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New York Fishing Charters

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New York: 252 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(116 reviews)
Wolcott
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Buffalo
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(110 reviews)
Burt
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
Pulaski
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Saranac Lake
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trips from $110
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Burt
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Pulaski
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Montauk
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trips from $800

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 $616, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $704 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:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $396
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $588
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $596
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $517
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $928

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 27943 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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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.
Dave  W.
Dave W.
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
Sam  T.
Sam T.
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!
Nelis  P.
Nelis P.
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
Anthony  L.
Anthony L.
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.
Eugene  F.
Eugene F.
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.
Patrick  B.
Patrick B.
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.
William  L.
William L.
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

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.
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Karen Ann Charters – 25'
Fishing charter in New York City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Exceptional fishing charter experience! From start to finish, Vinnie and Roger demonstrated unmatched expertise. The captain navigated to prime fishing spots, and the guidance was instrumental in reeling in some impressive catches. The boat was well-equipped, and their commitment to customer satisfaction was evident throughout. A memorable day on the water, thanks to this top-notch fishing charter. Highly recommend for both novice and seasoned anglers!
Uran  B.
Uran B.
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.
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
D.C. Outdoor Adventures – 28'
Fishing charter in Mastic
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(32 reviews)
Great day on the water in spite of the high winds and the cold weather. Captin Dennis knew where the fish was and did not waste time getting us in action
Sam  T.
Sam T.
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.
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.
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.
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Captain TJ is super knowledgeable about the fishing landscape in Montauk and we caught 20 big Stripers during an afternooon outing with him and his first mate, Josie. They are both delightful and we’d highly recommend one of their excursions. Best, Roe & Jim (Father/Son)
Roe  M.
Roe M.
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.
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.
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.
AbbyLiFishing
AbbyLiFishing
Fishing charter in Freeport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
I was in the area visiting family and was able to book a charter with Captain Mike with else. Communication was A1 and he’s extremely knowledgeable of the waters. Caught a bunch of fish, too big to keep, but the time and experience was great.
Francisco  D.  J.
Francisco D. J.
Locked With Lorensen – Cayuga & Otisco Lake
Locked With Lorensen – Cayuga & Otisco Lake
Fishing charter in Romulus
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Had a great time caught large mouth.smallmouth .perch sunfish and huge tiger muskie 3 others tigers got to boat but shook off line and were gone were going back !
David  T.
David T. Rochester, New York
Sich's Guide Service – Salmon River
Sich's Guide Service – Salmon River
Fishing charter in Pulaski
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Knowledgeable guide. Helped us understand what we needed to do to catch as many trout as possible. Managed to catch two and hook over half a dozen all together.
Steve  C.
Steve C.
Gianna Helena Charters
Gianna Helena Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Spent a beautiful day on the Gianna Helena. Capt. Lou treated us well and we had a great time all day. We caught plenty of fish along the way!
Cole  H.
Cole H.
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
The captain was a master at locating the striped Bass! Cristina the mate was so knowledgeable and helpful it made our trip the best we have ever had in Montauk. Book your next trip with these guys and you will not be disappointed!!
Brian  G.
Brian G.
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Crunch Time Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Montauk plumbing &Heating booked a charter with Crunch time we had a great time especially with all the fish we caught we just booked another trip Thank you captain TJ from the Montauk plumbing &Heating Crew
John  L.
John L.