Lake Ontario Fish Species

Common Lake Ontario Fish Species Questions

How many species of fish are in Lake Ontario?

Lake Ontario is home to a diverse array of fish species, with an estimated count of over 122 different types of fish. At CohoMotion Charters, we have extensive knowledge of the various fish species inhabiting Lake Ontario, allowing us to provide expert guidance and maximize our guests' chances of encountering and catching their desired fish during our fishing charters.

What is the largest fish caught in Lake Ontario?

The largest fish caught in Lake Ontario is typically the Chinook salmon, also known as the king salmon, which can reach impressive sizes exceeding 30 pounds. At CohoMotion Charters, we specialize in targeting and pursuing these trophy-sized Chinook salmon, providing anglers with the opportunity to hook into these majestic giants and experience the thrill of battling and landing such formidable fish.

Are Lake Ontario fish safe to eat?

Yes, fish from Lake Ontario are generally safe to eat. However, it is important to follow the guidelines provided by local health authorities regarding consumption advisories and limits, as some species may contain higher levels of contaminants. At CohoMotion Charters, we prioritize the well-being of our guests and encourage responsible fishing practices, including adhering to any recommended guidelines for safe and enjoyable consumption of fish caught in Lake Ontario.

A CohoMotion Charters Fishing Charter targets the top Lake Ontario Fish species including Coho Salmon (Also Called Hooknose, Silver Salmon, Silvers ), Chinook Salmon (Also Called King Salmon, Quinnat Salmon, Spring Salmon, Tyee Salmon, Kippered Salmon). We primarily Fish the Lake Ontario.