Fishing Hotlines/News

Hotlines are among the most popular pages on our website. The hotlines provide information such as fishing locations, fishing conditions, and types of fish found in the waters of New York State. With updates every week, these pages are a great way to get the scoop on where the fish are biting as you plan your next fishing trip. Good luck!​

Fishing Hotline Numbers Location Phone Number Updates By
DEC Region 3 (845) 256 – 3101 DEC Region 3 Fisheries
DEC Region 7 (607) 753 – 1551 DEC Region 7 Fisheries
Orleans County (585) 589 – 3220 Orleans County Tourism
Lake Erie – Dunkirk (716) 679 – ERIE DEC Region 9 Fisheries
Lake Erie – Buffalo (716) 855 – FISH DEC Region 9 Fisheries
Niagara County (877) FALLS US Niagara Tourism and Convention
Wayne County (315) 946 – 5466 Wayne County Office of Tourism

More about Fishing Hotlines/News

​Adirondack/Lake Champlain Fishing and Hunting Hotline – Fishing and hunting information for the Adirondack/Lake Champlain region.

Central New York Fishing Hotline – Good places to fish in Region 7 and eastern Region 8 listed on a weekly basis.

Lake Erie Fishing Hotline – Weekly fishing updates for Lake Erie and tributary streams, Upper Niagara River, and popular inland waters.

Western New York Fishing Hotline – Weekly fishing updates for Lake Ontario and tributary streams, Lower Niagara River and popular inland waters.

Lake Ontario Fishing Information & Charter Services

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Lake Ontario Fishing Info

From NYS Department of Environmental Education:​

Fishing Charter Services

If you are looking for a memorable fishing trip on Lake Ontario or one of the beautiful bays along its shore you’ve come to the right place. New York offers the most diverse fishery in the northeast with king salmon, cohos, lake trout, brown trout, steelhead and the occasional Atlantic salmon. Also, Eastern Lake Ontario is one of the best spots in the country for trophy walleye.  Don’t forget about our great smallmouth fishing!

We compiled a list of some of the best Charter Captains in NY. If you are interested in a memorable fishing trip and want to sample the most diverse fishery in the northeast give one of these Captains a call.  All of the charters services listed are fully insured and US Coast Guard Licensed.

All customers 16 years of age or older must have a valid NYS fishing license.  Also, in most cases clients are asked to bring the following:

  • Appropriate clothing
  • Soft sole shoes-preferably white soles
  • Food and drink
  • Large cooler to take home your catch
  • Motion sickness meds if necessary (prior to arrival)
  • Camera
  • Desire to catch fish
  • Do us a favor, take the time and let our Captains where you got their information.

Lake Ontario Charters and Guide Services

Lake Ontario Charters and Guide Services

Reel Fishin’ Charters
.  If you want to enjoy some of the best fishing on Lake Ontario give Captain Harold Polley a call.  With nearly 2 decades of experience fishing the east end of Lake Ontario for salmon, brown trout and lake trout, Captain Harold consistently provides memorable trips for his customers.  Captain Harold has 2 boats with the latest electronics and Stages out of Hidden Harbor in Three Mile Bay, NY  Call 207-461-0085 or visit his Facebook page.

Cannon Ball Runner Captain Ed Monette has over 20 years of experience on Lake Ontario Fishing for Walleye, salmon, brown trout and steelhead from April to September.  For a memorable sport fishing experience call Capt ed at 315-675-3143, 315-675-3143 or 315-952-6200, 315-952-6200.  You can also check out his web site or email Ed at 

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Milky Way Charter Service  Give Scott and Cindy Durant a call for that special fishing experience.  Captain Scott has gain a wealth of knowledge over the years and consistently produces results that are second to none.  Staging out of Henderson Harbor you can fish for Walleye, Salmon, Brown trout, lake trout, and steelhead from April to September. E-mail Scott & Cindy at: or visit their web site at:

SunMoon Adventures  ​How about a memorable fishing trip with Captain Kenneth Ruszkiewicz.  Captain Kenneth will do everything in his power to make your fishing trip special.  Staging out of Mexico, NY in a comfortable 29' cruiser you will fish for salmon and trout  in the most productive waters of the southern shore of Lake Ontario.  Give him a call at  315-877-5567 or check out his web site:

Cold Steel Sport fishing If action is what your looking for call one of the the best Captains on Lake Ontario.  Captain Tom Burke and the Cold Steel Fishing team has more recent NY Pro Am wins under their belt than any other team on the lake.  Tom can put you on salmon and trout from April through September.  If you prefer floats trips for steelhead browns or salmon no problem.  Give Tom a call at 315-298-2500, 315-298-2500 at home in the evening or 315-391-8079, 315-391-8079 the day on the boat. 

