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Chautauqua Lake Fishing Guides

Chautauqua Lake is located in western NY. The lake is just under 20 miles in length and is one of the best warm water fisheries in the state. It is well know for trophy muskellunge fishing. It also has fantastic fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, perch, and crappies. The lake is divided into 2 sections. The northern section has an average depth of around 25 feet and a maximum depth of 75 feet. The southern section is much shallower, with a maximum depth of 19 feet and on average is 10 feet or less.

Chautauqua Lake Fishing Guides


Muddy Creek Fishing Guides Guide Todd Young
Phone (724)-674-3839
Todd Young, is licensed by the NYSDEC and has over 30 Years of experience musky fishing Chautauqua Lake. He caught some of his first muskies in these waters in the late 1970s and considers Chautauqua his favorite musky water. Todd has numerous tournament wins on the lake and truely enjoys Chautauqua's versitile fishery. Many fish are caught by casting Chautauqua's beautiful extensive natural weed beds. Trolling the deep waters in the northern basin and the shallow flats in the southern basin can also be very productive. Chautauqua Lake gives up both numbers and trophy fish on a regular basis. Musky season runs from the 3rd Saturday in June through November. Give us a call to experience some of the best musky fishing in the U.S.


Chautauqua Reel Outdoors Guide Mike Sperry
Phone 716-782-3404

Mike Sperry is a NYSDEC licensed fishing guide. Mikes speciality is trophy musky fishing, although he does charters for walleye, bass and panfish. If you would like to try some of the fantastic fishing that Chautauqua Lake offers give Mike a call.



Fish Chautauqua Guide Service Guide Dan Bowman
Phone 716-763-6706
Fish Chautauqua Guide Service is operated by veteran licensed guide Dan Bowman, recognized as one of Chautauqua's Lake's most versatile fishing guides. Dan targets panfish, walleye, and musky throughout the season, guiding clients in his 22 foot Trophy walkaround. Flexible trip scheduling is available for groups of up to 4 anglers.


Reel Rippin' Charters Captain Ed Cragg
Phone 607-684-4879
.Reel Rippin' Charters fish for all species all year long within the open seasons. We fish for musky, lake trout, land locks, brown trout, rainbows, walleyes, bass, pike, and all pan fish. All musky fishing is catch and release only. We offer full and half day charters and supply all that is needed to spend a fun day of fishing. We cater to kids and want to show them the fun in fishing. Captain Ed fishes all the Finger Lakes, Chautauqua, Black Lake, The Great Lakes, The Niagara River, and The St. Lawrence River. So check us out and give us a call, you will be glad you did.


Western NY Guide Service Captain Craig Robbins
Phone 716-969-9059
Western New York Guide Service, fishing the Musky Capital of the World--Chautauquqa Lake-- While Chautauqua Lake is known for monster musky, it also has an excellent walleye, small and largemouth bass popualtion


First Class Bass Charters Captain Terry Jones
Phone 716-875-4946
First Class Bass Charters is operated by Terry Jones who is a Charter Captain and Licensed New York State Guide. Captain Terry over 30 years of experience with the Lake Erie, Upper and Lower Niagara River, and the Finger Lakes fisheries. Your charter vessel will be a 19 foot tournament rigged, Ranger 690VS Boat. All fishing tackle is provided at no extra charge. If you are looking for the Bass fishing trip of a lifetime give us a call.


Musky Itch Too Guide Service Guide Chuck Battaglia
Phone 716-595-3646
Our 18' Fisher Avenger is equipped with a 75hp. Merc and a 2011 9.8hp 4 stroke kicker, Lowrance GPS, VHF and Down East Rod Holders. We feature Okuma Trolling Rods and Reels. Musky Walleye, Bass or Crappie We can combine casting and/or trolling for Full or half days with a discount for multiple bookings. Full day is 8 hours. Musky Catch and Release ONLY


Allegheny Guide Service Guide Red Childress
Phone 814-723-5912
Allegheny Guide Service specializes in trophy musky, walleye, trout and pike fishing. Red Childress guides on the Allegheny River, Allegheny Reservoir, and Chautauqua Lake. Allegheny Guide Service will be happy to give you the opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime!


Chautauqua Angling Adventures Captain Bob Green
Phone 716-640-3389
Chautauqua Lake spans 13,181 acres stretching over 20 miles North to South and offers a wide range of species to chose from. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are abundant, as well as, walleye, crappie and muskellunge making it one of the finest and most challenging lakes to fish in Western New York. Though we specialize in fishing for bass you may select to chase any of the other available species when you arrange your trip. Whatever your desire, ultra light, medium or heavy action fishing the trip can be styled to fit your preference.


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