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Olcott, New York, is a small town with big fishing. Located in Niagara County, and in close proximity to the famous falls, the town has got a lot going for it – including world-class fishing. Head out on an Olcott fishing trip to start your angling adventure on Lake Ontario and you won’t be disappointed!

The lake hosts some of the best freshwater fishing in the country, and this is a great place to make the most of it. Without a doubt, the top catch anglers come in pursuit of is Chinook Salmon. Come early fall, you can also snag spawning Coho Salmon. Following closely behind in popularity are Steelhead, Lake and Brown Trout, as well as Walleye and Bass.

The lake can be fished year-round but is at its absolute best between April and October. If you’re here during that time frame, don’t skip a full day trip. It’ll give you your best shot at hooking delicious fish like Salmon, and take full advantage of the fishery. Don’t have that much time to spare? Half day trips allow you to hone your skills and catch various Trout.

The fishing action in Olcott is centered around the lake, so you’ll find most charters docked in the Eighteen Mile Creek. After that, it’s just a short ride to the deepest harbor in Lake Ontario.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out with a licensed charter captain, they’ll provide you with fishing gear. What you’ll be responsible for is purchasing a New York fishing license for all anglers over the age of 16.

Olcott
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January

The lake is quite in January, but there's still fishing to be done. If the weather conditions allow for it, you can ice fish for Walleye and Northern Pike. 

February

Winter fishing on Lake Ontario isn't for the faint for heart. If you are willing to brave the cold, however, you could be rewarded with delicious Brown Trout. 

March

Spring is nearing and it's finally not as bitingly cold. March is also when things start getting more interesting for anglers! The Browns are big, hungry, and eager to bite. Smaller specimens make for a delicious dinner!

April

Depending on how cold the previous winter was, you could start to find Chinook and Coho Salmon in the lake's western basin. Otherwise, Lake and Brown Trout make for reliable and tasty targets. 

May

King and Coho Salmon are likely congregating along the shorelines and in neashore waters. If you know where to go, you could even hook a few of these fish in as little time as a half day trip!

June

Is there a better way to spend a summer day than on the lake? The prospect of hooking Chinook and Coho Salmon makes it even better. Hook 'em before they head into deeper and colder waters. 

July

July is an amazing fishing month on Lake Ontario. The weather is great and the fish are biting hot. Salmon make their way into deeper and colder waters, so head out on a full day trip and troll for your limits. 

August

Slowly but surely, the Chinook Salmon head into the lake's tributarties to spawn. They'll usually enter from Mexico Bay so head there and hook 'em while they're fresh and eager to bite. 

September

It's primetime in the lake's tributaries. The Salmon are spawning, which means they're big and aggressive. Don't underestimate their power as they strike your line. 

October

It's peak Chinook and Coho Salmon fishing season. Catch them while they're still in the tributaries and go home with some delicious meat for dinner!

November

This is your last chance to hook into delicious Coho and Chinook Salmon. Head into the mouths of the streams and rivers and bundle up! It's chill out there. 

December

If you're a lone wolf, you'll love winter fishing. You can still hook into Trout, Pike, and Walleye. The bonus is you won't have to deal with the crowds! 

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Pick an experanced Captian like Captian Anthony Ellis who has the right equiptment and knowhow to put you on the fish and ask his advice if you are not sure what to do He will be a big help.
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Pick an experanced Captian like Captian Anthony Ellis who has the right equiptment and knowhow to put you on the fish and ask his advice if you are not sure what to do He will be a big help.
George  F.
George F. Lockport, NY
The fishing at Olcott has been very good. The salmon have been staying in the Olcott area and are hitting with some consistency. Last summer and so far in 2019, fishing has been the best it has been in years. First time fishermen will be surprised at how strong the salmon are and the tremendous, drag-screaming runs by these fish.
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The fishing at Olcott has been very good. The salmon have been staying in the Olcott area and are hitting with some consistency. Last summer and so far in 2019, fishing has been the best it has been in years. First time fishermen will be surprised at how strong the salmon are and the tremendous, drag-screaming runs by these fish.
Dave  M.
Dave M. Grove City, PA

Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Our first charter trip, Captain Lee and first mate Paul made us feel right at home. Caught some fish and had some get off. We had a great time!!! Definitely recommend!!!
Shawn  M.
Shawn M. United States
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
This was our first charter on any of the great lakes. Captain Anthony was super knowledgeable and shared his experience with us. We caught two Chinook Salmon, one being a 26 pounder. A very memorable experience. Highly recommended,
Michael  L.
Michael L. Holley, New York
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
My wife fished with me and landed her first King Salmon as well as a whale of a King that hit the mark at 25lbs. The captain was courteous, well organized, and very enthusiastic!! I would highly recommend this trip to anybody from first time anglers to experienced fisherman. Well done Captain Tony:)
Charles  C.
Charles C. Johnsonburg, PA
Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Caught the first fish within about 30 mins , and caught 11 total ! Had a great day & had lots of fun !
Amber  Y.
Amber Y. Grand Valley, PA
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
My wife and I had a great time. We caught some nice salmon and steelhead. Anthony & Trenton worked hard to make us happy & satisfied in our fishing trip. After they filleted them, we have a lot of fish to enjoy after our trip is over.
Jay  S.
Jay S. Mont Alto, PA
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
If you plan to catch salmon or trout in Lake Ontario, look no further. Captain Anthony is very knowledgeable, his boat is very comfortable and he will get you on to some large fish. Highly recommend booking a trip, we’ll certainly be repeating this trip ourselves
Matthew  D.
Matthew D. Akron, OH
Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Our experience with Captain Sampson and Mike was excellent. They both seemed to know their business and put us in good position to catch fish. We will go out with them again when in Olcott.
Tom  B.
Tom B. Clarence Center, NY
Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
My friends had a great time. The captain and his first mate tried their best to make the experience fun for all of us. Great service.
Gerald  T.
Gerald T. New Milford, NJ
Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
It was an absolutely amazing trip with some amazing people. Well worth the time, I made memories I’ll never forget. Captain Lee and his first mate Paul were very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely book again!
Tyler  C.
Tyler C. Kendall, NY
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
The fishing was beyond our expectations. The captain and his assistant are professionals in this matter. Boat and fishing equipment in excellent condition. Everyone caught everything they wanted. Thanks.
Vladimir  B.
Vladimir B. ROCKAWAY BEAC, NY
Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
we had a fabulous day with Captian Lee Samson and first mate Mike. They were friendly and helpful. We learned a lot about the lake and game fishing. It was a perfect day on the water and we felt like we were fishing with friends. If you are looking for a fun and exciting time, I highly recommend you try this.
Donna  M.
Donna M. East Aurora, NY
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
Was a good time very knowledgeable very organized will be going back next year
Kirk  T.
Kirk T. Pittsburgh, PA
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
Waited out the storm and hooked into a few nice steelhead. The captain and his son were awesome and worked hard for us but the fish were scattered a bit.
John  R.
John R. Buffalo, NY
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
Captain Anthony and his first mate Trent were great. Very knowledgable and friendly. Had a great time and recommend this trip.
Jamie  B.
Jamie B. Pawling, NY
Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Could not have asked for a better day on the water. The trip consisted Me and my husband, our 20 year old daughter and 15 year old son. We had great family time. The Captain and his assistant were wonderful. The were very knowledgeable and put us right on the fish. We caught some beautiful rainbow trout and some monster size Salmon. Would for sure recommend them to anyone looks for a great fishing experience.
Emily  C.
Emily C. Stafford, VA
Pursuer Charters
Pursuer Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Fantastic fishing trip. Great Captain and first mate. Caught a fish within a few minutes and had 7 overall. I would highly recommend this charter.
Cameron  R.
Cameron R. Vienna, VA
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
One of the best charters I have been on. Captain and first mate go above and beyond for their guests. Will be booking again for sure.
Mike  H.
Mike H. New York, New York
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
Had a great time and caught our limit. Captain and first mate were first rate, possibly one of the most knowledgeable crews on the lake yet down to earth and enjoyable to fish with. Caught steelhead, Coho and Chinook ranging from 5-13 lb. Also the only boat I could find to offer a reduced rate for a 2 person charter. Overall my best fishing trip to date.
Richard  I.
Richard I. Spring Hill, FL
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
This was my 3rd time within few weeks with captain Ellis on his boat. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and caught fish. His deck hand his son Trevor, is also friendly, and very helpful. He will be getting a bigger better boat in the future to improve customer experience. I wish he had that boat yesterday when I was with him. Hopefully I will get a chance to be on it in the next season of fishing with him. I highly recommend his charter boat triple eee.
Javed  A.
Javed A. Youngstown, OH
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
captain Anthony took myself and my grandson out for king salmon, had a great time, caught our limit
Girard  K.
Girard K. Niagara Falls, NY

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Olcott

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Olcott costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $468, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $625. 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 Olcott is 29 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, 716 SPORTFISHING, Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario, and Pursuer Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Olcott, New York. Full list of top fishing charters in Olcott.

716 SPORTFISHING, Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario, and Pursuer Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Olcott.

The best way to experience fishing in Olcott 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 Olcott, New York.

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

If you're a lone wolf, you'll love winter fishing. You can still hook into Trout, Pike, and Walleye. The bonus is you won't have to deal with the crowds!  Check availability for local fishing charters in Olcott.

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