Trip Planner

To help fishers prepare for their upcoming fishing charter with True Blue WNY Fishing Charters, I have put together a printable planning page with a packing list, suggested clothing for the day of the charter, a list of what I provide for guests, and recommendations of places to stay.

What To Expect The Day of Your Fishing Charter:

When you book a fishing charter or guided fishing trip with True Blue WNY Fishing Charters, all the fishing tackle and bait you need will be provided and is included in the cost of your fishing charter rates.

I leave the boat launch locations between 6 and 7 a.m. on the day of your scheduled fishing charter, unless a different time is arranged in advance. Fishing charters generally stay out on the water for either 4 or 8 hours, or until the daily fish limit is reached.

What To Bring:

    • Soft soled shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen & towel
    • Rain gear
    • Camera
    • Motion sickness pills (if necessary)
    • Lunch & beverages (no hard alcohol, please)
    • Cooler for your lunch & beverages
    • Cooler to take home all the fish you will catch (leave in car)

    ** Your NYS fishing license – Without a valid NYS fishing license I will not be able to let you fish in Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, or the Niagara River. CLICK HERE for more information regarding purchasing your NYS fishing license online **


    What To Wear:

    You should make sure you’re wearing appropriate attire for your fishing charter. It’ll keep you comfortable and ensure you’re prepared to handle any weather conditions that we might face when we’re out catching fish

    • Suitable clothing- including rain gear
    • Soft soled shoes
    • Hat



    What I Provide:

    There are also some items that you won’t have to worry about packing for your fishing charter. I will provide you with many of the items that you’ll use while you’re on board a True Blue WNY Fishing Charters fishing charter

    • Rods & Reels
    • Tackle & Lures
    • Bait
    • All safety equipment
    • Cooler and ice for fish
    • Fish cleaning (additional charge)
    • Lunch (additional charge)
    • Experience in finding the fish!



    Where To Stay:

    If you’re coming from out of town and looking for a place to stay, you can book your reservation to one of these reputable hotels below:

    Or check out the options that Airbnb has to offer

    If you have any additional questions about what you should bring on your fishing charter or how to buy your NYS fishing license online, feel free to call me at 716-830-9098 or email me at