Orleans County charter captains & guides are fully insured and licensed by the United States Coast Guard. They provide the rods, reels, lures and state of the art electronics to assure a hassle-free, unforgettable day of trophy fishing.
Our charter captains and guides will also help you find the appropriate lodging to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Whether it’s an efficient and comfortable motel, a quaint bed and breakfast, a cottage on the water, or a fully accommodating campground, Orleans County has your lodging needs covered. View lodging options.
Soft, white, rubber-soled boat shoes or sneakers
Sunglasses, sunscreen lotion and visor or hat
Warm clothing, raingear, windbreaker
A digital camera with lots of open space on memory card
A New York State Fishing License
A cooler to keep your catch fresh after leaving the boat
Lunch (sandwiches) & beverages
The following list includes fishing guides and charters that operate out of Orleans County. For information on waterways, marinas & access points, visit our Navigate our Waterways page.
Fly Fishing Guides
Oak Orchard Tackle & Lodge Guide Service • Ron Bierstine • 585-682-4546
NYS Licensed Outdoor Fly Fishing Guides are the top anglers in WNY with years of tributary fishing experience. Skill and run timing knowledge are unparalleled. Tackle & equipment can be provided. Come fish the Oak Orchard River or other less crowded waterways for a half-day or whole day wade trip. (Formerly known as Orleans Outdoor.)
Oak Orchard River Guide Service • Brian London • 585-283-1301 • Facebook
I am an accomplished fly fisherman with over 40 years experience and a New York State Licensed Guide, Badge #6928. My certifications include CPR, First Aid and Water & Wading Safety and my guiding license includes Fishing, Camping, and Small Craft. I am also a member of New York State Outdoor Guides Association. Living just minutes from the world famous Oak Orchard River I spend many days fishing the “Oak” with great success. I have gained much knowledge on the tactics of fishing the “Oak” and other Great Lake Tributary’s. Over the years I have taught many people to fly fish and made lots of great friends in my endeavors. Looking forward to guiding you in your Trout/Steelhead endeavors. Operating from the Oak Orchard River.
Buc-A-Roo Sportfishing • Ron Penna • 585-659-8130
Over 30 years of guiding for Trout & Salmon on Lake Ontario. Two full time captains and 3 full time mates. The boat is a Trojan: from stem to stern, she graces the water at over 40′ long, 13′ wide, weighs over 10 tons, and cruises the big lake between 25-30 knots. To provide shelter from the elements, the enclosed cabin is heated and air conditioned. For your convenience there is a private bathroom. You won’t find a more comfortable charter boat on Lake Ontario. She is fully equipped with the latest equipment & electronics. All tackle, etc. provided, fish cleaned and packaged free of charge. Children under 16 fish FREE. Operating from Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina, Point Breeze.
Get Hooked Sportfishing • Michael Grager • 585-765-2688 • Facebook
Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon fishing out of Point Breeze on the Oak Orchard River! The charter vessel is a 29′ Aquasport tournament model, and top of the line rods, reels, and tackle are provided for your day on the water. I operate April through late September, and full and half day trips are available. Operating from Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina, Point Breeze.
Intimidator Charters • Mike Lavender • 585-944-7315
The Intimidator is a 31′ Tiara Sport Fisherman, fully equipped to handle all conditions Lake Ontario has to offer with comfort. I can offer you a service that is safe, professional, fun and “full of fish”. Come fish with us where “dreams become reality”. Operating from Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina, Point Breeze.
Pisces Charters • Butch Cooley • 585-682-5258
Lake Ontario trout and salmon fishing at its best off the shores of Orleans County. Aboard you will find a very clean and comfortable 33′ long 13′ wide Trojan boat with all the latest electronics and equipment. Veteran fishing Captain Butch Cooley and one of his two full time first mates are standing ready to help you enjoy a fantastic day on the water. For your comfort the vessel is equipped with full bathroom facilities and a galley/dinette area for your use. All the latest tackle is provided as well as your catch cleaned and bagged for your convenience. Please call for pricing and open dates, April thru September.
Scream’n Reel Charters • Captain Chris Lester • 585-683-9621 • Facebook
Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout fishing, offering 5 and 8 hour charters for up to 4 people. Operating from Bald Eagle Marina, Kendall. Check us out on our website or catch us on Facebook.
