Sander's Fishing Guides

Sander's Fishing Guides

Charter and Guide Services

First Class Bass Charters

Captain Terry Jones

First Class Bass Charters First Class Bass Charters has been in business since 1989 and is operated by Terry Jones, a Charter Captain and Licensed New York State Guide. As a life-long resident of the Buffalo area, Terry has over 30 years of experience with the Lake Erie, the upper and lower Niagara River, and the Finger Lakes fisheries. As an avid fisherman himself, he has had to constantly refine his knowledge of where the fish are hitting based on the changing conditions of these fisheries. The combination of knowledge, experience, and superb equipment and tackle ensures First Class Bass customers a productive and action-packed fishing trip.



Chautauqua Angling Adventures

Bob Green

Chautauqua Angling Adventures Bob Green is a New York State licensed guide with over 40 years of fishing experience. Bob has been spent over 25 years accumulating fishing knowledge about Chautauqua Lake, as both a local resident and a tournament angler. As an educator by profession, Bob also offers on- or off-the-water instructional lessons.

Bob’s home water, Chautauqua Lake, covers 13,181 acres and offers a wide range of species to choose from. Abundant species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie, and muskellunge, making it one of the finest and most challenging lakes to fish in western New York. Though he specializes in fishing for bass, you are welcome to chase any of the other available species when you arrange your trip. Whether you desire ultra-light, medium- or heavy-action fishing, the trip can be styled to fit your preference.



Steelhead Alley Guides

Dave Guest

Steelhead Alley Guides Guided steelhead fishing trips on western New York's Lake Erie tributaries with premier guide David P. Guest

The tributary streams of Lake Erie in western New York, often referred to as "Steelhead Alley", provide some of the best steelhead, brown trout, and lake-run rainbow trout fishing in the country. The best steelhead fishing occurs from October through November, with good fishing often lasting through December. In fact, many fish will remain in the streams throughout the winter, though the icy cold days of January and February will cause most streams to freeze over. But when warmer weather arrives in spring, the streams again come alive, and March, April, and the first half of May also provide prime steelhead fishing.

I have extensive firsthand knowledge of nearly all of western New York's steelhead streams. I was born and raised in the heart of Steelhead Alley and have hiked, explored, and fished just about every steelhead stream in the area. With 25 years of experience, I will do my best to pass my knowledge on to you and your fellow anglers.



Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters

Captain Vince Tobia

Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters

  • Guided fly fishing for steelhead & rainbows on Cattaraugus creek and other Lake Erie tributaries
  • Stream-side lodging on the "Catt"
  • Affordable Bahamas Bonefishing trips
  • Saltwater Adventure Travel
Vince Tobia was born and raised in Western New York and has spent over 25 years fishing this area. He has a United States Coast Guard Captain's License and is a N.Y.S. Registered Guide. He is fully insured.

Vince favors traditional fly fishing methods for pursuing our lake-run fish. That means full floating or sink-tip fly lines using speys, wet flies and streamers. Nymph fishing is also productive when conditions dictate.

He strongly supports local conservation efforts, and he presently serves on the Board of Directors of our local Western New York chapter of Trout Unlimited, and is the Editor for our chapter's monthly newsletter.

If you’re interested in experiencing the thrill of catching, and releasing, these hard fighting, majestic fish, contact Vince for an enjoyable outdoor experience.

In addition to guiding locally here in WNY, Vince leads anglers out west to Montana, and to the Bahamas and Mexico in search of exciting flyfishing adventures.



Reel Excitement Charters

Captain Bob Songin

Reel Excitement Charters Captain Bob Songin has been fulfilling anglers fishing dreams for over 20 years as a professional on western Lake Ontario. He has many Derby and Tournament accomplishment to his credit, including a first place win in the former spring ESLO Derby. Bob has finished in the top 10 of the Niagara Pro-Am the last 5 years, including third place in 2004 and second place in 2005. He has also finished in the money in the spring Scotty Event in two out the last three years, finishing 3rd in 2003. He is ready to use his knowledge and experience to help you bring in the fishing excitement for you and your friends.

