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Lake Ontario

Captain Dave has navigated Great Lake Ontario for years, and he will tell you that without question, it is one of the finest fisheries in North America.

Captain Dave is a 15+ years certified U.S. Merchant Marine Officer with sea tech marine training on Inland, Great Lakes and Coastal waters. A Masters License of steam and motor vessels of up to 100 gross tons. Captain Dave is CPR certified. Captain Dave is always on the cutting edge of the newest techniques, up-to-date rods and tackle. With numerous trophy fish under his belt, using his vast knowledge and skill at sportfishing, his main goal is always, to make sure you have the best experience and catch of your fishing life!!

Captain Dave's charter boat CANNON is a 2000 Sportscraft 272 Sportsfisherman, 8.2 L Engine, US Coast Guard inspected, equipped with the latest in Ray Marine electronics, GPS navigation, Sonar, Auto Pilot, NEW Cannon Tournament down riggers, Furno fishfinder, NEW Fish Hawk speed and temp indicator, 2 marine band ship-to-shore radios, and cell phone. Cannon launches out of a private dock with a cleaning station at the Little Salmon River, Mexico, NY.

CHARTER PRICING:

6 hr + Lodging - $600 (4 people)

Other Options Are Available! Including multiple boat trips! Call for details!

**What to bring: valid NYS fishing license, food and drink (no glass),
polarized sunglasses, appropriate clothing for weather conditions, motion
sickness medication (if needed), cooler (for your catch), and don't forget
your camera!

**All tackle and rods will be provided

**Filets and packaging available at NO CHARGE

** Weather cancellations at Captain's discretion. We will rebook at that time or offer full refund. A $100 dollar deposit required to secure trip.

A 30 day cancellation notice required for deposit refund.


Salmon, trout, walleye and more! The 10,000-square-mile freshwater lake is home to an array of species including salmon, trout, walleye, bass, perch, northern pike and more, and is the 14th largest freshwater lake in the world.

Stretching 200 miles along New York State’s northern border from the Niagara River to the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario provides a great sampling of true fishing activity along its southeastern corner of Oswego County.

Beautiful sunsets and endless waters provide a natural landscape for a memorable charter trip and visit with Captain Dave and Cannon's Fishing Lodge.

Year round fishing activity! The fishing along the 35 mile shoreline is tremendous, and Captain Dave and Cannon's Fishing Lodge take full advantage of this year-round activity. Major Lake Ontario tributaries like the Oswego and Salmon rivers, along with smaller creeks, attract hordes of spawning trout, salmon, and walleyes in fall, winter, and spring,

The following information courtesy of the Oswego County Department of Promotion and Tourism Fishing & Hunting Guide provides an overview of the busy Lake Ontario fishing seasons...

In early spring, as nearshore water temperature rises, brown trout begin to feed aggressively, providing some of the most exciting light tackle fishing of the season for anglers trolling from boats or casting from shore. Lake trout at this time remain offshore on bottom in depths of 150 to 200 feet. Rainbows, cohos, and steelhead add to the shallow water fishing action, which focuses on warm water discharges, river mouths, and protected shallows. After spawning, steelhead begin to move off-shore in late April and early May.

When the fishing season opens for walleyes on the first Saturday in May and small- mouth bass on the third Saturday in June, action for these species heats up. As summer approaches and the lake surface warms, trout and salmon move to the cooler depths. Smallmouth bass remain in warmer water where they orient to bottom structure, providing an excellent near-shore summer fishery. Using specialized deep water fishing gear like downriggers, summertime trout and salmon anglers enjoy some of the most consistent offshore fishing of steelhead, and chinook salmon and cohos.

By late July and August,adult chinooks and cohos begin to concentrate along the Oswego County coastlineprior to their spawning runs in the Oswego and Salmon rivers. By early September, anglers find heavy concentrations of pre-spawning chinook and coho salmon staged in shallow water areas like Oswego Harbor and the mouth of the Salmon River, where action is often fast and furious. Fall fishing for smallmouths is generally excellent in slightly deeper water around the harbor breakwalls at Oswego, and offshore from Catfish Creek and the Little Salmon River.

Accessibility to Lake Ontario also lures many of the region's visiting anglers. Various paved boat ramps and parking areas are scattered along the Lake Ontario shoreline from Oswego Harbor to North Sandy Pond.

ALL ABOARD..................LETS GO FISHING!!

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