Captain

Ryan O'Neill

As one of the leading guides in the Greater Buffalo~Niagara Region, we attribute our reputation to the lasting customer relationships we’ve developed throughout the years. We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service, and we are committed to providing just that. Explore the rest of our page to learn more about what the Great Lakes Region and Western NY has to offer, and get in touch with any questions. Captain Ryan is here to service you.

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We’re committed to helping our customers every step of the way and providing some of the best duck hunting and fishing opportunities Western New York has to offer. Browse below to learn about the range of options we provide. We’re constantly growing and changing our styles of hunting and fishing options, so if you have something in mind that you don’t see, we’d love to hear about it.

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WATERFOWL

December ~ January 

This is one of our most popular services available. It’s made a big difference for many of our customers, and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service, we ensure all details are simple, seamless and handled in a timely manner. Whenever you work with Buffalo Wingz Waterfowl & Sportfishing, you can trust that you’re in great hands.

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SMALLMOUTH BASS

(Trophy Season) Pre Spawn April ~ June (Regular Season) Post Spawn June ~ October 
Buffalo, NY is a smallmouth bass Mecca and can arguably have some of the best bass fishing in entire United States. Our Bass are found along the entire Buffalo New York shoreline, with hotspots along rocky structure and drop-offs in 15-35 feet of water in and around the Buffalo harbor and head waters of the Niagara River. An average spring morning may see 20-30 bass caught with some days bringing upwards of 50 fish.  Most bass caught are between 2 and 4 pounds, but there is good opportunity to catch a hefty 5 ~ 6 or even a 7 pound bronzeback. The last five New York State record smallmouths have come from Lake Erie, with the current record standing at an impressive 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Western NY often gets visited annually by many of the best pro bass anglers in the world. 

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WALLEYE

June ~ July ~ August 

For decades Lake Erie has been recognized as one of premier walleye fisheries in the country and the top walleye destination in New York. Walleye angler catch rates in Lake Erie have been excellent the past years and were at record levels in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Lake Erie has been in a period of above average walleye hatching success for over a decade, with exceptional walleye hatches in 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Due to this extended period of spawning success, the outlook remains excellent for Lake Erie walleye anglers in 2020 and for several years to come. The limit is 6 fish per person with a minimum length of 15 inches for Lake Erie NY Waters. Fish in the 18-22” range are the norm for us here lately. Daily limits are very common giving the right weather and conditions. Most anglers in our region find open water trolling and bottom bouncing to be the most effective way to target these fish if they are hugging tight to the bottom or suspended in the water column. Erie provides anglers a chance to catch trophy size walleye, with some exceeding 30+ inches in the 10-11 and even occasionally 12 pound range. 

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STEELHEAD

December ~ May

Just when most people start to hunker in for the cold winter months in Western NY we are getting ready for prime time fast paced trout action on the River.  The Lower Niagara River is seated below Niagara Falls in the gorge and is known for widely its world class trout fishing. Depending on the time of year, you can catch king salmon, big majestic colorful browns, tons of large acrobatic steelhead and hefty lake trout. We target these fish using several methods. The most common and effective way is using 3 way swivel rig tipped with a egg sack or minnow while drifting down river in the boat working gravel beds and rock structure. We also use this same rig pulling plugs (lures) like kwick fish or mag lips. These fish can be found from Devils Hole above the NY power plant all way out to the mouth of Lake Ontario on the (Niagara Bar). Catching 8-10 fish a day is about average but 20+ fish days are common. 

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LAKE TROUT

January ~ April

As week creep All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress free. You can trust us to supply you with the best equipment and tackle, as well as top quality service.

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EXTRA CURRICULAR SPECIES

You Just Never Know
Spending as many days on the water as we do there is always that chance you may catch that fish of a lifetime no matter what species of fish we are targeting. We often catch Musky, Drum, Channel Catfish, Northern Pike and Carp not to mention several types of pan fish. All of the above fish have been essential to success on many occasions. When it comes to all of our services, you can count on us to take care of your every need.

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OUR BOAT ~ 2000 LUND ALASKAN 

There’s a reason avid outdoorsmen and hunters love the Alaskan fishing and hunting boat. It can handle the toughest waters mother nature can dish out which is exactly what Lake Erie and the Niagara River is capable of. The 20’ Alaskan is the ultimate all around, dual purpose hunting and fishing boat. It's made in Minnesota and designed for the Great Lakes and River Systems. While it may function as the perfect goose and duck hunting boat, the Lund Alaskan is a fishing mcahine and will surly be able to get us where we need to be to catch fish and back to the dock safely. This boat measures out at 20'6" Long with a 7.5' Beam, powered by a 90 HP Mercury Marine 4 Stroke Engine. Our boat is topped off with state of the art Lowrance Electronics and a Minn Kota Power Drive V2~ 24 Volt ~ 80 Pound Thrust electric trolling motor equipped with I-Pilot Technology to dial us right in on the fish.

 
 

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY


FULLY GUIDED FISHING TRIP

6 Hour Trip *Times Vary* 

1 Angler   $300 

2 Anglers $400 ($200 Per Angler) 

3 Anglers $500 ($166 Per Angler)

FULLY GUIDED DUCK HUNT

6 Hour Trip *Times Vary* 

1 Hunter   $400

2 Hunters $500 

3 Hunters $750  ($250 Per Hunter) 

*Please Be Advised*

A Non refundable deposit is required to secures dates.

Cancellations due to dangerous weather conditions may occur at any time leading up to your trip or during the trip at the Captains discretion. An alternate date will be scheduled. TBD

 

Buffalo Wingz Waterfowl & Sportfishing is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.

CAPTAIN RYAN O'NEILL

Buffalo, NY, USA

716-704-3006

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