GUIDED FISHING TRIPS
CANOE & DRIFT BOAT TRIPS
Half Day | 4 Hours | $250
Full Day | 8 Hours | $400 includes lunch
1 or 2 anglers
WALK & WADE TRIPS
Half Day | 4 Hours | $225
Full Day | 8 Hours | $300 includes lunch
Additional anglers + $50
Bring your own waders, we provide everything else
Steelhead fishing in western New York usually starts around the end of September and the fish will come in waves from then until May depending on the season. With access to many tributaries in our surrounding area (Lake Erie and Ontario), it's possible to escape the crowds and have a beautiful piece of our water all to yourself. Great Lakes steelhead are beautiful, fast and powerful fish, and the trip to western New York is an affordable alternative to the west coast and their native ancestors. Lake Ontario trips also have the bonus of lake run brown trout that come in to spawn and/or feast on the easy meals floating downstream.
Although western New York is know for steelhead and our other migratory salmonids, there are hundreds of miles of stocked and naturally reproducing trout, as well as tiny babbling brooks with native brook trout. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, these fish can be brought to hand on nymphs, dries and even streamers. Spring and fall are the most optimal times, but trout can be caught in the dead of winter and summer, as long as stream temps are safe for the trout.
With average flows of 250,000 cfs the mighty Niagara River is a spectacle. The shear beauty of your surroundings is trumped only when you see the beastly salmonids and other fish that call these turbid waters home. Early fall the salmon (kings, cohoes, pinks) are the first to enter followed closely by brown trout, lake trout, and steelhead. These fish on average are large and can use the massive current against you and have you and a net man chasing downstream. Walk and reel!