Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is the smallest (in surface area) of the Great Lakes and forms part of the border between New York State and Canada. It has a surface area of 7,340 square miles and its deepest point is over 800 feet deep. 

In New York, Lake Ontario borders the counties of: Jefferson, Oswego, Cayuga, Wayne, Monroe, Orleans, and Niagara.

The lake features an abundance of fish species, including rainbow smelt, lake trout, Chinook salmon, walleye, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass. Lake Ontario is also known for its trophy-sized brown and lake trout. With so much to offer anglers of all experience levels, it’s no wonder that Lake Ontario has become a popular destination for freshwater fishing.