Captain Mark Ledden's fishing charter boat

Over 20 years experience

Driftwater Fishing

Salmon River & Lake Ontario

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three men each holding large slamon on Capt. Ledden's fishing charter

August is almost here, and we are getting into the peak of our salmon season. July has seen some great fishing opportunities, with good salmon fishing along with great brown trout and huge lake trout. The best fishing is still to come, and it’s only going to get better from now until the end of September. We are offering both morning and afternoon trips everyday as well as a four-hour evening trip if you just want a few hours on the water.

Look over my rates for trips, check my fishing calendar for open dates, and call/text (315-529-4204) or email to book your fishing adventure. To reserve your trip, a $100 nonrefundable deposit is required, payable by credit card or check.

We are also early booking Salmon River and steelheads trips all fall and winter.

Capt. Mark Ledden

Captain Mark Ledden

  • New York Licensed Guide
  • Alaska Licensed Guide
  • USCG Certified Captain
Lake Ontario Offshore Trips
SALMON   May 1 - September 30
1 - 4 People
6 hours | May - June $550
6 hours | July - Sept $600
8 hours $800
10 hours $1,000
Extra Anglers Up to 5 Per Boat
Per person $100
Evening Fishing
4 hours $450

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

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

Inshsore Trips

Inshore fishing typically starts early April and goes until 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

Offshore Trips

Offshore fishing on Lake Ontario for king salmon normally goes from May to mid September. This is some of the best action of the year. The fish are big and hard fighting. The bag limit is three per person, and these fish average around twenty pounds! We are trolling with down riggers and targeting these fish in deep water.

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