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Fishing on the Oswego River is great all year. The summer months provide fantastic bass and walleye fishing. The fall provides excellent trout and salmon fishing. During the winter months the steelhead reigns king. Spring fishing is also awesome as well. Spring time anglers on the river may encounter any and all species of fish that exist in the Lake Ontario waters

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


Healy Outdoors Guide Michael Healy
Phone 845-608-3299
When fishing with Healy Outdoors you can expect to target Salmon from September, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. Michael Healy has been guiding on the Oswego River for only a few years but donít let that fool you. He is a young, hard working guide whose following his dream of perpetuating the sport of fishing and sharing the joy that fishing has given him all his life. He has experience in most, if not all fishing techniques used here on the rivers; spin fishing, fly fishing, centerpinning, and Spey fishing. He works hard and fishes even harder, so be prepared to follow him as he does whatever it takes for you to catch fish, even if you have to fish through a blizzard in sub-zero temperatures to make it happen ( I recommend taking his drift boat on those days, it has a heater.)


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.


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

Finger Lakes fishing trip may result with an encounter of the following species brown trout,coho salmon,lake trout,rainbow trout,king salmon,landlocked salmon,walleye,bass,and perch
Conesus Lake   Hemlock Lake   Canadice Lake   Honeoye Lake   Canandaigua Lake   Keuka Lake   Seneca Lake   Cayuga lake   Owasco Lake   Skaneateles   Otisco Lake   Lamoka Lake   Waneta Lake   Finger Lakes Streams  


Long Island has fantastic fishing year around. Long Island anglers can choose from a multitude of species including weakfish,striped bass,fluke,flounder,sea bass,blackfish,porgies,mackerel,cod,pollock,
hake,haddock,bluefish,sharks,tuna
Staten Island   City Island   New Rochelle   Port Chester   Mamaroneck   Sheepshead Bay   Jamaica Bay   Port Washington   Captree   Moriches   Port Jefferson   Stony Brook   Shinnecock   Freeport   North Fork   Hampton Bays   East Hampton   Montauk   Clinton Connecticut   Norwalk Connecticut  


Lake Ontario fishing Charters
Lewiston    Youngstown    Wilson   Olcott   Oak Orchard   Sandy Creek   Genesee River   Irondequoit Bay   Port Bay   Pultneyville   Sodus Bay   Fairhaven   Oswego   Port Ontario   Mexico Bay  
Henderson Harbor   1,000 Islands


Lake Ontario Charters

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Otsego Lake Charters

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Oswego River Guides

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Hudson River Guide

Delaware River Guides

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Susquehanna River Guides

Chautauqua Lake

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Lake Champlain

Great Sacandaga Lake

St. Lawrence River


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