Book Fishing and Hunting trips before the Sport Shows!

January, February and March are the prime booking months for both hunting and fishing!  These are the months when the majority of the industry’s Sports Shows take place.  This is also the time when customers are vying for position in the booking calendar.  Now is the time to get the jump on the rest of the market.  Our calendars are already built with repeat clients and we can immediately look for the best dates.   Here are some highlights and some ideas that we suggest for 2019′

(Ice Fishing)

Ice Fishing is starting within the next couple of weeks.  Early reports have limited ice forming on sheltered regions of the St. Lawrence River and Black Lake.  The team at BSO specializes in Yellow Perch [Read More]

Salmon Fishing – “The Best we have ever seen”!!!

In 36 years of professional outfitting, we have never seen King Salmon fishing better than it is starting out in 2018′  The combination of  strong bait fish populations, temperature and an over abundance of “naturally reproduced” Salmon has led to fishing conditions that rival the BEST we have ever seen!

There are two time frames that really exhibit the very best in King Salmon fishing.  The first is what we refer to as the “Hot Zone” period.  This time frame represents the last week of June through the month of July!  The “Hot Zone” features bright silver Kings from every year class.  Angler’s could take a 25 lb. fish followed immediately by a King that weighs in at 12 pounds.  Kings have to eat every day during the “Hot Zone”.  This is why they achieve 30 lb.+ weights in just 3 1/2 years!  This is good news for the [Read More]

KING SALMON (Staging) – Great Fishing Opportunity on Lake Ontario!

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One of the most written about time frames to fish King Salmon on Lake Ontario is the Staging Time frame.  This time period occurs from mid- August through mid-September.  King Salmon at this time are grouping to run tributaries.  At this time of year, Salmon are approx 3 1/2 years of age and are at peak weight.  They have fed voraciously in an effort to build body mass and strength.  Generally these big fish will stage in 60 to 130 ft. of water off the mouths of tributaries where they were stocked.  This gives anglers a unique opportunity to target them (in mass) before they run the tributaries to spawn.   [Read More]

BSO TEAM – Headed to Bloomsburg PA (Early Bird Sports Expo) Jan 25th-28th

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Meet the BSO Team at the Bloomsburg PA “Early Bird Sports Expo” on Jan. 25th through the 28th.   Thursday through Sunday, our Hunting and Fishing Team will be at the EXPO!  This is one of our favorite times of year because we get to see all of our old friends, meet some new ones and share the memories of our days spent afield and on the water.  In the TECHNO AGE that allows a BLOG like this to be written, it is still a “Sad Substitute” for looking someone in the eye, swapping tales, answering questions, shaking hands and generally getting to know someone.  As communicators in the industry, we long for the engagement and want to see our clients more than once or twice a year! [Read More]

“Bill Saiff Outdoors” – Reap the Benefits of BOOKING EARLY!

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Every season, we get hammered with calls during the peak of the season!  Customers call when the mood strikes them and want a trip immediately……Unfortunately, we are attending to our regular customers at this time and when we don’t respond promptly it appears that we are not interested in the business.  This could not be further from the truth but there is only so much that can be done in a single day!  It is our “ULTIMATE GOAL” to take care of everyone and make sure that all are served well!  This BLOG is a request that you call EARLY for your bookings this season!  We dedicate the months of January, February and March to handling customers and their questions.  We are in the office every day and it is the BEST time to speak with us about any concerns that you might have! [Read More]

Fishing and Hunting Christmas Gift Certificates Available!

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The Holiday Season will soon be upon us and we will be scrambling to find the PERFECT Christmas Gift for the sportsman in our lives.  “Let’s Face It”.  Those of us who are dedicated, generally have all the GOODIES we need for our outdoor pursuits.  So, what can you get them????  A Gift Certificate for a BSO Hunting or Fishing expedition is the perfect gift choice.  The Bill Saiff Outdoors Team offers Gift Certificates for the following: [Read More]

Duck Season – Just around the corner! Book some fall dates.

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We have just finished an “EPIC” September Goose Season with well over 1,000 birds harvested by clients from 16 states.  Saturday October 7th marks the beginning of the early ducks season!  Our early ducks season is highlighted by opportunities for Mallards, Black Ducks, Green Winged-Teal and Wood Ducks.  Those sportsmen wishing to venture into the Perch River WMA can also expect to gun Widgeon, Shovelers, Pintail, Blue Winged-Teal, Ringnecks, Gadwall and a host of other ducks….. The SWP Team manages marshes and wetland impoundments in 3 counties here in Northern New York.  Our early season hunts are legendary in waterfowl circles.  The early duck season with occur from October 7th through October 29th.  Keep in mind that MIGRATORY CANADA GOOSE opens on October 28th and runs through the end of the season.  This year duck is closed from October 29th through November 3rd (Goose will be open during this split) .  Duck will re-open on November 4th and continue through [Read More]

BIG BROWN TROUT a Saiff Charter Specialty in the Spring! (Lake Ontario Fishing Charters)

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The Saiff Charter Fleet begins it’s Brown Trout fishing season on Tuesday April 4th along Lake Ontario’s southern shore.  Veteran anglers to the Saiff Fleet know how dynamic this early fishing trip can be.  The photo above is of veteran Saiff Charter client Jim Roy (NH) with just one of the many GIANT Browns that he’s taken over the years.  Capt. Bill Saiff III takes the Saiff Charter #5 to the south shore each [Read More]

June – A Great Month for GIANT Lake Trout!

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The eastern basin of Lake Ontario is one of the most diverse fisheries in the world but it is certainly punctuated by the GREAT Lake Trout fishing that is found here.  During the 2016′ fishing season, the Saiff Charter Fleet had more requests for dedicated Lake Trout trips than in any other year.  We think the reason is that: Anglers in North America are realizing that Lake Ontario’s Lake Trout fishery is among the best in the world!  Why is Lake Trout fishing so good in the eastern basin?  The answer is that [Read More]

Christmas Gift Certificates Available Now!!!!! (Buy the BEST Gift)


The Team at Bill Saiff Outdoors is proud to offer Holiday Gift Certificates for the Sports person in your life.  This is the perfect gift for the “Hard to Buy for Sportsman”.  Our fishing service (Saiff’s Fishing Charters) is the largest professional fishing fleet on Lake Ontario and our Waterfowl service (Seaway Waterfowl Professionals) is NY’s #1 duck and goose guiding operation.  Don’t forget, we also offer “World Class” ice fishing with our ice team called “Hardwater Ice Guides”.  Here is what we have to offer:

Full Day Fishing Trips – $800, 6-Hour Fishing Trips – $600, 1 Person Waterfowl Hunt $300, 1 Person Ice Fishing Trip $150.


If you would like a Gift Certificate, contact us at 315-771-3514.  You give us all the pertinent information and we will hand craft a custom Gift Certificate suited especially for your important person.  We e-mail the Certificate to you and you print it out for Christmas Morning!  “It’s that Easy”

Fishing and Hunting dates will be set up based on availability!  We thank you for thinking of us this Holiday Season!  Merry Christmas and may God Bless You!