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New York: 246 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(114 reviews)
Wolcott
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $150
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(107 reviews)
Burt
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Buffalo
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(57 reviews)
Burt
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(36 reviews)
Saranac Lake
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trips from $110
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Pulaski
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Westfield
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trips from $400
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4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
Pulaski
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in New York

According to customer reviews, Boston Angler, Crunch Time Sport Fishing, and Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario are some of the most popular fishing charters in New York. Full list of top fishing charters in New York.

The average price for a private 4 hour New York fishing trip is $620, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $712 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Boston Angler, Crunch Time Sport Fishing, and Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New York.

The most popular fish species you can target are Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Rainbow Trout (Steelhead). Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Jigging. Lake fishing, offshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Hop aboard a New York fishing charter and you’ll have access to some of the richest waters on the East Coast. The amount of different species found here is outnumbered only by the different waterways you can cast a line in. Whether it’s a freshwater game fish or a saltwater monster you’re after, New York’s got it!

Opt to explore Lake Ontario and you’ll have access to incredible Chinook and Coho Salmon fishing. That’s not all, either. Brown and Lake Trout, as well as Steelhead, call these waters home. In the state's other numerous freshwater lakes, you can target Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and Perch – to name a few.

If you’d prefer to fish in saltwater, things are just as exciting. In the summer months, don’t miss out on the opportunity to head offshore for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna. You can also bottom fish for delicious Black Seabass and Cod. Inshore and nearshore there’s Fluke, Striped Bass, Tautog, and much more.

Trip options in New York are just as diverse as the fish. Head out on an extended full dayor even multi-day trip fromLong Island and target delicious Tuna varieties. Don’t feel like going that far out? A half day saltwater trip puts you on Striped Bass, Fluke, and Tautog.

If you’re after Salmon in Lake Ontario or the Salmon River, set aside a full day to get the most out of the action. Looking for a family friendly adventure? Bass and Trout fishing in the beautiful Finger Lakes region offers breathtaking views and rewarding catches.

 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are required for all anglers over the age of 16. Luckily, when fishing with a charter, your captain will cover licenses for everyone on board.

New York
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27733 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick off the year with great freshwater fishing. Hit the rivers and streams for Rainbow Trout, or cut through the ice in the lakes for Brown Trout, Muskellunge, and much, much more.

February

This is a great time to try ice fishing NY’s lakes in search of Walleye, Perch, Muskies, and more. You can even sign up for an ice fishing tournament, like the Northern Challenge Fishing Derby.

March

Enjoy some catch-and-release Striped Bass action or load up on tasty Brown and Rainbow Trout. Smallmouth Bass start to come into season in March, and the first few Lake Trout show up, too.

April

April is a great month for fly fishing NY’s ponds and lakes, with both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass in season. Saltwater charters start heading out for Flounder and Striped Bass.

May

The LOC Derby opens on Lake Ontario, drawing competitive anglers from across the country. Scup, Stripers, Flounder, and Bluefish are all around in the bays, as the first Sharks show up offshore.

June

Summer Shark season is some of the best fishing in New York. The Freeport-Hudson Anglers, Star Island, and Montauk Marine Basin Shark Tournaments kick off in the deep waters off Long Island.

July

It’s easier to count the fish you can’t target in July. Hit the lake for Salmon, head offshore for Sharks and Tuna, fish the shallows for Striped Bass. The only thing off the cards is Tautog.

August

Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna hit their prime, joining monster Mako and Thresher Sharks to give you the fight of your life offshore. August also spells some of the best Trout fishing NY sees all year.

September

Tautog are finally open for harvest, joining Seabass on the menu to make for the year’s best food fishing. Coho and Chinook Salmon start to make their way upstream, so break out your fly gear.

October

October is a great time to fish the rivers and lakes, with Muskie, Pike, Perch, and Trout all on fighting form. In the rivers, the Coho and Chinook runs are in full force. Fish on!

November

Long Island fishing charters wind down to the end of Shark season while inshore anglers stock up on Blackfish and Seabass. You can also catch the last of the Black Bass this time of year.

December

Many migratory fish have moved on, but there are still some trophies around! Freshwater anglers enjoy great Steelhead fishing and bay charters pull tasty Tautog ahead of the long closed season.

