Captain
Stephen Ernye

Member since April 2017 Oswego, United States
Background
Captain Stephen Ernye has been fishing his whole life and he spent the last decade exploring the abundance of Lake Ontario and its tributaries. He's a USCG captain and a licensed guide in the state of New York, and he spends every free moment in nature and on the water. Steelhead is Capt. Stephen's favorite fish, and he's happy to show his amazing local fishery to anglers from all over the country.
Techniques
Spin, single and double handed fly fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Stephen Ernye

Oswego, United States
Background
Captain Stephen Ernye has been fishing his whole life and he spent the last decade exploring the abundance of Lake Ontario and its tributaries. He's a USCG captain and a licensed guide in the state of New York, and he spends every free moment in nature and on the water. Steelhead is Capt. Stephen's favorite fish, and he's happy to show his amazing local fishery to anglers from all over the country.
Techniques
Spin, single and double handed fly fishing.

My Charter Listing

Lake Run Fly & Guide

3 reviews
Oswego
trips from $200

Fishing Reports

Mild end

December 05, 2019

Looking like a mild end to 2019. With water levels about perfect and very manageable temperatures it’s going to be a great end of the year and start of 2020. Plenty of fish around with a few giants being… Read Full Report →


First real snow of the season

December 01, 2019

Snowy trip for the VA boys. Big front coming through had us switching presentations often until we hit on what they wanted. Read Full Report →


Beautiful fish

November 25, 2019

Absolutely gorgeous fish around this year. Fishing remains very, very consistent. Calling for a bit of rain tomorrow, should see a slight bump in flow this weekend. Read Full Report →


Low and clear

November 24, 2019

Low, clear water has us adjusting our presentations often. Keeping smiles aboard the boat all week. Little rain coming next week, should see a slight bump in flows. Fishing remains excellent despite challenging conditions. Read Full Report →


Beautiful day

November 17, 2019

Blue bird skies and great fishing, hard to beat. Many, many attachments. Read Full Report →


Chilly start

November 16, 2019

Chilly start this morning with Nico and Kay but turned out beautiful. Dropped the water on us so we had to work a little harder but got em’. Winter steelhead and Browns at their finest Read Full Report →


Water came back into shape

November 09, 2019

Oswego is down to below 15k and clearing nicely. Bad case of the dropsies this morning but had quick learners on the rods. Put a pile top side. Read Full Report →


water for winter

November 01, 2019

Blow out for a couple days, but setting us up for solid fall/early winter run flows. When she drops it’s going to be lights out fishing. Read Full Report →


Big fish hitting the deck

October 27, 2019

Wet and windy conditions but we toughed it out and were rewarded. Big 34”x20.5” today, just over 16 lbs. Big fish of the year...and it’s early in the season! Read Full Report →


Chrome is in

October 26, 2019

Chrome is in and the fish are hot. Browns were fussy today but they’re here, and a few fresh salmon still being caught. Great time of year to be on the river. Read Full Report →


Waters up, trout are snapping

October 21, 2019

Received over 2+” of rain last week and it brought the river level up past the 14k mark. Big water. Increased flows brought in the fish. Mixed bag of salmon, Browns and rainbows. Going to be a stellar November. Read Full Report →


Good soaker

October 16, 2019

Water has been pretty low all fall, we got a good soaker today. More on the way tomorrow. Water is going up, fish are coming in. This is what we’ve been waiting for. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if… Read Full Report →


Better than a day at work

October 11, 2019

Bright sun and fishing pressure slowed the bite a bit. Still managed to put a few in the net, and had our chances on more that just didn’t want to come topside today. Showers tomorrow and cooling daytime temp… Read Full Report →


Gettin it done.

October 07, 2019

Jersey boys brought the pain. One of the clients first FISH ever, not first salmon, first fish..ever... Gotta love it. Read Full Report →


Good fishing

September 30, 2019

Boat limit by 9. Crush fest. Read Full Report →


Smash fest has begun

September 27, 2019

Lots and lots of salmon brought to the net today. As a bonus we captured our first rainbow of the year! Read Full Report →


Getting good

September 26, 2019

Plug bite is hot. Egg bite is turning on, our best run today was 4 fish on 4 consecutive casts. Love it! Read Full Report →


Got some rain, more on the way!

September 25, 2019

Finally got some rain, not much but enough to pull in another wad of fish. Water temps are still warm, but getting better daily. With more rain in the forecast we’ll see even more fish by the end of… Read Full Report →


Tough conditions, still popping rods

September 21, 2019

Rain dance hasn’t worked yet, but we’re still putting fish in the boat. When the rain finally comes its goin to be epic. Let’s go get em’. Read Full Report →


Rain dancing

September 19, 2019

We haven’t gotten any rain lately and the fishing has slowed quite a bit on the river the last few days. Next week looks a little wetter, with any luck it’s going to bring in the motherload. Get ready,… Read Full Report →


Hitting the deck

September 11, 2019

Couldn’t get all the rods set this afternoon before we had our first fish on and in the boat. Still pulling cranks the majority of the time, and they’re crushing them. Exciting stuff. Read Full Report →


Good bite

September 09, 2019

Short afternoon trip, lots of action. Aggressive lure bite from some fresh, feisty kings - even in the warm water. All smiles tonight. Read Full Report →


First river kings of the year

September 07, 2019

Spent the afternoon pulling plugs on the Oswego for some of the first kings of the year. We stuck a few in the net, lost a few and had a bunch of short strikes that just weren’t sticking..yet. Great… Read Full Report →


Oswego kings

September 05, 2019

We received a couple decent shots of rain - it brought the water up and a few fish in with it. The sun is slowly setting for the lake season but boats are still smacking them in 100+ feet,… Read Full Report →


Suicidal kings

August 15, 2019

The slow trickle of fish on the Salmon River has continued for its fourth or fifth day in a row now. Water temps are in the 70’s so unfortunately they won’t survive long. Many, many large adults being taken… Read Full Report →


First fish of 2019 river season

August 11, 2019

As usual in August, the first king was caught down low on the Salmon River in New York. Nothing to get too excited about yet, but love to see the first ones of the season. The lake has been… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
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100%
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Erik R.
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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October 7 2019

VERIFIED   October 7, 2019
Mike is a knowledgable captain and fishing guide. We could not have had a better day of fishing. Came up for a bachelor party...
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Nico D.
Central Falls, Rhode Island
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  November 16, 2019
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Russ O.
Baldwinsville, NY
 5.00
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Great trip, super day on the water

VERIFIED   October 11, 2019
Excellent trip. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to catch fish and work with a top-notch captain who cares about your success
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Lucas D.
North Brookfield, New York
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VERIFIED   October 21, 2017
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