Captain Mark Ledden's drift boat

Over 20 years experience

Driftwater Fishing

Salmon River & Lake Ontario

Spring Fishing

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fisherman with lake trout caught in Lake Ontario

June is here and we are well into our lake season on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. We have had some great days on the water lately, and it should continue to get better and better as the days go on. Our catchings have been very diverse lately. Some days we have come back to port with almost every species we target on the lake: king salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, brown trout, Atlantic salmon, and lake trout! The reason we are seeing such a variety is the forage of choice, Alewife herring, are coming in from the depths and going to the bays to spawn. As these fish migrate to their spawning grounds so do the predators that feed on them. It’s looking like a great summer to be on the water as the fishing has been great. Come join us on the eastern end of Lake Ontario for some great fishing!

 

Look over my rates for trips, and call/text (315-529-4204) or email to book your fishing adventure. To reserve your trip, a nonrefundable deposit is required, payable by credit card, Venmo, or PayPal: $50 driftboat trip; $100 lake trip.

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Capt. Mark Ledden

Captain Mark Ledden

  • New York Licensed Guide
  • USCG Certified Captain
Lake Ontario Trips
1 - 4 People
6 hours $600
8 hours $800
Drift Boat River Trips
1 Person $300
2 People $400

Fishing Trips

Our trip offerings have grown! In addition to offering river and lakeshore trips, we now offer lake trips using the newest member of our fleet, a Tiara 27 Pursuit charter boat. 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.

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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fishing boat at Lake Ontario Estuary, Selkirk boat launch

Lake Ontario Trips

Spring

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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charter boat Lake Ontario fishing

Lake Ontario Trips

Summer

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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