The new Reel Excitement is a 31-foot, 12-foot-beam, 31 Tiara Open, powered by twin 350-hp Crusaders. It has so many accommodations we don't have enough room to mention them all here, lets just say shes a real fishing machine.



Lucky 7 Sportfishing Charters

Captain Dick Smith

Lucky 7 Sportfishing Charters Captain Dick Smith has been licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard with a Master Captain rating for over 15 years. Captain Smith has fished Lake Erie for over 40 years and is assisted by a first mate. This crew will make sure you have a safe and enjoyable fishing experience.

The Lucky Seven is a 28-foot Wellcraft Coastal Offshore powered by twin 260-horsepower inboards. The boat U.S. Coast Guard inspected, fully insured, and fully equipped with up-to-date fishing tackle and electronics to make your trip safe and successful. For your comfort we have a full head on board.

Lake Erie is internationally known for great walleye fishing during the summer, and lake trout and steelhead also can be caught. Fish for these species aboard the Lucky Seven with the latest techniques and tackle.



Dream Catcher Charters

Captain Sam Zucco

Dream Catcher Charters Ever have a 30-pound-plus salmon or trout on your line and realize that its the dream catch of a life time? Well, most of our clients have! It's a thrill you'll never forget - it will stay with you forever. Go fishing on Lake Ontario in Rochester, New York, with Dream Catcher Charters. With over 20 years experience, youll find out why most of our customers are repeats and referrals.

The skipper, Captain Sam Zucco, has been fishing the waters of Lake Ontario since 1978. His experience and knowledge of the fishery are sure to provide you with a great and safe day of fishing. We start our charters in April and run through October on the highly productive waters of Lake Ontario, off Rochester, New York. Many of the tributaries, surrounding bays, and the Genesee River are a major part of the New York State stocking program. Because of this, each year these waters produce many trophy salmon and trout.

Youll fish aboard the Dream Catcher, a 1998, 30-foot Penn Yan made boat. Her wide 12-foot beam makes for a comfortable and stable fishing platform for you to fish on, and her hard top will protect your fishing party from the elements. She seats 8 people with plenty of room to spare. There is also a large standup cabin and enclosed facility for your privacy.



Brauns Outdoors Bass Charters

Captain Tim Braun

Braun's Outdoors Bass Charters Fish with New York State-licensed captain Tim Braun on Lake Erie and the Niagara River for trophy smallmouth bass. With 25 years' experience catching smallmouth bass, Tim has the knowledge of where to find big smallmouth under all conditions. BraunsOutdoors provides you with an action-packed trip that you won't soon forget! Let Tim show you how to catch a trophy smallmouth bass on Lake Erie and the Niagara River in Buffalo, New York.

Phone: 716-860-5564




Times Two Great Lakes Charters, Inc.

Captain John Forbes

Times Two Great Lakes Charters, Inc. Times Two Great Lakes Charters, Inc., based at Chadwick Bay Marina in Dunkirk, New York, specializes in offering a Great Lakes charter fishing experience to groups of 1 to 3 anglers interested in pursuing trophy walleye, salmon and trout on eastern Lake Erie, or monster salmon and trout (select dates) on Lake Ontario. Lake Erie walleye in the 8- to 10-pound range are not uncommon, and the New York record lake trout was caught out of Dunkirk, New York in 2003. The western end of Lake Ontario offers the possibility of 40-pound salmon, and the state record 31-pound steelhead was caught there in 2004.

Captain John Forbes is a United States Coast Guard Master Captain, with over 20 years of fishing experience on the Great Lakes. Captain John is on the Fishlander Sport Fishing Products Pro Staff and Pro Staff, a Team Power Pro Guide, and is a member of the Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, the National Association of Charterboat Operators (NACO), the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association (LOTSA), the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council (GLSFC), and the Southtowns Walleye Association.

The Times Two is a 22-foot Larson International Walk Around Cuddy. A fast, stable fishing machine, she carries the latest in fishing equipment to help you bring home the Big One!



