St. Catharines

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St. Catharines Fishing Charters

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St. Catharines: 28 fishing charters available

Fishin' Clinician Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
St. Catharines
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trips from $626

FISH NV

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(19 reviews)
St. Catharines
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trips from $509

Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
St. Catharines
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trips from $626

Livin The Dream Sportfishing – Lake Ontario

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
St. Catharines
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trips from $548

Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(31 reviews)
St. Catharines
trips from $704

Niagara Fishing Adventures – Lake

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
St. Catharines

Myles Ahead Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $626

Phantom Sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(29 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $469

Taymo Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Oakville
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trips from $430

Livin The Dream Sportfishing – Lake Erie

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(6 reviews)
Port Colborne
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trips from $548

On a St. Catharines fishing adventure, you’ll have access to diverse waterways, different trip options, and a whole host of delicious and fun to catch fish. This charming city in Canada’s Niagara Region really has it all. Great shops and restaurants, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and best of all – excellent angling.

With Lake Ontario and the Niagara River at your fingertips, it’s no wonder your target list is extensive. This is a year-round fishing destination and the species you can hook into include Chinook and Coho Salmon, Brown and Lake Trout, Steelhead, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Pike.

You can target most of these species in shallow waters year-round, meaning half day trips are a great option for everyone. In the summertime, some of the coveted fish, like Salmon and Trout, move into deep offshore waters. Opt for full day trips during this period to make the most out of the fishery. If the weather conditions allow for it, ice fishing trips are a great choice in winter.

Where you’ll look for a fishing charter will depend on where you’re planning to fish. For trips on Lake Ontario, head to Port Weller or Port Dalhousie. To fish the Niagara River, charters departing from nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake provide the easiest access.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers between the ages of 18–64 will need to purchase an Ontario fishing license before hopping aboard a charter vessel. To ensure you’re fishing within the law, it’s always best to head out with a reputable guide.

St. Catharines
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
The main action happens at the Niagara River, where you can target Steelhead and Walleye. Make sure to dress warmly, with layered clothing.
 
February
It’s still low season and you have the best chances of landing a catch in the lower section of the Niagara River. The fish don’t bite as hard when it’s this cold, so wait a few moments before you start reeling.
March
Ice fishing in St. Catharines is slowly coming to an end. While Salmon still lay low, Trout begin to appear in higher numbers.
April

St. Catharines charter boats are back on Lake Ontario and ready to make the most of the spring season. Salmon slowly start their migration from the rivers into the lake.

May

Coho and Chinook rule the waters and Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout are right behind them. They’ll stick to the shallow waters, so your lines will be wet in no time.

June

This month includes two occasions for which you won’t need a fishing licence – Father’s Day Weekend and Family Fishing Week. Make the most of it and head out in search of Salmon.

July

The peak season is on and there are three things you need to do: troll, troll, troll! Whether you’re using spoons, plugs, or flat-lining – everything’s biting!

August

As summer gets hotter, the fish move to deeper waters, so you’ll probably go offshore. Salmon love cold water and they’ll dive deep to reach their ideal temperature.

September

Try catching Rainbow Trout – their aerial acrobatics make for a great show once you hook them. Salmon fishing is good as always.

October

Salmon migrate and move to the rivers. If you’re out to get them, move inshore, closer to the mouth of the river. The season is coming to a close and charter boats are being hauled out of the water.

November

The local fishing action moves to the Niagara River at this time of year. You can target Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Winter Steelhead fishing also kicks off. 

December

Winter fishing trips are only for the most persistent anglers. Warm up, gear up, and get out there. The lower part of the river likely isn’t frozen, so head there and try your luck against coldwater fish. 

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Go on a Charter!!! So fun and easy to have a great experience for all ages.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go on a Charter!!! So fun and easy to have a great experience for all ages.
Guy  C.
Guy C. Sarnia, Ontario
Great trip . Try it u will be eating fish for a yr . All around fun. Crew great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip . Try it u will be eating fish for a yr . All around fun. Crew great.
Kelly  M.
Kelly M. Fort Erie, ON
Tail end of the season is "supposedly" slow but was not in my case. Walleye and Salmon still biting a plenty and NOBODY on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tail end of the season is "supposedly" slow but was not in my case. Walleye and Salmon still biting a plenty and NOBODY on the water!
Nicolas  D.
Nicolas D. Stuart, FL

Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(26 reviews)
What an enjoyable afternoon and evening!! From start to finish we received a warm, easy and genuinely friendly welcome from Mike and Joe. They got us on fish and they were beauties!! We went 9 for 9. 3 different species 5 King Salmon, 2 Lake Trout and 2 Cohos. All the fish fought great! Spectacular!!!! Most meat I’ve ever seen caught in all my years of fishing. It was a really cool memory that I’ll never forget. Thanks Mike and Joe, we couldn’t have more fun than that. > > >
Guy  C.
Guy C. Sarnia, Ontario
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(26 reviews)
Good trip. Captain was very professional and worked hard chasing fish. No fish that day but no fault of the charters, everything was tried! Would fish with them again.
Spencer  B.
Spencer B. Smithville, ON
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Mike is very easy going and makes the trip a lot of fun. He is very knowledgeable and goes out of his way to make your day enjoyable. If you have a chance, book a charter
Kelly  H.
Kelly H. Toronto, Ontario
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(31 reviews)
Be aware that the fishing booker says soft drinks and water are provided - they are not provided - make sure you bring your own drinks - captain , boat , equipment were great - fishing was outstanding !.
Scott  A.
Scott A. Orton, ON
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain Steve and his crew were super amazing and full of knowledge on fishing, top of the line equipment and lot of laughs. Can’t wait for my next trip with Captain Steve and his team. Thanks and I definitely recommend fishMaster. Matt.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Smiths Falls, ON
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Steve is truly a FishMaster. He knows where to find the fishes and how to catch them. You will be surprised. Even with the fish finder machine, you can see how deep the fishes are but if you don’t know how to attract them, they will not bite. My family had a great, fun day! Highly recommended.
Hugh  T.
Hugh T. Mississauga, ON
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We met up with Captain Mike for a half day fishing charter and enjoyed ourselves tremendously! Captain Mike is well equipped with gear and knowledge, and made all 5 of us feel at home. We caught a few and few got away, that’s fishing! Highlight was a beautiful Rainbow trout and the smile on my fathers face. Priceless! Will come again to get the ones that got away! Captain Mike is up for the challenge!
Mark  T.
Mark T. Hamilton, ON
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Great experience with Captain Brent. He had the boat in the water ready to go before we showed up at 7am. We caught some fish and had tons of fun. Brent is very friendly and knowledgeable. Hope to book a trip with him again.
Neal  P.
Neal P. London, ON
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Caught a monster lake trout and a couple little guys. Capt mike knew exactly what he was talking about and did everything possible to catch us some fish. Great attitude all day and super friendly. Definitely would recommend choosing fishing clinician charters and Capt Mike for your next or first charter.
Adam  L.
Adam L. Mississauga, Ontario
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Awesome guide, me my gf and my dad dont fish too often anymore but brent worked with us and put us on some fish. Great guy, great boat, great setup, recomend for anyone looking to catch some bigger fish.
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Port Colborne, ON
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Brent on his boat. He is very knowledgeable and took us to a good area where we had no trouble finding fish. You know it’s going to be a good day when you snag your first fish before all the rods have even been set! We had a great time, caught a good haul, and can reminisce about the big salmon that got away after breaking line. We’ll look forward to another trip with Fish NV in the future.
Phil  B.
Phil B. Toronto, Ontario
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
No regrets! Booked fishing charter as a birthday present and it exceeded expectations! Everyone had a great time! Captain Mike and staff were fabulous- friendly, helpful and personable! It was an awesome experience!
Heather  B.
Heather B. Stoney Creek, ON
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We found Captain Mike through Fishing Booker and he lived up to all of his positive comments. He was ready and waiting for us for our 6am departure time. His boat is stocked with all the equipment You needed and a bathroom. We created great family memories and will be bookingCaptain Mike for another trip soon.
Jordana  B.
Jordana B. Burlington, ON
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We couldn’t recommend Captain Mike highly enough. He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and made sure we all had a great time. This fishing charter was a Father’s Day gift for my husband and the whole family (Children age 7 and 9) had fun. Mike brought us to where the fish were and helped us each hook a fish. We landed two salmon and a trout. We are already thinking of booking another trip with him. Highly recommend!
Amy  C.
Amy C. Fort Erie, ON
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Went out with my 13 year old son and two of his pals and we had and amazing time. Boys raved about the charter all the way back home to Toronto. Bunch of fish and a fun, friendly vibe with Mike at the helm. Already discussing details for our next outing. Very highly recommended.
Paul  L.
Paul L. Toronto, ON
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Steve and would highly recommend! Hoping to go back again sometime.
Jennifer  K.
Jennifer K. Freeport, IL
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great experience for my teens. They caught tons of fish and loved everything about it. Planning our next trip ??
Christine  M.
Christine M. Burlington, ON
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Awesome day on the water! Perfect weather, great time, very nice captain and caught 4 fish! Would 100% recommend this trip for anyone looking to fish Lake Ontario. Thanks mike!
Nicholas  V.
Nicholas V. Brampton, Ontario
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Great family experience! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful and went all out to track down some Salmon for us. Walked away with a great dinner haul! Appreciate the patience and friendliness with the kids during the trip as well.
Adam  M.
Adam M. Ancaster, ON
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Myself and my wife and our two sons,19 and 20, had a great experience on the “Fishmaster”. Captain tracked down some big ones for us to reel in! And we were the only ones on the boat. Nice day!
Robert  C.
Robert C. Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

FAQs about Fishing Charters in St. Catharines

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in St. Catharines costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $540, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $858. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in St. Catharines is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Fishin' Clinician Charters, FISH NV, and Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in St. Catharines, Ontario. Full list of top fishing charters in St. Catharines.

Fishin' Clinician Charters, FISH NV, and Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in St. Catharines.

The best way to experience fishing in St. Catharines is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The most popular fish species you can target are Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), and Salmon (Chinook). Top fishing techniques include heavy tackle, trolling, and light tackle. Lake fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Coho and Chinook rule the waters and Lake, Brown, and Rainbow Trout are right behind them. They’ll stick to the shallow waters, so your lines will be wet in no time. Check availability for local fishing charters in St. Catharines.

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