Lake Ontario - Canada Fishing Charters

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Lake Ontario - Canada: 46 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Oakville
trips from US $471
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Hamilton
trips from US $507
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Hamilton
trips from US $254
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Oakville
trips from US $580
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Hamilton
trips from US $326
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
St. Catharines
trips from US $507
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Oakville
trips from US $435
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Oakville
trips from US $543
Burlington
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The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Ontario - Canada fishing trip is US $442, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $680 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Lake Ontario - Canada that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Lake Ontario - Canada 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 Lake Ontario - Canada are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Ontario - Canada are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $547
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $592
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $660
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $625
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $1,400
  • 13-hour fishing trips – US $1,500

Fishing in Lake Ontario - Canada

The smallest of the Great Lakes when it comes to surface area, Lake Ontario still provides some serious angling action. It’s known as the “Lake of Shining Wonders,” after all – and the fish lurking beneath its waters are pretty wondrous! Located on the USA-Canada border, the northern part of the lake lies entirely in the Great White North. If you’re looking to pick from a bounty of Lake Ontario fishing charters, Canada is the perfect starting point!
 
Lake Ontario is well-known for its “Salmon fever.” You’ll find Coho, Atlantic, and Pink varieties in these waters, but the real king here is the Chinook! Then there’s Trout, which are more than capable of holding their own. Brown, Lake, and Steelhead species inhabit these waters. Finally, you’ve got Walleye, and a whole host of Bass, including Largemouth and Smallmouth. Phew!
 
Charter captains located on the Canadian side of Lake Ontario run a wide variety of trips. If you’re new to fishing and feeling daunted by the sheer size of the lake, a half day adventure allows plenty of time to explore the hotspots and get your limit of fish. If you’re visiting in the summer, a longer trip means you’ll have time to get out to deeper, fish-filled waters. It also gives experienced anglers the chance to show off their skills!
 
Lake Ontario is bordered by some world-famous Canadian cities, so you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to picking a starting point. Toronto, Mississauga, and Hamilton are located on its western side, Kingston is on the east, and there’s a whole host of options in between, too. 
 

Rules & Regulations

All anglers age 18 and over need to be in possession of a valid Ontario fishing license and Outdoors Card to explore Lake Ontario. These usually are not included in the price of a charter trip, so make sure you purchase one online beforehand.

Lake Ontario - Canada
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 28570 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Lake Ontario - Canada Fishing Seasons

January

Lake Ontario is very quiet during the winter months, but if you’re looking to start your year off in a different way, brace yourself for a blustery but exciting fishing trip! Trout and Walleye will be your targets.

February

Thanks to the weather, Lake Ontario remains relatively quiet during this month, with a few brave ice fishermen venturing out. The lake’s tributaries are full of Trout and Walleye.

March

Lake Ontario’s fishery really starts bustling in spring, so March heralds the unofficial start of the fishing season! Head to pockets of warm water and cast your line for some Brown Trout.

April

Brown Trout fishing remains strong, with huge varieties inhabiting the lake – we’re talking 20+ pounds! Coho, Chinook, and Steelhead varieties can also be found in these waters.

May

Head to the western part of the lake around Hamilton for your best bet at hooking Coho Salmon. Elsewhere in the lake, football-sized Brown Trout can be reeled in.

June

June heralds the start of summer, which means the fish start moving to the deeper, cooler parts of the lake. Steelhead and Coho Salmon are especially plentiful during this month.

July
The shoreline of Lake Ontario is bustling with Salmon and Trout species! Head to the western side of the lake for Steelhead, while the eastern side holds large numbers of Salmon and Brown Trout.
 
August

August means one thing for Lake Ontario – Lake Trout, and plenty of ‘em! They can be found all throughout this water, so just pick your departure point and get ready for a bonanza.

September

Autumn Salmon are filling up the lake’s waters during this month, with its tributaries being especially packed. Lake Trout, Chinook Salmon, and Steelhead are especially hot. 

October

Trolling for Steelhead is a popular local pastime during this month – just pack your waterproof jacket, as rainy weather is common! You’ll also find a variety of Salmon and Trout on offer.

November

It’s all about Steelhead and Brown Trout during November! Wrap up warm, because winter is coming to the Great White North. You can also troll for Salmon species.

December
Treat yourself to the Christmas present of a lifetime by heading to Lake Ontario for a Steelhead bonanza! Grab your warmest winter clothes and get ready for the perfect winter adventure.

