Nine (9) of Lake Ontario's finest charter captains host adventurous runs to the deep waters off the Salmon River to catch salmon and trout from mid-April to mid-October. All of these charters are docked at and depart daily from the Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina, just inside the Lake Ontario seawall at the mouth of the Salmon River. These captains and their mates are highly experienced professional fishermen who know how to find and catch fish, and will show your party a good time in every way. The eastern Lake Ontario basin boasts some of the best freshwater fishing in the entire world. In April and May, “football” brown trout are the targeted bounty. In June, July and August, big lake trout are a prized target, and through the summer months and into the fall, King (Chinook) salmon are pursued successfully. Lake run (steelhead) rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon and Coho salmon add to the catch. Sign up for a 4–8 hour charter, have a great time with your friends and family, and maybe bring home dinner….
Good Times Sportfishing is one of Lake Ontario's premier charter services. Home ported at the Salmon River Lighthouse & Marina you will not find another charter service in the area that logs more time on the Lake. Good Times Sportfishing operates aboard Good Times III, a 2008 Sportcraft 302, one of the area's newest and most well-equipped boats. Every trip is manned by both a captain and a mate and includes all tackle, bait and fish cleaning.
Captains Nick Lee & Richie Thomas
Call or text: (315) 778-8245
Irish Knots is navigated by Capt. Chris Yard, owner of Irish Knots Sport Fishing. Capt. Yard has a United States Coast Guard Masters license and he is also a New York State-licensed fishing and hunting guide. Being a Pulaski native, Capt. Yard has many local ties and can assist with any interests you may have while in the local area! Phenomenal customer service is the #1 goal of Irish Knots while ensuring that your fishing adventure is one that you will not soon forget and will want to repeat aboard Irish Knots! Capt. Yard maintains a clean, safe and fully-equipped, seaworthy vessel. While aboard Irish Knots, it is the crew's goal to provide a safe and enjoyable fish-catching experience, so please bring your family (Irish Knots is child-friendly), your friends and your business associates. Welcome aboard for world-class fishing and some of the most impressive sights one can see while on the waters of Lake Ontario!
Captain Chris Yard
Call or text: (315) 263-7661
Highly experienced Capt. James W. Fetterhoff, Sr. has spent three decades chasing fishing dreams on Lake Ontario. Capt. Jim's passion and obsession for catching trophy-sized fish are unparalleled and Midway's guests will quickly recognize his unbridled dedication and commitment to ensure the fishing success of every angler on board. From his very first day on Lake Ontario, he was challenged and intrigued by its ever-changing water and fishing conditions. Capt. Jim specializes in FUN and whether you are a novice or a hardcore angler, he promises to provide a fishing trip to remember. Aboard the immaculate vessel Midway with its completely up-to-date and meticulously-maintained equipment, guests will be met by a crew that is friendly, knowledgeable and professional, with a reputation and customer reviews which speak for themselves. Capt. Jim is personable and patient with everyone, young and old alike, and sincerely appreciates the opportunity to entertain your party while showing you firsthand just how awesome Lake Ontario freshwater fishing can be.
Captain James W. Fetterhoff, Sr.
Call or text: (570) 640-9861
Come aboard Capt. Shane's 30-foot Penn Yan Prowler for an unforgettable Lake Ontario deepwater excursion or join his staff on the Salmon River for a fast-paced and exhilarating drift boat fishing trip of a lifetime. Trophy-sized King Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye and Brown Trout abound in one of the world's finest fisheries encompassing Lake Ontario and the Salmon River in Pulaski NY! Using only the best lake and river fishing guides in the area, Salmon River Guide promises a memorable adventure for you, your family and your friends. Whether you prefer to fish Lake Ontario from April to October or the Salmon River from October to May, we will provide your group the best fishing guides and charter captains within the entire Upstate NY region!
Captain Shane Thomas
Call or text: (315) 430-6728
Lake Ontario and the Salmon River are famous for producing trophy-sized Lake, Brown and Steelhead Trout and King and Coho Salmon, with an occasional Atlantic in the mix. Pulaski, New York is the center of this world-renowned upstate New York sportfishery and since 1976, Strike Zone has been the vessel of choice for thousands of anglers looking for the best Lake Ontario Charter Captains and Salmon River guides.
Fishing Lake Ontario and its nearby rivers are what Strike Zone Charters does...full time! Come aboard Strike Zone with either Capt. Robin or Capt. Todd to create outdoor memories you will never forget.
Captains (and brothers) Robin & Todd Sheltra
Call or text: (315) 382-5982
Capt. Matt Bell of Black Jack Charters holds a USCG Master Captain license. Black Jack offers Lake Ontario charter trips for Brown and Lake Trout and all types of Salmon. With a deep respect for the nation’s military veterans, Black Jack also offers discounts for active duty and retired members of the Armed Forces. Younger anglers are encouraged to become involved and Black Jack Charters will take extra care to provide any assistance needed to make the experience a memorable one for young and old alike. Black Jack is very proud to share the enjoyment of one of the greatest fisheries in the country with all of its customers and invites them to view photos and live action videos on its Facebook page.
Captain Matt Bell
Call or text: (570) 495-3527
Johnny and Andrea Wisgo are a husband and wife guiding team who were born and raised in NE Pennsylvania, but soon moved to NY when they discovered the great fishing here. They have built their guide service from a dream and a mountain of dedication, and it continues to grow to this day.
Captain John Wisgo has been a guide since 1994. In that time, he has developed many popular fly patterns and fishing techniques and he continues to be on the cutting edge of the fishery. His popular fly pattern, the "Jawbreaker" is well known, and during the summer when he's not out piloting NY Fishtales on lake charters, he's at his vise filling orders.
Captain John Wisgo
Call or text: (315) 591-6967