Our History

My name is Matt Bowman. I started fishing the Great Lakes for salmon and trout when I was 10 years old. My grandfather introduced me to the sport and that’s where the addiction started. We started off fishing Lake Huron on his friends boat until eventually we bought our own boat in 2001. We decided to focus our fishing efforts on Lake Ontario in 2004 and we haven’t looked back. last year I sold the old 18 foot boat and purchased the current 1991 23 foot wellcraft that I am running now. I learn something new every time I’m on the water and I enjoy teaching clients, friends, and family how to catch these fun fish. I fish several small tournaments and derby’s on the lake throughout the summer with many top 10 placings with the highlight being a 1st place finish in the 2016 Bronte Pen Derby. My goal is to put smiles on faces and put fish on the deck! Fully licensed and insured we are ready to take you fishing. Transport Canada approved SVOP, SDV-BS, ROC-M, and MBFA. Come aboard for a safe, fun trip on the water and be prepared to make memories of a lifetime!

The Vessel

1991 Wellcraft coastal 233 fully outfitted for Great Lakes fishing with top of the line electronics and fishing gear. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude Etec we will be fishing in no time! The boat does not come equipped with a flushing toilet. All safety gear is on board as safety comes second to none.

What We Offer

Trips for 2-4 people. Solo anglers can also be accommodated or you can be put on a list to take a trip with other anglers who are booking solo. All safety gear and fishing gear is provided.
Morning trips starting at 6am or 7am (depending on fishing conditions)Trips can be 4,5,or 6 hours.
Afternoon trips can be 4,5,or 6 hours and evening trips will be 4 hours. Start time depends on light conditions for the time of year and the amount of time you are booking.
April and May we will be running out of St Catherine’s Marina at the mouth of the Welland cannel. Spring fishing the niagara region, specifically the niagara bar at the mouth of the niagara River is a world class fishery. 20+ fish days are not uncommon. The target species will be chinook (king) salmon, coho salmon, brown trout, lake trout, steelhead (rainbow trout), with the added possibility of an Atlantic salmon.
From June until the end of the season we will be running out of Bronte Outter Harbour Marina located at the mouth of Bronte creek in Oakville. Our main target species will be chinook (king) salmon, steelhead (rainbow trout), coho salmon, and lake trout with the added possibility of brown trout and atlantic salmon.
Summer walleye and steelhead (rainbow trout) trips on Lake Erie will also be possible from June-October

Rates

4 hours – $125 per person (2-4 people)
5 hours – $140 per person (2-4 people)
6 hours – $150 per person (2-4 people)
8 hours – $700 per person (1-4 people)
Please contact for solo rates

Lake Erie trips will be 6 hours (or until catch limit is reached) flatboat rate $600 for 2-4 people a $100 deposit is required upon booking to secure your date. The captain may cancel the trip due to weather up to the evening or morning before your trip. A full refund will be provided if you are unable to re-book your trip.

What you
need to bring

We fish in the rain, snow, wind, and blistering heat.

  • Clothing suitable for the weather.
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Pack your lunch (NO ALCOHOL and no bananas).
  • Anti nausea medication if you think you may become seasick.
  • Bring a camera.
  • You May also want to bring a large cooler for your catch.
  • All guests 18-65 must have a valid Ontario fishing licence.
  • Need a licience? Please see this website to obtain one. GET YOURS!
  • Please try to arrive 15 minutes before scheduled time.
  • Bring a positive attitude and prepare to have a fun day on the water!.

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