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Lake Ontario Fishing Charters

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Lake Ontario: 81 fishing charters available

Locked with Lorensen

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Pulaski
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Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(78 reviews)
Burt
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trips from $600

Fishlander Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(110 reviews)
Sodus Point
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trips from $450

LATER ON Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(30 reviews)
Oswego
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trips from $650

Reel Mania Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Wilson
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700

Red Dog Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(57 reviews)
Chaumont
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trips from $450

Over The Rail Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Pulaski
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trips from $400

Black Jack Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(23 reviews)
Mexico
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trips from $700

SunMoon Adventures LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(86 reviews)
Mexico
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trips from $400

School Of Baits Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Wilson
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trips from $625

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake Ontario

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Ontario fishing trip is $531, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $630 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Locked with Lorensen, Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario, and Fishlander Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Ontario. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Ontario.

Locked with Lorensen, Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario, and Fishlander Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Ontario.

The most popular fish species you can target are Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), and Lake Trout. Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and heavy tackle. Lake fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Lake Ontario fishing charters allow you to explore the American or Canadian side of the smallest of the Great Lakes. What makes Lake Ontario extra special is the fact that the four remaining Great Lakes flow through it before emptying out into the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, the lake harbors diverse wildlife and very big fish.

First and foremost, Lake Ontario is a fantastic Salmon fishery. From spring to early fall, take advantage of the incredible Chinook Salmon run. Alongside these kings, you could also hook into Coho and Atlantic Salmon.

And it’s not just about Salmon fishing, either. The lake is a fantastic Trout fishery and you could go home with delicious Brown Trout or Lake Trout. You can also add Steelhead to that list in the winter. Year-round targets include Walleye and Northern Pike, whereas Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass keep anglers busy in the summer months.

When it comes to choosing a trip, it’s really up to you. If you’re fishing Lake Ontario during the Salmon runs, don’t skip out on a full day trip to really experience the fishery. If you’re just starting out, or introducing the family to fishing, a half day trip can put you on Trout, Pike, and Perch.

If you’re fishing the American side of the lake, Pulaski and Oswego are excellent starting points. They’ll also give you easy access to the Salmon and Oswego Rivers. On the Canadian side, head out on an urban angling adventure in Toronto or head towards the border and fish in Niagara County.

Rules & Regulations

Depending on which side of the border you’re fishing, you’ll need to buy a New York State fishing license or an Ontario fishing license. Lake Ontario and its surrounding tributaries are subject to strict regulations. Heading out with a reputable guide is recommended if you’re new to the area.

Lake Ontario
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Happy New Year everybody! Lake Ontario is quiet, but those willing to brave the cold can ice fish for Trout and Walleye in the tributaries and shallower waters. 

February

Lake Ontario isn't quite ready yet, but if the weather conditions allow for it, you can still ice fish for Pike and Walleye in the tributaries. Look out for opportunities to jig for Trout in the smaller creeks and streams, too. 

March

Things are starting to heat up on Lake Ontario. Catch the tail-end of Pike fishing season or go after winter Steelhead in the surrounding rivers. 

April

April is prime Brown Trout time! These fish are delicious and can reach up to 20+ pounds! Weather depending, you should also be on the lookout for the first of the Coho and Chinook Salmon in the lake's western basin.

May

The lake's western basin should be holding nearshore Coho and Chinook Salmon. Get your hands on them before they move into deeper, offshore waters. The Lake and Brown Trout bite is still hot.

June

The Salmon are still congregating nearshore – but not for long. They'll head into colder offshore waters soon so get your hands on them while you can. Lake and Brown Trout, summer Steelhead, and Walleye also make great targets.

July

As the waters warm up, the Salmon head into deeper and colder waters. Head out on an offshore trip and troll for your limits. Don't have that much time to spare? Hook tasty Brown Trout nearshore. 

August

Salmon are staging in the southeast corner, preparing to head to the Salmon River. Head there for your pre-spawn catch. Or if you haven’t had enough of the lake, target Lake Trout instead.

