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.
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.
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.
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.
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.