New York Fishing Charters

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New York: 261 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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New York City
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trips from US $125
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4.9 / 5
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Wolcott
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trips from US $600
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4.9 / 5
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Burt
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trips from US $500
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Buffalo
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trips from US $300
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Montauk
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4.9 / 5
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Burt
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Saranac Lake
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trips from US $110
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5.0 / 5
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Pulaski
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trips from US $300
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4.9 / 5
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Montauk
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trips from US $800
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4.9 / 5
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Pulaski
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in New York

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

The average price for a private 4 hour New York fishing trip is US $614, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $706 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in New York that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in New York are:

The top 3 types of fishing in New York are:

Many fishing charters in New York 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 New York are:

Who are the top awarded captains in New York?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in New York are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $407
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $589
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $558
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $517
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $915

Fishing in New York

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in New York

Dress warm, bring extra layers. You won't be walking far so having the extra layers to keep warm will only make your day more enjoyable. Waders with felt bottom or spikes to hold yourself in place on the rocks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm, bring extra layers. You won't be walking far so having the extra layers to keep warm will only make your day more enjoyable. Waders with felt bottom or spikes to hold yourself in place on the rocks.
King David Guide Service
King David Guide Service
Yes, but extrem weather is not for everyone. Come prepared with water proof cloths if you’re going out in a small boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes, but extrem weather is not for everyone. Come prepared with water proof cloths if you’re going out in a small boat
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm in layers! Be prepared to catch a lot of fish! Bluefish fight hard!
J Rod3 Charters
J Rod3 Charters
Great place to fish at because you’re already way out east when you get on the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to fish at because you’re already way out east when you get on the boat
Anna Maria Fishing Charters
Anna Maria Fishing Charters
Regardless of the weather or river conditions if you fish hard you’ll be rewarded.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Regardless of the weather or river conditions if you fish hard you’ll be rewarded.
River Born Fishing Company Inc.
River Born Fishing Company Inc.
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
Don't be frugal when it comes to your equipment. Buy high quality waders and boots. Talk to your guide prior to the trip and take any and all advice he offers on preparing for your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't be frugal when it comes to your equipment. Buy high quality waders and boots. Talk to your guide prior to the trip and take any and all advice he offers on preparing for your trip.
Pulaski Salmon and Steelhead Expeditions
Pulaski Salmon and Steelhead Expeditions
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.
Cranks Charters
Cranks Charters 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.
Boston Angler
Boston Angler Newark, NJ
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
SunMoon Adventures LLC
SunMoon Adventures LLC Beacon, NY
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.
Redemption Charters
Redemption Charters Buffalo, New York
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.
Ewing Charters
Ewing Charters 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!
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario 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!
Reel Addicted Charters – Pulaski
Reel Addicted Charters – Pulaski 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!!!!
Boston Angler
Boston Angler 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
Over The Rail Sportfishing
Over The Rail Sportfishing 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!
Flatout Sportfishing
Flatout Sportfishing 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
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
Midnight Fleet - Midnight Star
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.
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario
Stalker Charters – Lake Ontario
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.
Cranks Charters
Cranks Charters Buffalo, NY

How did anglers rate fishing charters in New York?

Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Saranac Lake
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Caught 5 bass. Had a great morning. Captain Austin was great. Tent was set up with heaters but didn't need it.
Scott  T.
Scott T.
Over The Rail Sportfishing – Ice Fishing
Over The Rail Sportfishing – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Northville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We’ve never been ice fishing before, and Justin did a great job. Really good guy, he knows his stuff and is patient and easy to work with. He worked really hard over six hours, showing us several different techniques. Will be back!
Lee  S.
Lee S.
Over The Rail Sportfishing – Ice Fishing
Over The Rail Sportfishing – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Northville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Justin really exceeded our expectations. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the fish you're catching and the Adirondacks in general. He worked hard in the cold to make it a memorable trip. For first timers, he made us feel right at home and we will definitely be back again!
Rich  C.
Rich C.
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Saranac Lake
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Enjoyed morning of ice fishing with Aj , Markus, and friend Matt today. These guys have a lot of knowledge and good equipment. Worked it hard to string together nice catch of crappie and yellow perch. Of course we had “one that got away”. Rumored to be a pike which dropped off as I was reeling it in. Good team - will be back. Tight lines! Dan and Ann McCarthy
Dan  M.
Dan M.
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Saranac Lake
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
My son and I love to fish. Within the last couple years we've gotten into ice fishing. This trip was great! Our guide had lots of knowledge and great company! Thank you again!
Rodney  D.
Rodney D.
Over The Rail Sportfishing – Ice Fishing
Over The Rail Sportfishing – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Northville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Justin is great and very professional. We managed to get a lot of trophy sized perch and pickerel.
Jason  Z.
Jason Z.
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Saranac Lake
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Had a great time ice fishing with AJ. Even though it was a slow day, we still caught some great fish and had a great time. AJ was super nice and attentive and we are glad we chose to book with him. Would come back for sure!!!
Ashley  H.
Ashley H.
FV Margarita
FV Margarita
Fishing charter in Island Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We were so lucky to fish with Tim. Could not have been better. He treated us like old friends. Have gone back - better every time. Caught huge bass. We loved it. Can’t wait to go again. Tim is the best. Anyone would be lucky to arrange a trip with him. And if the fishing is not good. he calls to reschedule.
M  W.
M W. Brooklyn, New York
Al’s Guide Service
Al’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Spent a nice day on the river with Al Sr. floating the Salmon River late November. Was a slower day but still got a nice fresh fish in the boat so a good day of fishing for us. Definitely recommend to other anglers interested in fishing the Salmon River.
William  G.
William G.
Locked With Lorensen
Locked With Lorensen
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Great day on the River. Extremely knowledgeable , put us on fish, and all around great time. Definitely would suggest taking a trip with Ryan.
Peter  W.
Peter W.
Dreams Come True – Drift Boat
Dreams Come True – Drift Boat
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Capt. Rick's professionalism, knowledge of the river along with top notch equipment resulted in a tug of a lifetime during my first trip down the salmon.
BRIAN  C.
BRIAN C.
FV Margarita
FV Margarita
Fishing charter in Island Park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Tim was amazing! Put us on fish all day. Very personal, friendly, and helpful captain definitely recommend to anyone
Cory  G.
Cory G. Massapequa, New York
King David Guide Service
King David Guide Service
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
David knew exactly what we were doing right at first light. No feel out process. We had 4 hookups in the first hour. I picked his brain all day on all aspects of these fish and walked away with plenty of new knowledge and a 28 inch keeper. On top of everything David was an all around awesome guy to hangout with for the day.
Dave  W.
Dave W.
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Angler's Edge Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Lewiston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Joe is a great guy t aught me how to hook up on trout on the niagra. Trip and experance well woth it. Want to do again.
Mark  G.
Mark G.
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Will be booking with Austin again. He’s very easy to talk to, my boyfriend and I had a great time getting to know him while learning how to fish. We had a blast!
Madeline  N.
Madeline N.
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Austin. He is an all around great guy, and his boat setup was perfect for our group which included my 8 and 12 year old boys. And Austin put us on the fish! We caught some nice stripers and had a ton of fun! We will be back!
Brian  B.
Brian B.
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
It was a great experience fishing with captain Tom. Both Captain Tom and crew Rob were extremely experienced and helpful. I would recommend Goin charter to all of you.
Jonathan  Z.
Jonathan Z.
Al’s Guide Service
Al’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
Al’s the guy to get on some fish if your up here for a few days, great guy as well super chillin
Gedalyahu  S.
Gedalyahu S.
Al’s Guide Service
Al’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Altmar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
The captain had extensive knowledge of the River and put us on some nice steelheads. Very patient with my wife who has never fished before.
Edward  D.
Edward D.
Austin Outfitters
Austin Outfitters
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Our family had the BEST morning with Captain Austin! He was patient with our children and so eager to teach them and answer their questions. He worked hard to make sure that we caught fish and had a great time. We would highly recommend him!
Nikki  S.
Nikki S.

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