Rochester

16 Fishing Charters

Rochester Fishing Charters

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Rochester: 16 fishing charters available

Hammerhead Charters and Tackle

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Rochester
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

Hookedup Charters

Rochester
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Freedom Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Rochester
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Rochester Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Rochester
trips from $600

Fishlander Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(111 reviews)
Sodus Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Boston Angler

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
Wolcott
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Reel Crazy Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Webster
trips from $575

Blackjaw Bandit Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
Wolcott
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Alex Kolody Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Hilton
trips from $165

Screamin Eagle Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
Williamson
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $575

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Rochester

The average price for a private 4 hour Rochester fishing trip is $630, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $780 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Hammerhead Charters and Tackle, Hookedup Charters, and Freedom Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Rochester, New York. Full list of top fishing charters in Rochester.

Hammerhead Charters and Tackle, Hookedup Charters, and Freedom Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Rochester.

The most popular fish species you can target are Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), and Brown Trout. 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’ve chosen one of the many Rochester fishing charters for your next angling adventure, you’re in for some top-notch action! Fishing here has much to offer and is a favorite pastime for countless locals. For the area’s captains, however, it’s a way of life. Join them for an outing to the rich fishing grounds of Lake Ontario or the nearby tributaries, and enjoy an experience you’ll never forget!

The smallest of the Great Lakes is also the richest one. It rewards anglers with a bounty of some great-tasting fish such as Atlantic Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout. In the winter months, the show moves to the bays and nearby ponds, where Perch and Bluegill keep the anglers busy while waiting for the next season.

Fishing in Rochester caters to a wide variety of tastes. Half day charters provide groups a perfect way to discover Lake Ontario fishing without spending the whole day on the water. Four-hour visits to the Irondequoit Bay, Sodus Bay, and Genesee River are also popular options. If you set aside some extra time, you’ll give yourself more shots at those trophy Salmon hiding in the lake’s depths.

Charter boats in Rochester are mostly moored in marinas near the mouth of the Genesee River. This makes Rochester harbor a great place to begin your search. The captains here will create an experience that fits your needs, and you’ll be in for a real adventure.
 

Rules & Regulations

All adults in your fishing party will need to obtain a NY fishing license before getting on the water. You’ll need this license with you at all times while fishing. Meanwhile, your captain will inform you of all the regulations regarding bag and size limits, as these change from year to year.

Rochester
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25008 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The new year is here but Rochester’s fleet will have to wait a bit longer before heading out to Lake Ontario. Ice fishing enthusiasts are, however, swarming the area’s ponds and lakes targeting Panfish like Bluegill.

February

The sportfishing boats are yet to be put in the water but the fishing grounds surrounding the lake are still holding some good action. Try the bite at the bays or the Genesee River and the season will be here before you know it.

March

March can be a pretty eventful month for anglers in Rochester, rewarding those who know where to find pockets of warm water. You can look forward to some Brown Trout, but don’t expect temperatures in Rochester to rise too much just yet.

April

April is the perfect opportunity for you to catch some Brown Trout in Rochester, with bigger specimens weighing well over 20 pounds. A variety of fish including Coho, Chinook, and Steelhead can also keep anglers busy at this time of year.

May

It may be still early but, if luck serves you, you may be able to run into some spring Coho Salmon as they spread throughout the lake. Brown Trout are popular targets this time of year and you’ll likely see some good-sized ones.

June

In June, Cohos tend to show up all across the Lake. This is the perfect time to catch up if you missed them during spring. The considerably higher temperatures mean that fishing for Steelhead is on the rise, as well.

July

Salmon, Steelhead and Brown Trout are pretty easy to find along the entirety of the coast of Lake Ontario. If you intend to spend your summer looking for big fish, Rochester will most definitely not disappoint you. 

August

Salmon are getting ready to head to the rivers to spawn but are still present in the lake in August. Take advantage of this chance and land a tasty catch. Alternatively, go after Lake Trout, which are abundant at this time of year.

September

Just like most New York ports, Rochester is all about Salmon fishing in September. It’s the perfect time to catch your limit of this amazing fish and have fun doing it. The Trout bite is not slowing down either and, on longer trips, you may be able to go after both.

October

Fishing for Steelhead and Salmon in Lake Ontario is one of the better ways to mark the end of the season. And don’t worry – in case the weather on the Lake isn’t as ideal as you’d hoped for, Salmon and Trout can be found in the Genesee River.

November

The season on Lake Ontario is over for most captains. However, it’s not the time to start summing up the year just yet, as Rainbow Trout are feeding aggressively during this time and are waiting for anglers willing to rise to the challenge.

December

If you’re looking for big fish, try catching yourself some Steelhead. December in Rochester means lots of snow but getting the best out of the Genesee is a worthy challenge. This is the perfect way to start off your holiday season.

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Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
My son and I flew in from Arizona after we booked a trip with Captain Kip. Hard fishing but Captain Kip worked his butt off and got us on the fish to make the trip worth it for all. After a 35 minute battle between cousins trading off and a 30 pound king they finally landed it to the end the day. Memories of a lifetime for those kids and proud father‘s and we would definitely do it again.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Tucson, AZ
Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had a successful fishing trip with Captain Kip where we completed our quest to catch fish in all 5 Great Lakes. Kip worked continuously to keep the lines free of weeds and lures at the proper depth and water temperature. We caught 4 lake trout and one salmon with one of the lakers putting up a battle. We did better than the other boats that Kip talked to during our trip. Kip was courteous and friendly, and we all recommend him as a Fishing Charter Captain.
Gerald  B.
Gerald B. Muskegon, MI

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