Sunrise II Sportfishing • Bob Stevens • 800-236-8659 • Facebook
Full time professional charter service est. 1989. Fishing aboard a 34′ Pursuit, a proven fishing machine, with all the latest equipment and electronics, we will get you on fish in luxury. Many tournament and derby wins. Fishing the Niagara bar in the spring as well. Operating from Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina, Point Breeze.
Tightlines Charters • John Oravec • 585-765-2855
Capt. John Oravec, the Troutman, offers a 33′ Trojan and 21′ Lund for a variety of Orleans County water fishing trips. We have 33 years experience out of Point Breeze. Use us for trip planning convenience.
U-Betcha Charters • Chris Vogt • 585-303-7021
Lake Ontario Sportfishing for Trophy King salmon and Trout. We operate out of the Famous Oak Orchard River on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. The U-Betcha is a 10 meter Trojan International Express. At 33′ in length and a 13′ beam and over 10 tons she will provide you a safe and enjoyable day on the water. To book a great fishing experience please give me a call (585)303-7021
Reel Excitement Charters • Bob Songin • 585-733-5829
Captain Bob Songin has been fulfilling anglers fishing dreams for over 25 years as a professional on Western Lake Ontario. He has many Derby and Tournament accomplishment to his credit. He is ready to use his knowledge and experience to provide fishing excitement for you and your friends.
Rusty Lure Sportfishing • Laura Burnett • 585-303-3222
Salmon and Trout fishing aboard a 31′ Tiara and Perch trips aboard a 21 ft. Crestliner Pontoon. Both boats are clean and well maintained. All fishing equipment is supplied and both have fully enclosed marine heads for your convenience. Half day and full day trips available. Please call for more information.
The Sea Otter • Brent Snyder • 585-591-4620
JDs Custom Charters • Jeremy Sage • 585-734-8930
Lake Ontario sport fishing for trophy Trout and King salmon! Docked at Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina is our fully equipped 30′ Penn Yan 298 Predator. Safe and stable fishing platform rigged with all the equipment we will need to get you and your party on the fish! Captain Jeremy Sage has fished on the tournament trail and has a lot of experience and will give you 110% on your charter to help you have fun, catch fish and have a memorable time out on the water—Guaranteed! Check out our website and Facebook page. Please call with questions on availability, multi boat trips, and pricing.
Tracker Charters • Dave Siegfried • 585-637-3291
33′ fully equipped SeaRay, clean and well maintained with private bathroom. USCG licensed captain with 30 yrs. Experience. Fully insured, all tackle provided. Fish cleaned and bagged. Lodging available Rates: Please call.
Irish Pride Charters • Joe Toomey • 585-303-6205
33′ Boat with 13′ beam. Full time charter service. All tackle provided. Fish filleted at no charge. Operating April 1-Sept. 30 from Bald Eagle Marina, 1033 Lakeland Beach Rd., Kendall.
Valley of The Shadow Fishing Charters • David Wolinski • 585-374-5814
Fishing charters the month of August on Lake Ontario.
Chrysalis Charters • Chris Efing • 585-352-0928
Fishing on Lake Ontario. 30′ Penn Yan sportfisherman. Executive charters available. U.S. Coast Guard licensed, fully insured. Equipment furnished. Cabins and private marine bathroom. Full-time professional Rates: Please Call
Maverick Sportfishing • Chris LoPresti • 585-749-2073
Enjoy sportfishing pleasures aboard Maverick, a 33′ Trojan Express with an extra wide 13′ beam. Professional Charter Boat Captain, modern rods & reels of the highest quality, fully equipped with state of the art electronics, clean and private facilities. US Coast Guard licensed & inspected, fully insured. Kids 16 and under fish for FREE! Please call for more info.
Crazy Yankee Sportfishing • Richard Hajecki • 585-704-7996
At Crazy Yankee Sportfishing our charter business, and tournament team, look forward to having FUN every time we hit the water. If you’re not having fun then why bother? We run our business in specific waters during prime months to insure that we catch boat loads of Salmon and Trout. We hang out at the “Oak” from mid June-September.
