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Oakville
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Hamilton
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Hamilton
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Oakville
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Ontario

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Ontario fishing trip is $439, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $642 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Ontario are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Ontario are:

Many fishing charters in Ontario 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 Ontario are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Ontario?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Ontario are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $574
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $600
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $743
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $888
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,400
  • 13-hour fishing trips – $1,500

Famous for its vast number of lakes, the “Province of Opportunity” holds many angling secrets. For anyone looking to discover a few, Ontario fishing charters offer all kinds of adventures. Whether you’re planning a Great Lakes trip, or fancy heading to some inland waters, you’re in for some of the finest freshwater fishing in North America.

Ontario borders four of the five Great Lakes. Among these, Lake Erie features arguably the best Walleye fishing in the world. The other three – Ontario, Huron, and Superior – are fantastic choices for anyone looking to target Salmon, Steelhead, or Trout. Of course, species such as Perch and Bass are also in the cards.

Other nearby lakes, such as Lake St. Clair, Lake Simcoe, and Lake Nipissing also offer plenty of excitement, especially during winter. When the ice gets thick enough, all three of these make for excellent ice fishing action. North of Lake Superior, you’ll find Lake Nipigon, renowned for its trophy Walleye numbers.

In the western corner of the province, you’ll get the chance to fish Lake of the Woods. Along its waters, you can catch Musky, Northern Pike, as well as Sauger and Walleye. The fishing is good all over Ontario, however, anglers will need to plan a fly-in trip in order to reach the fisheries up north.

You’ll find charter guides scattered along the shores of every Great Lake. On other, more remote lakes, you’ll find fishing lodges, offering trips and accommodation. You can fish Ontario’s waters year-round, but you’ll have to fish on the ice during winter.

Rules & Regulations

In Ontario, anglers between the ages of 18 and 65 will need to buy a fishing license. It’s also a good idea to check the fish regulations before your trip, as they tend to change between seasons.

Ontario
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27944 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Lakes throughout Ontario are covered with shanties at this time of year. Dress up warm and try ice fishing for Yellow Perch, Walleye, and a host of other species. It’s a real seasonal specialty here.

February

Ice fishing is still going strong around the province, especially in spots like Lake Simcoe. Don’t like the ice? The Niagara River flows fast enough to avoid freezing and is amazing for Steelhead.

March

Lakes slowly start to thaw in March, and the ice fishing season draws to a close in many places. Some lakes are still safe to fish on, though, so head out there and bag some Perch while you can!

April

April is a real time of change for Ontario fishing. The spring season starts to warm up, with Steelhead, Pike, Perch, and Walleye showing their faces as the ice finally retreats.

May

The fish are getting ready for their spring runs throughout Ontario. Trout and Salmon take to the rivers, and Walleye and Perch start biting hard in the lakes. You can also find some monster Musky.

June

June is a special month in the Heartland Province. The waters are warm enough to make fish active without sending them offshore to deeper waters. In short, it’s the perfect time for lake fishing.

July

You’ll have to head offshore to target Walleye or Perch this time of year. Bass love the warm water, and both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are on fire throughout the summer months.

August

Brown Trout make the Grand River a fly fisher’s dream this time of year, while more adventurous anglers take to the north on fly-in sportfishing adventures seeking Pike and Char.

September

Temperatures start to drop by the middle of September. This brings Walleye and Yellow Perch back to nearshore waters. If you want to load up on tasty lake fish, this is the perfect time!

October

The Great Lakes are still swarming with fish in October. Head to Lake Ontario to take on Chinook, Coho, and Atlantic Salmon, and Walleye. Otherwise, Bass are going crazy in Lake Erie!

November

The Salmon bite tends to drop off as the weather turns cold, but there are still Trout around to make up for it. Bass could also be biting, depending on the temperature.

December

In cold years, Simcoe, Erie, and St. Clair can all be ready for ice fishing in December. Head out with a guide or a local to be sure it's safe, and enjoy productive Perch and Walleye fishing.

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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.
Dorian  W.
Dorian W.
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!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. 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!
Oleksandr  L.
Oleksandr L. 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.
Jim  H.
Jim H. 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!
Greg  M.
Greg M. 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.
Raymond  G.
Raymond G. 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.
Greg  A.
Greg A. 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!
Matthew  T.
Matthew T. 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
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. 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.
Disa  S.
Disa S. Toronto, Ontario
Bring a jacket and sweater, it can be chilly on the ride home on a twilight trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a jacket and sweater, it can be chilly on the ride home on a twilight trip.
Jeremy  P.
Jeremy P.
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!
Agnes  N.
Agnes N.
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.
JOANNE  H.
JOANNE H. 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.
Guy  C.
Guy C. 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.
Marie  P.
Marie P. Fergus, ON
Yes awesome Dave was a great captain very nice guy and knows his stuff can’t see how anyone would not have a good time going out with him ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes awesome Dave was a great captain very nice guy and knows his stuff can’t see how anyone would not have a good time going out with him ?
Francois  D.  C.
Francois D. C. Ajax, 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.
Campbell  B.
Campbell B. 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.
Jason  B.
Jason B. 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.
Kelly  M.
Kelly M. 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!
Nicolas  D.
Nicolas D. Stuart, FL

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.
FISH NV – Grand River Multi Species
FISH NV – Grand River Multi Species
Fishing charter in Dunnville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had a great day out on the water. Weather wasn’t the best but still managed to have a great time. Brent was great and really made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Would recommend to anyone.
Steven  S.
Steven S.
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.
Mainstream Fishing Charters – 26'
Mainstream Fishing Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Leamington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We decided to do this for my buddy’s bachelor party the day before he got married. We had an awesome experience with David! We caught huge Muskie and had a lot of action. We definitely recommend choosing David for your next fishing charter experience.
Matthew  D.
Matthew 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 Oakville
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
(81 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 Oakville
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
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Niagara Fish Assassins Sportfishing
Fishing charter in St. Catharines
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Trip was awesome. Went on the morning charter as part of my buddy’s bachelor party. We were catching fish and laughing out asses off. So much so that we said F*** the rest of the day and we went back out that afternoon. Planning to go again in the Spring 10/10 would highly recommend.
SCOTT  T.
SCOTT T. Exeter, 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