagara River Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Niagara River Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (The upper and lower Niagara River)
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (As far as we need to catch them!)
  • Reef Fishing (All the great fishing spots!)

Niagara River Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Niagara River Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (White)
  • Brown Trout
  • Catfish
  • Lake Trout
  • Muskellunge (Musky)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Walleye