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Salmon Fishing Trophy!

1st Class Trout and Salmon Fishing on Lake Ontario with Rodmaster Sportfishing Charters!

     Lake Ontario offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world! Our charter fishing season begins annually on April 1st and runs until October 31st. That means there's plenty of time for you to experience the excitement of hooking into one of our Lake Ontario Trout or Salmon!

     If you're not familiar with our fishery, there are multiple species available to us, and we often catch a nice mixed bag daily. The Trout species in Lake Ontario are Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and Steelhead (a strain of Rainbow Trout). The Salmon in Lake Ontario are Coho Salmon, an occasional Atlantic Salmon and the Chinook Salmon. The Chinook is also called a King Salmon, which, if you hook into one you will understand why they've earned the name - they put up an incredibly powerful fight!

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We offer different charter services to meet your needs and budget - from beginner to veteran angler, women, children of all ages - everyone is welcome! Plus, we guarantee fish on any of our charters:

The Sportsman's Charter

Better than any other charter in this price range!
    4 hours       $400.00
    6 hours       $500.00
**Trips of longer duration available. Please ask.**

All of our Sportsman's Charters are overseen by Capt. Mike Pastore to assure the best possible experience for enjoyment and success.

The Premium Charter

     Our Premium Fishing Charter is fishing directly with Capt. Mike Pastore aboard his Charter Boat, the Rodmaster. This is the Ultimate Lake Ontario Charter Fishing Boat! As pictured at top, she's a 33' Trojan International Sportfishing Yacht boasting a 13' beam (width), tons of fishing room and all the amenities of home! 

     The Premium Charter is a cut-above the other Lake Ontario Charters, and as such is priced at a Premium rate. This is the charter that most of our clients choose, and is the preference of the "Discriminating Sportsman".

    4 hours       $500.00
    6 hours       $650.00
**Trips of longer duration available. Please ask.**

So Why Choose Rodmaster Sportfishing Charters?

     Capt. Mike Pastore is a full time Federal & NYS Licensed Captain and Guide with close to 35 years of professional expertise. He has over 45 years overall fishing experience and has run thousands of successful charters. Capt. Mike's main focus is trout and salmon on Lake Ontario, however he also guides for pike, bass, walleye, musky, perch and panfish on the inland waters of NYS.

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Proven Success!

     Capt. Mike and Rodmaster Sportfishing Charters have amassed a competitive track record in Lake Ontario competitions that few could ever hope to achieve, dating back to the 1980's. Anyone who has ever been aboard the Rodmaster can attest to the fact that he works obsessively to get on the fish, get them biting and keep them biting. This is not a hobby for him - it's a full time career, unlike many charter captains.

With Capt. Mike's experience, instinct and extensive knowledge he is second to none on the water! Click on Capt. Mike's photo above for more on his credentials and accomplishments. No fish stories being told here!

Reserve your prime dates now!

It's YOUR turn to catch the big one!

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2014 LOC Spring Derby 4th Place Salmon!
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Multiple Boats Available for Larger Groups and Corporate Outings

     Consider Rodmaster Sportfishing Charters for your next group event! With our multiple boat fleet, we can accomodate family reunion groups, club and association outings and corporate events such as sales meetings, client entertainment, employee recognition, awards, bonus events, etc.

     A Corporate Fishing Charter is a much more captive event than a round of golf for your sales or marketing pitch! These fishing trips can be customized for duration or departure time, depending upon the scheduling your group requires. We can also provide meals, beverages, pastries, snacks, etc. if you would like.

Our Location

     Our Trout and Salmon Charter Fishing Trips on Lake Ontario leave from Irondequoit Bay, just east of Rochester, NY. This location provides numerous options for lodging, entertainment, dining, and recreation.

     Our location is also perfect for a family fishing vacation! We have a campground within 3 miles from our dock (if camping's your thing), or multiple lodging options within 10 minutes drive. Seabreeze Water and Theme Park is directly across the Bay from us, and Charlotte Beach not far beyond that with lifeguards, a beachhouse, restrooms, lockers and food vendors.

     Downtown Rochester offers many impressive museums and attractions such as the George Eastman House, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, The Strassenburg Planetarium, and of course for the Kids - The Strong National Museum of Play where there are always fun things to see and do!

L.O.C. Trout and Salmon Derby

   This is a prestigious annual event that will award Lake Ontario anglers over $142,250 in cash prizes in 2017. Year after year, Rodmaster Anglers continue to dominate this competition. To view our unparalleled track record of winning fish and additional photos, click here. Don't miss out! Contact us now for available derby dates!

2017 LOC Derby Dates

Spring . . . . . May 5 to May 14

Summer . . . June 30 to July 30

Fall . . . . . . . Aug 18 to Sept 4

   For more information, rules and online registration, click on the link below to open the L.O.C.'s website in a new window.

L.O.C. Derby Official Website link
What Folks Say About Us

Capt. Mike,
   Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had last week! Bob said to tell you he'll be in touch about bringing the family up in July. Sure wish I had been the one to pull in that nice brown . . . had to listen to Gary ramble on about it the whole 5 hours home! Thanks again - you know we'll be back!
Chris E. - Bel Air, MD

  Thanks alot for another great trip, Capt. Mike!   But now the wives have decided they are coming again next time since they found so much to do there.  We told them they should look into the wine tours - with enough wine tasting hopefully there'll be less shopping!
Ben K. - Coraopolis, PA

   Thanks for the great fishing! I've been on Lake Ontario with 3 other guides, and none of them worked as hard as you to keep us on fish. The boys were about ready to give up on Lake Ontario, but now we see that you get what you pay for. Lesson learned. You run a 1st rate service! All the best to you! We'll be in touch,
Carl S. -
Utica, NY

Hi Capt. Mike!
   Can you please send pics of JJ's salmon asap? He's pretty upset because the kids at school don't believe him and what I took on my phone are just sun glare. He had the best time -- and so did I just watching his excitement! A memory Jody and I will always have of him! Thanks!
Jim C. - Essex Fells, NJ

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