Captain Mark Ledden's drift boat

Over 20 years experience

Driftwater Fishing

Salmon River & Lake Ontario

Spring Fishing

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fisherman with large king salmon caught in Lake Ontario

June 30. The kings have started to show, and we are seeing more and more show up in our waters every day! The last few days we have seen a good number of kings show up in the eastern end of Lake Ontario. Everyday out we are seeing more salmon move into our waters for the summer. This looks like the start of our king season, and it will only get better as the days go on! We have also been catching a fair number of steelhead too which means there is some great fishing to be had. Early July can be a great time to get out because not as many boats are out, and you can get some of the best fishing of the season right now.


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.

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


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


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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