The Niagara River flows northward from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario for a distance of 36 miles, and is separated into two parts by Niagara Falls, the upper and lower.
Upper Niagara - Because the Niagara River runs north, it can be a little confusing, but the upper Niagara is actually south of the falls. It's much shallower and does not receive the same amount of attention as the lower, but it still has some great fishing spots. Some of which are around Grand Island and Strawberry Island just a short distance down river of Buffalo .The upper has an abundant population of muskellunge (musky), largemouth bass and small mouth bass as well as a mix of, pike, walleye, perch, sheepshead, panfish and more.
Lower Niagara - The lower Niagara stretches from the base of Niagara Falls 14 miles to Lake Ontario. At the base of the whirlpool, a popular tourist destination, the river makes a 90 degree turn and heads towards the famous Devils hole fishing area. From here the last 8 miles of the Lower Niagara River are accessible by boat. The Lower Niagara flows past Artpark, through Lewiston and Youngstown down to the famous Niagara Bar by Fort Niagara and out into the lake. Anglers have the opportunity to catch Chinook salmon (king salmon), Coho Salmon, rainbow trout (steelhead), lake trout, brown trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, yellow perch and smelt depending on the time of the year. Weather depending, the Lower Niagara can be fished all 12 months of the year.
Captain Matt is a veteran captain and is well-versed in navigating the Lower Niagara River. Wet Net Charters will make your next fishing trip one to remember. We are the most experienced Salmon and Trout fishing charter on the river, and would love to discuss your next fishing venture. Contact us today to ask any questions or make a reservation. I guarantee you will not forget your first trip up the river through the Niagara Gorge!
Taking A Close Look At The Niagara Area Fishing Waters
WET NET CHARTERS provides comfortable fishing aboard a NEW 2075 Lund Tyee Magnum fishing boat that takes you along the eight-mile stretch of the Lower Niagara River, Niagara Bar, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie.
WET NET CHARTERS now offers comfortable fishing aboard a 29' BLACKFIN COMBI for your Lake Ontario trolling trips.
The Lower Niagara is one of the best trout and King salmon fisheries in the world. Lake Ontario offers the finest fresh water King Salmon and trout fishing available. Lake Erie provides Smallmouth Bass and Walleye fishing that is second to none.
WET NET guide service offers twelve months of trophy fishing seven days a week for a variety of warm and cold water fish. Targeted species are: Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), King Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Coho Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth bass, Walleye, Perch and Musky
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