Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate

Discover the finest fishing spots Lake Ontario has to offer with Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate. If you’re in the Niagara Falls or St. Catharine’s area, join Captain Steve Hardcastle for a fun and productive day out on the Great Lake.

Capt. Steve has a lifetime of fishing on the Great Lakes behind him, and almost four decades of experience in the chartering business. He’s been featured in various TV shows and as a proud winner of multiple fishing competitions, such as King of the Lake and King of Kings tournament. He’s a real “fish master” who will get you on fish. If you don’t get your fish, your next trip is free!

Make your own “catch of the day” possible aboard a 42’ Trojan boat. Fully refurbished in 2015, this vessel has plenty of fishing space for up to 8 anglers. It comes powered by a pair of 750 HP Crusader engines and is fully outfitted with modern electronics and professional accessories. There is also a fighting chair, a restroom, and a multimedia system with a TV onboard for your maximum comfort on the water.

Enjoy an exciting adventure with Niagara Fishmaster Ultimate and try your hand at trolling for whatever is biting. Your potential catches include Chinook “King” Salmon, Coho “Silver” Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. You can easily land some of the largest freshwater fish in your life. For instance, Lakers vary between 10-30 lbs, Steelhead and Cohos are 5-20 lbs, Brownies are usually 8-15 lbs, while Chinooks are 25-49 lbs.

All trips include gear Shimano gear and tackle, as well as live bait and lures. All you need to do is bring your fishing license as well as some non-alcoholic drinks and snacks on board to stay refreshed throughout the day, and you’re all set for an incredible day’s fishing. With a fridge, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, everyone on board will be able to enjoy Lake Ontario’s beauty, so come and make the most of it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 15
    $811
    Explore Lake Ontario's famous fishery and enjoy stunning surroundings at the same time. Head up to 20 miles into the lake and troll for the bite of delicious and tough-fighting Salmon and Trout. These magnificent creatures will put up a fight to get on the boat, so you're in for a thrilling day's fishing. What's more, they make for incredible table fare, too, so you'll enjoy your work's produce at the end of the day. All you need to do is bring some snacks and drinks and settle in for a great day out.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 15
    $811
    3 Pm till Dusk 1 to 6 people
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 14
    $664
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About the Captain

Steve Hardcastle
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canadá
Angler's Choice
112 Fishing Reports
46 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Mayo 2014
Captain Steve Hardcastle has been fishing since he was a small child. He has been hooked on the sport since he was 5 years of age when he got his first fishing rod. With over 35 years of charter experience and a fleet of boats both in up in Canada and down in Costa Rica, he has the skills, the equipment, and the boats to put you on your dream fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Atlantic) Salmon (Atlantic)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Trojan (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 750HP Crusader engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Marty M.
Rome, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Afternoon trip with a captain Steve

VERIFIED   Agosto 1, 2019
We had an afternoon trip with Captain Steve. It was a different type of fishing than the fellas were used to in the ponds and...
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Adam M.
Ancaster, ON
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Half Day Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Agosto 26, 2019
Great family experience! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful and went all out to track down some Salmon for us. Walked away...
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Robert C.
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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Half day fishing trip at St Catherine’s, Ontario

VERIFIED   Agosto 13, 2019
Myself and my wife and our two sons,19 and 20, had a great experience on the “Fishmaster”. Captain tracked down some big...
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David M.
Hamilton, ON
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Awesome morning!

VERIFIED   Julio 20, 2019
This charter was awesome, he got us on the fish, coached us on how to fight them and cleaned them for us, the crew were great...
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Jennifer K.
Freeport, IL
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VERIFIED   Septiembre 4, 2019
We had a great time fishing with Steve and would highly recommend! Hoping to go back again sometime.
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