St. Catharines Fishing Charters

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St. Catharines: 39 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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trips from US $519
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trips from US $705
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5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
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trips from US $593
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trips from US $653
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trips from US $408
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trips from US $356
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(31 reviews)
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trips from US $668
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4.9 / 5
(81 reviews)
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trips from US $519
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in St. Catharines

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in St. Catharines, Ontario are: Full list of top fishing charters in St. Catharines

The average price for a private 4 hour St. Catharines fishing trip is US $559, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $719 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in St. Catharines that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in St. Catharines are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in St. Catharines are:

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Many fishing charters in St. Catharines provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in St. Catharines are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in St. Catharines are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $615
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $717
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $828
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $900
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,150

Fishing in St. Catharines

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in St. Catharines

Contact the captain first, and he’ll give you all the information needed to include flexibility for weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the captain first, and he’ll give you all the information needed to include flexibility for weather.
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing Caledonia, ON
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
King Slayer Sportfishing
King Slayer Sportfishing Hampton Falls, NH
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters Boucherville, Quebec
Port Dalhousie is a lovely town to visit and the marina is really nice. If you're from abroad, this area is probably one of the more temperate ones in Ontario, so you're almost guaranteed nice weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Port Dalhousie is a lovely town to visit and the marina is really nice. If you're from abroad, this area is probably one of the more temperate ones in Ontario, so you're almost guaranteed nice weather.
FISH NV
FISH NV Halton Hills, ON
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.
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters 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.
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate 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!
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate Stuart, FL

How did anglers rate fishing charters in St. Catharines?

King Slayer Sportfishing
King Slayer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had a great half day trip and enjoyed having two very knowledgeable guides. Put in the time and effort for me and my wife to have the opportunity to catch a lot of steelhead and lake trout. Highly recommend!
John  B.
John B.
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
My new wife has been bugging me to take her fishing for seven years!! Finally booked a trip and it was a blast:) had an amazing time, Joe was fantastic and very entertaining to watch work and my lady got to real in a 22 pounder!! She said it was the best birthday gift ever!! Thank you so much!!!
Jay  S.
Jay S. Waterdown, Ontario
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Brent was the tops in every sense of the entire trip, from finding the right fishing spot to setting up 6 to 8 rods, to helping out to reel the fish, to cleaning,and more. My buddy,Ron and I had the best fishing experience ever..If you are not using him, you will miss the best fishing experience you could have. I want to take this opportunity to thank Captain Brent for two wonderful days of fishing. Looking forward to the next adventure..
Mehmet  T.
Mehmet T. Painesville, OH
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Great experience ! We were two couples for our first experience on Ontario lake with charter. The guys worked hard for us to catch fiches. We had great fun with them. Very pleasant persons. Every thing was ready on time. I really recommand these guys. Ray, Sue, René and Louise. 👍👋
Raymond  G.
Raymond G. Boucherville, Quebec
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Had an absolute blast! Great fishing, great conversations, and very informative. 10/10 in my opinion and we charter often.
Cody  R.
Cody R. New Auburn, WI
King Slayer Sportfishing
King Slayer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
By far the best fishing excursion ever. Captain Connor was excellent. We landed 5 large salmon and lost another 5 due to our anglers' inexperience. Can't wait to do this again
Elio  Z.
Elio Z. Toronto, ON
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
I had great time with Captain Brent! He is always working to get you on the fish. We caught 6 total and kept 3 decent size fish. My two sons had a blast. Definitely recommend!
Dominick  M.
Dominick M. Escondido, CA
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had a great trip! We had lots of action in the morning and picked up again a couple of hours later. Captain is awesome, and was very patient with my kids. Again, had great trip and will book again if in the area.
Brooks  R.
Brooks R. Westerville, OH
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Mike and Shawn are awesome! Knowledgeable and friendly. Nicest boat and tackle in the marina. Highly recommended
Shane  P.
Shane P. Niagara Falls, Ontario
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Went on the boat at 6 am with my significant other and his brother and wife. He has NEVER fished before and it had been many years since I had. Capt. Brent was very nice, patient and we manage to get about 6 fish (even though 6 others got away). It was very enjoyable, peaceful, and relaxing which is what I think we all needed. I would definitely do it again.
Lynette  M.
Lynette M. Chester, VA
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain Mike was very friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I caught 3 nice salmon. We would definitely fish with Captain Mike again. He knew where the fish were and taught us a lot of things we didn't know about Canada. He even kept us out later than our scheduled time. Next time we're in Canada, we'll look him up again!!!
Aangelina  A.
Aangelina A. Granada, CO
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Had a great experience me and the boys loved it great time. I highly recommend using this charter. We were worried about the weather he was even willing to work with us if we had to change dates.
Scottie  G.
Scottie G. Fulton, MS
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
I do a fishing charter on every vacation we take. Captain Mike is among the best, and I wish we could take him back to Florida with us! From his decades of skill, his top notch, fishing machine, and the pleasure of his company I highly recommend. We can’t wait to go back with our kids. Thanks captain for marking slaying king salmon off the bucket list!
James  A.
James A. Jacksonville, FL
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Really enjoyed our trip out with Brent. He worked really hard to make our trip enjoyable and successful. Would definitely use him again!
Jayson  O.
Jayson O. Toronto, Ontario
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Brent is an amazing and very knowledgeable Captain! We had lots of action and our kids had a blast. As well as cleaning and bagging all fish we caught. Would highly recommend booking a Trip with Fish NV!
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Monico, WI
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had the best time with Captain Brent! He knows where the fish are and how to catch them. We brought home a nice catch of salmon. Wonderful memories. Also, due to bad weather, Brent allowed us to reschedule our booking. He was so accommodating.Will definitely be fishing with him again.
Barbara  M.
Barbara M. Lincoln, ON
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
It was a great experience! We really enjoyed our trip with Captain Brent. He put us on the fish from the start to the end, highly recommend and will definitely be going back soon!!
Alain  P.
Alain P. Bowling Green, OH
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
This was such a great experience. It was a bit short notice but Mike made sure to get me on the water and onto some fish. Everything was excellent, he is very knowledgeable, explained everything and was very encouraging while I reeled in a salmon that had a lot of fight in him. I recommend fishing with Mike. I will 100% fly back from Alberta again to join this guy!
Erika  G.
Erika G. Calgary, Alberta
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Great charter with exceptional service. My dad struggles respiratory and back issues but they were very patient with assisting us with his needs. Got on some fish and made some great memories. Definitely recommend!!
Justin  N.
Justin N. Wolverine, KY
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
perfect day on the water, top notch gear, boat and Mike was very skilled. 10/10
Gordon  H.
Gordon H. London, Ontario

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