Driftwater Fishing lake boat coming into shore from Lake Ontario

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Driftwater Fishing

Salmon River & Lake Ontario

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Summer Fishing

A fisherman holding a very large salmon on Captain Mark Ledden's guide boat

The fishing remains very good to excellent and should continue as more migrating fish move east. We are getting limits almost everyday out, with tons of rod bending action! We are currently fishing out of Oswego Harbor and the fishing can’t get much better. If you thinking about going out, now is the time. I have good availability with a few weekends still available. Call now and come fish some of the best king salmon fishing on the planet right here in upstate New York!

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 Oswego Harbor

June, July, August
Leaving from Salmon River

April, May & September
Salmon River
Drift Boat River Trips
Salmon Fishing
October 1 - 31
Steelhead Fishing
November 1 - March 31

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 June through August. 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 through May. 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 October throiugh March. October is the month for king and coho salmon. November through March is steelhead. 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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