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Reel Hooked up charters Contact Captain Sean Brown for some great Finger lakes fishing.

Ace Charters  Captain Jim Samia will show you some of the best action on Lake Ontario’s southern shore.  Fishing out of Wilson harbor from 5/27 through  6/1, Oak Orchard from 6/6 through 6/24 and Oswego from 7/1 through 9/4.  If kings aren’t enough of a challenge how about gear busting trophy stripers on the Hudson river! Call Capt Jim at 413-652-2063, 413-652-2063.  or visit his web

Lots-A-Limits Charters & Guide Service  When it comes to knowledge of the fishery and hard work you won’t find a better charter captain in the fleet.  Captain Tim Meader of Lots-A-Limits Charters is well established in the area and continually produces memorable fishing trips for his clients.  Starting in the Rochester area in April and then moving to gorgeous Henderson harbor around the start of walleye season you can fish for brown trout, salmon, lake trout, steelhead, cohos and walleye in comfort in his 29′ Baha.  You can also book a drift trip in the spring and fall for salmon and steelhead.  Give Tim a call at 315-938-5518, 315-938-5518 or 800-469-3065,  800-469-3065 or e-mail him at  or check out his web site at

Moby Dick Charters Escape to Lake Ontario for sport fishing at its finest with Captain Bob Dick. Captain Bob Dick stages out of the Henderson and Sackets Harbor area of  Eastern Lake Ontario and has a reputation for consistently producing memorable trips for his clients. Fish comfortably off his 26’ Penn Yan Pro Hunter boat fully equipped for client comfort and safety. His record is second to none with catches like a 17 lb brown, 21 lb coho, 13 pound walleye, and 37+ lb King. Give him a call at 315-938-5871, 315-938-5871 or 888-232-2827, 888-232-2827 . You can also e-mail him at or vist their web site at

Catch 22 Fishing Charters Join us for an exciting day on Lake Ontario for trophy trout and salmon.  Let us catch you a memory aboard “Catch22″!  Fish for King Salmon, Brown trout, coho’s and steelhead out of the hottest sport fishing destinations on Lake Ontario.  Staging out out of Oswego, NY from April to September you can enjoy some of the best fishing that Lake Ontario offers.  Call Captain Jerry Giocondo at 315-635-5520, 315-635-5520 or visit the Catch 22 web site at

Mit-She Fishing Charters Try “Mit-She” Fishing Charters for Bass, Walleye, Pike, Trout and Salmon. With years of experience on the east end of Lake Ontario, Chaumont Bay and Black River Bay Captain Mitch has developed an knowledge of our Walleye fishery that is unsurpassed among Charter Captains and is “the” choice for your Walleye Fishing experience. Fish comfortably off a 28’ Trophy Fisherman boat or try one of his drift boat trips. Give Sheila & Mitch a call at 315-938-5865, 315-938-5865

High Adventure Sportfishing Charters  Captain Troy Creasy is a full time dedicated professional with over 23 years of experience.  High Adventure Sportfishing provides a complete full-time year-round service for trophy salmon, trout, walleye and bass, on Oneida Lake, Lake Ontario and its tributaries.  Capt Troy Has 3 boats to provide you with a complete fishing experience, a 30′ T-craft for lake charters, an 18′ Lund for bass and walleye and inshore browns and an 18′ drift boat for tributary fishing including; Salmon River, Black River and Oswego River.  Call Troy at 315-298-2410, 315-298-2410

Trophy Angler Fishing Charters  Fishing the Golden Crescent on Lake Ontario, Captain Bob Gregory offers Trout, Salmon, Walleye and Bass trips from April to September. Need lodging? Its free with the Charter. A well established Captain and the man to turn to for your fishing charter. Give Captain Bob a call at 315-649-5856, 315-649-5856.

