Driftwater Fishing lake boat coming into shore from Lake Ontario

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Driftwater Fishing

Salmon River & Lake Ontario

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Spring Fishing

Captain Mark Ledden with lake trout

We are currently wrapping up our steelhead season on the Salmon River.  It’s been a great season with mild weather and lots of fish. We are now moving into our lake season for near shore brown trout fishing and off shore lake trout fishing. The action is steady and the fish are big!

If you are interested in reserving a day of fishing or would like more information on what we offer give us a CALL at 315-529-4204. Also please feel free to TEXT us at 315-529-4204 if your call is not answered. We do require a deposit of $100 a day to lock in your reservation. For your convenience you can use PayPal, Venmo or check to secure your day of fishing. We can also set up a time to talk, discuss the trip, and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to showing you and your group the best cold water fishery on the east coast!

Capt. Mark Ledden


  • New York Licensed Guide
  • USCG Certified Captain


Charter Boat Trips
Lake Ontario
Leaving from Salmon River
1 - 2 People
Half Day $600
Full Day $800
3 - 4 People
Half Day $700
Full Day $900
Additional People
Per person $100
Salmon River
Drift Boat River Trips
1 Person
Steelhead Fishing
Per trip $350
2 People
Steelhead Fishing
Per trip $500
1 - 2 People
Salmon Fishing
Per trip $550

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Fishing Trips

The trip you select will depend mostly on the time of year and the type of fish available, as well as the hours you want to fish. To decide which trip is best for you, click on a link below for more information.

charter boat Lake Ontario fishing

Lake Ontario Trips


Fishing on Lake Ontario for king salmon normally goes from late May through September. This is some of the best action of the year as the fish are big and hard fighting. The bag limit is three per person, and king salmon average around twenty pounds! We are trolling with down riggers and targeting these fish in deep water.

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the 220 Ocean Pro Hewescraft in action

Lake Ontario Trips


Lake Ontario fishing typically starts early April and goes until May or June. This is the time for big lake brown trout near shore. We target these fish by trolling a large spread of spoons and stick bait. The action is fast; multiple hooks are sometimes the norm. These browns are some of the best eating fish, with a bag limit of three per person.

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driftboat in Salmon River

River Trips

Fall - Winter - Early Spring

River fishing goes from late September to early May. September and October is the time for king and coho salmon. November through May is steelhead and other trout species. We are normally casting with spinning rods, using fly rods or plugging. We will use what ever method works best to get the best results for your group.

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