September

All New York’s ports are great for Salmon fishing. The wild fish are heading to the tributaries. Check out the southeast corner of Mexico Bay or make your way into the Salmon and Oswego Rivers.

October

It's all about hooking those spawning Salmon. Typically, peak season occurs now, with Chinooks coming through first and Coho a little bit later. The tributaries are at their busiest so get there early. 

November

This is your last chance to hook into spawning Chinook and Coho Salmon. Don't worry though, the Washington Steelhead are still to come for those who aren't ready to wrap up the season yet. 

December

December Steelhead keeps anglers in the tributaries busy. You can also count of year-round targets like Walleye to keep you busy. Get yourself an early Christmas present and go fishing!

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Chaumont is a great fishery. Captain Dave took us all over the channel to give us an opportunity for a monster.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Chaumont is a great fishery. Captain Dave took us all over the channel to give us an opportunity for a monster.
Justin  Q.
Justin Q. Rome, NY
There is a large variety of fish here. Tall to the locals about specific places and bate/lures for the fish you want to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is a large variety of fish here. Tall to the locals about specific places and bate/lures for the fish you want to catch.
Scott  M.
Scott M. Waverly, NY
I would recommend anyone that love to fish. Please get to OSwego and enjoy this amazing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend anyone that love to fish. Please get to OSwego and enjoy this amazing experience!
Michael  C.  S.
Michael C. S. Rochester, New York
Book with Captain Jim and Jerry! Oh! and bring a cooler for all the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Jim and Jerry! Oh! and bring a cooler for all the fish!
Frank  P.
Frank P. Buffalo, NY
Be prepared for the weather, the Captain is great with instruction if you listen and the fish are biting you will catch fish. I listened learned and had a great experience despite the weather,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the weather, the Captain is great with instruction if you listen and the fish are biting you will catch fish. I listened learned and had a great experience despite the weather,
Cindy  G.
Cindy G. Rockville, Connecticut
The King Salmon were biting, so 11 of our 12 fish were those, but our 11-year-old also caught a nice Lake Trout.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The King Salmon were biting, so 11 of our 12 fish were those, but our 11-year-old also caught a nice Lake Trout.
Jodi  P.
Jodi P. Lockport, NY
Olcott is a small friendly town. Walk around, enjoy the sun, and speak with the locals..... if you want to get a feel for current fishing conditions. I spoke with a few guys at The Time Out Bar & Grill and Big Fatties. Everyone was friendly and had good things to say about Captain Kurt (Stalker Charters). We caught a bunch of fish and had a great time. We were in shorts & t-shirts the entire time. Weather was perfect. Not a bad idea to bring a hoodie or long pants just in case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Olcott is a small friendly town. Walk around, enjoy the sun, and speak with the locals..... if you want to get a feel for current fishing conditions. I spoke with a few guys at The Time Out Bar & Grill and Big Fatties. Everyone was friendly and had good things to say about Captain Kurt (Stalker Charters). We caught a bunch of fish and had a great time. We were in shorts & t-shirts the entire time. Weather was perfect. Not a bad idea to bring a hoodie or long pants just in case.
Rich  L.
Rich L. Cedar Park, TX
