Fishing and Hunting

The St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario are famous for bass, northern pike and muskellunge as well as brown trout and salmon. Guided fishing trips are a tradition in these waters. Novice anglers, or those just wishing to boost their chance of success, hire these experts to take them out onto the water for a successful day. Spring guided fishing trips in New York are paused as part of the state’s Covid-19 precautions but summer trips are unaffected. Contact guides and charter captains directly for rescheduling.

In 2019, Bassmaster Magazine named the St. Lawrence River the top bass fishing destination in the nation.

The 1000 Islands includes the eastern edge of Lake Ontario and is known for trophy-sized catches of salmon, trout, walleye and bass.

And don’t forget about muskies! These monsters top out at more than 60 inches long and are to be pursued only by the most experienced of anglers or with a guide.

Inland waters, including the Black River and Indian River Lakes on the New York side of the 1000 Islands as well as the Rideau Canal in Ontario, are popular spots and hold many of the same species as the bigger bodies of water. They are popular during spring and fall for tributary-style action.

Some bait stores are open this spring and able to equip you with the tackle – and knowledge – for a successful personal outing this season. Look for bait stores that sell gasoline and propane to be open despite limitations on various business types. Fishing from the shoreline or your own boat can provide some much-needed relief and relaxation from what’s going on in the world today.

Fishing in the 1000 Islands requires a license from New York state or the province of Ontario.

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Henderson Harbor, NY

CR Charters

Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-246-1747
Toll Free: 1-800-808-1911
[email protected]

Fishing charters out of Henderson Harbor. Fishing for trout, salmon, walleye and bass.

Operating from April until mid-September.

Operation Season: April - September

Ewing Charters

Eastern Lake Ontario
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-376-6921; 315-286-1868
[email protected]

Sports fishing on Eastern Lake Ontario from Henderson Harbor to the Salmon River. Fish aboard a 26-foot Penn Yan with all tackle supplied. Special fishing and lodging packages available. Full-time guide with 30 years experience.

First Strike Charters

Henderson Harbor, NY 13650

Phone: 315-938-9282
[email protected]

Fishing charters in the Henderson area. Please call or email for reservations & rates.

Operation Season: May - September

Fish Reaper Charters

Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-778-8206

We are local avid anglers that love fishing! Specializing in salmon, lake trout, walleye, bass and northern pike out of Henderson Harbor. The eastern basin of Lake Ontario is considered some of the best fishing in the world and throughout many years of fishing Lake Ontario, we have gained the experience and expertise necessary to make your fishing experience as exciting as possible. Everything you need to fish we supply – all you need to bring is your fishing license, food and drinks.

Operation Season: April - October

Henderson Harbor Guides Association

Lake Ontario
PO Box 36
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-938-5313

Henderson Harbor is a traditional fishing village located in one of nature’s most perfectly formed harbors and is a jumping off point for fantastic brown trout fishing, trophy walleye, salmon trout, bass & pike catches on Lake Ontario.

Operation Season: April - November

How Sweet It Is Charters

13366 Co. Rt. 123
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-408-4040
[email protected]

Fishing eastern Lake Ontario, New York, out of Henderson Harbor.

McCrea’s Fishing Charters

10447 Bayshore Dr.
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-783-5403
Toll Free: 315-938-5069
[email protected]

Bass fishing with shore dinner.

June 15th – September 30th

Operation Season: June - September

Milky Way Fishing Charters

13213 Harbor View Rd
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-938-5420, 315-783-3304
[email protected]

Fishing on Eastern Lake Ontario out of Henderson Harbor offers some of the best fishing in the U.S. with the targeting of Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Bass and Walleye. Our goal for Milky Way Fishing Charters is not only to put fish in the boat, but also to provide you with a safe, enjoyable and memorable fishing experience for everyone of any gender or age!

The Milky Way is a 28′ Albermarle twin engine hardtop with a stand-up head. The boat is equipped with the latest in electronics, fishing gear and U.S.C.G. equipment on board and guided by a U.S.C.G. licensed captain and charter guide with 30+ years of experience. We can set up multiple boat parties, corporate trips and private charters. We also have a variety of restaurants and lodging available in the harbor area and will gladly arrange accommodations at your request.

Give us a call at home at 315-938-5420 or on my cell at 315-783-3304. Please come aboard the Milky Way with me and experience the best charter fishing Henderson Harbor and Eastern Lake Ontario has to offer!

Operation Season: April - September

Mit-She Fishing Charters

Ben's Cove, Rt. 3
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-938-5865 or 315-778-7701

Eastern Lake Ontario, Henderson Harbor and Sackets Harbor area. Let us take you on your next fishing adventure. Over 35 years experience fishing eastern Lake Ontario. We specialize in trophy walleye fishing in May and June. Fully equipped 28 foot boat. Families and large groups welcome. Package plans and waterfront lodging available. Member of Henderson Harbor Guides Association and Lake Ontario Fisheries Coalition. Rates starting at $300. 315-938-5865 or 315-778-7701

moby dick

Moby Dick Charters

PO Box 455
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-938-5871
Toll Free: 888-232-2827
[email protected]

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned angler, go with this full-time guide specializing in having fun & catching fish with safety in mind. Thirty years experience fishing eastern Lake Ontario. 26′ Sport Fisherman, fully USCG licensed & insured with latest equipment supplied. Families, groups, multi-boats. Member of NYS Outdoor Writers Association. 4, 6 and 8 hour rates available for 1-6 people.

shady lady

Shady Lady Sport Fishing Charters

Eastern Lake Ontario
Henderson Harbor, NY 13651

Phone: 315-646-1733; 315-783-0747
[email protected]

Fishing Eastern Lake Ontario aboard a fully-equipped 26′ Penn Yan. The latest electronics and fishing equipment available. Multiple boats available for large groups. Shore dinners on a remote island are always a treat. Waterfront lodging available.

Henderson, NY

Gone Fishin Charter Fleet

5926 Rt. 3
Henderson, NY 13650

Phone: 315-408-0285

Fishing for salmon, browns, lakers, bass and walleye on Lake Ontario.

Operation Season: Year Round

Sunken Treasure Fishing Charters

Henderson, NY 13650

Phone: 315-486-8463
[email protected]

Fishing charters located on Lake Ontario.

Running from the end of April until the end of October.

Operation Season: April - October