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Here you will find our interviews with lodges, guides and interesting fishermen and fisherwomen, who fish the Northeastern US and Eastern Canada.

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Northeast Fishing Directory

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Here you will find our selective "juried" directory of fishing guides and places to stay in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.

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Here you will find our selective list of Northeastern US and Eastern Canada lakes, rivers and streams that we recommend.

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Here you will find our top Bucket List fishing lodge and guide destinations in the rest of the United States and Canada.

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How was your last fishing trip? We would love to hear about it. From sharing pictures to interviewing you about the trip, we are constantly doing research to help other fishermen planning their next fishing vacation. Email chris@gofishingnow.com or message us through Facebook so that we can get your fishing stories on Go Fishing Now.

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New York State has some amazing fishing trip destination.

From Lake Erie to the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes to Lake Ontario to Hudson River to Central Park ponds, New York has something to offer to everyone.

In fact, New York has 7,500 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams.

Review our directory for Accommodation and Guide Service options when planning a fishing trip to New York.

For fishing regulations, visit New York's Department of Environmental Conservation.

This goregous sunrise picture of Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks was taken by Onhill.

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New York Fishing Directory

3rd Alarm Charters

3rd Alarm Charters
website | map it | 802-345-7949 | Florence, Vermont

What do you want to fish for? If it swims in some of New York and Vermont's top waters, there is a good chance 3rd Alarm Charters & Guide Service can put you on it. 3rd Alarm Charters is based out of Florence, Vermont but they seem to spend a lot of time fishing New York waters. The major waters they fish include Lake Champlain, Hudson River, Lake Ontario and Salmon River. They also fish numerous smaller bodies of water for bass and pike in Vermont. Their general schedule on the major waters appears to be Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario May through August; Salmon River September to May; and the Hudson River when the stripers are making their run in May. You will want to contact them for specifics on where they are fishing as this can vary season to season. But like we said, 3rd Alarm Charters is a one stop shop whether you want to fish for striped bass, salmon, trout, northern pike, or largemouth and smallmouth bass. If you go out with 3rd Alarm, please be sure to let us know how you did.

 

Ampersand Bay Resort

Ampersand Bay Resort
website | map it | (518) 891-3001 | 31 Bayside Drive, Saranac Lake, New York

New York has a lot of options for your next fishing trip and Ampersand Bay Resort should definitely be on your short list of possible destinations. Ampersand Bay sits on Lower Saranac Lake. This puts them in the Adirondacks of Northeastern New York. Ampersand Bay is a three-season resort. They have 21 rental units spread over 28 acres. Their accommodation options can include a townhome, suite, stand alone cabin or rustic cottage. All of their options include a full kitchen, outdoor grill, porch, and two or three bedrooms. They provide complimentary canoes and kayaks. They also have pontoon and fishing boat rentals. Their fishing boat rentals are Lunds powered by 9.9hp motors. If you bring your own boat, you are provided a boat slip at their full service marina. When fishing at Ampersand Bay, you are most likely going to be focused on Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, and Largemouth Bass. The reviews on Ampersand Bay Resort are fantastic and make this resort a place you should definitely check out.

 

Angling Adventures Guide Service

Angling Adventures Guide Service
website | map it | 315-298-4291 | Pulaski, New York

Angling Adventures Guide Service fishes the Salmon River and other Lake Ontario tributaries. Angling Adventures operates out of Pulaski in northwestern New York. They are a full service guide service providing lots of fishing options. You can fish out of one of their lake boats or drift boats. Fishing techniques include Center pin, Spin, Fly and Back trolling. Their specialization is trophy salmon, steelhead, and brown trout. The steelhead can be fished all year round. The trout and salmon primary runs are generally September through November. Capt. Steven Kowalski is your host for your fishing. He has been fishing these waters since 1987. Want to head to Pulaski, New York for some salmon or trout fishing, give Captain Steve a call, he will surely put you on an Angling Adventure.

