1st Choice Charters - Lewiston

1st Choice Fishing Charters is your number one guide in New York. Capt. Randy fishes Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the Niagara River for the best species the area has to offer. Join him for a fun and eventful day on the beautiful Niagara River and make great catches possible.

Hop on board a 21’ Lund fishing boat and let it take you to the best places the Niagara River has to offer. The boat comes powered by a 225 HP Mercury and 15 HP kicker motors and is equipped with all you need for a professional fishing experience. There are Cannon downriggers, a Minn Kota trolling motor,  Lowrance sonar electronics, and other accessories.

On your day out fishing the fast Niagara River, you will be concentrating on catching a variety of fish species. Depending on the time of year, you will be targeting Steelhead, Pink Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout. The opportunities abound!

If you have never seen the Niagara River, you will be in for big surprises and great catches. To make them possible, you will be provided with quality rods, reels, tackle, and bait. A fish cleaning service is also available at the end of the trip/ Licenses are not included in the price and need to be purchased before the trip.

Salmon are only available mid-September through the end of October. Trout fishing starts the beginning of November.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Weekend 3MAX
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sab, Dom)
    $530
    up to 4 persons
    This is for 3 anglers ONLY. You will be fishing during the weekend for Salmon, Trout, and Bass in the Niagara River. Salmon run mid-September through late-October. Trout run from Octobers 31st.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $520
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is for the weekends only and can take a maximum of 4 anglers. You will be fishing the Niagara River for any species from Salmon to Smallmouth Bass and Trout. Salmon season is the second week in September through the end of October. Trout season starts the beginning of November.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Week Day 3MAX
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $480
    up to 4 persons
    This is for 3 anglers ONLY. You will be fishing during the weekend for Salmon, Trout, and Bass in the Niagara River. Salmon run mid-September through late-October. Trout run from Octobers 31st.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Week Day
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Lun, Mar, Mie, Jue, Vie)
    $440
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is for the weekdays only and can take a maximum of 4 anglers. You will be fishing the Niagara River for any species from Salmon to Smallmouth Bass and Trout. Salmon season is the second week in September through the end of October. Trout season starts the beginning of November.
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About the Captain

Randy Lingenfelter
Lewiston, Nueva York, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
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9 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since Enero 2018
Captain Randy Lingenfelter specializes in fishing the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie. Captain Randy knows the methods that work best to catch Walleye, Bass, Salmon, and Trout. His charter company 1st Choice offers safe and productive fishing trips that are great for the whole family. If you are looking for some great fishing in Western New York, join Captain Randy now and it’s fish on!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
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)
Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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