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Oswego Brown Trout Fishing
Oswego Walleye Fishing
Salmon Fishing In Oswego New York
Oswego River Steelhead


The Oswego Harbor is a commercial shipping port. It is also the gateway to the NYS Barge Canal, better known as the Erie Canal. Its sheltered waters offer fisherman a refuge on those days when the lake is a bit to rough to venture out on. Fishing the Oswego Harbor can really produce some amazing results. In the spring it offers a fantastic fishery for brown trout and steelhead. In the summer bass and walleye fisherman are here in large numbers. As the summer nears it end usually in mid September the salmon will collect up in the harbor prior to the fall run. Once they have become concentrated in the harbor they offer anglers a wonderful fishing opportunity.

The Oswego area of Lake Ontario has produced a World Record Coho Salmon as well as the New York State Record Brown Trout . Stephen M. Sheets of Woolrich, Pa., caught the record breaking coho that weighed in at 33.45 pounds on August 13, 1998. Tony Brown of Schenectady, NY caught the new state record brown of 33-pounds, 2-ounces on June 10, 1997. Both of these fantastic fish were taken by clients of local charter captains.


Oswego River Fishing Guides


Cold Steel Sportfishing Guide Tom Burke
Phone 315-298-2500
A driftboat is basically a water taxi. It allows us to cover much more water during a day. Which can make a huge difference! You want to spinfish? Flyfish? not a problem. We will even provide top quality rods & reels. If you're the type who likes to feel the water rushing against your waders, just let us know and we will beach the boat at each hole while you wade & cast. We use our driftboat from mid-Sept. to mid-May. There are times however due to low water or concentrated fish, that we go to one area by foot instead of using the boat.

Chasin' Tail Adventures Guide Andy Bliss
Phone 315-591-4578
Welcome to Chasin' Tail Adventures, join us for a first rate float down the Oswego River in our custom Hyde Drift Boat. If you feel like taking the scenic route, and loading the boat with great fish and great fun, let us guide you on New York's Famous Salmon River. Andy Bliss is a full time Guide providing trophy Sportfishing on the Lake Ontario tributaries, for Salmon, Steelhead, and Brown Trout.

Strike Zone Charters Guide Todd Sheltra
Phone 315-298-2074
Since 1976, Strike Zone Charters has been creating memories for people by helping them catch trophy fish from Lake Ontario, the Salmon River, the Oswego River, and the Black River. Fishing Lake Ontario and it's rivers, is something that we take very seriously. Captain Robin or Captain Todd Sheltra, will help you create some outdoor memories you will never forget. When fishing aboard the Strike Zone you may have a fantastic fishing encounter with any or all the following species of Lake Ontario fish, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, or Steelhead.

High Adventure Sportfishing Captain Troy Creasy
Phone 315-298-2410

Captain Troy Creasy is a full-time dedicated professional with over 21 years of guiding experience. High Adventure Sportfishing provides a complete full-time year-round guide service for trophy salmon, trout, walleye and bass, on Oneida Lake, Lake Ontario and itís tributaries. Captain Troy has 3 boats to provide you with a complete fishing experience, a 30 ft T-Craft for Lake Ontario Charters, 18 ft. Lund for Bass, Walleye and inshore Browns and a 18 ft Drift Boat for tributary fishing including; Salmon River, Black River, and Oswego River.



Angling Adventures Captain Steve Kowalski
Phone 315-298-4291
Captain Steve Kowalski has been professionally guiding for 25 plus years with the last 19 being focused on the streams and tributaries of lake Ontario Captain Steve specializes in Fly fishing, Light line noodle Roding, Float fishing and Back trolling for Salmon, Steelhead and Monster Brown Trout As your guide Captain Steve will teach you the proper riggings and necessary techniques to be successful in your pursuit of these magnificent fish. We'll go out of our way to see that your day with us both Fun and educational. All equipment and terminal tackle provided.


Trophy Dream Catcher Guide Richard Miick
Phone 315-387-5920
Join Richard Miick for an exciting fishing adventure fishing for Coho Salmon, King Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead, Walleye, and Smallmouth Bass on the Oswego River. Lake Ontario Charter fishing for trout salmon and bass also available.

Gottum Guide Service Captain Shane Thomas
Phone 315 298-4530
Gottum Guide Service will provide a 6-8 hr guided fishing trip. Either wading, drift boats or charter packages are available. Whether we wade, float, or troll all rods, reels, and tackle are provided. You will learn how to ethically fish for and fight trophy species of Lake Ontario and her mighty tributaries.
Oswego Walleyes

Salmon Heaven Lodge Guide Harry Powers
Phone 315-298-5695
We offer year around guide service on the Salmon River, Oswego River and other Lake Ontario tribs as well as Lake Ontario Charters out of Wrights Landing in Oswego. We offer guided drift boat and stream-side wade fishing trips year-round for Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye, and Trout whether fly-fishing or spin fishing. From ice out until the Salmon enter the river we fish Lake Ontario in our 24' Thompson for Brown, Walleye, Steelhead and Coho and Chinook Salmon. We also offer charters on Oneida Lake for Walleye.

Catch The Drift Captain Kevin Davis
Phone 315 342-4861
Captain Kevin Davis will fish all over the state including the Oswego, Salmon, and Genesee Rivers as well as numerous tributaries. It all depends on client preference, the weather, and what is being caught at the time. I receive "2" new Hyde drift boats every year. One is a custom designed boat with a motor through the hull which enables me to fish in many areas that are unobtainable by other guides. All equipment is provided which includes custom built Loomis rods.

The Bald Guide Captain James Holden
Phone 315-298-4599
When you fish with the Bald Guide you will not only catch fish, you will learn the techniques that I have developed over the years to catch fish on the Salmon and Oswego Rivers. I will show you how to legally catch these fish. It is information that you will keep and be able to pass on to your friends and children. There are no secret baits with me ... you get what you pay for, a fun packed day of fishing and learning what to use and how to use it. I am a person who has been knee deep in a creek since I was 5 years old thanks to mom for putting the first fishing rod in my hand and taking me to the river. Now, let me return the favor by bringing you and your children to the river.

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