 

Bill Saiff Outdoors

Bill Saiff Outdoors
website | map it | (315) 771-3514 | Watertown, New York 13601

Bill Saiff Outdoors provides professional charter and guiding service. They are operated by Capt. Bill Saiff Jr. & Capt. Bill Saiff III. They specialize their charters in fishing Lake Ontario. This is not a small individual charter service but rather a charter team, with more than 10 Captains, dedicated to putting you on fish. If you have heard the name Bill Saiff Jr, that may be because he had his own fishing show "Rod & Reel" for over 26 years featuring the waters surrounding Henderson Harbor, NY. When fishing with them, you have your option of fishing for walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, steelhead trout, salmon, lake trout and brown trout. Don't think that Bill Saiff Outdoors shuts down in the winter as they provide ice fishing guide services on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River when the water freezes over. Bill Saiff Outdoors has a reputation that deserves your consideration for your next Lake Ontario fishing trip.

 

Cloud Nine Charters

Cloud Nine Charters
website | map it | (802)877-2753 | Ferrisburgh, Vermont

Cloud Nine Charters is another one of our juried selection Lake Champlain guides and charters. Unlike the others, Cloud Nine also offers Hudson River Charter for the spectacular May striped bass fishing. Captain Obe White will be your host when fishing with Cloud Nine. Captain White is a third generation Addison County fisherman who has spent his entire life on the waters of Lake Champlain, Otter Creek and Hudson River. He has been a charter Captain on Lake Champlain for nearly 20 years. When fishing Champlain, you will be meeting him at the River's Edge Campground on the Otter Creek in Vergennes, Vermont. While on Lake Champlain from June to October you will be fishing for the Lake's Salmon or Trout. In June, he fishes Otter Creek for perch and walleye. And in May, Captain White is all about the Hudson River Stripers. Captain White also provides free fishing cleaning after your day is done. So if you want to fish Champlain, Otter Creek or Hudson River, visit Cloud Nine Charters and see if they are what you are looking for.

 

Erie Drifter Sportfishing Charters

Erie Drifter Sportfishing Charters
website | map it | 419-349-1129 | Oak Harbor, Ohio

Erie Drifter Sportfishing Charters fishes Lake Ontario in July and August and Lake Erie April through November. Lake Erie's fishing is done out of Oak Harbor, Ohio for smallmouth bass, yellow perch and walleye. Oak Harbor is about a half hour west of Toledo and puts you very close to the spawning reefs. Lake Ontario's fishing is done out of Point Breeze, New York for steelhead trout and salmon. We have searched the internet and found very consistently strong reviews. When fishing with Erie Drifter, you will be fishing with Captain Mark and Captain Tom. They have spent over 30 years fishing Lake Erie. You will be fishing out of one of their two SportCraft boats, the "Drifter" or the "Erie Drifter". Both boats are outfitted with top of the line electronics and gear. They offer numerous packages including a Pelee Island, Canada trip. Erie Drifter Sportfishing Charters provides links to their Google and Trip Advisor reviews which shows the confidence they have in their Charter Service. Check out the reviews for yourself and see why so many people are bragging about their fishing with Erie Drifter Sportfishing Charters.

 

High Adventure Sportfishing

High Adventure Sportfishing
website | map it | (315) 243-2389 | Oswego, New York

Captain Troy Creasy is the owner and operator of High Adventure Sportfishing. Captain Troy is a full-time fishing guide with over 25 years of professional guiding experience. Fishing with Captain Troy and High Adventure Sportfishing provides a number of opportunities depending the time of the year. Troy has the knowledge and experience to have you trolling for trout & salmon, walking the streams, drifting the rivers, fly fishing, float fishing, jigging for walleye or fishing Florida's backwaters of Pine Island Sound. We know Florida is out of Go Fishing Now's territory but it would sound like a good plan to us to fish with him in New York in the Spring, Summer or Fall and then meander down to Florida to fish with him again in the Winter. While in New York, he fishes Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake and Salmon River for Salmon, Trout, Steelhead, Walleye and Bass. So whether you are fishing New York, visiting Florida or both, make sure to take a look at High Adventure Sportfishing as part of your angling adventure.

 

Point Au Roche Lodge

Point Au Roche Lodge
website | map it | 518-563-8714 | 463 Point Au Roche Road, Plattsburgh, New York

When reviewing Point Au Roche Lodge, one of our Go Fishing Now staff said "Its beautiful. Its just so beautiful." We think if you take a look at their site, Facebook, or Instagram that you will agree with this review. Not only is this place photogenic, Point Au Roche Lodge provides a great entry point to exploring Lake Champlain on the New York side of the Lake. Point Au Roche sits near the town of Plattsburgh, New York. They offer both a Bed & Breakfast lodge and property rentals. The Lodge is adjacent the Point Au Roche State Park, not far from Lake Champlain. The lodge has eight guest rooms with private baths, some featuring Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. For those looking for a lakeside experience, Point Au Roche offers property rentals. These places look as nice as the Lodge. They have two properties, both two bedrooms. One is a house and the other has a cottage feel. When going to Lake Champlain, you can fish either the Vermont or New York side. When fishing from New York, give Point Au Roche Lodge a chance to provide your accommodations for a Champlain vacation.

