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

Three fishermen on Captain Mark Ledden's  boat each holding a salmon

The salmon are here! Normally this time of year we are fishing for large lake run brown trout and lake trout, but this year the salmon are here too! Since mid April king salmon have been in Mexico Bay, Lake Ontario, in good numbers. We have been putting limits of salmon and trout in the boat almost everyday. The fishing has been incredible and by the looks of it, it will continue to be great fishing. The crazy thing is not only are we catching salmon but lake trout and brown trout are in the mix as well. It really has been an incredible start to our spring fishery.

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

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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