Discover the fishing charters and guides of Cayuga County 

With eight lakes, plus numerous streams, ponds and tributaries, Cayuga County has some of the best boating and fishing in New York State. Fishing charters, marinas, and boat rentals are all available to help you explore the multitude of water-based activities that make us famous. Enjoy scenic vistas, warm breezes, and water adventures for beginners and the more experienced angler. If you are looking for a guided experience, consider a charter. For a full listing of fishing charters and marinas in Cayuga County, visit our On The Water section of our website. Think about these suggestions when planning your memory making vacation to wrap up the summer.

For a traditional charter experience with deluxe amenities the whole family can enjoy, consider Markin’ Fish Charter. Your fishing guide, Mark, is a NYS Licensed Guide for Fishing, Boats and Canoes. He is certified in Water Safety, First Aid and CPR. Charters are available on Owasco Lake or Skaneateles Lake. Your charter can include trolling, still fishing or a combination of both. Each lake provides beautiful views during your fishing trip. Bring your camera and come aboard the 20' Bayliner Trophy walk around fishing boat with cuddy cabin, full cockpit canvas, and two fish holding tanks. High tech features include Lowrance HDS 7 Gen2 StructureScan HD fish finder and Fish Hawk X4 marine electronics. The boat is quipped for trolling, including downriggers and planer boards and the walkaround feature makes it perfect for still-fishing with a rod. A portable toilet on board means you can be out on the water for hours without interruption. Great for family and friends to relax, sport fish and have fun! 

Markin' Fish Charter Boat

Have your own boat? Fair Point Marina in Fair Haven on Little Sodus Bay, along Lake Ontario is known for friendly service. A recent guest stated, “Megan, Seth and the rest of the staff are wonderful! Extremely helpful, friendly to the point we instantly felt like family!! Fantastic marina, fantastic staff, and great customers ~ everyone is so friendly. Cannot recommend enough." After your water bound adventure, stick around for a picnic on the spacious lawn or check out the Tiki bar. Bring the RV to extend your stay. Don’t wait, the season closes 10/18.

Ariel view of Fair Point Marina

If all that sounds tame, try your hand at something new- bow fishing! Don’t let the name fool you, Frontenac Fowlers in Union Springs on Cayuga Lake are more than just bird sport enthusiasts, they provide a supreme hunt experience like no other. Captain Jay and the gang have been known to reel in fish as large as 46 pounds! They are taking reservations into September, but they are filling up fast, call them now to make yours! Also booking for 2021!

Frontenac Fowlers