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Chakerie  M.
Chakerie M. Brooklyn, NY
The fishing at Olcott has been very good. The salmon have been staying in the Olcott area and are hitting with some consistency. Last summer and so far in 2019, fishing has been the best it has been in years. First time fishermen will be surprised at how strong the salmon are and the tremendous, drag-screaming runs by these fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing at Olcott has been very good. The salmon have been staying in the Olcott area and are hitting with some consistency. Last summer and so far in 2019, fishing has been the best it has been in years. First time fishermen will be surprised at how strong the salmon are and the tremendous, drag-screaming runs by these fish.
Dave  M.
Dave M. Grove City, PA
Pick an experanced Captian like Captian Anthony Ellis who has the right equiptment and knowhow to put you on the fish and ask his advice if you are not sure what to do He will be a big help.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pick an experanced Captian like Captian Anthony Ellis who has the right equiptment and knowhow to put you on the fish and ask his advice if you are not sure what to do He will be a big help.
George  F.
George F. Lockport, NY
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Richard  C.
Richard C. Medford, NY
Yes! No one can guarantee that the weather will cooperate, but the diverse fishery is first class.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes! No one can guarantee that the weather will cooperate, but the diverse fishery is first class.
John  C.
John C. Latham, NY
Dress for weather...Trust your guide Our guide Paul he knows how to catch fish!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for weather...Trust your guide Our guide Paul he knows how to catch fish!!
Michele  G.
Michele G. Northfield, OH
Book a drift boat trip and learn the techniques of fishing for those big fish. Also, you get a first hand view of the river.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a drift boat trip and learn the techniques of fishing for those big fish. Also, you get a first hand view of the river.
Paul  P.
Paul P. Albany, NY
Do some research on the weather the water temperature. If you are booking this kind of tour make sure you ask your captain questions. They will prepare you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research on the weather the water temperature. If you are booking this kind of tour make sure you ask your captain questions. They will prepare you.
Terri  F.
Terri F. Scranton, PA
It was a lot of fun and the salmon were biting. Kings were all around and the big ones were biting too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a lot of fun and the salmon were biting. Kings were all around and the big ones were biting too.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Alpharetta, GA
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Michael  A.
Michael A. Warwick, NY
Just come prepared for the weather just in case, but over all you don't need to bring anything for the boat it is all there for you, just bring yourself and food and drink.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just come prepared for the weather just in case, but over all you don't need to bring anything for the boat it is all there for you, just bring yourself and food and drink.
Timothy  F.
Timothy F. Newfoundland, PA
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Tully, New York
The Kings are stocked at this point in the lake greatly improving the catch. Hire a knowledgeable and experienced Captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Kings are stocked at this point in the lake greatly improving the catch. Hire a knowledgeable and experienced Captain.
Sheila  S.
Sheila S. United States