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What anglers said about fishing in Lake Ontario - Canada

Contact the captain first, and he’ll give you all the information needed to include flexibility for weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the captain first, and he’ll give you all the information needed to include flexibility for weather.
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Make sure to only book Phantom Fishing with Captain Frank and First Mate John!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to only book Phantom Fishing with Captain Frank and First Mate John!!
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville Pillager, MN
Book the trip with Bob only! You will be satisfied with this. Don't forget to buy a Licence for fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the trip with Bob only! You will be satisfied with this. Don't forget to buy a Licence for fishing!
Salmon Catcher Charters Toronto Ontario
Salmon Catcher Charters Toronto Ontario Toronto, ON
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very easy location to get to. Lots of parking at the harbor. Traffic on the QEW can be a log jam at times. So Leave enough time to get to St. Chatherines.
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing Caledonia, ON
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy!! The trip out to the fishing grounds is quick and comfortable. You'll be on the fish in no time!
King Slayer Sportfishing
King Slayer Sportfishing Hampton Falls, NH
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The marina is perfect. Few additionnal indications to show where to meet the charters guys would help the custumers.
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters Boucherville, Quebec
The public parking near the marina is a big plus. We heard the restauraunt at the marina is good so you might plan on a special meal afterward. Traffic near Oakville can be heavy during commuters time so make sure you give yourself time to get there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The public parking near the marina is a big plus. We heard the restauraunt at the marina is good so you might plan on a special meal afterward. Traffic near Oakville can be heavy during commuters time so make sure you give yourself time to get there.
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service Salem, OR
Great marina with direct access to Lake Ontario. Fishing can be close to shore or further out. Recommend restaurants in Newcastle for a bite after!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great marina with direct access to Lake Ontario. Fishing can be close to shore or further out. Recommend restaurants in Newcastle for a bite after!
Lake Ontario Fishing Charters
Lake Ontario Fishing Charters Whitby, ON
Go down to marina and get Paper work done for parking. We had to get a pass printed of at marina the day before. And good idea to know where your going and meeting the captain. Bring a big cooler your going to need it with lots of ice
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go down to marina and get Paper work done for parking. We had to get a pass printed of at marina the day before. And good idea to know where your going and meeting the captain. Bring a big cooler your going to need it with lots of ice
Kings Landing Sportfishing
Kings Landing Sportfishing Wingham, ON
Go with Taymo Charters, Captain Jay and his first mate Brandon were amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Taymo Charters, Captain Jay and his first mate Brandon were amazing.
Taymo Charters
Taymo Charters Toronto, Ontario
Fish on the smaller side (1lb or so). Wait a month or so and you'll probably catch bigger fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish on the smaller side (1lb or so). Wait a month or so and you'll probably catch bigger fish!
Salmon Catcher Charters Toronto Ontario
Salmon Catcher Charters Toronto Ontario
Port Dalhousie is a lovely town to visit and the marina is really nice. If you're from abroad, this area is probably one of the more temperate ones in Ontario, so you're almost guaranteed nice weather.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Port Dalhousie is a lovely town to visit and the marina is really nice. If you're from abroad, this area is probably one of the more temperate ones in Ontario, so you're almost guaranteed nice weather.
FISH NV
FISH NV Halton Hills, ON
Go on a Charter!!! So fun and easy to have a great experience for all ages.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go on a Charter!!! So fun and easy to have a great experience for all ages.
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters Sarnia, Ontario
Take nausea medication before leaving. Take an afternoon trip instead of early morning as the winds were high and water choppy.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take nausea medication before leaving. Take an afternoon trip instead of early morning as the winds were high and water choppy.
Tails Up Sportfishing
Tails Up Sportfishing Fergus, ON
Dress for the weather and you will have a wonderful fishing experience on the Niagara River.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for the weather and you will have a wonderful fishing experience on the Niagara River.
Hooked on Niagara – River
Hooked on Niagara – River Niagara Falls, ON
Captain Joe and Blue Rock Charters is excellent. Friendly, professional trip.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Captain Joe and Blue Rock Charters is excellent. Friendly, professional trip.
Blue Rock Charters
Blue Rock Charters Belleville, Ontario
Don't hold it against the crew if you don't catch as many fish as you were expecting. They provide everything in their power...from equipment to knowledge...to provide you with the best possible experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't hold it against the crew if you don't catch as many fish as you were expecting. They provide everything in their power...from equipment to knowledge...to provide you with the best possible experience.
Tails Up Sportfishing
Tails Up Sportfishing Toronto, ON
Great trip . Try it u will be eating fish for a yr . All around fun. Crew great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip . Try it u will be eating fish for a yr . All around fun. Crew great.
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate Fort Erie, ON
Tail end of the season is "supposedly" slow but was not in my case. Walleye and Salmon still biting a plenty and NOBODY on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tail end of the season is "supposedly" slow but was not in my case. Walleye and Salmon still biting a plenty and NOBODY on the water!
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate
Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate Stuart, FL
Great trip. The lake is beautiful, but a bit choppy. If you are prone to motion sickness, take precautions!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip. The lake is beautiful, but a bit choppy. If you are prone to motion sickness, take precautions!
Salmon Catcher Charters Toronto Ontario
Salmon Catcher Charters Toronto Ontario Meadville, PA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Lake Ontario - Canada?

Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Fishing charter in Hamilton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
We had a really good time. The time went really fast. The captain and his partner were very nice, pleasant, knowledgeable answered our questions. My son was the only one that caught anything it was a lake trout and to big to keep. All and all we had fun TY.
Tracy  J.
Tracy J.
King Slayer Sportfishing
King Slayer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had a great half day trip and enjoyed having two very knowledgeable guides. Put in the time and effort for me and my wife to have the opportunity to catch a lot of steelhead and lake trout. Highly recommend!
John  B.
John B.
Myles Ahead Sportfishing
Myles Ahead Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captaine Randy was great so did Jims. Like we say in french. C est une machine. That Jim. Thanks
Alain  D.
Alain D.
Myles Ahead Sportfishing
Myles Ahead Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great experience. Recommend beginners to buy sea sickness stickers and garvol just in case. Otherwise 10/10
Abdelrahman  E.
Abdelrahman E. Toronto, ON
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
My husband took our two sons out for a fun half day of fishing and nothing but amazing things to say about Captain Frank, his crew and the boat. It was a stress-free experience with lots of great catches and Captain Frank treated them as family. I can not recommend this experience enough - 10 out of 10!
Marianne  S.
Marianne S. Halton Hills, ON
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service
Fishing charter in Hamilton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Great trip!! Definitely recommend this charter! Full of knowledge and experience. Awesome morning! Thanks again. Cheers
Matt  A.
Matt A. Perth, ON
Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Fishing charter in Hamilton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
The 5 of us had a great trip out with Phantom Sportfishing! Great boat, great guides and lots of action on Lake Ontario
Jessica  D.
Jessica D. Milton, Ontario
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishin' Clinician Charters
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
My new wife has been bugging me to take her fishing for seven years!! Finally booked a trip and it was a blast:) had an amazing time, Joe was fantastic and very entertaining to watch work and my lady got to real in a 22 pounder!! She said it was the best birthday gift ever!! Thank you so much!!!
Jay  S.
Jay S. Waterdown, Ontario
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Crew was great and very educational. Only caught a single fish, but they showed us a good time and were very accommodating.
Sean  C.
Sean C. Cleveland, Ohio
FISH NV
FISH NV
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Brent was the tops in every sense of the entire trip, from finding the right fishing spot to setting up 6 to 8 rods, to helping out to reel the fish, to cleaning,and more. My buddy,Ron and I had the best fishing experience ever..If you are not using him, you will miss the best fishing experience you could have. I want to take this opportunity to thank Captain Brent for two wonderful days of fishing. Looking forward to the next adventure..
Mehmet  T.
Mehmet T. Painesville, OH
Sea Angel Charters – Mississauga
Sea Angel Charters – Mississauga
Fishing charter in Mississauga
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The crew was amazing. They did amazing barbq and fishing experience was the best. i will definitely consider them in future.
Salman  T.
Salman T. Oakville, Ontario
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
This our second time with Captain Franky, and John, "GREAT" good size boat, conformable, Franky and John take care of you, take care of everything, and all they want is for you to get fish!!!! I am hoping to book with him again in a month or so,
Gordon  B.
Gordon B. Saint-Sulpice, QC
North Shore Charters
North Shore Charters
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
A great day again with North shore charter. John is a great guy to have take you out. Helps you bring in your catch and cleans them whichever way you like. I recommend this charter to anyone
Barbara  J.  H.
Barbara J. H. Burlington, ON
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service
Reel Knockoffs Guide Service
Fishing charter in Hamilton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Matt was amazing. We got lucky and caught a 25 lbs Chinook salmon. With Matt’s guidance my 15 old was able to reel it in! Would go again.
Rob  G.
Rob G. Oakville, ON
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Frank and John were exceptional!! This was our first big water charter fishing trip. They were very personable, professional-while having fun!! I was blown away when the first fish was caught, Frank said it was 31 1/2 inches. While it was being measured by John it was 31 inches!! Wow! Thank you for a fantastic day!’
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Pillager, MN
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Great time on the water , we caught 4 fishes! 2 we’re to small and 2 big ones got away. Going to Make it an annual trip at end of summer, thanks captain !
Abdool  H.
Abdool H. Mississauga, ON
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Thanks for Franky and John for an amazing birthday outing. Both did all they could to get fish on the boat. Very knowledgeable, never stopped pulling out all the tricks to land some fish. Great boat, well maintained. Recommended and would love to do another charter with them.
Rosa  M.
Rosa M. Milton, ON
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had an amazing fun time with captain Frank and Tyler, we all caught a decent sized fish each. The communication was great and some learning along the way too. My team of five young daddies had a blast, we'll definitely do it again!
Mahmud  F.
Mahmud F. Oakville, ON
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Phantom Sportfishing – Oakville
Fishing charter in Oakville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
It was our first time fishing out on the lake. Frank and John were great. They made us feel comfortable, and took the time to explain things to us. We learned a lot. Best of call, we all got a chance to catch some fish. It was honestly one of the highlights of the summer. So many laughs and great memories. Would definitely go again.
Tiffany  L.
Tiffany L. Brampton, ON
Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Phantom Sportfishing – Great Lakes
Fishing charter in Hamilton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Good trip. We all caught fish. Captain and deck mate great to fish with. Knew their stuff. Would do again
JUDY  C.
JUDY C. New York, New York

Top Targeted Species in Lake Ontario - Canada