My Time Charters  Offering half day or full day trips for walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass and perch starting in May and staging out of Henderson Harbor.  My Time Charters can also accommodate some short notice trips.  Fish in comfort and safety off a 27′ Intimidator pontoon power by a Mercury 115 HP 4 stroke outboard.  If its a sunset cruise your looking for, you have to try My Time Charters.  Captain Adrian Englert has over 20 years of experience in the area. You can check out their web site at,  or call 315-778-8868, 315-778-8868

Bullseye Charter Service Fish in comfort off a roomy 30′ Baha with Captain Len Brozak Jr. Staging out of the Rochester area Captain Len fishes for Salmon, Steelhead, Brown trout, Lake Trout and Bass.  If your looking for a memorable experience give Captain Len a call at 585-703-4704, 585-703-4704

ONACONA CHARTERS Looking to book a trip near Rochester? Give Captain Joe Kyle a call. Captain Joe is dedicated to client satisfaction and is one of the hardest working Captains in the area when it comes to providing the best trip possible. His trips are guaranteed or you return for free. Offering king salmon, cohos, atlantics, steelhead, browns and lakers from April to September. Call him at 585-586-2948, 585-586-2948 or visit his web site at

Y-KNOT CHARTERS  Staging out of Pt Breeze Y-KNOT CHARTERS offers trips from April to September from a roomy and comfortable 31’ Baha. Call them for a great fishing trip at 585-964-9447, 585-964-9447 or e-mail them at

Billy V Sportfishing-You can’t beat knowledge when it comes to sport fishing! As a 25 year veteran on the waters of Lake Ontario Captain Bill Ruth is the Charter Captain to turn to for a great fishing experience.  Clients will enjoy the comfort and safety of a 30′ Penn Yan Prowler with all the latest electronics and tackle.  Captain Bill stages out of Fair Haven, NY and offers trips for Salmon and trout from April to September. Call 607-592-9012, 607-592-9012 or visit the web site at.

Papa Smurf Sportfishing-For a great fishing trip at super prices contact Captain Roger Young @ 1-860-480-3395, 1-860-480-3395.  Captain Roger stages out of Wilson Harbor, NY by the Niagara Bar from April through June and out of Wright Landing, Oswego from July through Labor Day.  Fish for trout salmon and trout aboard his 31′ Silverton Twin Screw.  Other packages also available include lodging and breakfast.

Dream Catcher Charters & Guide service_Your  1 choice for drift boat trips.  Fishing for Steelhead Browns, Bass, salmon & walleye. Call Capt Richard Miick for your next trip.  Capt Rich is also a licensed Hunting guide.  315-387-5920, 315-387-5920

3M Outdoor Adventures-Contact Keven Murphy for Lake Ontario and Central NY fishing trips.  Kevin will do what it takes to make your charter a memorable one.  Phone kevin at 315-941-5637, 315-941-5637

Dandyeyes Charters-Contact Capt Jerry Snyder for a Great Trip to the Sodus Bay/Pultneyville NY area of Lake Ontario. Enjoy a memorable fishing trip for Salmon, Brown trout, Steelhead and Lake trout in NY’s hottest fishing destination. Call Captain Jerry at 585-261-4929, 585-261-4929

Strike King Charters-Staging out of Oswego, NY where you will find some of the best Salmon & trout fishing that Lake Ontario has to offer. Call Capt Dan Coleman for an exciting trip on our southern shores. Contact Capt Dan at 315-963-2564.

Reel Silver Charters-Heading for the hottest fishing that Lake Ontario has to offer? Contact Capt Dave Silver for your next salmon, trout, bass or walleye adventure. Capt Dave will go that extra mile to provide an exciting, fish catching trip in a fun and pleasant atmosphere.  Call 315-339-4395, 315-339-4395 or 315-271-8773, 315-271-8773.  You can also visit his web site at

Pole Position Charters Call Scott Lennox for some of the best fishing Eastern Lake Ontario has to offer.  Scott recently put his clients on a giant 38 lb + lake trout.  You can contact Scott at 315-778-9367, 315-778-9367 or e-mail