Lake Ontario Fishing

 Lake Ontario Fishing

With over 700 miles of shore, along with numerous bays, islands, river mouths, shallow lagoons, and major sand bars, Lake Ontario can be a tricky place, not to mention that weather patterns on Lake Ontario can change in an instant. What does this mean for anglers on the lake? These constants and variables mean that you’ll need a  Lake Ontario guide or fishing charter who knows how to deal with these elements. You want a “fishing friend” who knows the lake’s geography and who knows the most likely places for trout and king salmon to be found. On your own, you can waste a lot of valuable time and effort searching over 7,500 square miles of water while pursuing your fishing quarry! This is a great reason to consider hiring one of the more experienced Lake Ontario fishing charters such as Ace Charters out of Oswego,NY!

Lake Ontario Surface Map

Now that you have seen that it is a wise move to hire a charter boat to go Lake Ontario fishing, we need to remind you again, that all Lake Ontario fishing charters are not the same. Always look for a boat that is meticulously maintained and properly rigged. This will allow you the assurance that you and your family are fishing on these big waters in a boat that is going to be safe and dependable. A vessel that is set up to effectively to catch fish.

Lake Ontario Fishing for Brown Trout

Lake Ontario fishing charters for brown trout are an absolute blast for families with children looking for a fishing trip that is both action packed and easily do-able by young and old alike. Especially during the month of June, Lake Ontario brown trout fishing trips are often fished closer to shore and in shallower water with ultra-light tackle. The brown trout also tend to be larger in size, full of vigor, and most times will bite throughout the day. Check out our Lake Ontario brown trout fishing charter page or articles that we have posted on our blog relating to brown trout fishing on Lake Ontario. There are also several photos of some of our past clients successes there as well. When you think about fishing in June, think about Brown trout fishing on Lake Ontario with Ace Charters!


Lake Ontario fishing for king salmon


Lake Ontario Fishing for Salmon

When it comes to Lake Ontario fishing, king salmon are unequivocally the number one sought  after prize catch that Lake Ontario has to offer. Known for blistering runs and an unwillingness to come to the boat, anglers all over the world come to Lake Ontario to fish for them. On our end of the lake, kings can be caught anytime from April to mid September in any given year. Our article on “Best Time to Fish Lake Ontario for Trout and Salmon” will help a great deal to shed some light on this. Don’t forget that as the season gets closer to spawning time, adult Coho salmon show up here in Oswego,NY.

Lake Ontario fishing for Lake trout

Lake Ontario Fishing for Lake Trout

Perhaps one of the most underrated species that inhabits the Great Lakes is the Lake Trout or Togue and Lake Ontario is in no short supply of these species. On many occasions , Lake Trout have saved the day for several of our charter clients when other species refused to co-operate. Bouncing bottom in 120-160 ft. of water with cowbells and peanuts or spin and glows is just the ticket for steady action. Lake trout in excess of 20 lbs.are taken quite regularly.


Lake Ontario fishing for steelhead

Lake Ontario Fishing for Steelhead

One of the most nomadic fish in Lake Ontario, sea run rainbow trout or steelhead as they are locally called are an acrobatic species that provide fishing fun especially, on light tackle. June and July are perhaps our better months to target the “Iron Heads” while trolling for brown trout or salmon. since they are nomadic in nature, its usually best to fish for them as an incidental catch until a school is located. Once you find them, the trolling spread can be switched over to take advantage of their presence. You can read more about our Steelhead fishing charters here.