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NEW FOR 2018!

WET NET CHARTERS has been know as the premier "small" boat charter for chasing Salmon and Trout on Lake Ontario.
Now we are offering "BIG" boat trips as well!

Enjoy the comforts of a 29' Blackfin Combi for your Lake Ontario experience...
...10' beam

... 31' overall length ...Stand up head

...Enclosed cabin

... Accommodations for up to 6 guests

... Twin 454 Crusader engines
(referred to as "IRON in the belly"
helps keep the center of gravity low and the ride smoothe.)

...Low and purposely aggressive profile and deep-V hull.
(This design allows us to slice through the waves for an unparalleled ride in bigger seas.)

NOW Let's GET THE NET WET... (716) 550-0413

May 2nd & 3rd

I fished the lower Niagara river the last two days. The Steelhead bite is on! We also fooled a laker on a Yakima Bait Company Mag lip 3.0. The wind made it a little difficult today but we still got our fish. I only have a few days open in May. If you want to get on some trophy trout and salmon let me know. BTW...The kings and coho salmon are starting to show up!

May 1, 2018

The Brown Trout bite continues to be outstanding! I still have a few open days to get in on this action. Let's GET THE NET WET...(716) 550-0413

April 25th

The Brown Trout bite has been really good. Lots of quality fish this season. The last few days have been a mix of multi species. Catching Steelhead, Lakers and a few small mouth mixed in with the browns. I have a few open days the next few weeks and the bite is only going to get better!

We had temps up to 43.8 along the shoreline. The salmon should start showing up any day now...Call, Text, Message or email me to reserve your day. 716-550-0413

Challenger Lures Jr minnow on the boards and flat lines and Team Dreamweaver super slims on the riggers are taking most of our bites.


Lake season has started. I ran my first two lake trips of the year yesterday. The weather cooperated and so did the browns. I had father and son groups on both trips and everyone had a great time. Days like this make all the hard work worth while. Take a kid fishing and you will be rewarded with happy faces and big smiles. The best part is it doesn't matter if it's a 1lb fish or a 15lb fish of a lifetime! Take a kid fishing...and GET THE NET WET

April is great time to target Brown trout along the shoreline and lake trout a little further offshore. I still have a few good dates available. (716) 550-0413


I had a great day with some good customers yesterday. We cancled the trip a few time this winter but they hung in there and kept rescheduling. They were rewarded with good weather and some nice Steelhead. The weather is starting to break and there is still time to get into some action on the Niagara. Let's GET THE NET WET... (716) 550-0413

February 2018

Fishing the Niagara River in February can be very challenging and rewarding at the same time. Managed to get 5 trips in over the weekend. Mother nature threw just about everything that you don't want to fish in at us... 15-20 kt north wind on Day 1, 15-20 kt south west wind on Day 2, bone chilling wind chills below 0 both of these days, Day 3 it was 33 degrees and rain with a 15 kt SW wind, Days 4 & 5 back to single digit wind chills! My customers hung in there for full days and were REWARDED with a mixed bag of some really nice fish. Spring is almost here but if you need a cure for cabin fever... LET'S GET THE NET WET
(716) 550-0413

January 31. 2018

'Mother Nature' and timing for customers, kept us off the water for most of January. Finally got four trips in at the end of the month. The fishing was good for a mix of fish. Our bite was a little picky at times and at other times it was on fire! Sometimes they wanted bait and other times, plugs. Here are some of the fish we caught. February is looking to be one of the best ever! Let's GET THE NET WET... (716) 550-0413

December 18th

Had a great day on the river with Conner Manell & Timothy Manell. It was cold today and the north east wind didn't help make it any more tolorable. Good thing for us the Steelhead were very cooperative. Let's GET THE NET WET... (716) 550-0413

December 2nd - 4th

December is here along with the Steelhead. The winds calmed down and the water cleared up letting us get a few trips in. The last few days the Steelhead bite was the best we have seen in a few years. The lower Niagara River is loaded with's going to be a good winter season! Don't miss your chance at some of the best fishing of the season. Here are a few of the fish we caught. Let's GET THE NET WET... (716) 550-0413

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WET NET CHARTERS provides comfortable fishing aboard a NEW 2075 Lund Tyee Magnum fishing boat that takes you along the eight-mile stretch of the Lower Niagara River, Niagara Bar, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie.

The Lower Niagara is one of the best trout and King salmon fisheries in the world. Lake Ontario offers the finest fresh water King Salmon and trout fishing available. Lake Erie provides Smallmouth Bass and Walleye fishing that is second to none.

WET NET guide service offers twelve months of trophy fishing seven days a week for a variety of warm and cold water fish. Targeted species are: Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), King Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Coho Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth bass, Walleye, Perch and Musky

Have a specific time, day or date that you'd like to go fishing?

Give us a call or send us a text at 716-550-0413 and book your fishing trip or check out our "Book a Charter NOW" link below for more information and our easy-to-use online reservation form.

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Our Clients say ...

"As a fellow charter captain and friend of Matt I enjoyed watching him become one of the top guides in our region. He has the respect of his peers and is truly a first class guide and person. He will give you every pennies worth on your trip!!"
Joseph C.

  A New York State Freshwater Fishing License is required for adults
(16+ years old).

They can be easily obtained at any Walmart Store in New York State or at

Village of Lewiston Offices. 145 N 4th St., Ste 1, Lewiston, NY 14092
Clerk's Office  716-754-8271.

Ask Captain Matt to help you get yours, when you call to book your fishing charter!

You can also get your licenses online.
For New York State.