SunMoon Adventures LLC
SunMoon Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Capt. Ken was great. He really put in the effort to ensure our trip was successful.
Lee  E.
Lee E. New Bedford, MA
Ewing Charters
Ewing Charters
Fishing charter in Henderson Harbor
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Capt Tom and his mate were fantastic. Very knowledgeable of the waters and they made sure we had a great time. We'll be using them again the next time we come to the area.
Rebecca  F.
Rebecca F. Vernon Township, NJ
Black Jack Charters
Black Jack Charters
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Today was our second time fishing with Blackjack Charters. Dan and Chris were fantastic! They kept us on the Browns all morning. This is the only charter I will use. Great Job!
Thomas  M.
Thomas M. Marcellus, NY
Over The Rail Sportfishing
Over The Rail Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
Tried very hard to find fish but they just didn't want to bite. Justin is very knowledgeable and answered all are questions. Would definitely go again. GC
Gary  C.
Gary C. Huntington, Vermont
SunMoon Adventures LLC
SunMoon Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
I highly recommend fishing with captain Kenneth. Only caught one fish but we would fish with him again. He even stayed out a little longer for us.
Verlin  K.
Verlin K. Watertown, NY
Fishlander Charters
Fishlander Charters
Fishing charter in Sodus Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Great experience! Captain and First Mate did a great job. We started off with 2 Brown first thing in the morning. Then the sun came up and it got very hot and humid, we had multiple hits and few more on, but unfortunately they got off. They did their best to find us fish! Hopefully, we will have better luck next year. Thanks for a great experience on Lake Ontario! 🐟
Amy  M.
Amy M. Muncy, PA
Over The Rail Sportfishing
Over The Rail Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Justin. His knowledge of his craft is above and beyond. We can’t wait to go out with him again.
Michael  G.
Michael G. Morristown, New Jersey
Over The Rail Sportfishing
Over The Rail Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
My husband and I had a great time fishing with Captain Justin. He was super personable, knowledgeable and put us right on the fish! Highly recommend!
Jennifer  H.
Jennifer H. Pittston, PA
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Burt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
Fantastic fishing day with Captain Kurt and Tammy. I can’t say enough great things about our experience - best ever!!! Not only did we catch fish but also learned new techniques. I highly recommend this company. They are kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable! If I had to rate them on a scale from 1 to 10 being the highest, they definitely get a 10!
Rita  F.
Rita F. North Salem, NY
BP Adventures Sport Fishing
BP Adventures Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Oswego
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
What more can I say. Fishing for less than four hours when I asked captain Brent to bring us back because we already caught 200 pounds of king Salmon.The best trip I ever had and I’ve been on quite a few.My wife and I took her brother Jay for his retirement and he ends up with a 30lb salmon that will get bigger every year.As Jay said the fishing trip of a life time.thank you and God bless
Richard  C.
Richard C. Rocky Point, NY
Reel Adventures Sport Fishing
Reel Adventures Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Burt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Took the family on a half day trip, caught Cohos, Steelheads and Kings. Had a great time with Captain Tom and first mate Alex. I would highly recommend them to any group looking for a charter.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Syracuse, IN
Black Jack Charters
Black Jack Charters
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Would highly recommend. Crew and captain fantastic. Trip was a success, caught limit.
William  B.
William B. Wall Township, NJ
716 SPORTFISHING
716 SPORTFISHING
Fishing charter in Burt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We highly recommend Matt for trout and salmon fishing on Lake Ontario! He is master at his trade.
Robert  L.
Robert L. Williamsville, NY
716 SPORTFISHING
716 SPORTFISHING
Fishing charter in Burt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Tough day on the water for all boats but we still landed 9 when some boats were going in with 3. We had a good time on the boat, thanks capt!
Paul  B.
Paul B. White Plains, New York
BP Adventures Sport Fishing
BP Adventures Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Oswego
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great experience! Perfect day. The trip exceded ALL expectations. Larry has already invited friends from Virginia to return with him in a few weeks. Four hour excursion, we caught 8 Salmon.
Debra  S.
Debra S. Williamsburg, VA
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(16 reviews)
Captain Jerry did an excellent job at finding the fish. He really gives you an experience of lifetime vs the big boats where your only allowed to reel… Most of the time it really felt like we were just a bunch of guys going out cruising on the boat… You get that one on one time and he will teach you a lot… Definitely are planning on booking with him again.
Bryan  C.
Bryan C. Canton, New York
SunMoon Adventures LLC
SunMoon Adventures LLC
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Had a great time with Ken and Kevin! They were very up front about a bad fishing day (no bites or fish in the AM), but we didn't get dressed up and get there for nothing, and I was glad we hit the water. After a slow start, they found us a spot, pulled in some salmon, and we had a good time! I recommend the time to anyone!
David  M.
David M. Charlotte, North Carolina
Reel Adventures Sport Fishing
Reel Adventures Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Burt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Tom is friendly helpful knowledgeable and a good storyteller. Beautiful 39 ft boat Did extremely well in fairly rough waters. Caught our limit. Highly recommend. Great day on Lake Ontario!
Henry  L.
Henry L. Souderton, PA
LATER ON Charters
LATER ON Charters
Fishing charter in Oswego
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
The four of us all had an excellent time and all caught the largest Salmon of our lives. We're aged 70, 50, 21 and 17 and enjoyed many big laughs and a memory of a lifetime. Very highly recommended!! We plan to make it an annual charter. Many thanks to Captain Jim and Asst. Captain Andy!!! Thank you for a truly Fantastic trip!! All the best, hope to see you again next season...
Bryan  B.
Bryan B. Grand Isle, Vermont
Reel Adventures Sport Fishing
Reel Adventures Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Burt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Was amazing. Wife caught her fish big king. Followed it up with another big king and a really nice steelhead. I got a king,steelhead and coho. Was a great day fishing. Tom and Alex are great guides. We laughed all day.
Craig  M.
Craig M. Eighty Four, PA