Crazy Yankee Sportfishing

Captain Richard Hajecki

Crazy Yankee Sportfishing If you're looking for the trophy of a lifetime or just trying to bond with family and friends, then you should check out some of the fishing that New York State has to offer! Rochester, New York, was recently noted as being one of the top 10 destinations in the United States for a sportfishing adventure. These adventures can range from battling gear-busting salmon that will battle you for over 30 minutes while taking hundreds of feet of line off your reel, or fishing some of the most fertile bass waters located anywhere in the U.S. I have over 20 years experience to offer, and many tournament accomplishments to prove it. So, whether you're looking for a trophy smallmouth from Lake Erie or a battle with a king salmon that will turn your arms to mush, Crazy Yankee Sportfishing should be at the top of your list!




JDs Custom Charters

Captain Jeremy

JD's Custom Charters Welcome to JD's Custom Charters! Our charter service offers unique affordable packages for Trophy Trout and Salmon on Lake Ontario. We cater to all levels of experience, from the begin-ner to the die hard.

I have been fishing in the area for the last 15 years. In the past seasons, I have worked and fished with some of the best captains and fishermen in and around the area. If you are interested in fishing the LOC derbies, we fish all of them and you can too! Give us a call to discuss your dates and sign up for the derby to get your chance at catching a $20,000 fish!!

When you come aboard for your charter, my job is to go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience! After your charter has ended, I want you to not only have caught fish and had a great time, but also to understand how we fished that particular day! I will answer all your questions or comments - all you have to do is ask. The next time you head out to the lake, I want you to use what you have learned with us to catch more and bigger fish on your own!!

I have been fishing for the majority of my life and know that my passion is to catch big fish. This is what I do!

Start planning your adventure today and call to book your charter now!

Until then Tight Lines,

Capt. Jeremy




Sweetwater Fly Fishing Guide Service

NYS licensed guide Jason Czora

Sweetwater Fly Fishing Guide Service Sweetwater Fly Fishing is a guide service run by guide Jason Czora. The main objective is putting clients onto some of the best fishing in the US. With runs of Steelhead that average 8-12 lbs. with the occasional 15-20 pounder, you will have the experience of a lifetime. Along with Steelhead, there are also runs of Brown trout, and in the later spring, Smallmouth bass in the 3-6 lb. range. During spring, summer and early fall there is also some outstanding inland trout fishing opportunities in Western New York. With brown, and rainbow trout being the main staple here, there has also been a resurgence of brook trout. Besides being a guide, and fly fishing for the last 25 years, Jason has been a Buffalo Firefighter since 1996. Give Jason a call or email, for an experience, that will be educational, fun, and memorable.

Phone: 716-472-3934




Legacy Sportfishing

Captain Rob Westcott

Legacy Sportfishing Legacy Sportfishing is located in western New York on Sandy Creek in Hamlin, NY. The Sandy Creek area offers some of the finest fishing in the World for Brown trout, Lake trout, Steelhead, Atlantic salmon, Coho salmon, and King salmon. Sandy Creek is centrally located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario between two of the most popular and consistence ports on the entire lake (the Oak Orchard River in Point Breeze, NY and the Genesee River in Rochester, NY) making it a great fishing destination..

Captain Rob Westcott is a fully insured and licensed USCG Master Captain, and also a registered NY State Guide. He is dedicated to providing a fun, educational, and safe charter fishing experience. With the help of up to date technology, techniques, and equipment he will always give 110% to put you on the fish. He will teach you the successful pursuit of catching big fish in a friendly and professional environment. Lets book your trip today!

Phone: 585-703-0969




Alibi Sportfishing Charters

Captain Bud Marsh

Alibi Sportfishing Charters Alibi Sportfishing Charters is a full service fishing charter available for full or half day trips on Eastern Lake Erie or Western Lake Ontario. We offer groups of 1-4 anglers a quality Great Lakes Fishing Experience for trophy walleye, king salmon, coho salmon, steelhead, brown trout and lake trout.

