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Trophy Trout & Salmon Fishing on Lake Ontario with Captain Duane Holfert.

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Located in Wilson, New York one of the premiere fisheries in the continental United States. Captain Duane has lots of options for your fishing experience. The Niagara River Bar, which has produced many tournament winning fish, is only a few miles from the harbor. Later in the summer Captain Duane runs deep for trophy steelhead. Whether king salmon or steelhead, Empress Charters has something to offer everyone.

Empress Charters not only provides amazing fishing experiences, but also offer overnight lodging in our beautiful cottage. Located on a quiet waterway only a few minutes from the harbor, the cottage is a peaceful place to relax after a great day of fishing.

Captain Duane has been tournament fishing for years placing trophy salmon and steelhead on the leader boards for his customers time and time again. Empress Charter Service has something to offer everyone. If you're a first timer or seasoned veteran looking to take a run at L.O.C. Derby give Captain Duane a call.