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!


Hands down, you will not find a harder working captain on Lake Ontario. I've been fishing with Sam for almost 20 yrs now. I've been on two day trips where over 30 fish have been caught, and others, where only a few have. In both cases, the same enthusiasm and hard work to catch fish has always been demonstrated. Fishing with Capt. Sam has always and will continue to be the best Lake Ontario fishing can offer.

Dave Olson
My experience with Captain Sam of Dream Catcher Charter’s was by far one of a lifetime. Our Memorial day weekend of 2010’s weather could not be any better, and the action was intense! We absolutely HAMMERED fish with an average of 14 plus lbs! When you hit fish not even 2 minutes after the first line is dropped, or you have to throw away 16lb fish due to limits, you KNOW its a good time!!! I recomend this charter to ANYONE, and i absolutely will be back for another round soon! Great Lake! Great Captain! Great Time! Thanks again Sam!

Joe Boissonneault & the “Boston Crew”
From: Westminster, Mass
Thanks again Sam for a great day of fishing and already setting up the dates for the next trip. For anyone thinking of heading up to Lake Ontario to do some salmon fishing would be nuts not to call Sam.
Thanks Again!
Date: May 15 & 16, 2010

Mike Frissora
I have to say fishing with Sam had to be one of the best fishing trips that i have ever been on.We fished the first day for browns and caught your limit of nice browns,rainbows and steelhead.What was so impressive to me about fishing with Sam was the fact that he worked non stop switching colors,baits,depths and areas to insure we caught some beautiful fish.

Day 2 of fishing was absolutely awesome.We headed out deeper to fish for lakers and caught 25 lakers and released numerous fish between 15-20 pounds.Those fish were caught in only a half day of fishing.Again what was so impressive was again how hard Sam worked to insure that there was non stop action for us.The whole morning Sam changed colors,baits,depths and areas to keep the monster trout coming into the boat.At first glance i thought it was just a day the fish were hitting good until i heard all the other guides on the radio talking about how tough of a fishing day it was while the 3 of us on the boat had numerous lakers around the 20 pound mark.

Capt Sam did a great job in guiding our party of 5. He put us on fish for 2 days straight & on the second day we hit our limit. We will definitely book w/ him again. GREAT JOB CAPTAIN.
April 15 & 16, 2010

Sam Howells
City, State: Waterloo, NY
Comments: This looks good! I’ll link you to our site now. Good luck and have a great winter! Talk to you in the spring.
Date: 1/17/2001

Alberta Bennett
City, State: Batavia, NY
Comments: This website is outstanding. It truly makes us wish spring would come soon. We’ll definately keep Captain Sam in mind. It’s a great idea for entertaining clients. Good luck.
Date: 1/18/2001

Jim & Debbie Fili
City, State: Webster N.Y.
Comments: Been out twice on the Dream Catcher. Had a blast both times and caught alot of fish. Looking forward to going again this yr. Great website Capt!
Date: 1/18/2001

Bruce "Bigmouth Bass" Hennekey
City, State: Honeoye, N.Y.
Comments: I’ve been fishing on Dram Catcher 4 years in a row and have a 35lb salmon on the wall to remind everyone who the #1 charter captain is.Captain Sam.
Date: 3/27/2001

Mike Loveland
City, State: Rochester, NY
Comments: great time fishing, lots of big salmon
Date: 11/20/2001

Ron Lalik
City, State: Fairport, NY
Comments: Best Captain on the Lake! You’re guaranteed a good time with Capt. Sam
Date: 4/30/2002

Brent Muellenberg

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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.