Fishing Charter Rates and Frequently Asked Questions

Lake Ontario Charter Fishing Rates

Our charter rates are based on the trip type and not the number of people. We are able to take one to four people per trip. Hours are calculated from leaving the dock to returning back to the dock. Each additional extra hour over the reserved amount is charged at $100 per hour. Additional people over four will be charged $125 each.

Reservations require a $200 deposit. If the charter trip is canceled because of weather or unforeseen circumstances on our part you will have the option of applying the deposit for another date or receiving a full refund. Whether you have a PayPal account or not you can still pay for the deposit or the full trip using the PayPal buttons.

Note: Please do not pay with PayPal until you have a date agreed on with the capain.



Trip Type # of People Rates Deposit
Morning and Afternoon 6 Hrs.(or limit) 1-4 people
Morning 8 Hrs.(or limit) 1-4 people
Morning 10 Hrs.(or limit) 1-4 people
  • Jeremy Owen

    If you are looking to take your family on a charter boat on Lake Ontario, We highly recommend Midway Charters. Thank you Captain Jim and crew for a great time. Jeremy Owen

  • Theses guys rock!!! They definitely work hard and do the best to catch you as many fish as possible!! Will be coming back for many many years!! Thanks Jim and nick!!! Nick A Holley

Frequently Asked Questions

Valid N.Y.S. Fishing License (1 day non-res. $10.00, or 7 day $35.00) may be obtained by phone with VISA/MC at 1-866-933-2257 (allow 10 days) OR licenses may also be obtained in person 24 hours, 7 days a week at I-81 exit #32 Penn Cann Mobil Truck Stop, 315-676-2693, or Walmart Supercenter at the same exit. Fishing licenses can also be purchased online at www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html
  • April-May: Brown Trout
  • May-June: Brown Trout, Salmon, Lake Trout, Steelhead
  • July-September: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Salmon, Steelhead
Due to strict regulations on fish carcass dumping, we no longer clean your catch. A properly equipped fish cleaning station is available to you within a few miles. A $3.00 per fish fee is charged for cleaning and carcass disposal.
To reserve your dates for chartered services, a deposit of $200 per trip is required at the time of booking with the balance due upon arrival.
We will gladly refund your deposit in full with a 90 day written notification. If you cancel with less than a 90 day written notice, and we can re-book your dates we will still give you a full refund. No refunds under 30 days. If we need to cancel your charter due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances you will receive the option of a 100% refund or applying your deposit towards another date.
All rates listed are for the entire fishing trip up our normal max of four people. Additional people cost $125 each.
We feel that is up to the parents since each case is unique. Parents need to be responsible for their children and they will be required to monitor them for safe and appropriate movement around a boat. Also keep in mind that children tend to be more prone to motion sickness so please prepare for that possibility beforehand.
Every person is different and unless you have already been offshore fishing you will not know beforehand. If you don't know your own situation please consider taking an over the counter motion sickness medicine before your charter. Also avoid a large greasy breakfast and coffee as these are known to cause issues in some people. If you prefer to not use any of the various pills and deal with their side effects, we suggest considering a product called Reliefband. These were only available by prescription for pregnant ladies with morning sickness but now available to everyone we have found nothing safer that works this well for seasickness.
  • Full, durable waterproof rain gear (both coat and pants)
  • Warm clothing (suitable for conditions)
  • Polarized sunglasses/waterproof hat
  • Lunch/beverages in break proof containers in small cooler to take aboard
  • Camera/film
  • Motion sickness remedy (just in case)—we recommend the prescription patch or bonine
  • Large Cooler to transport your catch from dock to home
Guests are permitted to smoke at the back of the boat as long as other guests are ok with it. If you wish to drink alcohol we allow one six pack per customer or one liquor bottle. Please drink responsibly and designate a non-drinking driver before your trip. If anyone appears to be intoxicated the captain reserves the right to end trip and return to port.
Here are some of Captain Jim’s Favorite Salmon and Trout Recipes

If you wish to preserve the memory of an awesome fishing or hunting experience, we highly recommend Maggie Rathje at Fish Wish Taxidermy. She is a licensed award winning leading taxidermist located right here in Pulaski. You will receive a mount that you will be proud to display for many years to come.

Midway Charters, its sub-contractors and cooperating agencies assume NO responsibility, however caused, for injury, loss, or damage to persons or property in connection with any services rendered.

All participants of chartered excursions agree to the aforementioned statement of Disclosure, Responsibility and Liability at time of booking.

Ready to schedule your Lake Ontario fishing charter give us a call!