Lower Niagara River Fishing Charters
Seasons – Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Species – Smallmouth bass, walleye, musky, steelhead, lake trout, lake run brown trout, king salmon
Every Species is Here…at Some Point of the Year
If you haven’t seen Niagara Falls yet, you need to. It’ll make you appreciate the power of water like you never have before. Simply put it’s awesome. Think of all that water, all that power, noise, and energy. Now concentrate it into a narrow channel. That’s the “Lower.”
The Lower is the stretch of the Niagara River from Niagara Falls to Lake Ontario – about 15 miles of water. The first half of it flows through a deep, breathtakingly beautiful canyon. This canyon stretch is…violent. There are huge boulders throughout with insane currents flowing in seemingly random directions. All this turbulence fills the water with oxygen making it a welcoming place for a wide variety of fish species.
Below the canyon section, the remaining half of the Lower Niagara seems more like a lake than a river. It almost looks featureless – kind of like a long, straight, trench – but don’t let that fool you. The current is fast and there are countless microcurrents and tiny eddies throughout that create excellent holding water for fish.
At some point of the year, the Lower Niagara is home to every game fish in the region and often the largest specimens. Many fish use the Lower Niagara as a nursery/place to spawn. King salmon make their spawning run in the fall; followed by lake trout, brown trout, steelhead throughout the winter and early spring; and smallmouth bass in the spring. Smallmouth bass, walleyes, musky, northern pike, drum, and carp call the Lower Niagara river home year round.
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Fisheries of the Buffalo Niagara Region
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