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the Lower Niagara River, Niagara Bar, Lake Ontario & Lake Erie!
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Wet Net Fishing Charters

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YOUR Captain and His Boats

Your Captain

Captain Matt Yablonsky
US Coast Guard Certified Master Captain

I have been a charter captain for 14 years and have been fishing the Niagara Region for 20 years. I have been a full time charter captain for the last 9 years. On average I'm on the water 250 days a year. I charter on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River. Lots of people refer to me as "The small boat guy." I have chartered out of 21' Lund boats since I started my charter business. It has allowed me to operate charters on both lakes and the Niagara River comfortably and safely. It also allows me to offer trolling trips on Lake Ontario at a reasonable price. Making my charter service more family friendly. On Lake Erie we fish for smallmouth bass, walleye and perch. On Lake Ontario we troll for all species of trout and salmon. The Lower Niagara River offers trophy trout and salmon fishing from September through May

I fish many tournaments and derbies throughout the year and I also participate in club tournaments, donation tournaments, the Lake Ontario Pro-Am series and the Loc Derby series. In the LOC derby alone, I have 41 'Top 20' places since 2009, of which 2 are Grand prize, 6 are First place and 4 are Second place. I have won the Niagara Pro-AM (Pro division) three times, once in 2006, 2012 and again in 2018.

There are three tournaments that I donate my services to each year:

Lower Niagara Sport Fishing Challenge
Niagara Basseye and Reeling for a Cure.
The first two tournaments are charity tournaments for Cystic Fibrosis.

I have had the Grand Champion team 3 times. Grand Champion Angler 4 times in the lower Niagara Sport Fishing Challenge.

I have also had the Grand Champion team the last two years and Grand Champion Angler last year for the Niagara Basseye.

I also have various top place finishes in the club tournaments and other donation tournaments.

I have had multiple articles written about my derby wins and my techniques of fishing the various water bodies of the Erie, Niagara region. You can find these in the great lakes angler, Lake Ontario Outdoors, STS magazine and New York Outdoor News.

I have provided footage for various television shows. One of the shows was filmed on the Lower Niagara River for Illinois outdoors. Other television shows were filmed on Lake Ontario for is CRCS OUTDOORS. So far we have filmed 5 episodes in the last three years and have plans on filming 1-2 shows every year.

The Boats

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.)

We are also running a 2016 Lund Tyee Magnum as a charter boat. This boat was specifically designed by Lund for the great lakes and big water. With the full windshield and high sides it will keep you dry and safe.

We powered this boat with Mercury Outboards. A 200 HP Verado Pro XS supercharged 4 stroke and 9.9 4 stroke kicker. Power, reliability and the fact that they are made in the USA is why we chose Mercury!

Equipment and Tackle

All of our tackle is new and maintained on a regular basis. We strive to have the best equipment and tackle available to make your fishing experience the best it can be.

Downriggers - Cannon Mag 10 STX riggers
Downrigger weights - Shark weights
     - Lowrance HDS gen 3 touch fish finders & GPS
     - Fishhawk X4D down speed and temp unit for trolling
Electric motor - Minn Kota Terova I pilot 112lb thrust 36 volt US/AP
Trolling reels - Shimano Tekota 300,600 & 800
Trolling rods - Diawa heartland downrigger and diver. Okuma leadcore/copper rods for our long lines.

Lake Erie and Niagara River rod in hand fishing - All of the rods we use for rod in hand fishing are Fenwick HMX rods. These rods are equipped with Shimano Sahara 2500 spinning reels, Shimano Cardif or Shimano Curado baitcasting reels depending on the species of fish we are targeting.

Taking A Close Look At The Niagara Area Fishing Waters

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.

WET NET CHARTERS now offers comfortable fishing aboard a 29' BLACKFIN COMBI for your Lake Ontario trolling trips.

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.