The Captain

The skipper aboard, Captain Sam Zucco, has been fishing the waters of Lake Ontario since 1978. His experience and knowledge of the fishery are sure to provide you with a great and safe day of fishing.

The Boat

The DREAM CATCHER, a 1998, 30′ Penn Yan made boat. Her wide 12-foot beam makes for a comfortable and stable fishing platform for you to fish on. Room for 8 people with plenty of room to spare.

The Lake

This famous fishery of Lake Ontario boats the largest salmon to be had of ANY of the great lakes. Trophy salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout & lake trout are common - Lake Ontario is a world class fishery!

Fishing Season

We start our charters in April and run through October on the highly productive waters of Lake Ontario, in Rochester, N.Y.

Many of the tributaries, surrounding bays, and Genesee River are a major part of the New York State stocking program. Because of this, each year these waters produce many trophy salmon and trout.

April, May and June are good for brown trout, steelhead, coho, and spring chinooks. Size range: 5-30 lbs.

June, July and August we troll the depths with down-riggers for a wide variety of salmon and trout.

August, September, and October big salmon begin to school and become very aggressive as they get ready for their spawning run up the Genesee River. Size range: 40+ lbs., with 25 lbs. as an average.

For a full day of fishing you should bring:

  • a current NYS fishing licence
  • any food and beverage
  • soft rubber-sole shoes, rain gear, warm clothing, sunglasses
  • motion sickness medication, if needed
  • a large cooler, to transport your catch
  • and most of all, a camera to show everyone the fun you had, and your TROPHY

Great Fishing, Trophy Fish, Any Season!

Privacy Policy

Note: Your privacy is important to us and we take that seriously. None of your information will ever be shared with any 3rd party. Thank you for taking the time to visit the Dream Catcher Charters website and we hope to see you in person very soon! Tight Lines & Big Fish!
Contact Info

Dream Catcher Charters
Capt. Sam Zucco
Rochester, New York 14612
Phone: (585)-314-2407
Email: [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

Please notify Dream Catcher Charters 3 weeks in advance of any cancellations. Dream Catcher Charters reserves the right to cancel charters due to inclement weather or other conditions that could negatively affect the fishing trip. Please call (585)-314-2407 directly for cancellations.