Lake Ontario fish

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Best Charter Fishing 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" right here in our own back yard. Check out our Video Page!

Highly experienced Capt. James W. Fetterhoff Sr. has spent three decades chasing fishing dreams on Lake Ontario. His passion and obsession for catching these big fish have turned into a mental condition the locals call Salmon Fever! Our Midway fishing guests will quickly notice an unequaled dedication and commitment to the fishing success of every angler onboard. Check out just a few of our 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 believe it. You can also believe that the crew of Midway Fishing Charters will always be giving you 100% on every trip. We sincerely want you to catch the big Lake Ontario fish you have always dreamed about reeling in. If you have already enjoyed a Midway Charter please give us a Google Review.

Our Lake Ontario charters are reserved by the trip with up to four anglers and not per angler as some charter boats charge. We would appreciate the chance to show you what fantastic Trout and Salmon fishing beautiful Lake Ontario has to offer!

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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 Ray Marine including sonar, radar and GPS plus Cannon downriggers. We have plenty of room onboard with deck space for up to four anglers so that everyone 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 plus you will find top quality rod, reels, bait, and all tackle necessary provided. We haven't cut any corners when it comes to keeping our fishing friends safe, dry and happily entertained.

Our Lake Ontario Fishing Report 2020

2020 was a very complicated season to say the least. Due to Covid-19 our season opening was delayed until May 25th. It actually worked out well for us because it gave us time to complete an electronic retrofit when the shipping and installation became a real challenge. Thanks to great help from good friends we got it all installed and running without issues.

We started catching some really nice Brown Trout right out of the gate and by late May the King Salmon had moved into the area. We had some really nice King Salmon catches in June and early July. Mid July we experienced unstable weather and we fished for Lake Trout that were also willing and eager to provide easy daily limits for our clients. August featured the most unsettled weather pattern of my career. Heavy winds from the west one day north and the next south. Every day we continued searching for preferred water temperature and fish. Finding the fish was easy but finding fish that were happy and biting was our challenge! September was a carbon copy of August weather wise. Right to end of the season the weather was definitely a pain but we pulled through with a lot of great fish catches.

These are just a few of the great catches we had during the 2020 fishing season. 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 2021 together!

Learn more about the Lake Ontario fish species that we target.

Captain James W. Fetterhoff Sr.

Captain James W. Fetterhoff Sr.

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.

Salmon Recipes

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.

Local Pulaski, NY Accommodations

Local Accommodations

Pulaski, NY has many incredible local accommodations from motels to cottage rentals. Visit this page for information on what is available. Learn more about the area at the Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council.

Midway Charter Fishing Boat Lake Ontario

Charter Reservations

This online calendar will help you determine open dates before calling to book your charter. In order to help save time and confusion on dates please check the calendar for an opening before calling Capt. James at 570-640-9861.