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If you’re looking to explore the smallest of the Great Lakes, an Oswego fishing trip is a great choice. Few freshwater fishing opportunities in the States can beat tackling mighty Lake Ontario, drifting its tributaries, and discovering the area’s many rivers and lakes. And if that’s not enough to get you packing your bags, your list of potential targets is bound to.

What you’ll catch will depend on when and where you’re fishing. Expect to hook Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, and Northern Pike in Lake Ontario, the Oswego River, or the Salmon River at different times of the year. Head to Lake Oneida and you’ll experience premier Walleye fishing, as well as great ice fishing.

When it comes to choosing a trip, it depends on your desires and targets. If you’re fishing in the late summer and early fall, head out on a full day trip for your best shot at Salmon. If you’re looking to introduce the family to fishing, and are hoping to land a few Trout or Bass along the way, a half day trip is a good choice.

Oswego is a maze of waterways and there are charters dotted all around town. For easy access to both the Oswego River and Lake Ontario, head to Wrights Landing Marina. The stretch between Utica Street Bridge and the Varvick Dam also offers productive fishing. Just be aware water flow changes are common here and can create tricky conditions.

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Rules & Regulations

You’ll be responsible for purchasing a fishing license for any angler over the age of 16. Bear in mind that fishing regulations in Lake Ontario may differ to those in areas surrounding rivers and lakes. If you’re new to the area, it’s best to head out with a local guide to ensure you’re fishing within the law.

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Head to the Oswego and Salmon Rivers to enjoy a quiet and relaxing day on the water. Steelhead can be hooked in good numbers in the upper end of the Salmon River.


Hop aboard a drift boat to find Brown Trout and Steelhead on the Oswego River. The Salmon River is also a productive zone to check out for these fish. 


Spawned out Steelies are start leaving the Salmon River and head into Lake Ontario. You'll also find Brown Trout along the lake's shorelines. 


What can keep your rods moving if not large Brown and Lake Trout? Head into Lake Ontario's inshore waters for Brownies and into deeper waters to big Lakers. 


The Lake Ontario fishing season welcomes you with open arms. From fierce Salmon and Brown Trout to large (very large!) Lake Trout out in deeper waters, there something for everyone.


Brown Trout are hanging out nearshore. The warmer waters agree with them and they're eager to bite. You'll also find Chinook Salmon in the lakes offshore waters. 


Oswego River fishing offers up Walleye and Smallmouth Bass in good numbers. Lake Ontario fishing is nothing short of excellent, producing a number or large Chinook Salmon.


This is one of the best months to fish Lake Ontario. Chinook Salmon are biting actively as they start to make their move towards shallower waters. If you're chasing Bass, this is a great time to go after Smallmouth.


Reel-screaming Kings test your stamina, and Coho aren't far behind! For best results, head to the lakes tributaries. And don’t forget about Steelhead! These fish come through later in the month. 


Lake Ontario fishing is winding down, but the Oswego River, Salmon River, and Oneida Lake are on fire. Take advantage of the last of the Chinook and Coho Salmon. Bass and Trout are also on the cards!


Experienced anglers should head into the Salmon River to try their luck against Steehlead. Looking to hook Walleye? There's no better fishery than Oneida Lake.


The season has slowly down significantly, but you can still hook into Steelhead and Brown Trout in the tributaries. If the conditions are good, head to Lake Onieda to cast for Walleye.

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Michael C. S. fished with LATER ON Charters on August 17, 2020
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I would recommend anyone that love to fish. Please get to OSwego and enjoy this amazing experience!
Half day trip with Captain Paul
Albert L. fished with Knotlost Charters on July 6, 2019
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Make sure to do some stretching these big boys put up a fight
Half day fishing Trip with Captain Eric
Chakerie M. fished with Second Nature Sport Fishing Charters on June 29, 2019
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To be patient while fishing because every day is definitely different. It may have some periods of waiting for a bite, but the Captain and 1st mate will never stop searching for a great spot.
Half day trip with Captain Paul
Richard C. fished with Knotlost Charters on May 5, 2019
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The spring is for trout and maybe a stray Salmon here or there if you go to Oswego you will catch a fish. The Fall season is for Salmon both seasons are an incredible time.
Two Days of Non-stop Action
Nicholas B. fished with Broad Horizons Guide and Charter on April 13, 2019
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Always a roll of the dice with April weather in Upstate NY but it turned out great for us. We caught our limit and more and even got an early season King. Recommend 100%.
Half Day Trip with Capt Paul
Michael A. fished with Knotlost Charters on August 24, 2018
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We had some rough waters. The Capt did say a few trips were cancelled during the week leading up to ours. We still had a great time!
if you have always woundered ???
FishingBooker Member fished with Second Nature Sport Fishing Charters on August 19, 2018
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Safty frist always, and have a great time !!!
Another great day with Second Nature
FishingBooker Member fished with Second Nature Sport Fishing Charters on July 29, 2018
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Sunscreen, plenty of refreshments to keep hydrated and make sure to take the appropriate measures if you get seasick. Also make sure you get your fishing license before you get onto the boat

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