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Common Questions


Is there good fishing in Lake Ontario?

This great lake, and its feeding water sources, are teeming with fish. Chinook, Coho and Atlantic salmon abound along with rainbow/steelhead, brown and lake trout. Lake Ontario fishing also offers smallmouth and largemouth bass, walleye and muskellunge; even yellow perch and panfish.


Do you need a fishing license for Lake Ontario?

You need a fishing license if you are 16 years and older and fishing for: Freshwater fish species by angling, spearing, hooking, longbow, and tip-ups. Frog species by spearing, catching with the hands or by use of a club or hook. Freshwater baitfish for personal use.


Why Lake Ontario is good fishing?

Lake Ontario is deep and so it very rarely fully freezes over. Stick to the shorelines and slack water bays where the water is shallower and the ice is thick enough to fish safely. Ice anglers come to Lake Ontario from far and wide to hook into the likes of Northern Pike, Walleye, and Perch.


How deep is Lake Ontario?

With a maximum depth of 802 feet, Ontario is the third deepest Great Lake after Lakes Superior and Michigan. It averages 283 feet deep at 245 feet above sea level and has a flushing time of about six years.


Is Lake Ontario saltwater or freshwater?

All 5 of the great lakes are fresh water lakes, and none of them are made up of salt water. Just like with Lake Superior, all 5 Great Lakes, Lake Erie, Huron, Ontario, and Michigan all have features of a saltwater ocean, but they are not.



A SunMoon Adventures Fishing Charter targets the top Oswego, NY Fish species including Brown Trout (Also Called ), Lake Trout (Also Called Great Lake Trout, Siscowet ), Atlantic Salmon (Also Called Sebago Salmon ), Chinook Salmon (Also Called King Salmon, Quinnat Salmon, Spring Salmon, Tyee Salmon, Kippered Salmon), Coho Salmon (Also Called Hooknose, Silver Salmon, Silvers ), Steelhead Trout (Also Called ), Rainbow Trout (Also Called ). We primarily Fish the Lake Ontario.