Make the Turn Charters • Captain Lucas Falkner • 585-733-1700 • Facebook
Whether you’re looking to fill a cooler full of fish, or catch that trophy of a lifetime. Make the turn guarantees at least one fish or your next Charter is free. Discounts for First Responders and Military. Operating from Bald Eagle Marina, Kendall.
Lake Runner Charters • Paul Nau • 585-732-9414
We love having families on the boat and seeing the faces of people when they catch their first trout or salmon. We have originated and donated charters to operation injured soldier for the past 3 years and will continue to do so. I have been salmon fishing in Lake Ontario for over 40 years I was trained by one of the best ever in the lake, Roger Lowden. Operating out of Bald Eagle Marina, Kendall.
Rebel Charters • Capt Jerry Felluca & Capt. Larry Lapa • 585-964-2106
Capt. Jerry & Capt. Larry have been fishing Lake Ontario for over 40 years. Born-Raised and currently reside on the shore of Lake Ontario. We provide a FUN/Information filled Lake Ontario experience. Lake Ontario United.com also provides you with CURRENT information for every aspect of your trip. ENJOY! Operating from Bald Eagle Marina, Kendall.
Rigged Sportfishing Charters • Capt. Nick Rusin • 585-746-8307
Rigged is a 30′ long and 11′ wide Aquasport which is fully equipped with the most up-to-date tackle and electronics out there. Full restroom aboard. We’re all about being safe, having fun, and catching fish! Chinook “King” Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Lake Trout are all species we target. Charters available for 1-6 persons. Operating out of Bald Eagle Marina, Kendall NY from April to September. Call or email for more information.
Salmonboy Sportfishing • Joe Oakes • 716-200-3614 • Facebook
Over 20 years of experience fishing for Trout and Salmon. Team Salmonboy has a proven track record of catching big fish, and will work to create the best fishing experience possible every time the boat leaves the dock. Operating from the Orleans County Marine Park.
Tri-State Charters • Paul Czarnecki • 716-390-0085
33′ Trojan with wide 13 1/2′ beam for extra stability and safety. Private bathroom. Fully insured. Most up to date equipment, tackle and lures. Fish cleaned and bagged at no charge. Exclusive taxidermy service available. Call or email for rates and reservations
Wishin To Be Fishin Charters • Bob Eder • 570-971-7402
28.5′ Baha Cruisers Sportfisherman with latest electronics. All tackle provided. Heated cabin & enclosed head is provided for your comfort. 20+ years of Great Lakes fishing experience & will strive to make your trip an enjoyable one. Fish cleaned & packaged. Call for rates & available dates. Full & half day trips as well as specials upon request.
Fish In The Box Charters • Tim Hummel • 570-847-9725 • Facebook
Operating from the Orleans County Marine Park on the Oak Orchard River.
Fishlure Charter • David Huebner • 609-462-6661 • Facebook
Captain Dave brings 20 plus years on Lake Ontario. We’re fishing on a 33’ Trojan International with a 13’ beam. All tackle provided. We give our all for your pleasurable day on the water. Operating from Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina, Point Breeze.
Screamin’ Reels Charters • Tom Boddy • 585-750-8875
Tomahawk Sportfishing • Capt. Jonathan W. Ross & Capt. Thomas R. Ross • 585-615-0229
Over 40 years of fishing for Trout & Salmon on Lake Ontario and tributaries . Two full time captains on board. The boat is one of 18 custom built 3600 SportCraft Fishmasters, 40′ long with a 13 1/2′ wide beam; hard top to provide shelter from the weather and a private bathroom in the enclosed cabin. This is a very big comfortable charter boat for Lake Ontario. Fully equipped with top of the line electronics and tackle, gear rods, reels provided. Open April 15th to October 1st. GUARANTEED
Mike’s Vice Charters LLC • Captain Mike Schuler • 814-598-2186
Captain Schuler holds a USCG issued Masters license and has over 30 years of Great Lakes fishing experience. Mike’s Vice is a 260 Thompson Sportfisherman fully equipped with all rods, reels, electronics and safety equipment. Operating from Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina, Point Breeze.
For fishing conditions, call the Orleans County Tourism Fishing Hotline at (585) 589-3220 or view our fishing report (updated weekly).