Rochester Fishing Charters

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Rochester: 25 fishing charters available
Rochester
trips from US $250
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Rochester
trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Rochester
trips from US $600
Rochester
trips from US $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Rochester
trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Irondequoit
trips from US $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Rochester
trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(116 reviews)
Wolcott
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Sodus Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Kent
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $650

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Rochester

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Rochester, New York are: Full list of top fishing charters in Rochester

The average price for a private 4 hour Rochester fishing trip is US $654, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $831 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Rochester that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Rochester are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Rochester are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Rochester are:

Many fishing charters in Rochester 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 Rochester are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Rochester are:
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $633
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $517
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $800

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.

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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What anglers said about fishing in Rochester

Weather is really unpredictable this time of year. But good. Layer your clothes to stay confortable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is really unpredictable this time of year. But good. Layer your clothes to stay confortable.
Hammerhead Charters and Tackle
Hammerhead Charters and Tackle
Lake Ontario fishing for King Salmon or Lake Trout is a blast rivaling fishing in the North Atlantic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake Ontario fishing for King Salmon or Lake Trout is a blast rivaling fishing in the North Atlantic.
Jammer Sportfishing
Jammer Sportfishing Rochester, New York
I would recommend earlier morning with Jammer Sportfishing out of the Genesee River Marina.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend earlier morning with Jammer Sportfishing out of the Genesee River Marina.
Jammer Sportfishing
Jammer Sportfishing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Rochester?

Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
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. Would definitely recommend this charter!
Tammy  P.
Tammy P.
Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Kip was family friendly helping us catch a couple fish on a windy day. Thank you!
Jeannette  T.
Jeannette T. Latham, NY
Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Excellent fishing trip. Right on target, good lakemanship, good equipment, good knowledge of the water and targets. Got a lovely King Salmon ... delicious.
Andrew  O.
Andrew O. Los Angeles, CA
Jammer Sportfishing
Jammer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We got out nice and early and caught our limit of King Salmon within a few hours! Captain Jeff earned the title of the Salmon Whisperer : ) !!
Mark  K.
Mark K. Rochester, New York
Jammer Sportfishing
Jammer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Captain Jeff and his first mate Dave were so amazing! They were very kind and had a bunch of equipment for fishing! We got SOOO many salmon! My family and I had a blast and would definitely do it again.
April  J.
April J. Castleton-on-Hudson, New York
Jammer Sportfishing
Jammer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Exceptional experience with Jeff and his crew for the past 4-5 summers. Their expertise and professionalism make every trip memorable. Highly recommend for a fantastic day on the lake with great people and even better fishing!
Tj  S.
Tj S. Rochester, New York
Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We did a half day in the morning. It was a fantastic time. We were just one short of hitting our limit. He was great with my 8 year old and helped him land 3 large salmon. He gear worked great and had us going the entire time. I would recommend him any time.
Barry  C.
Barry C. Horseheads, NY
Rochester Sport Fishing
Rochester Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Rochester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 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
(7 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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