About the Captain

Meet the Captain


Hi, I'm Capt. Alan Sauerland owner and operator of Instigator  Sportfishing.  I am a fully licensed and insured charter captain  providing sport fishing charters from the port of Wilson, NY on Western  Lake Ontario. I've been fishing the Great Lakes since the early 90's.  I  started fishing Lake Ontario in 1998 in a 16' Sylvan boat, that boat  only lasted for about two weeks after hooking my first King Salmon, a  28lber. Since then I have gone through several boats and countless  dollars pursuing King Salmon.  I earned my Captains License in 2000, but  didn't use it professionally until 2011.  I am now offering Trout and  Salmon fishing charters from the home port of Wilson, NY.  I spend as  much time fishing as I can, and every minute away from the lake is spent  thinking about fishing. Fishing is not what I do, It's who I am. 

The Boat "Instigator"


Exciting News for 2019!  The New "Instigator" a 1994 Pursuit 3100 is currently being rigged and will be in the water in early April.  This boat is 31' in length with a 12' beam.  She has a full hardtop and brand new canvas, is rigged with brand new Scotty electric downriggers, Cannon Tracks and Cannon ratcheting rod holders.  Furuno and Raymarine electronics as well as Fish Hawk X4D for speed and temp at depth.   Mostly Okuma rods and reels.  Full stand up head for comfort and privacy.  Her twin 454's will get us to the fish faster and offer a more comfortable ride through rougher seas.

Personalized Service

We offer personalized sport fishing charters.  You tell us what you need  and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you.  From customized  times for your trip, to multi boat or multi day trips. 

Local Lodging

 There  are many local motels close by that are available, or for something  closer to entertainment we are only twenty minutes from Niagara Falls  and the Seneca Niagara Casino. We can work with you to find suitable  lodging if you are coming in from out of the area.  

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Niagara County, NY

There is always something fun to do in Niagara County, NY.  Here is a  link to the NiagaraUSA for a listing of hotels and motels as well as  listings of upcoming events.  Bring the family, go fishing, see  everything that Niagara County has to offer. 

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