Chautauqua Lake Walleye and Musky Charters- Maximum of 2 People
We fish Chautauqua primarily for walleye with some musky trips. We use a Lund 1775 Pro V that fishes well with 2 people and the captain. Our season starts for walleye the first Saturday in May and we use slow trolling tactics with nightcrawlers with the rod in your hand. We did extremely well in 2018 in the early season with quality and numbers of fish. 2019 should be as good or better.
Chautauqua Rates- $300 for 5 hours of fishing (usually 7 to noon) with maximum of 2 people. All tackle and bait is provided. Normal pickup is at NYS Launch in Bemus Point. Alternate arrangements can be made especially for those living or renting on the lake. $100 Deposit required at time of booking. Deposit is refundable if trip is cancelled due to weather conditions. We accept major credit cards and Paypal.
When to fish Chautauqua- the best bite is from mid May until end of June for walleye. Depending on water temperature, we are getting daytime walleyes when the seasons opens and it peaks in mid June. We recommend people take their Chautauqua trips in the early time frame. As the summer progresses, the water warms and the fish move deeper. Check out our Lake Erie Trip info as that fishing kicks into high gear in July, August and early September. We do fall jigging walleye trips and musky trolling trips later in the year. If the weather cooperates these can be very productive.
We do take kids on Chautauqua with a parent. We will split trips so multiple kids can switch out after a few hours to give several kids a chance. We try to be flexible to your needs and still maintain a good fishing opportunity.
Walleye fishing on Chautauqua per the NYSDEC is being supported by excellent year classes of fish from 2014, 2015 and 2018. Based on these numbers, current fishing rivals "the good old days of the 90's" and is expected to remain good for a number of years. Please keep this in mind and if you have ever thought of fishing Chautauqua eyes the time to do it is now! Book early especially for peak period as we do fill up.