Lake Ontario Chinook Salmon Fishing Charters

Lake Ontario Chinook Salmon Fishing Charters

Top Lake Ontario Chinook Salmon Fishing Destinations

Best Chinook Salmon Fishing Charters in Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario: 63 fishing charters available

Fishlander Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(111 reviews)
Sodus Point
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

SunMoon Adventures LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(90 reviews)
Mexico
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Boston Angler

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
Wolcott
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Over The Rail Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Pulaski
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Chinook Salmon Fishing in Lake Ontario

Chinook Salmon
  • Size 10-50 lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Lake, River, Nearshore

(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Lake Ontario Salmon fishing charters are the best of the best. These pink-fleshed fish are the lake’s shining stars, and you can hook into them on both sides of the border. Explore the fisheries in upstate New York and Southern Ontario to hook yourself a “royal” treat!

Chinook (also called King) Salmon are the number one target anglers come here for. You’ll also have the opportunity to hook into their silvery cousins, Coho Salmon. There are two distinct times and places to fish for them. In the spring and summer, head into the lake itself. These are cold water fish, so they’ll keep moving further offshore as the waters warm.
 

In the fall, turn your attention to the lake’s many tributaries. This is game time! The Salmon are moving into the river mouths to spawn, which is when they’re at their biggest and most aggressive. You’ll find Chinook and Coho Salmon in nearly all of the surrounding waterways from early September through early November.

Your window to hook Salmon is small, as these fish are only around for a short period of time. As such, a full day trip is more than worth it. Lake Ontario is one of the best Salmon fisheries on the east coast and you’re going to want to take advantage of every minute you can spend here.


There are many great fishing spots to depart from in search of Chinook and Coho. If you’re fishing the tributaries in the fall, head to the Salmon and Oswego Rivers in upstate New York. If you’re fishing the other side of the border, Port Credit and Toronto are excellent locations to visit.

Lake Ontario Chinook Salmon Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Chinook Salmon fishing in Lake Ontario varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to October. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.
Lake Ontario
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25,008 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Chinook Salmon Fishing in Lake Ontario

Chaumont is a great fishery. Captain Dave took us all over the channel to give us an opportunity for a monster.
Very good
4.0 / 5
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
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
I would recommend anyone that love to fish. Please get to OSwego and enjoy this amazing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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 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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
It was a lot of fun and the salmon were biting. Kings were all around and the big ones were biting too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a lot of fun and the salmon were biting. Kings were all around and the big ones were biting too.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Alpharetta, GA
We had some rough waters. The Capt did say a few trips were cancelled during the week leading up to ours. We still had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had some rough waters. The Capt did say a few trips were cancelled during the week leading up to ours. We still had a great time!
Michael  A.
Michael A. Warwick, NY
Just come prepared for the weather just in case, but over all you don't need to bring anything for the boat it is all there for you, just bring yourself and food and drink.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just come prepared for the weather just in case, but over all you don't need to bring anything for the boat it is all there for you, just bring yourself and food and drink.
Timothy  F.
Timothy F. Newfoundland, PA
Sunscreen, plenty of refreshments to keep hydrated and make sure to take the appropriate measures if you get seasick. Also make sure you get your fishing license before you get onto the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, plenty of refreshments to keep hydrated and make sure to take the appropriate measures if you get seasick. Also make sure you get your fishing license before you get onto the boat
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Tully, New York
The Kings are stocked at this point in the lake greatly improving the catch. Hire a knowledgeable and experienced Captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Kings are stocked at this point in the lake greatly improving the catch. Hire a knowledgeable and experienced Captain.
Sheila  S.
Sheila S. United States

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