 

Schultz Sportfishing

Schultz Sportfishing
website | map it | 716-228-7334 | Lokport, New York 14094

While Ohio waters get a lot of the Lake Erie attention, Schultz Sportfishing can show you that the New York piece of Erie demands your attention too. Owner and operator Barry Schultz specializes in fishing for Smallmouth Bass and Walleye on Erie. But that isn't all he does. He also fishes the Niagra River and Lake Ontario for numerous species including walleye, smallmouth bass, king salmon, steelhead, yellow perch, lake trout and brown trout. He has over 30 years of experience fishing these world famous waters. While he can provide this fishing diversity for you, his specialty definitely appears to be trophy smallmouth bass. Specifically he fishes out of the Buffalo and Niagara Falls area of western New York. He fishes over 100+ days per year. So he knows the waters that you will be fishing. Walleye, salmon, perch and trout trips allow you to keep fish to take home. But the smallmouth trips are all catch, photo & release. He offers 4 and 6 1/2 hour guided day trips. So don't forget about the New York waters of Lake Erie as well as the special fishing on Lake Ontario and the Niagra River when considering your next fishing vacation and go catch some fish with Schultz Sportfishing.

 

We Wan Chu Cottages

We Wan Chu Cottages
website | map it | 716-789-3383 | 4438 West Lake Road, Chautauqua, New York 14722

Look at a map of the very southwestern part of New York and you will see the massive Lake Erie. Near that you will see a sliver of a lake, by comparison to the Great Lake, this lake, Lake Chautauqua is 18 miles long and may not be the size of Erie but it packs a lot of fishing punch. Due to its well known fishing for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, muskie, walleye and crappie, the staff at Go Fishing Now looked to find accommodations that would meet our judging standards on the Lake. It didn't take us long to find We Wan Chu Cottages. The reviews on We Wan Chu are very strong. They offer housekeeping plans for their cottages. They also have house rentals in the form of Country Chalets. We Wan Chu has pontoon boat rentals and Lund fishing boats. We are always impressed when Lund boats are used for rentals. So if you are not into fishing the big Lake Erie or want a place near Lake Erie that you can fish when you are done with your charter or the lake is too rough, we think We Wan Chu Cottages might be the exact place you are looking for.

 

West Branch Angler Resort

West Branch Angler Resort
website | map it | (607) 467-5525 | 150 Faulkener Rd, Hancock, New York

In New York, along the Delaware River, you will find the West Branch Angler Resort. The resort is made up of upscale log cabin accommodations on 300-acres of property. The resort has their own 2-mile private section of the West Branch of the Delaware River providing guests exclusive access. The resort has 30 private cabin rentals. The River Run Restaurant is on the premises and only a short walk from your cabin. As far as the fishing, this is fly fishing territory. The target of choice is the West Branch's wild trout. The Delaware River is an amazing technical dry fly water system. Guide service is available and recommended to get you started. You are not limited to fishing the West Branch as their location can provide access to the East Branch and mainstem as well. They even have have drift boats available for guests to rent. We have a feeling that if you visit West Branch Angler, you aren't going to want to leave.


 

West Shore Charters

West Shore Charters
website | map it | (518) 643-9909 | Peru, New York

West Shore Charters is based out of Peru, New York. When fishing with West Shore Charters, you will be fishing with Licensed USCG 25 Ton Master Captain and Licensed New York State Guide Bob Davies. Captain Bob will help you fish Champlain using his over 25 years of experience fishing this amazing body of water. When fishing Champlain, you can have your pick of species to target. Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Panfish are all options. Unless you have a specific fish you want to target, Captain Bob will be able to recommend a species depending on the time of year that should provide an action filled day. He is able to fish up to 5 people in his boat, which is ideal for families that want to fish together. Consider West Shore Charters for your next fishing trip to Lake Champlain.

 
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