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Top Professional Fishing Charter on Lake Ontario!
Without question the eastern end of Lake Ontario has proven to be the hottest spot in New York for trophy King Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead Trout and Lake Trout. Yes, right here in Pulaski, NY we have easy access to a "World Class Fishery" in our own back yard. Want to see some great action? Then check out our action packed Video Page!
Highly experienced Capt. James W. Fetterhoff Sr. has spent over three decades helping his clients chase their fishing dreams on Lake Ontario. His passion and obsession for catching these big fish has now turned into a mental condition that the locals call "Salmon Fever"! Our Midway fishing guests will quickly notice our unequaled dedication and commitment to the fishing success of every single angler onboard! Check out just a few of our outstanding catches here on our Photo Gallery
Capt. Jim has gained a reputation for his honesty among charter fishing anglers as well as other boat captains. If Capt. Jim tells you the fish are biting, you can always believe it. You can also believe that the crew of Midway Fishing Charters will always be giving you a 100% effort on every trip. We sincerely want you to catch the big Lake Ontario fish you have always dreamed of reeling in. If you have been on one of our exciting Midway Charters and enjoyed your trip please consider giving us a Google Review.
Our Lake Ontario charters are reserved by the trip with up to four anglers. Our prices are definitely not per angler as some charter boats charge. We would appreciate the chance to show you what fantastic Trout and Salmon fishing that beautiful Lake Ontario has to offer!
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Lake Ontario produces some of the best tasting fish species in the world so proper preparation is an important priority. Here are a few of our favorite Salmon and Trout Recipes you can cook at home after a great catch on Midway.
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This online Booking Calendar will help you determine open dates before calling to book your charter. In order to help save time and confusion on open dates please check the calendar for an opening before calling Capt. James at 570-640-9861.
Our Licensed Captain
Captain James W. Fetterhoff Sr. has had a love for fishing his entire life. Beginning with small streams and ponds then graduating to lakes and rivers, finally in the late 80's Jim was introduced to the finest fishery in the Northeast, bountiful Lake Ontario. Jim realized this was his dream and in 2002 went on to earn his US Coast Guard captain's license so that he could share this passion with others. From his first day on Lake Ontario he was challenged and intrigued by the Lake Ontario's ever changing water and fishing conditions. He runs tailored charters for family fun, trophy fishing or tournament fishing. Jim is the father of four wonderful children and thinks there is not much better then seeing a young angler's face when a big King Salmon starts burning line off the fishing reel. He is personable and patient with everyone onboard and appreciates the opportunity to entertain your family or group while showing you just how awesome our Lake Ontario fishing can be. Capt. Fetterhoff posts his Lake Ontario Fishing Reports on his Facebook page which we have inserted on a website page for visitors.
Our Charter Boat
Midway is a 30' fish catching machine that is fully rigged to the max with the very latest in state-of-the-art electronics by industry leader Ray Marine including sonar, radar and GPS plus we deploy Cannon downriggers. We have plenty of room onboard with deck space for up to four anglers so that everyone onboard will be able to fish comfortably. Midway is also equipped with a private stand up head/bathroom for your convenience. We also provide shelter from the elements with our inside cabin pthat is equipped with a TV/DVD for those quiet moments between fish. Plus you will find we use top quality rod, reels, bait, and all tackle necessary is provided. We haven't cut any corners when it comes to keeping our fishing friends safe, dry and very happily entertained.
Our 2022 Lake Ontario Season Racap
Our season started on the last Saturday of April with an awesome Brown Trout bite that lasted for weeks. Day after day we caught lots of nice big football shaped browns. Sizes ranged from 4- 10 lbs. Many full limits of Browns were pulled in by our lucky anglers. As the season marched on we experienced some the best brown fishing for years. That will continue to be the case for years to come as the state seems to have gotten there act together on stocking after failing to correctly stock browns and salmon during COVID.
Our lake trout fishing was also some of the best we ever experienced. We caught many that were complete monsters over 30lbs and several are headed to the taxidermist. That's quite an honor for a lake trout. Limit catches were the norm day after day. We fished for lakers between the brown fishing right into early July when salmon started to show up.
We started to fish for salmon in early July when the summer wind machine kicked up. It seemed every time the fish concentrated, the wind blew them all apart. The weather right until the end of September was a mess to say the least. We caught hundreds of salmon and had decent fishing most days. Unfortunately, we never really got the salmon blood bathes we like and limit catches were rare. Between the failed stocking efforts during COVID and reduced stocking numbers put in place to keep the baitfish from being cleaned out of the lake it was tough fishing.
On the stocking subject we did witness the state have bird gunners on site to prevent any bird consumption of the fingerlings. This should definitely make a difference going forward and we look forward to picking up where we left of in late April 2023.
These are just a few of the great catches anglers have enjoyed while fishing on Midway. I want to thank all and express our appreciation to our wonderful clients because without you we couldn’t be in the business we so love. We are already looking forward to an even better 2023 together! Capt. James W Fetterhoff Sr.
Learn all about the Lake Ontario Fish Species that we target.