Dave Wolinski

Meet Captain Dave Wolinski

Meet Captain Dave Wolinski and Valley of the Shadow Fishing Charters

Captain Dave of Valley of the Shadow Fishing Charters, a fishing charter based in Rochester, NY. Captain Dave and his charter will take you to Lake Ontario. He specializes in the famous Salmon Fishing. He will help you catch Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon. With years of experience under his belt, he can provide you with amazing Lake Ontario Fishing! 

For years, he found his passion in fishing and running their own automotive shop in New York. If not in their shop, or the waters, he prefers to spend his time traveling and enjoying the company of his family. As a family man, he also likes hosting fishing trips with families and even children on board. For him, it will be nice to introduce kids to outdoor activities through the love of fishing. 

With years of experience in fly fishing and trolling techniques along Lake Ontario, he brings a passion for fishing and expertise that will help you achieve a successful fishing adventure. Learn from experienced local guides who have mastered the art of catching fish on this beloved lake – get ready to reel in some serious fun! We are committed to providing a safe, fun, and informative fishing experience for all ages and skill levels. Our family-friendly charter offers a comfortable atmosphere for anglers of all sizes. With our seasoned captain and experienced crew, you can trust that your day on the water will be an exciting adventure.

Boat details

Our fishing charters feature the 31' Tiara, a well-maintained vessel originally built in the year 2000, ensuring a safe and reliable fishing adventure. With a capacity to carry 6 guests, the spacious deck provides ample room for comfortable fishing experiences. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including GPS, Fish Finder, and a live bait tank, the Tiara enhances the chances of a successful and rewarding fishing trip on Lake Ontario.

Get ready for an amazing Ontario Lake Fishing trip with Captain Dave. Fish in Lake Ontario and experience the best fishing spot in New York Upstate.

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Valley of the Shadow Fishing Charters Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

32 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Freshwater Fishing
Fly Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear


Good to Knows

Trip Inclusions:

Quality Fishing Equipment (Rods, Reels & Tackle)

Lures and Bait


What to bring:

Snacks and Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses & Hats)


Purchase your New York Fishing license prior to leaving the dock on your fishing day.

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout.


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.



Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 6

Boat Length: 31

Manufacturer Name: Tiara

Model Year: 2000

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 300

Maximum Cruising Speed: 30

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Livewell / Live Bait Tank