Our season starts in early April in Wilson, New York on Lake Ontario for fantastic brown trout fishing. We stay through the month of May to enjoy great spring fishing for salmon and trout. In June, we head to Dunkirk, New York for walleye, steelhead and lake trout. We return to Lake Ontario in late August to catch reel-busting king salmon out of Oak Orchard, New York, before finishing our season in September and early October on Lake Erie.

Captain Bud Marsh is a fully licensed United States Coast Guard Master Captain, with over 26 years of Great Lakes fishing experience. Captain Bud is on the pro-staff/captain's program for: Dreamweaver Lures, Power Pro Braided Line, and Gamma Flourocarbon Line.

In addition, Captain Bud is a member of: Eastern Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, Southtowns Walleye Association, National Association of Charterboat Operators, Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association, and the Safari Club of Western New York.

Alibi Sportfishing Charters
Captain Bud Marsh
P.O. Box 665
Brocton, New York 14716

Phone: 716-792-4805




TroutLeGenD Guide Service

Guide Dejon Hamann

TroutLeGenD Guide Service Trophy Steelhead and Migratory Brown Trout in the Tributaries of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie

Expert Based Fly Fishing for Trout in the Spring and Freestone Creeks Dejon Hamann is an international award winning Fly Fishing Guide and Instructor specializing in the pursuit of Steelhead and Inland Trout with Progressive and Classic Fly Fishing techniques. Born and raised in WNY he has an unparalleled knowledge of local waterways.

When Dejon isn’t flying around the continent as a competitive fly fisherman you’ll find him guiding clients in WNY on the intricacies of progressive Indicator and Euro Fishing Techniques as well as traditional Dry Fly, Spey, and Wet Fly approaches.

If you’re looking to experience some of the greatest Steelhead, Lake Run Brown Trout, or Expert Level instruction for Inland Trout fishing in the world look no further than Trout Legend Guide Service.



Alberto Rey Steelhead Guide Service

Guide Alberto Rey

Alberto Rey Steelhead Guide Service The Great Lakes and their tributaries provide some of the best steelhead fishing in the world. The serene beauty of western New York’s rivers and streams create a sharp contrast to the adrenaline-infused action of fighting a gorgeous and powerful chrome goddess. Steelhead are found here throughout most of the year, but the peak season is generally from mid-October to April.

Western New York’s abundance of small and large steelhead streams provides fishable water under most weather and water conditions. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find that your Orvis-endorsed guide will accommodate your needs and choose locations appropriate to your skill level. All equipment, flies, instruction, and a CD of images are provided as part of your guide fees. Additional private casting or fly tying lessons are also available.

Alberto Rey is not only an accomplished fisherman but is also an nationally recognized artist. His work is in the permanent collections of over a dozen museums. A special tour of his studio can be scheduled during your stay and a watercolor or oil painting of your trophy steelhead or favorite stretch of water can be commissioned. This is a perfect way to remember the day’s events.



Streamside Charters

Captain Ty Pazian

Streamside Charters I've been pursuing brown trout, brook trout and rainbow trout in several streams in the Western New York area for over 20 years. My stream trout education began before I could do simple math, and in the Pazian family, fishing is a priority. I have been able to utilize decades of fishing knowledge handed down from family members to consistently enjoy successful stream trout fishing adventures. As my experience grew, so did my ability to locate trout on a consistent basis.

Our goal is to provide you with a unique and successful fishing experience. If you're looking for a freezer full of fish, we're not the charter for you - we strongly encourage catch-and-release fishing. But if you're are looking for a fishing adventure on some of the most majestic streams in Western New York, you've found the right guide service. We utilize any and all fishing methods to find and catch fish.

We focus our fishing efforts on the following streams: Clear Creek, Cattaraugus Creek, Cohocton River, East Koy Creek, Elton Creek, Ischua Creek, Mill Creek, Oatka Creek, and Wiscoy Creek.

Phone: 716-907-8170



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