What Fishing on the Niagara River is Like The Niagara River is one of the more unusual rivers in the world because it includes… Niagara Falls! Perhaps you’ve heard of it 😉 The Niagara River is actually known as a Great Lakes connecting channel. Furthermore, it straddles an international border– bringing together the U.S. and Canada.
Did you know the water of the Mighty Niagara flows northward? It goes from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. With about 200,000 cubic feet of water moving per second, the current can be swift along its 36 miles. If you’re in a boat, don’t get too close to the top of Niagara Falls or else you might make the evening news, and not in a good way.
If you were to divide the Niagara River into two parts, you’d do so by using Niagara Falls as the dividing point. The Upper Niagara is near Grand Island and the Tonawandas. The Lower Niagara is near Lewiston, flowing out to Lake Ontario. Ample fishing opportunities exist in both sections.
The Lower Niagara River, which is about 14 miles in length, is a great place to catch trout and salmon, among others. It can be fished 12 months a year– even during the snowy/icy winter months. That said, it’s probably more comfortable to fish in the summer, when Western New York has a lot of 75 degree days– not too hot and not too cool.
Fish You Can Catch
What are some of the key fish you might catch in the Niagara River, in general? How about Chinook salmon, rainbow trout, walleyes, lake trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, muskellunge, yellow perch and smelt? The Niagara River is one of New York State’s most diverse fishing spots.
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