Rochester Fishing Charters

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Rochester: 26 fishing charters available

Chasin Silver Sportfishing
Chasin Silver Sportfishing

Rochester • 27 ft • 6 persons

Make an adventure out of your next trip to Rochester and go fishing with Chasin Silver Sportfishing.

"We had a great trip with Derek. This was a boys fishing trip with myself, 2 sons and grandson." —⁠ Thaddeus, New York
trips fromUS $600
Chinook Charters
Chinook Charters

Rochester • 32 ft • 6 persons

There’s a fish with your name on it in Irondequoit and Chinook charters will help you catch it!
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trips fromUS $600
Alex Kolody Guide Services
Alex Kolody Guide Services

Rochester • 2 persons

Make that daydream about fishing in Rochester a reality, with Alex Kolody Guide Services!
trips fromUS $500
Jammer Sportfishing
Jammer Sportfishing

Rochester • 31 ft • 6 persons

Book your next trip with Jammer Sportfishing and find out what you’re missing in Rochester.

"From start to finish, I highly recommend Jammer Sportfishing Charter with Captain Jeff Miller!" —⁠ Lisa, New York
trips fromUS $600
Hammerhead Charters and Tackle
Hammerhead Charters and Tackle

Rochester • 33 ft • 6 persons

Lake Ontario is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in the world, for good reason.

"This trip was talked about for years. This is not cable channel fishing." —⁠ Patrick,
trips fromUS $600
Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing

Rochester • 28 ft • 6 persons

Based out of Rochester, Rochester Sport Fishing is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

"Captain Kip was energetic , friendly, and knowledgeable. He was able to find us some fish when other charters appeared to be struggling to do the same." —⁠ Tammy,
trips fromUS $700
Alex Kolody Guide Service – 21' Nitro
Alex Kolody Guide Service – 21' Nitro

Hilton • 21 ft • 3 persons

The waters in the state of New York are a freshwater angler’s dream.

"Captain Kolody is not only knowledgeable, but also an excellent teacher." —⁠ Caden, New York
trips fromUS $390
Flatout Sportfishing
Flatout Sportfishing

Sodus Point • 32 ft • 6 persons

Flatout is conveniently docked at Captain Jack's Restaurant.

"Did a 6 hour family trip with Capt. Darrin and it was a great experience." —⁠ Dennis,
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trips fromUS $600
Boston Angler
Boston Angler

Wolcott • 36 ft • 6 persons

Are you ready to experience the Great Lakes like never before?
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trips fromUS $600
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Fishing in Rochester

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.

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Rochester Fishing Seasons

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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