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2019 Archive

November 19. 2019

Had a few great days on the water with some guys and a kid who was perfect on the rod! The bite is just what it should be this time of year. Good steelhead bite with some lakers and browns mixed in. Now is the time to get the net wet before winter comes back. Let's GET THE NET WET... (716) 550-0413

November 15, 2019

Had two good days of fishing with Mike and Rob. Here are some of the fish we caught. Today was a Yakima Bait Company mag lip day! Steelies and Lakers were chowing on them. Green machine and Grinch produced all the bites. Lots of immature smelt in the river right now. The bite is only going to get better.
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November 5, 2019

As we transition into winter and temperature starts to drop it draws the trout into the river to spawn. November and December can be some of the best fishing of the year. The lower Niagara river sees good runs of Brown trout, Steelhead (rainbow trout) and Lake trout. We launch at the town of Lewiston public boat launch and fish the Devils hole and Artpark drifts.
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Lake Trout
Brown Trout
Brown Trout

September 5, 2019

Early Autumn Action!

Switched gears today and went after green fish instead of silvers. I received a call from a guy who wanted to fish for lake trout with hopes of getting one over 20 lbs for the wall. It didn't take long for us to achieve our goal. Our first bite was about 5 minutes after we set lines and was the biggest fish of the day! It tipped the scale at a little over 21 lbs.

August 9. 2019

Another couple of good days in the book. The matures are starting to stage offshore. It looks like we are going to have a good fall...

August 4, 2019

The trout and salmon bite on Lake Ontario has been really good. Here are a few pics from the last few days. The epic season continues...

April 29th & 30th

The KINGS have arrived!! Normally the salmon bite isn't this good in April but they are HERE and they are feeding! We had a limit of kings with a few trout the last two days. These kings are also way about average size for this time of year also. Our average size has been 14-18 lbs. These fish will put on 10-12 lbs by mid August. We are going to have some big kings this year and a lot of them. Believe me when I say "This will be a season to remember". Don't miss out on your chance at some drag screaming spring kings!

Due to a few cancelations a few block of dates have opened up. Both of these blocks of dates have been booked since last May. These dates will book up fast. Please contact me for any additional information or to book your date. Call or Text - 716-550-0413
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These are the only morning dates open in May...14-16 & 21-23

First Lake Ontario report of the season!
APRIL 2019

Lake trolling season is under way and the bite has been really good! We have done 5 lake trips so far in April. All if our trips have been limit catches. We have caught Lake Trout and Brown Trout are the two main species we have been targeting. We have seen a few salmon show up on our last two trips. King Salmon, Coho Salmon and Atlantic Salmon. This bite is on fire right now and it's going to get better as the month goes on. Don't miss out on some of the best action of the year! I only have a few days available to get the NET WET... call, text or email me for availability. 716-550-0413

March 14th fishing report...

We fished 3 of the last 4 days on the Niagara River. We covered a lot of water using Mag Lips, minnows and egg sacs catching fish everywhere we stopped. There are also a lot of fresh lake run steelhead moving into the river now along with some brown trout and steelhead that wintered over in the river. The whole river is loaded with fish! If your looking to fish the Niagara River now through April is the time. The spring bite should be epic this year. Let's GET THE NET WET  Call or Text (716) 550-0413

March 3rd

The good bite continues!

I fished with Richard Brant during the Niagara River Anglers Steelhead tournament on Saturday. I fished right along with him (something I don't get to do very often). We had a great time and caught a lot of fish.
We targeted browns for about an hour mid-day trying to win the side pot for the biggest brown. We landed 3 browns but they didn't end up being big enough. We landed about 20 fish and lost quite a few more during the course of the day. One of the Steelhead we caught was big enough for a second place win!

Congratulations to Richard for landing the 2nd place Steelhead
at 10 lbs. 8 oz .

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End of February report...

February was not a disappointment this year. The bite stayed solid for the whole month. Lots of multi species catches including Steelhead, Brown trout, Lake trout and Walleye. There are a lot of fish in the system this year. March should be a really good month on the river also. Trolling season is right around the corner...we start open water trolling for browns and lakers in April. BOOK your trip now to get the dates you want for the upcoming 2019 season. Dates are filling up fast. LET'S GET THE NET WET - Call or Text (716) 550-0413

February 2019

February is one of those months that won't let you down when you can get on the water. Yes it's COLD...Yes there will be some ice to deal with...Yes it will probably be windy...Yes the lid on the minnow bucket might freeze on...Yes the water is 32 deg (liquid ice) but YES you WILL catch fish. The steelhead and walleye are in a prespawn feeding binge. They need to build up their energy reserves for the spawn in March and April. This feeding binge makes they a little easier to catch at this time. So if your looking for a cure for cabin fever...Call,text or email me and you will get the NET WET or FROZEN...

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December 2018 Fishing report.

It's hard to describe how good the fishing was this December and still make it believable. This was by far the best December I've ever had on the Niagara. The brown trout bite was by far the best I've ever seen. The Steelhead bite was very good also. With that being said we had good quantity and quality on all of our trips.

Looking forward to the fishing in January and February being just as good!

2018 was a really good year for WET NET CHARTERS. Thank you to all of the customers that made this a great 2018 a success.

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.

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

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  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.