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Looks like a very productive fishery. Got bag limit well before charter expired. Loved it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Looks like a very productive fishery. Got bag limit well before charter expired. Loved it.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Conesus, NY
Get a charter with Captain Chuck on Boston angler charter he’ll get you fish that you always wanted.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a charter with Captain Chuck on Boston angler charter he’ll get you fish that you always wanted.
Sal  K.
Sal K. Newark, NJ
Lake fishing for salmon still good even though a little late in the season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lake fishing for salmon still good even though a little late in the season.
Bonita  R.
Bonita R. Buffalo, New York
Hit the lake earlier than I did, shoot for July-Aug. River September - October
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit the lake earlier than I did, shoot for July-Aug. River September - October
Colin  B.
Colin B. Beacon, NY
If you're looking to catch salmon at this time of year using bait, don't! They're laying out there in large schools, waiting for the water to get colder so that they can move up the rivers & creeks to spawn. As it was stated to me, they're not feeding. You have to piss them off with shiny objects that will make them attack whatever you're using. It's a totally different style of fishing for me, but it's really cool.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're looking to catch salmon at this time of year using bait, don't! They're laying out there in large schools, waiting for the water to get colder so that they can move up the rivers & creeks to spawn. As it was stated to me, they're not feeding. You have to piss them off with shiny objects that will make them attack whatever you're using. It's a totally different style of fishing for me, but it's really cool.
LUTHER  K.
LUTHER K. Milton, PA
If Your Fishing for Salmon go earlier in May/ June. I did catch fish in September but I was told May/June the bite I'd hot!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If Your Fishing for Salmon go earlier in May/ June. I did catch fish in September but I was told May/June the bite I'd hot!
Eric  K.
Eric K. Rochester, New York
Book your charter with Reel Addiction and book your hotel accommodations in Oswego. Short 20 minute ride to the boat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your charter with Reel Addiction and book your hotel accommodations in Oswego. Short 20 minute ride to the boat!
Jay  J.
Jay J. Marlboro, NY
We had a great time. Great Captain, great boat, great weather, great fishing trip!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time. Great Captain, great boat, great weather, great fishing trip!!!!
AARON  M.
AARON M. Fort Plain, NY
Hire a knowledgeable and safety minded guide as water can get pretty choppy quickly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a knowledgeable and safety minded guide as water can get pretty choppy quickly
Clarence  B.
Clarence B. Pulaski, New York
Go with Captain Darrin and it will be impossible not to have a great experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Darrin and it will be impossible not to have a great experience!
Ronald  P.
Ronald P. Ontario, NY
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Very good for what you get, a fee hidden costs but avoidable if you bring your own gear
Nahki  B.
Nahki B.
I recommend fishing for chinook(king) salmon at this time of year at about 70 to 90 feet. Because of their size they are a challenge to land, but worth every minute of the fight. Great eating after they are cleaned and fileted. Bring a camera and take alot of pictures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I recommend fishing for chinook(king) salmon at this time of year at about 70 to 90 feet. Because of their size they are a challenge to land, but worth every minute of the fight. Great eating after they are cleaned and fileted. Bring a camera and take alot of pictures.
Richard  R.
Richard R.
Wind can pick up quickly and create tough conditions. Overall great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wind can pick up quickly and create tough conditions. Overall great experience.
Philip  V.
Philip V. Buffalo, NY
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to piss before boarding boat if you’re a woman. Bring a hoodie if you get cold easily
Bianca  G.
Bianca G. Valley Stream, New York
Follow suggestions on net and from Captain. Call Captain before trip, and visit boat site beforehand.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Follow suggestions on net and from Captain. Call Captain before trip, and visit boat site beforehand.
Gary  G.
Gary G. Dunkirk, MD
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great family day out - our captain was great showing the kids how to fish - they were thrilled!
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Ossining, NY
These grounds are the best in Long Island!! Trust your captain, you won’t be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These grounds are the best in Long Island!! Trust your captain, you won’t be disappointed!
Fernando  A.
Fernando A. Riverhead, New York
Do some research. Be prepared for warm weather. Bring water and sunscreen. Use Captain Mike!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research. Be prepared for warm weather. Bring water and sunscreen. Use Captain Mike!
Annette  F.
Annette F. East Amherst, NY
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great , fishing community, welcomes and enjoys newbies. All are welcome and appreciated
James  Q.
James Q. Schenectady, NY
Yes, this was our first time fishing in Pulaski and the first time fishing any Great Lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, this was our first time fishing in Pulaski and the first time fishing any Great Lake.
Edward  S.
Edward S. Philadelphia, PA

SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Another great day on the River. We caught Pike and a 10lb walleye. Good fishing and had lots of fun with Jerry
Kevin  P.
Kevin P.
Mister Sportfishing
Mister Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kent
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
We didn’t have any luck fishing but we still had a great time. It was so peaceful on the river and we ended up on the lake at sunset. We aren’t experienced with fishing so we didn’t know what we were doing and went during an odd time of the year for salmon but we aren’t letting that discourage us and we are already planning on coming back in July.
Dessie  C.
Dessie C.
Chance Of A Lifetime Charters - Mexico, NY
Chance Of A Lifetime Charters - Mexico, NY
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
The captain was great he did his best to get us hooked up on fish not many left in the lake we did catch two salmon and one steelhead witch is good just not great we had a great time anyway. I would recommend Captain Steve to anyone.
David  B.
David B.
Fishlander Charters
Fishlander Charters
Fishing charter in Sodus Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Just to start you could ask for better conditions for a fishing trip The captain was knowledgeable and experienced First lake trout was in the boat 20 minutes after the lines were set 9 were caught shortly after We switched to Salmon One of the largest salmon we ever caught finished the day Gerry the mate was the best mate we have ever had on a charter Highly Recommended Joe and Lou Ny
Louis  C.
Louis C. Deer Park, NY
Cranks Charters
Cranks Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain got us on fish early. Really knows his area well. Boat is stable in moderate seas so easy to fish Mate was great with a younger fisherman. I would highly recommend Crank.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Conesus, NY
Grateful Adventures
Grateful Adventures
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
We had a once in a lifetime type of experience and I owe it our Guide Marcus. He was extremely accommodating and worked very hard to keep us with a line in the water, no matter how many times we broke lines or caught the occasional tree branch. This was my first time salmon fishing and I learned a lot, thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge with us. Looking forward to next time.
Shawn  D.
Shawn D. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Burt
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
We had a blast catching browns, very experienced and awesome crew , highly recommend!
Allen  B.
Allen B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Orca Charters – Lake Ontario
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had an awesome day we caught two fish. But it made my father day as we did this for his birthday. We are looking to book again for a July trip next year and try going for something else.
John  H.
John H. Glens Falls, New York
The Dreams Come True Charters
The Dreams Come True Charters
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
My husband and I had a really GREAT TIME Captain and mate, was right there 2 help you with any question and realing in the fish. I would recommend take this trip if you like a good time Captain Rick and his mate was great,,, thank u you 2. WE LOVED THE TRIP AND THAT YOU 2 WOULD TALK WITH US, THANKS AGAIN. FRAN N TONIA SMITH
Francis  S.
Francis S. Sidney, NY
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Mark Lorenc Charters LLC
Fishing charter in North Tonawanda
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Everything was as advertised Great trip good conversation and professional
Harry  E.  C.
Harry E. C. Webster, New York
Mississippi John's Guide Service
Mississippi John's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oswego
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Mississippi is a great guy and will work his butt off to get you on the fish.
William  W.
William W. Sparta, New Jersey
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain Anthony's got it all together. Got us a great catch and then expertly cleaned them all! I recommend this charter if you want a captain truly dedicated to getting you some fun! And a great guy!
Bonita  R.
Bonita R. Buffalo, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Had a great experience with Captain Tom and Rob on the water this past weekend. Captain Tom put in every effort to get us close to the fish, and we hope to be back again soon for another charter. They were both incredibly helpful keeping our lines in the water as much as possible. Really appreciate everything!
Jameson  K.
Jameson K. New York, NY
Chance Of A Lifetime Charters - Mexico, NY
Chance Of A Lifetime Charters - Mexico, NY
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
By far, Captain Steve was the best!!!!! Very knowledgeable and the best charter I was on. If I could rate him twenty stars I would.
Monica  M.
Monica M. Montrose, PA
Mississippi John's Guide Service
Mississippi John's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oswego
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
It was a fun day with good people around and a great guide to help with all fishing needs.
Bailey  S.
Bailey S. Fort Mill, South Carolina
Cranks Charters
Cranks Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Capt Craig and Mark were both awesome guys to hang out with. The winds got aggressive and we had 5 feet waves… very difficult conditions. They just worked through the difficulty and made sure that we caught some fish. It was a great experience, and we’ll be back next year!
Ben  T.
Ben T. Batavia, NY
Cranks Charters
Cranks Charters
Fishing charter in Olcott
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We had a great experience with Captain Craig (even though he wasn't feeling well) and 1st mate Mark. You can tell these guys love to fish and they were great teachers on how to reel in the big fish. We'll see you next year!
John  D.
John D. Strongsville, OH
Westfield Charters, Inc.
Westfield Charters, Inc.
Fishing charter in Westfield
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
The fishing charter experience with Captain Rick was by far the best fishing experience I have ever had. The captain and boat crew were friendly, respectful and easy to get along with. The fish were biting all day during our full day charter. All equipment was well maintained and clean. A perfect fishing experience especially for beginners.
Steven  D.
Steven D. Buffalo, New York
Mississippi John's Guide Service
Mississippi John's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oswego
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
I have been fishing with Mississippi John's guide service for 2 years now, and I plan on fishing with him in the future. John is very knowledgeable and efficient at catching salmon in the oswego river the right way. He is a very good teacher and his trips are fun for any skill level. He uses and provides high end gear for all of his clients. He is also very entertaining and will keep you laughing for your entire trip. Would highly recommend
Ethan  H.
Ethan H. Cicero, New York
Black Jack Charters
Black Jack Charters
Fishing charter in Mexico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Our afternoon trip started out slow but Brian and Nick prevailed. We pulled in some great salmon. Thank you again for giving us a very memorable experience. We are so glad that we had you for our crew.
Jacqueline  L.
Jacqueline L. Endicott, NY