New York

161 Fishing Charters

New York Fishing Charters

Search top fishing charters in New York

Top New York Destinations

New York: 161 fishing charters available

Captain Chris Fishing Charters

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (40)
Montauk
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Reel Mania Sportfishing Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (21)
Wilson
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Fishlander Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (98)
Sodus Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Red Dog Fishing Charters

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (49)
Chaumont
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

LATER ON Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (22)
Oswego
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Push The Limit Sportfishing

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (37)
Montauk
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

716 SPORTFISHING

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (23)
Burt
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $570

Boston Angler

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (85)
Wolcott
trips from $600

Locked with Lorensen

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (15)
Richland
 Instant Confirmation

Rockaway Fishing Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (117)
New York City
 Instant Confirmation

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 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4.58
Based on 23938 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.

New York Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

I recommend if you want to have a fun day just try it I think its something every one will enjoy while being with family or friends and just having a GOOD TIME.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I recommend if you want to have a fun day just try it I think its something every one will enjoy while being with family or friends and just having a GOOD TIME.
Dorothy  S.
Dorothy S. Brooklyn, New York
Chaumont is a great fishery. Captain Dave took us all over the channel to give us an opportunity for a monster.
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
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
Fishing was a bit slow at first but picked up around 9:00 AM. It was a post-cold don’t day though so normally the fishing would be even better.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing was a bit slow at first but picked up around 9:00 AM. It was a post-cold don’t day though so normally the fishing would be even better.
Wendy  W.
Wendy W. Owens Cross Roads, AL
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book a trip with Captain Mike on Never Enuff fishing charter! The black fish were biting all day!
Jaime  C.
Jaime C. Cortlandt Manor, New York
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Diamond jigs are killer . Stick with the lighter tackle . Trawling is no fun
Craig  L.
Craig L. Sayville, NY
The fishing is plenteous and exciting. However, prepare for swift currents, a tremendous undertow, and do not take the river and lakes lightly.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The fishing is plenteous and exciting. However, prepare for swift currents, a tremendous undertow, and do not take the river and lakes lightly.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. United States
I would recommend anyone that love to fish. Please get to OSwego and enjoy this amazing experience!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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,
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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 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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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

Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Battle Fish Charters – Ice Fishing
Fishing charter in Saranac Lake
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
Overall this was a great experience. AJ was very knowledgeable about ice fishing and well prepared to give us a good time.
Kaala  W.
Kaala W. Schenectady, NY
Locked with Lorensen
Locked with Lorensen
Fishing charter in Richland
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Choosing the captain Lorensen is the best choice, he has rich fishing experience and excellent equipment. He can guarantee that you get the maximum probability of catch fish.We asked whether there is a heater and the captain prepared enough gas to keep us warm.
Guanboyu  R.
Guanboyu R. Syracuse, New York
Dreams Come True – Drift Boat
Dreams Come True – Drift Boat
Fishing charter in Pulaski
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 17 reviews
The heating device on the ship is very good. Can make us very comfortable fishing. Although we didn't catch any fish, we had a happy day enjoying the beautiful scenery.My English is not very good, but he still patiently explained to me。He is a very good person, and many people along the way greet him.He has been trying different baits, and it has produced results. I believe that the harvest will be better if the weather is better. He is definitely a trustworthy partner
Guanboyu  R.
Guanboyu R. Syracuse, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 117 reviews
The fishing trip was amazing. Captain Tom and Ron were on time, so helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for an amazing day!
Elizabeth  G.
Elizabeth G. New York, New York
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 117 reviews
Great experience! We had a blast! Fish were bitting good! God job captain... 👍👍
Rodolfo  M.
Rodolfo M. El Paso, TX
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 117 reviews
Amazing amazing trip with both captains they were very professional and friendly i would recommend this trip for everyone.
Saud  S.
Saud S. Kuwait
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Rockaway Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New York City
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 117 reviews
Great Day on the water. The crew was great. Let us take part in all aspects of the fishing trip. We definitely go out with them again.
Tracy  W.
Tracy W. Midland, NC
Captain Chris Fishing Charters
Captain Chris Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
First time fishing on a private charter and Mike made it a memorable one. Despite just missing the stripped bass or possibly just having bad luck on our end getting the fish to bite chris kept a positive attitude and was very helpful. He tried his hardest to make sure we catch fish stopping at several spots, using several different methods and even allowing us to fish over our time limit. Thankyou capt mike we had a great time and will be back next season!
Alexandria  F.
Alexandria F. Medford, NY
The Angler Fleet – Angler III
The Angler Fleet – Angler III
Fishing charter in Port Washington
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Such a beautiful time with friends and family all made possible by Angler fleet! Thank you Captain Bob and crew (Phil & Joe) for making my Husband’s 40th birthday celebration a huge success!
Sharnice  J.
Sharnice J. The Bronx, New York
Locked with Lorensen
Locked with Lorensen
Fishing charter in Richland
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Our captain from Locked with Lorensen was our best experience. Our captain very friendly and help the clients and explaining every little details. His very professional captan and has a lot of knowledge from finishing. Highly recommend to everyone Locked with Lorensen any time Thank you captain the amazing unforgettable day .
Tamas  D.
Tamas D. Brooklyn, New York
North Emerald Charters
North Emerald Charters
Fishing charter in Niagara Falls
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
My 11 year old boy loves fishing and has been a couple times back in Northwest Indiana…I myself have no outdoor skills :) We couldn’t have picked a better Captain!! He was fun, exciting and clearly loves what he does. We got to learn about the area, how to clean the fish and had some laughs.
Nanda  D.
Nanda D. La Porte, IN
Captain Chris Fishing Charters
Captain Chris Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
We came to the dock excited for a day of fishing and we were not let down. Chris gave us all the equipment, took us to great spots and handed all the fish. This man knows what he’s doing. We had bites the second our lines touched the water. We will be back!
Alexandra  S.
Alexandra S. Westbury, NY
Locked with Lorensen
Locked with Lorensen
Fishing charter in Richland
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Honestly the best guide service I have been on. Ryan went out of his way to get us on fish and even thoughit was a difficult day with the weather. He tried his hardest to help me get my first salmon on a fly rod out of the salmon river. Would definitely recommend and would go again!
Emily  B.
Emily B. North East, PA
Captain Chris Fishing Charters
Captain Chris Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Chris was concerned about the weather and gave us an option to not go out. He was clear about the conditions and our options. We decided to go. He got us on fish fast and we were catching small fish with almost every cast. As the weather improved, we moved out to the point and caught our limit of stripers in the slot. Easy going guy, good fisherman, fileted the fish for us. Very good overall experience.
Alex  I.
Alex I. Oyster Bay, NY
Against The Wind Fishing
Against The Wind Fishing
Fishing charter in Montauk
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 2 reviews
CPT Derrick is fantastic. Despite some tough conditions he pulled it out for us. Great guy who was willing to make sure we caught some fish. Everyone left happy after a great day of fishing. Thx CPT D!
John  S.
John S. New York, New York
Locked with Lorensen
Locked with Lorensen
Fishing charter in Richland
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
We had a great experience with Ryan. He is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. In our one day with him, we learned more and had more success than in our all of our other days on the river over the course of several years. Highly, highly recommended!
Kyle  G.
Kyle G. Brewster, NY
Gianna Helena Charters
Gianna Helena Charters
Fishing charter in Montauk
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 23 reviews
Went out on a fishing trip with friends on Captain Lou's Gianna Helena charters. Not a minute went by without excitedly catching fish or waiting to hook one, or two at the same time, on either side of the boat. It's a day my friends and I will treasure for many years to come. Thank you Captain Lou!
Raymond  A.
Raymond A. Bloomfield, CT
Buffalo Bass and Walleye
Buffalo Bass and Walleye
Fishing charter in Buffalo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
Captain Alan is a great guy and works hard to help you catch the fish you want to! Great fun trip!
Amelia  T.
Amelia T. Lockport, New York
Locked with Lorensen
Locked with Lorensen
Fishing charter in Richland
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 15 reviews
Ryan was an incredible guide! He was super flexible and had the best personality that really made the day wonderful. Ryan gave us the option of shore fishing, drift boat fishing, or both. He taught my fiancé and I so much and was super informative! Though I believe that fishing charters are pretty pricey (Captain Ryan included), I also believe he was worth it! If I had to do it all over again, I'd book with him again hands down!
Brandi  C.
Brandi C. Hoboken, NJ
Lake Run Fly & Guide
Lake Run Fly & Guide
Fishing charter in Oswego
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Where do I start? I had to rearrange this trip because of a change in travel plans and Capt. Stephen worked with me the entire time. He was very knowledgeable and very patient. I lost 4 fish and was feeling discouraged but Capt. Stephen helped me to adjust my technique and I went on to catch my limit, including an 18lb King Salmon. I can't wait to book my next trip!
Curtis  H.
Curtis H. Wilmington, DE

FAQs about Fishing Charters in New York

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in New York costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $562, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $725. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in New York is 29 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Captain Chris Fishing Charters, Reel Mania Sportfishing Charters, and Fishlander Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in New York. Full list of top fishing charters in New York.

Captain Chris Fishing Charters and Fishlander Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New York.

The best way to experience fishing in New York is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in New York.

The most popular fish species you can target are Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Bass (Striped). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and jigging. Lake fishing, offshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in New York.