Fishing Charters & Guides

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.

Fishing our Rivers, Streams & Lakes

Charter Checklist

  • 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 charters & guides that operate out of Orleans County. For information on waterways, marinas &  access points, visit our Navigate our Waterways page.


 Oak Orchard River Guide Service  Brian London  • 585-283-1301
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.

Buc-A-Roo SportfishingRon Penna • 585-659-8130
Over 30 years of guiding for Trout & Salmon on Lake Ontario. Two full time Capts. and 3 full time mates. The boat is a Trojan: from stem to stern, she graces the water at over 40ft. long, 13ft. 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. Childern under 16 fish FREE.

Intimidator ChartersMike 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”.

Pisces ChartersButch 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.

Searcher ChartersChas Townsend • 585-589-6412

Sunrise II SportfishingBob Stevens • 800-236-8659
34′ Pursuit Express Fisherman, full time professional Captain for 25 years. All the latest equipment provided. Clean facilities for all clients. Fish cleaned & packed. Full & half days available. May fishing at the Niagara Bar. Many derby prizes won, multiple tournament wins, proven success.

Tightlines ChartersJohn 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 ChartersChris 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

Rally Killer ChartersC.J. Crisp • 570-662-7183
Full-time charter, fully equipped. 31′ Baha. Located at Lake Breeze Marina on Oak Orchard Creek.

Reel Excitement ChartersBob 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 SportfishingLaura 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.

Get Hooked SportfishingMichael Grager • 585-765-2688
Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon fishing out of Point Breeze on a 26 foot Thompson Fisherman. I have 10 years experience fishing the waters off of Point Breeze and have learned from some of the best captains on the lake. All rods, reels, and tackle are provided.

Orleans Outdoor Guide ServiceRon 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.

The Sea OtterBrent 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 ChartersDave 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.

Just 4 Fun ChartersCapt. Bill Ashmore • 585-355-2211
Full & half day trips with Captain Bill Ashmore, operating from Point Breeze, NY.

Irish Pride ChartersJoe Toomey • 585-624-9446

33′ Boat with 13′ beam. Full time charter service. All tackle provided. Fish filleted at no charge.

Valley of The Shadow Fishing ChartersDavid Wolinski • 585-374-5814
Fishing charters the month of August on Lake Ontario.

Chrysalis ChartersChris 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 SportfishingChris 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 SportfishingRichard 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.

Good Time Charters • Bob Kitchen • 607-936-8286
We have a 31′ Tiara loaded with fishing gear and waiting to take you out for 8 hours of fishing. For a good day on the Lake and a good day in Orleans County, call 607-936-8286.

Tri-State ChartersPaul 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

Just Eleven ChartersP.J. Woznicki • 814-459-8044

Bag Lady ChartersCapt. Earl Ruddy • 570-673-3352
Bag Lady Charters is operated out of Oak Orchard by the husband and wife team of Capt. Earl Ruddy and 1st mate, Doris. We have 20 plus years experience with trolling on Lake Ontario. We have been fishing out of Pt. Breeze/Oak Orchard for the past 11 years. Our main focus is on family adventure. Children, seniors and soccer moms will find a friendly fishing experience with us.

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 ChartersTim Hummel • 570-847-9725

Screamin’ Reels ChartersTom Boddy • 585-750-8875

Pirate SportfishingKeith Poland • 419-878-3873 & Al Alvarado • 419-708-3564

Tomahawk SportfishingCapt. 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


For fishing conditions, call the Orleans County Tourism Fishing Hotline at (585) 589-3220 or view our fishing report (updated weekly).


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